via press release:
Please note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Wednesday – Friday telecasts of Kimmel were coded as specials and were excluded from the show’s average.
During Thanksgiving week (week of November 24, 2014), ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live shot up week to week by 24% in Total Viewers to its most-watched week ever (3.649 million), while hitting a new season high for the 2nd week in a row in Adults 18-49 (977,000).
Kimmel was up over Thanksgiving week last year (w/o 11/25/13) in both Total Viewers (+18%) and Adults 18-49 (+3%), growing its overall audience over the year-ago week for the 6th straight week. In fact, ABC’s Kimmel was the only 11:35pm talk show to grow year to year in both Viewers and the young adult demo (CBS’ Late Show was down -16%/-23% and NBC’s Tonight Show was down -12%/up +3%).
· ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live stood as the week’s #2 talk show in late-night in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, behind only NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
· On Tuesday (11/25/14), Kimmel drew 3.954 million Total Viewers, marking the show’s 3rd-most-watched telecast ever on any night in late-night.
During the 2014 November sweep, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live attracted its biggest-ever audience for any sweep (2.998 million Total Viewers). Kimmel grew its overall audience over the 2013 November sweep by 7% in Total Viewers, growing over the previous November for the 5th year in a row. In fact, Kimmel has attracted its largest-ever November audience for the 4th consecutive year.
During the sweep, Kimmel delivered 3 of its 5 largest-ever weekly audiences (week of 11/24/14 – #1, week of 11/3/14 – #4 and week of 11/17/14 – #5) and posted 2 of its Top 5 most-watched single-day telecasts ever in late-night (Tues, 11/25/14 – #3 and Wed, 11/5/14 – #4).
· ABC’s Kimmel finished the November sweep as the #2 talk show in late-night in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, behind only NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.