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ABC's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Posts 8-Week High in Total Viewers

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During the week of August 7, 2017, ABC's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE shot up over the prior week by 20% in Total Viewers (2.087 million vs. 1.733 million), drawing its largest audience in 8 weeks - since the week of 6/12/17. In fact, excluding this year's NBA Finals-led weeks, "Kimmel" attracted its biggest weekly audience so far this summer.

On Wednesday (8/9/17), "Kimmel" posted its most watched telecast on any night in late-night since June - since Monday, 6/12/17 following Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" welcomed guests Jim Parsons, Damson Idris and musical group The War on Drugs on Wednesday.

ABC's "Kimmel" edged out CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" among Adults 18-49 (549,000 vs. 543,000) to rank as the week's No. 2 broadcast talk show in late-night.

Photo credit: ABC/ Randy Holmes

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