‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Opens 2013-14 with its Biggest-Ever Premiere-Week Audience

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“Jimmy Kimmel Live” Opens 2013-14 with its Biggest-Ever Premiere-Week Audience


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ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” kicked off premiere week of the 2013-14 season (week of September 23, 2013) with its biggest-ever opening-week audience (2.425 million). Jumping 36% in Total Viewers over premiere week last year (1.789 million on w/o 9/24/12), ABC’s “JKL” delivered the largest gains over last year of any late-night broadcast talk show. In addition, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” catapulted 38% over the year-ago week in Adults 18-49 (863,000 vs. 625,000) to score its strongest opening week performance in 6 years – since 2007.


  • ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” ranked as the No. 2 broadcast talk show in late-night in Adults 18-49 (863,000) during premiere week of the new season, topping CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman” by 9% (792,000).



Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for weeks of 9/23/13 & 9/24/12 or as dated. Comparisons based on 000s. 

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