via press release:
During the week of February 13, 2012, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live was up over the prior week by 4% in Total Viewers to attract its biggest audience in 12 weeks – since the week of 11/21/11. In addition, JKL also grew its overall audience by 13% over the same week last year. In fact, JKL was the only late-night broadcast talk show to post gains week to week or year to year in Total Viewers.
- ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live (M-F 12am) outperformed CBS’ The Late with Craig Ferguson (M-F 12:35am) by double-digit margins in both Total Viewers (+17%) and Adults 18-49 (+15%), marking the 17th time in the 22 weeks of the season for the ABC late-night program to beat the CBS program in both Nielsen measures. In fact, JKL has drawn a larger overall audience than Ferguson in 21 of 22 weeks this season.
- ABC’s JKL also outdrew NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (M-F 12:35am) in Total Viewers.
For the season to date (22 weeks), JKL is building its overall audience through the same weeks last year by 3% in Total Viewers, growing the most year to year of any late-night broadcast talk show.