Jimmy Kimmel Nearly Ties Tonight Show and Beats Letterman in New Slot
On Tuesday, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live attracted 3.097 million viewers on its first day in its new 11:35pm time slot, marking its 2nd-most-watched telecast ever.
JKL grew over its season average in its previous 12midnight time slot by 59% in total viewers (3.097 million vs. 1.942 million) and by 33% in adults 18-49 (887,000 vs. 667,000).
Jimmy Kimmel Live ran neck-in-neck with NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (3.097 million vs. 3.274 million), as only 177,000 total viewers separated the two programs on Tuesday. Jimmy Kimmel Live beat CBS's The Late Show with David Letterman by 7% in total viewers (3.097 million vs. 2.882 million) and by 30% in adults 18-49 (887,000 vs. 683,000).