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[09/30/13 - 01:56 PM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Grows for the 4th Straight Year to Its Most-Watched Season Yet
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the 2012-13 season to date.

[via press release from ABC]

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming 2012-13 TV Season / 3rd Quarter 2013

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Grows for the 4th Straight Year to its Most-Watched Season Yet

In its New 11:35 p.m. Slot, "JKL" Scores Strong Double-Digit Gains Year to Year and Finishes the Year Ahead of CBS' "Letterman"

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Scores its Four Biggest-Ever Quarter Audiences During 2012-13

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" (M-F 11:35 p.m.)

For the complete 2012-13 TV season, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" grew for the 4th consecutive year to deliver its most-watched season ever (2.287 million), surpassing its previous high by 32% in Total Viewers (1.737 million - 2011-12 season).

In its first season in its new time period (January-September), "Jimmy Kimmel Live" improved over its averages during the comparable weeks in 2012 by 41% in Total Viewers (2.424 million vs. 1.715 million) and by 32% in Adults 18-49 (847,000 vs. 643,000).

· Head-to-head at 11:35 p.m., ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" beat CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman" by 8% among Adults 18-49 (847,000 vs. 782,000).

During the 3rd quarter of 2013, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" scored its 3rd-biggest audience for any quarter (2.121 million). In fact, "JKL" attracted its four largest-ever audiences during each of the four quarters of the 2012-13 TV season (3Q13, 2Q13, 1Q13 and 4Q12).

Building over the year-ago 3rd quarter for the 4th year in a row in Total Viewers (+36%), "JKL" scored its most-watched 3Q ever. In fact, "JKL" grew its overall audience year over year for the 14th consecutive quarter. "JKL" was also up over 3Q12 by 26% in Adults 18-49 (712,000 vs. 563,000) to post its strongest 3Q in 7 years - since 3Q06.

· ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" finished as the quarter's No. 2 broadcast talk show in late-night in Adults 18-49, topping CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman" by 3% (712,000 vs. 692,000). In fact, "JKL" outperformed "Letterman" in Adults 18-49 for the third quarter in a row.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Most Current National Program Ratings for 3Q13 (7/1-9/22/13), 3Q12 (6/25-9/23/12), 2012-13 season (9/24/12-9/22/13), 2011-12 season (9/19/11-9/23/12), 2013 (1/7/-9/22/13, excludes 1/7/13 telecasts for "JKL" and "Nightline"), 2012 (1/9-9/23/12). 2012-13 season based on regular telecasts and includes breakout telecasts for ABC for w/o 10/29/12; all other breakout telecasts and specials excluded. Comparisons based on 000s.





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