ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Soars to New Season Highs With Its Strongest Performance Since Last June

ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Soars to New Season Highs With Its Strongest Performance Since Last June

March 17, 2020

ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Week of March 9, 2020

 

ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Soars to New Season Highs

With Its Strongest Performance Since Last June

Wednesday’s ‘Kimmel’ Is the Week’s No. 1 Late-Night Telecast in Adults 18-49

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“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (M-F, 11:35 p.m.)

During the week of March 9, 2020, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” soared over the prior week by double digits in Total Viewers (+17% – 2.087 million vs. 1.778 million) and Adults 18-49 (+19% – 493,000 vs. 416,000) to score new season highs. In fact, “Kimmel” delivered its best weekly performance since last June in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 – since the weeks of 6/3/19 and 6/10/19, respectively.

 

Despite airing a repeat telecast on Friday, ABC’s “Kimmel” nearly tied all originals of CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to rank as the week’s No. 1 late-night talk show among Adults 18-49, with just 5,000 young adult viewers between the two programs (493,000 vs. 498,000).

The Wednesday telecast of ABC’s “Kimmel” was the week’s No. 1 telecast in late-night in Adults 18-49 (576,000), beating CBS’ “Colbert” by 13% (510,000) and NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” by 20% (482,000). In fact, Wednesday’s telecast of “Kimmel” (on 3/11/20) marked the show’s strongest telecast on any night since last November with Adults 18-49 – since Wednesday, 11/13/19.

 

PROGRAM AVERAGES        Total Viewers A18-49 (000)

ABC’s “Kimmel”               2,087,000     493,000

CBS’ “Colbert”           3,249,000     498,000

NBC’s “Fallon”             1,960,000     493,000

Please note: The Friday telecasts of CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” were retitled and excluded from the shows’ averages. Both shows averages are based on four days (Monday-Thursday).

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for the week of 3/9/20 and 3/2/20 or as dated. 

 

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