ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Builds to a Season High With Best Performance in 1 Year

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Builds to a Season High With Its Best Performance in 1 Year in Adults 18-49

Thursday’s ‘Kimmel’ is the Top Single-Day Late-Night Telecast Since February and the 3rd Best So Far This Season

ABC’s ‘Kimmel’ is the Week’s No. 1 Late-Night Talk Show


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“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (M-F, 11:35 p.m.)
During the week of May 28, 2018, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” delivered a season high among Adults 18-49 (712,000) with its strongest performance in 1 year – since the week of 6/5/17. In addition, the ABC late-night program drew its largest audience (2.231 million) in more than 2 months – since the week of 3/19/18. “Kimmel” shot up over the prior week by 49% in Adults 18-49 and 15% in Total Viewers.

Following Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals, the Thursday broadcast of “Kimmel” (5/31/18) marked the best performance on any night for any late-night program since early February among Adults 18-49 (1.238 million) – since the 2/9/18 telecast of NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” which followed the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics. In fact, Thursday’s “Kimmel” was the 3rd strongest late-night telecast this season in Adults 18-49, outdelivering every broadcast of CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and behind only the 2/9/18 and 11/23/17 telecasts of “Fallon.”

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” was the week’s No. 1 late-night talk show in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

PROGRAM AVERAGES Total Viewers A18-49 (000)

ABC’s “Kimmel” 2,231,000 712,000

CBS’ “Colbert” 2,211,000 388,000

NBC’s “Fallon” 2,100,000 585,000

Please note: Due to the Memorial Day holiday (5/28/18), the Monday telecasts of ABC’s “Kimmel,” NBC’s “Fallon” and CBS’ “Colbert” were re-titled and are excluded from the shows’ averages.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for the weeks of 5/28/18 and 5/21/18 or as dated.

June 7, 2018 4:00pm ET by ABC Television Group  

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