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[10/03/13 - 07:48 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Kicks Off the New Season with Its Biggest-Ever Audience During a Premiere Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 23-27.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Kicks Off the New Season with Its Biggest-Ever Audience During a Premiere Week

Some early points on Jimmy Kimmel Live's weekly numbers, ahead of the regular press release:

ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live kicked off premiere week of the 2013-14 season (week of September 23, 2013) with its biggest-ever opening-week audience. Jumping 36% in Total Viewers over premiere week last year (w/o 9/24/12), ABC's JKL delivered the largest gains over last year of any late-night broadcast talk show. In addition, Jimmy Kimmel Live catapulted 38% over the year-ago week in Adults 18-49 to score its strongest opening week performance in 6 years - since 2007.

· ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live ranked as the #2 broadcast talk show in late-night in Adults 18-49 during premiere week of the new season, topping CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman by 9%.

Fringe Ratings Report: ABC Late-Night Programming Week of September 23, 2013

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Opens 2013-14 with its Biggest-Ever Premiere-Week Audience

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

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" kicked off premiere week of the 2013-14 season (week of September 23, 2013) with its biggest-ever opening-week audience (2.425 million). Jumping 36% in Total Viewers over premiere week last year (1.789 million on w/o 9/24/12), ABC's "JKL" delivered the largest gains over last year of any late-night broadcast talk show. In addition, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" catapulted 38% over the year-ago week in Adults 18-49 (863,000 vs. 625,000) to score its strongest opening week performance in 6 years - since 2007.

· ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" ranked as the No. 2 broadcast talk show in late-night in Adults 18-49 (863,000) during premiere week of the new season, topping CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman" by 9% (792,000).

Source: The Nielsen Company, Live + Same Day National Program Ratings for weeks of 9/23/13 & 9/24/12 or as dated. Comparisons based on 000s.





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