ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Scores its 2nd-Largest Audience Ever

Categories: Late Night TV Ratings,Network TV Press Releases

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January 31st, 2013

via press release:

In its third week in its new 11:35pm time slot during the week of January 21, 2013, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live grew week to week in both Total Viewers (+4%) and Adults 18-49 (+2%) to score its 2nd-biggest weekly audience in its history (2.855 million), behind only the show’s debut week at 11:35pm two weeks ago. JKL saw gains over the year-ago week of 68% in Total Viewers and 50% in Adults 18-49, growing its overall audience year over year for the 9th week in a row.


  • Thursday’s broadcast of JKL, which featured Matt Damon’s takeover of Kimmel’s late-night show, was the week’s #1 telecast in late-night among Adults 18-49.


  • JKL’s Thursday’s telecast attracted 3.642 million Total Viewers to qualify as the show’s most-watched regular broadcast ever.


  • ABC’s JKL ran in a near tie with NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in Adults 18-49, as just 43,000 young adults viewers separated the two programs. The ABC late-night program beat The Tonight Show in Adults 18-34 (+5%) for the 3rd straight week.


  • Qaz

    I mean honestly it’s the 2nd largest audience in 3 weeks of being at this time slot. Really not saying much that you were 2% better than last week.

    Way to pat yourself on the back ABC press release.

  • jcfreder

    In other words, even with the Matt Damon episode, Jay wins again.

  • Jumbo Shrimp

    Leno’s still #1. He’s da man! The fire that consumes, sword that divides, and storm that melts mountains! King of kings, Lord of Lords, Holy of Holies! Hallelujah Leno!

  • Gary Middleton

    Amazing call on that, jc.

  • Max

    Jay Leno show is wack. Don’t know why people still watch the dude over Jimmy K. Jimmy K and Jimmy F are the funniest late night hosts.

  • HT

    There’s got to be a better alternative to these dumb shows. Nightline was a great alternative until ABC screwed it up.

  • Natrix

    The free buffet mid-west crowd sure love their Leno.

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