ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Builds for the 5th Straight Week to its Best Performance in 4 Months

Categories: Late Night TV Ratings,Press Releases

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October 12th, 2012

via press release:

During the first week of October 2012, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live grew for the 5th week in a row in both Total Viewers (+3%) and Adults 18-49 (+6%) to score its best numbers in 4 months – since the weeks of 6/11/12 and 6/18/12, respectively. JKL also grew over the same week last year in both viewers (+10%) and young adults (+1%), standing as the only broadcast talk show in late-night to grow year over year in either Nielsen measure.


  • ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live ranked as the #3 talk show in late-night in Total Viewers for the 2nd week running, behind only NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CBS’ The Late Show with David Letterman.


  • ABC’s JKL (M-F 12am) dominated NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (M-F 12:35am) by 22% in Total Viewers and by 21% in Adults, towering over the NBC late-night program by double-digit margins on all 4 of JKL’s original telecasts of the week.


  • For the 2nd week in a row, ABC’s JKL held huge double-digit advantages over CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (M-F 12:35am) in both Total Viewers (+30%) and Adults 18-49 (+12%), drawing a large overall audience than the CBS late-night program in all 10 days of the new season to date.


  • On Tuesday (10/2/12), featuring guest appearances by Modern Family’s Ty Burrell, Dancing with the Stars cast-offs Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson, Michael Charles Roman and PSY, JKL delivered its most-watched telecast on any night since June – since 6/14/12.


  • Brad

    My vote is still for Jimmy Kimmel beating Leno and Letterman at 11:30 next year.

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