ABC’s ‘Kimmel’ Starts 2018 With a New Season High and Its Best Performance in Over 6 Months With AD18-49

ABC’s ‘Kimmel’ Starts 2018 With a New Season High and Its Best Performance in Over 6 Months With AD18-49

January 9, 2018

ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
Week of January 1, 2018

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Starts 2018 With a New Season High and
Its Best Performance in Over 6 Months With Adults 18-49

‘Kimmel’ Tops ‘Colbert’ in Adults 18-49 on 2 of the Week’s 4 Original Broadcasts

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (M-F, 11:35 p.m.)
ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” kicked off the first week of 2018 (week of 1/1/18) with a new season high in Adults 18-49 (652,000) and its 2nd largest audience of the season (2.405 million). In fact, “Kimmel” delivered its best performance with Adults 18-49 in more than 6 months– since the NBA Finals-led week of 6/12/17.

ABC’s “Kimmel” outdelivered “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” among Adults 18-49 on Wednesday (+7% – 692,000 vs. 644,000) and Friday (+2% – 630,000 vs. 619,000) to virtually tie the CBS late-night program for the week (652,000 vs. 674,000). “Kimmel” was the week’s 2nd most watched late-night talk show (2.405 million), behind only “Colbert.”

PROGRAM AVERAGES           Total Viewers              A18-49 (000)
ABC’s “Kimmel”                                       2,405,000                     652,000
CBS’  “Colbert”                              3,545,000                     674,000
NBC’s “Fallon”                              2,327,000                     775,000

Please note: ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” were re-titled due to New Year’s Day and excluded from the shows’ averages.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for the week of 1/1/18 or as dated.

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