ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Builds Over Premiere Week to 4-Month Highs

ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Builds Over Premiere Week to 4-Month Highs

October 10, 2017

ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
Week of October 2, 2017

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Builds Over Premiere Week to 4-Month Highs

For the 2nd Straight Week, ABC’s ‘Kimmel’ is the Only Late-Night
Broadcast Talk Show to Grow Year Over Year in Adults 18-49

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (M-F, 11:35 p.m.)
During the week of October 2, 2017, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” grew over Premiere Week in both Total Viewers (+3% – 2.373 million vs. 2.298 million) and Adults 18-49 (+4% – 648,000 vs. 626,000) to score 4-month highs – since the weeks of 6/5/17 and 6/12/17, respectively. Excluding the NBA Finals weeks in June, “Kimmel” soared to its strongest week since January in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 – since the week of 1/2/17.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” improved over the year-ago week(2.145 million and 644,000 on w/o 9/26/16) in Total Viewers (+11%) and Adults 18-49 (+1%). In fact, for the 2nd week in a row, ABC’s “Kimmel” was the only late-night broadcast talk show to improve over the year-ago week among Adults 18-49 (+1%), as NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” fell -26% (822,000 vs. 1.105 million) and CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” was down -2% (666,000 vs. 677,000).

PROGRAM AVERAGES           Total Viewers              A18-49 (000)
ABC’s “Kimmel”                                       2,373,000                     648,000
CBS’  “Colbert”                              3,041,000                     666,000
NBC’s “Fallon”                              2,618,000                     822,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for the weeks of 10/2/17, 9/25/17 and 9/26/16 or as dated.

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