JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Sees Strongest Performance in Four Months

JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Sees Strongest Performance in Four Months

During the week of Oct. 8, 2018, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" grew to new season highs, soaring over the prior week by double digits in Total Viewers (+19% - 2.234 million vs. 1.872 million) and Adults 18-49 (+13% - 534,000 vs. 474,000). In fact, "Kimmel" scored 4-month highs in both Nielsen measures - since the week of 6/4/18. Excluding the two NBA FINALS weeks in June, the ABC late-night program delivered its strongest performance since last spring in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 - since the weeks of 3/19/18 and 4/16/18, respectively.

Topping "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on 3 of its 4 original telecasts of the week in Total Viewers, ABC's "Kimmel" virtually tied the NBC late-night talk show, with just 104,000 viewers between the two programs (2.234 million vs. 2.338 million).

On Tuesday, "Kimmel" was the No. 1 late-night talk show, beating "Fallon" by 14% in Total Viewers (2.652 million vs. 2.335 million) and by 3% with Adults 18-49 (739,000 vs. 718,000). Tuesday's airing of "Kimmel" (10/9/18) marked the show's strongest single telecast on any night since April (excluding June's NBA Finals-led broadcasts) in Total Viewers (2.652 million) and Adults 18-49 (739,000) - since Thursday, 4/19/18, and Tuesday, 4/3/18, respectively.

PROGRAM AVERAGES Total Viewers A18-49 (000)

ABC's "Kimmel" 2,234,000 534,000

CBS' "Colbert" 2,238,000 471,000

NBC's "Fallon" 2,338,000 647,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for the weeks of 10/8/18 & 10/1/18 or as dated. "Kimmel" aired a repeat on Friday. CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" was in repeats on all 5 days of the week.

Photo credit: ABC/Randy Holmes*

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