ABC’s 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Attracts its Largest Audience in its 10-Year History

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ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Attracts its Largest Audience in its 10-Year History


“JKL” Ties NBC’s “Tonight Show” as Late-Night’s No. 1 Talk Show in Adults 18-49


“Jimmy Kimmel Live”

During its first week in its new 11:35 p.m. time slot (Tuesday-Friday), ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” attracted its biggest audience in its history (3.009 million), surpassing the show’s previous high by 26% (2.388 million on w/o 11/21/11). In addition, “JKL” delivered its best performance with Adults 18-49 (0.84 rating) in over 9 years (since the week of 11/24/03).


  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live” ranked as the week’s No. 1 talk-show in late-night in Adults 18-49 (0.84), tying NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”


  • “JKL” beat CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman” during the week by 27% in Adults 18-49 (0.84 vs. 0.66), marking “JKL’s” first-ever in-season win and its largest margin of victory ever during any week over “The Late Show.”


  • “JKL” grew over its 2012-13 season averages in its previous 12:00 a.m. time slot by 55% in Total Viewers (3.009 million vs. 1.942 million) and by 58% in Adults 18-49 (0.84 vs. 0.53).


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “JKL” beat both “The Tonight Show” and “The Late Show” during the week in Adults 18-49 in 12 markets, including the No. 1 U.S. market, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Miami, Orlando, Sacramento and Pittsburgh.





Tues-Fri Average

ABC “JKL”                 3,009,000         0.84     

NBC “Tonight Show”        3,525,000         0.84

CBS “Late Show”           3,137,000         0.66



Source: Nielsen Media Research, (Live + Same Day, Fast National Program Ratings, 1/8-1/11/13).

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