ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ out does ‘Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon’


ABC’s “Kimmel” Delivers its 2nd-Best Numbers In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 Since November

Outperforming “Fallon” on 4 of 5 Nights, “JKL” Beats the NBC Program By 11% in Viewers, Topping “Fallon” for the 3rd Straight Week 

Weekly National Ratings:
During the week of February 8, 2010, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” delivered its 2nd-best numbers in both Total Viewers (1.76 million) and Adults 18-49 (768,000) since November – since weeks of 11/23/09 and 11/09/09, respectively. 

In addition, for the 2nd week in a row, the ABC late-night program improved on the same week last year, by 8% in Total Viewers and by 8% in Adults 18-49 (1.63 million and 712,000 in A18-49 on w/o 2/9/09).

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” outperformed NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in Total Viewers (+11% – 1.76 million vs. 1.59 million), defeating the NBC late-night program for the 3rd week in a row and for the 7th time in the last 8 weeks. 

Season to date, “JKL” is outdrawing NBC’s “Fallon” by 17% in Total Viewers (1.69 million vs. 1.45 million).

During the course of the week, “JKL” topped NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in Total Viewers on 4 of 5 nights: (Monday – 1.76 million vs. 1.34 million; Tuesday – 1.86 million vs. 1.21 million; Wednesday – 1.51 million vs. 1.19 million; Thursday – 2.04 million vs. 1.04 million). 

Note: NBC aired the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies on Friday.

(source: information provided by ABC – The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 2/8/10)