via press release:
First Time Visits By Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Rank Among
“Jimmy Kimmel Live’s” Top 10 Most-Watched Telecasts Ever
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (M-F 12:00 a.m.)
Featuring guests Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on its third day broadcasting from Brooklyn (Thursday, 11/1/12), ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was up over the prior day by 7% in Total Viewers (2.519 million vs. 2.355 million) to attract its biggest overall audience in almost 1 year – since 11/22/11. In fact, Thursday’s telecast ranked among “JKL’s” Top 10 most-watched ever (No. 8).
- In addition, the first-time visits by the Comedy Central hosts gave the ABC late-night program its 2nd-largest Thursday audience in its nearly 10-year history.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, (Live + Same Day, Fast National Program Ratings, 11/1/12).