Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming
2nd Quarter 2013
Posting its 13th Straight Quarter of Year-to-Year Growth, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Attracts its 2nd-Biggest Audience for Any Quarter with its Most-Watched Ever 2Q
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" (M-F 11:35 p.m.)
During the 2nd Quarter of 2013, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" delivered its 2nd-largest-ever audience for any quarter (2.491 million), behind only 1Q13. In fact, "JKL" attracted its three biggest audiences ever back to back to back with 2Q13, 1Q13 and 4Q12. Nearly matching its big 1Q13 performance among Adults 18-49, "JKL" turned in its 2nd-best number for any quarter in nearly 9 years (886,000) - since 4Q04.
Building over the year-ago 2nd quarter for the 4th year in a row in Total Viewers (+33%), "JKL" posted its most-watched 2Q ever. In fact, "JKL" grew its overall audience year over year for the 13th consecutive quarter. "JKL" was also up over 2Q12 by 25% in Adults 18-49 to post its strongest 2Q in 10 years - since 2Q03.
· ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" finished as the quarter's No. 2 broadcast talk show in late-night in Adults 18-49.
· ABC's "JKL" outdelivered CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman" in Adults 18-49 for the second quarter in a row, increasing its advantage over the CBS program to 14% (886,000 vs. 777,000) versus 7% during 1Q13.
Source: The Nielsen Company, Most Current Program Ratings for Q2 2013 (4/1/13 - 6/30/13), Q1 2013 (12/31/12 - 3/31/13) and Q2 2012 (3/26/12 - 6/24/12). Current Comparisons based on 000s.