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ABC's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Delivers Largest Audience in Show's History

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ABC's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Delivers Largest Audience in Show's History

During its first week in its new 11:35 p.m. time slot (Tuesday-Friday), ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live attracted its biggest audience in its history (3.009 million), surpassing the show's previous high by 26% (2.388 million on w/o 11/21/11). In addition, "JKL" delivered its best performance with Adults 18-49 (0.84 rating) in over 9 years (since the week of 11/24/03).

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" ranked as the week's No. 1 talk-show in late-night in Adults 18-49 (0.84), tying NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

"JKL" beat CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman" during the week by 27% in Adults 18-49 (0.84 vs. 0.66), marking "JKL's" first-ever in-season win and its largest margin of victory ever during any week over "The Late Show."

"JKL" grew over its 2012-13 season averages in its previous 12:00 a.m. time slot by 55% in Total Viewers (3.009 million vs. 1.942 million) and by 58% in Adults 18-49 (0.84 vs. 0.53).

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "JKL" beat both "The Tonight Show" and "The Late Show" during the week in Adults 18-49 in 12 markets, including the No. 1 U.S. market, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Miami, Orlando, Sacramento and Pittsburgh.


PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A18-49 Rtg

Tues-Fri Average

ABC "JKL" 3,009,000 0.84

NBC "Tonight Show" 3,525,000 0.84

CBS "Late Show" 3,137,000 0.66

Source: Nielsen Media Research, (Live + Same Day, Fast National Program Ratings, 1/8-1/11/13).

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