ABC’s Live Broadcast of ‘Kimmel’ Hits 5-Month Highs and Tops CBS’ Live ‘Colbert’ by 33% in Adults 18-49

ABC’s Live Broadcast of ‘Kimmel’ Hits 5-Month Highs and Tops CBS’ Live ‘Colbert’ by 33% in Adults 18-49

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018: ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
(Live + Same Day U.S. Metered Market Ratings)

Airing Live on Election Night, ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Hits 5-Month Highs

‘Kimmel’ Scores Its Top Non-NBA Finals Broadcast
Since February 2017 Among Adults 18-49

ABC’s ‘Kimmel’ Beats CBS’ Live ‘Colbert’ by 33% in Adults 18-49

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (M-F 11:35 p.m.)
Broadcasting live on the night of the 2018 Midterm Elections (Tuesday, 11/6/18), ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” grew to 5-month highs in Households (2.3/8) in the 56 Metered Markets and among Adults 18-49 (0.8/5) in the 25 LPM Markets – best since an NBA Finals-led broadcast on Friday, 6/8/18. Excluding June’s NBA Finals-led broadcasts, Tuesday’s live airing marked the highest-rated late-night telecast of “Kimmel” on any night since February 2017 with Adults 18-49 – since the Monday broadcast following Kimmel’s first stint as the host of “The Oscars.”

  • ABC’s “Kimmel” beat CBS’ live broadcast of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” by 33% among Adults 18-49 (0.8/5 vs. 0.6/4).

 

PROGRAM AVERAGES             HH Rtg            A18-49 Rtg   
ABC’s “Kimmel”                           2.3/6                    0.8/5
CBS’ “Colbert”                               2.9/8                    0.6/4      

Source: WRAP Overnights, Weighted U.S. Metered Market Averages, Live + Same Day Program Ratings (11/6/18). NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” was pre-empted for election coverage.

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