via press release:
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Delivers Its Best Performance Since Moving to 11:35pm
Some early points on Jimmy Kimmel Live's weekly numbers, ahead of the regular press release:
During the week of November 18, 2013, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live grew week to week by 15% in Total Viewers to draw its biggest overall audience since its first week at 11:35pm in January - since the week of 1/7/13. In addition, JKL shot up over the prior week by 29% in Adults 18-49 to hit a season high, and excluding the NBA finals weeks in June, to its best performance since January when the show moved to 11:35pm - since w/o 1/7/13.
Growing year over year in all 9 weeks of the season, JKL posted enormous double-digit gains over the year-ago week (w/o 11/19/12) in Total Viewers (+63%) and Adults 18-49 (+86%).
· ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live ranked as the week's #2 talk show in late-night in Adults 18-49. In fact, JKL ran neck-and-neck with NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as the #1 late-night talk show among Adults 18-49, as just 59k young adult viewers separated the two late-night programs, while beating Leno by 9% in Adults 18-34.
· ABC's JKL increased its advantage over CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman in Adults 18-49, beating the CBS late-night talk show by 32% (versus +9% the prior week). JKL delivered its 2nd-largest advantage over Letterman this season among Adults 18-34, with a 68% lead over the CBS program.