via press note:
During the 4th quarter of 2013, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live closed out 2013 with its biggest-ever audience for any quarter (2.652 million). In fact, JKL attracted its four largest-ever quarterly audiences during the calendar year 2013 (4Q13, 1Q13, 2Q13 and 3Q13, respectively).
Scoring its most-watched 4Q ever, JKL also posted its 2nd-best-ever 4Q among Adults 18-49 (930,000) to stand as the show’s strongest 4Q in 10 years – since 4Q03.
JKL was up year to year by double digits in all four quarters of the year, growing over the year-ago 4th quarter by 37% in Total Viewers and by 39% in Adults 18-49. In fact, JKL grew its overall audience year over year for the 15th consecutive quarter.
- ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live finished as the quarter’s #2 broadcast talk show in late-night in Adults 18-49, behind only NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
- Beating CBS’ The Late Show with David Letterman for the 4th straight quarter among Adults 18-49, JKL topped the CBS late-night program by its largest margin ever (+24%). In fact, JKL outperformed Letterman on each of the 14 weeks of the quarter in the key young adult demo.