Thursday’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Marks the Show’s 2nd-Most-Watched Telecast Ever

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Thursday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Marks the Show’s 2nd-Most-Watched Telecast Ever


“JKL” Soars 94% Day to Day in Adults 18-49 to its Best Number in Nearly 3 Months


With its Closest Finish Yet, “JKL” Delivers its Best Numbers Opposite NBC’s “Fallon”


“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (M-F 11:35 p.m.)

On Thursday, February 24, 2014, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” catapulted over Wednesday by 45% in Total Viewers (3.559 million vs. 2.456 million) to score its 2nd-most-watched telecast ever on any night in late-night, behind only the Matt Damon takeover episode (on 1/24/13). In addition, “JKL” grew day to day by 94% in Adults 18-49 (1.214 million vs. 625,000) to its best performance in nearly 3 months – since 12/5/13. Thursday’s “JKL” featured Kerry Washington, Michael Strahan and musical guest Juicy J featuring Wiz Khalifa.


“JKL” was up over the same day last year (2.381 million and 1.021 million on Thursday, 2/28/13) by 49% in Total Viewers and by 19% in Adults 18-49.


  • Posting its closest finish yet in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, “JKL” delivered its best results since competing with NBC’s “Fallon,” while the new NBC program fell to its lowest numbers of the past 9 days.


  • “JKL” outperformed CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman” by 31% in Total Viewers (3.559 million vs. 2.710 million) and by 75% in Adults 18-49 (1.214 million vs. 693,000).
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