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

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Jimmy Kimmel Live Logo New

via press release:


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).
blog comments powered by Disqus