ABC's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Hits New Ratings Highs
During the week of October 7, 2013, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live grew for the 2nd consecutive week of the new season in Total Viewers (+12%) and Adults 18-49 (+7%) to draw its biggest overall audience in 6 months and score its best young adult number in 4 months - since the weeks of 4/15/13 and 6/17/13, respectively. In fact, excluding the NBA Finals weeks in June, JKL delivered its best Adult 18-49 performance since its first week at 11:35pm in January - since the week of 1/7/13. For the 2nd week in a row, JKL was up week to week in Adults 18-49 (+7%), while both NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (-4%) and CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman (-4%) were both down from the prior week.
JKL has posted enormous double-digit gains over the year-ago week in all 3 weeks of the new season to date in Total Viewers (+63%) and Adults 18-49 (+74%).
· ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live ranked as the #2 talk show in late-night in Adults 18-49.
· ABC's JKL increased its advantage over CBS' Letterman in Adults 18-49 for the 2nd straight week, beating the CBS late-night talk show by its largest margin of the season yet (+36% vs. +22% for the prior week vs. +9% during premiere week). In addition, JKL nearly tied Letterman in Total Viewers, as just 37k viewers separated the two programs.
· JKL claimed 2 of the 3 highest-rated telecasts in late-night during the week among Adults 18-49, with its Wednesday (10/9/13) and Thursday (10/10/13) shows. Featuring Kanye West on Wednesday, ABC's JKL dominated CBS' Letterman by 70% among Adults 18-49 and NBC's Leno by 43%. JKL ranked #1 in its time periods in each of the Top 10 U.S. Markets on Wednesday in the young adult demo. On Thursday, JKL beat Letterman by 50% among Adults 18-49 and NBC's Leno by 31%.
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