ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Grows to a New Season High for the 2nd Straight Week

ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Grows to a New Season High for the 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49 with its Best Performance in 1 Year

‘Kimmel’ Posts the Best Performance for a Late-Night Talk Show Since February

ABC’s ‘Kimmel’ Claims the Week’s Top 2 Telecasts in Late-Night, as Wednesday Is the 3rd Best Single-Day Late-Night Telecast This Season


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‘Kimmel’ Tops CBS’ ‘Colbert’ to Rank as the Week’s No. 1 Late-Night Talk Show

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During the week of June 4, 2018, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” built over the prior week by 10% among Adults 18-49 (786,000 vs. 712,000) to deliver a new season high for the 2nd week in a row with its strongest performance in 1 year – since the week of 6/5/17. In fact, the ABC late-night program posted the best weekly performance for any late-night program since February in Adults 18-49 – since an Olympics-boosted NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” during the week of 2/26/18. “Kimmel” also attracted its biggest overall audience (2.280 million) in almost 3 months – since the week of 3/12/18.

ABC’s “Kimmel” claimed the week’s Top 2 late-night telecasts among Adults 18-49, with its Wednesday (1.281 million on 6/6/18) and Friday (1.175 million on 6/8/18) broadcasts, respectively. In fact, following Game 3 of the 2018 NBA Finals, the Wednesday broadcast of “Kimmel” was the 3rd strongest late-night telecast on any network in Adults 18-49 (1.281 million), outdelivering every broadcast of CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and behind only the 2/9/18 and 11/23/17 telecasts of NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Despite airing two repeats telecasts, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” was the week’s No. 1 late-night talk show in Adults 18-49 (786,000), beating CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” by 59% (495,000).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for the weeks of 6/4/18 and 5/28/18 or as dated.

June 13, 2018 12:18pm ET by ABC Television Group  

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