ABC's ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Grows to a 3-Month High in Total Viewers

ABC's ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Grows to a 3-Month High in Total Viewers

September 19, 2017

ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
Week of September 11, 2017

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Grows to a 3-Month High in Total Viewers

ABC’s ‘Kimmel’ is Wednesday’s Most Watched Late-Night Talk Show

‘Kimmel’ Outdelivers NBC’s ‘Fallon’ to Rank No. 1 on Thursday

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (M-F, 11:35 p.m.)
During the week of September 11, 2017, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” grew over the prior week by 11% in Total Viewers (2.172 million vs. 1.955 million) to draw its biggest overall audience in more than 3 months– since the week of 6/5/17. In fact, excluding this year’s NBA Finals-led weeks, “Kimmel” attracted its largest weekly audience of the summer.

On Wednesday (9/13/17), “Kimmel” was the most watched late-night talk show, outdrawing NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” by 8% (2.384 million vs. 2.211 million). Excluding one NBA Finals-led broadcast in June, “Kimmel” delivered its strongest Wednesday telecast since January – since 1/25/17. Wednesday’s show featured former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and 2017 U.S. Open winner Sloane Stephens.

On Thursday (9/14/17), ABC’s “Kimmel” ranked as the No. 1 late-night talk show in Total Viewers (2.513 million) and Adults 18-49 (681,000), topping NBC’s “Fallon” in both Nielsen measures (2.352 million and 660,000, respectively). Excluding June’s NBA Finals led-telecasts, Thursday’s broadcast was “Kimmel”’s most watched telecast on any night in late-night in 6 months – since Monday, 3/13/17. Thursday’s show welcomed Stephen Colbert and Nina Dobrev and musical guest Dustin Lynch.

PROGRAM AVERAGES           Total Viewers              A18-49 (000)
ABC’s “Kimmel”                                       2,172,000                     570,000
CBS’  “Colbert”                              1,965,000                     411,000
NBC’s “Fallon”                              2,517,000                     745,000

Please note: “Kimmel” was re-titled on Tuesday (9/12/17) and is excluded from the show’s average.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 9/11/17 or as dated.

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