Coming Off the Oscars, ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Posts Multi-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

Coming Off the Oscars, ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Posts Multi-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
Week of March 5, 2018

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Posts Multi-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

ABC’s ‘Kimmel’ Tops CBS’ ‘Colbert’ in Adults 18-49
to Rank as the Week’s No. 2 Late-Night Talk Show

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (M-F, 11:35 p.m.)
Fresh off Jimmy Kimmel’s 2nd straight year as host of the Academy Awards® during the week of March 5, 2018, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” drew its largest audience in 8 weeks(2.174 million) and delivered a 5-week high in Adults 18-49 (605,000) – since the weeks of 1/8/18 and 1/29/18, respectively.

Despite airing a repeat telecast on Friday versus five original broadcasts for “Colbert,” ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” outdelivered CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” by 7% among Adults 18-49 (605,000 vs. 563,000) to rank as the week’s No. 2 late-night talk show.

PROGRAM AVERAGES           Total Viewers              A18-49 (000)
ABC’s “Kimmel”                                       2,174,000                     605,000
CBS’  “Colbert”                              3,211,000                     563,000
NBC’s “Fallon”                              2,300,000                    737,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for the week of 3/5/18 or as dated.

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