ABC’s 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Beats Leno and Letterman With Its Best Numbers Yet at 11:35PM

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ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Sees its Best Numbers Yet in its New Time Slot


“JKL” is Late-Night’s No. 1 Talk Show in Adults 18-49 on Thursday, Beating

NBC’s “The Tonight Show” and CBS’ “The Late Show” by More Than 30% Each


“JKL” Beats its NBC and CBS Competition in Each of the Top 5 U.S. Markets



“Jimmy Kimmel Live”

On Thursday, January 10, 2013, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” delivered its best numbers yet in its new 11:35 p.m. time slot on its third day, spiking over Wednesday by 11% in Total Viewers (3.167 million vs. 2.859 million) and by 15% in Adults 18-49 (1.241 million vs. 1.083 million). In fact, with Thursday’s telecast (3.167 million) and Tuesday’s debut (3.097 million), “JKL” scored 2 of its Top 3 most-watched episodes ever.


  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live” ranked as Thursday’s No. 1 talk-show in late-night in Adults 18-49 (1.241 million), beating NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” by an impressive 32% (938,000) and CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman” by a best-yet 34% (929,000).


  • Through its first 3 days in its new time slot (Tuesday-Thursday), “JKL” (1.070 million) is leading “The Tonight Show” by 3% (1.037 million) in Adults 18-49 and CBS’ “The Late Show” by 23% (870,000).


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “JKL” ranked No. 1 in its time periods in Adults 18-49 in each of the Top 5 U.S. markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas.



PROGRAM AVERAGES        TOTAL VIEWERS      A18-49(000)/ Rtg


Thursday, 01/10/13

ABC “JKL”                 3,167,000         1,241,000/ 0.98     

NBC “Tonight Show”        3,400,000           938,000/ 0.74

CBS “Late Show”           3,289,000           929,000/ 0.73

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