via press release:
During the 2nd Quarter of 2013, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live delivered its 2nd-largest-ever audience for any quarter, behind only 1Q13. In fact, JKL attracted its three biggest audiences ever back to back to back with 2Q13, 1Q13 and 4Q12. Nearly matching its big 1Q13 performance among Adults 18-49, JKL turned in its 2nd-best number for any quarter in nearly 9 years – since 4Q04.
Building over the year-ago 2nd quarter for the 4th year in a row in Total Viewers (+33%), JKL posted its most-watched 2Q ever. In fact, JKL grew its overall audience year over year for the 13th consecutive quarter. JKL was also up over 2Q12 by 25% in Adults 18-49 to post its strongest 2Q in 10 years – since 2Q03.
ABC’s JKL outdelivered CBS’ The Late Show with David Letterman in Adults 18-49 for the second quarter in a row, increasing its advantage over the CBS program to 14% versus 7% during 1Q13.