‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ beats NBC’s ‘Ferguson' 4th Week in a Row


ABC’s “Kimmel” Attracts its Largest Audience Since February.  “JKL” Beats NBC’s “Fallon” by 7% in Total Viewers, Drawing a Larger Audience than the NBC Program on Each Night of the Week. “JKL” Tops CBS’ “Ferguson” in Adults 18-49 for the 4th Week in a Row

Weekly National Ratings:
During the week of April 26, 2010, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” saw increases over the previous week of 12% in Total Viewers (1.73 million vs. 1.54 million) and 10% in Adults 18-49 (727,000 vs. 663,000), attracting the ABC late-night program’s largest overall audience in nearly 3 months – since w/o 2/8/10.  In addition, “JKL” was up by 8% in Total Viewers (1.73 million vs. 1.60 million) and 6% in Adults 18-49 (727,000 vs. 688,000) over the same week last year.
For the week, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” outdrew NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in Total Viewers (+7% – 1.73 million vs. 1.61 million).  Season to date, “JKL” is attracting 7% more viewers overall than NBC’s “Fallon” (1.66 million vs. 1.55 million). 

During the course of the week, “JKL” topped NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in Total Viewers on all 5 nights: (Monday – 1.94 million vs. 1.53 million; Tuesday – 1.54 million vs. 1.46 million; Wednesday – 1.67 million vs. 1.64 million; Thursday – 1.67 million vs. 1.62 million; and Friday – 1.84 million vs. 1.83 million). 

For the week, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” beat CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in Adults 18-49 (+9% – 727,000 vs. 670,000), besting the CBS program in the key young adult demo for the 4th consecutive week.  In fact, “Kimmel” is registering its longest winning streak over “Ferguson” in over 1 year – since w/o 2/16/09 through w/o 3/16/09.  

(Source: ABC – The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for week of 4/26/10.)