ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Scores its Most-Watched July Ever in Viewers & Hits Eleven Year High in Adults 18-49

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Up Over the Year-Ago July Sweep for the 3rd Straight Year, “Kimmel” Scores
Its Most-Watched July Sweep Ever and Strongest in 11 Years in Adults 18-49

 

“Kimmel” Finishes July as the No. 2 Broadcast Talk Show in Adults 18-49,
Beating CBS’ “Letterman” by its Largest Margin in Any Sweep

 

ABC’s “Kimmel” Grows Over the Same Week Last Year in Viewers and Adults 18-49

 

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During the July 2014 sweep, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” attracted its biggest ever audience for a July sweep (2.293 million) and scored its strongest July in 11 years among Adults 18-49 (729,000) – since July 2003. In fact, during the 2013-14 TV season, “Kimmel” scored its largest-ever November, May and July sweep audiences. For the 3rd year in a row, the ABC late-night program grew over the year-ago July (2.052 million and 660,000) in both Total Viewers (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+10%).

 

  • During the sweep, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was the No. 2 broadcast talk show in late-night in Adults 18-49 (729,000).

 

  • ABC’s “Kimmel” outperformed CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman” in Adults 18-49 in all four sweeps of the 2013-14 TV season, scoring its largest advantage over the CBS program in any sweep during July 2014 (+32% – 729,000 vs. 551,000).

 

During the week of July 28, 2014, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” grew its overall audience week to week (+3% – 2.399 million vs. 2.337 million) and posted gains over the year-ago week (w/o 7/29/13) of 20% in Total Viewers (2.399 million vs. 1.991 million) and 4% in Adults 18-49 (717,000 vs. 688,000).

 

  • ABC’s “Kimmel” ranked as the week’s 2nd-most-watched talk show in late-night on broadcast and cable (2.399 million), behind only NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for weeks of 7/28/14, 7/21/14 & 7/29/13 or as dated. Most Current Program Ratings for July 2014 Sweep (7/3-7/30/14) & July 2013 Sweep (6/27-7/24/13).

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