ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Delivers Week-to-Week and Year-to-Year Gains and Tops CBS’ ‘Colbert’ for the 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49

ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Delivers Week-to-Week and Year-to-Year Gains and Tops CBS’ ‘Colbert’ for the 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49

Feb. 6, 2018

ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
Week of Jan. 29, 2018

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Delivers Week-to-Week and Year-to-Year Gains

ABC’s ‘Kimmel’ Tops CBS’ ‘Colbert’ in Adults 18-49 for the 2nd Straight Week

‘Kimmel’ is Tuesday’s No. 1 Late-Night Talk Show in Adults 18-49
 and Scores a More Than 2-Year High on the Night

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“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (M-F, 11:35 p.m.)
During the week of Jan. 29, 2018, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” grew over the prior week in Total Viewers (+3% – 2.169 million vs. 2.110 million) and Adults 18-49 (+7% – 615,000 vs. 576,000) to 3-week highs – since the week of 1/8/18.

“Kimmel” also improved over the same week last year (2.056 million and 579,000 on w/o 1/30/17) by 5% in Total Viewers and 6% with Adults 18-49. In fact, ABC’s “Kimmel” was the only 11:35 p.m. talk show to post growth over the year-ago week among Adults 18-49 (+6%), as CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” declined -3% and NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” was down -12%.

For the 2nd consecutive week, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” outdelivered CBS’ “Colbert” with Adults 18-49 (+2% – 615,000 vs. 601,000), despite airing a repeat telecast on Friday versus five original episodes for “Colbert.”

On Tuesday (1/30/18), “Kimmel” ranked as the No. 1 late-night talk show among Adults 18-49 (747,000), beating CBS’ “Colbert” by 26% (591,000) and NBC’s “Fallon” by 7% (696,000). Growing over the week-ago night by 32% with Adults 18-49 (747,000 vs. 566,000 on 1/23/18), “Kimmel” delivered its strongest Tuesday telecast in more than 2 years – since 12/15/15. Tuesday’s “Kimmel” featured guests Kerry Washington and Stormy Daniels.

PROGRAM AVERAGES           Total Viewers              A18-49 (000)
ABC’s “Kimmel”                                       2,169,000                     615,000
CBS’  “Colbert”                              3,230,000                     601,000
NBC’s “Fallon”                              2,429,000                     760,000

Please note: NBC’s “Fallon” aired a repeat on Friday and was re-titled to be excluded from the show’s weekly averages.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for the week of 1/29/18, 1/22/18 & 1/30/17 or as dated.

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