Up over the prior year's special for the 3rd year in a row, ABC's 9th Annual "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" grew by double digits in Total Viewers (+22% - 6.993 million vs. 5.736 million) and Adults 18-49 (+20% - 2.423 million vs. 2.026 million) to mark "JKL's" strongest post-Oscar telecast ever. Host Jimmy Kimmel welcomed guest Kevin Spacey, 2-time Academy Award winner and star of the Emmy-winning series "House of Cards."
Among all "Jimmy Kimmel Live" broadcasts, Sunday's post-Oscar show delivered the ABC late-night program's best numbers ever for any single-day telecast in either late-night or Primetime in both Total Viewers (6.993 million) and Adults 18-49 (2.423 million).
In each of the Top 3 U.S. Markets (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago), "JKL: After the Oscars" outperformed the final telecast of NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (on 2/6/14) and the post-Olympics debut of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" (on 2/17/14) in both Households and Adults 18-49.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, (Live + Same Day, Fast National Program Ratings, 3/2/14). WRAP Overnights, Weighted U.S. Metered Market Averages, 3/2/14), or as dated.