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Jimmy Kimmel Live Grows For 2nd Straight Week

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 07/26/2012

Jimmy Kimmel LiveABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Grows for the 2nd Straight Week to its Best Numbers in 1 Month

ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 16-20.

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Grows for the 2nd Straight Week to its Best Numbers in 1 Month

Some early points on Jimmy Kimmel Live’s weekly numbers, ahead of the regular press release:

Via press release from ABC – During the week of July 16, 2012, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live grew for the 2nd consecutive week in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 to deliver its best performance in 1 month – since the week of 6/18/12. JKL was also up over the year-ago week by 11% in Viewers and by 5% in young adults, marking its 2nd straight week of year-over-year growth. In fact, the ABC program stood as the only late-night broadcast talk show to see yearly increases in both Nielsen measures.

· During the week, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live (M-F 12am) stood as the #3 talk show in late-night in Total Viewers, behind only NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (M-F 11:35pm) and CBS’ The Late Show with David Letterman (M-F 11:35pm).

· ABC’s JKL topped NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (M-F 12:35am) by 5% in Total Viewers and by 2% in Adults 18-49. In addition, on Friday, a repeat telecast of JKL outdelivered an original Fallon by 5% in Viewers and by 33% among young adults.

· ABC’s JKL outperformed CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (M-F 12:35am) in both Total Viewers (+59%) and Adults 18-49 (+64%) for the 19th week in a row. In fact, JKL has drawn a larger overall audience than Ferguson in 43 of the 44 weeks this season. In addition, the ABC late-night program beat Ferguson in all 5 days of the week in both Viewers and young adults for the 6th time in the last 7 weeks.

· Season to date (44 weeks), JKL is building its overall audience over the comparable weeks last year by 4% in Total Viewers, growing the most year to year of any late-night broadcast talk show.





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