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September 27, 2022

ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Kicks Off Premiere Week as No. 1 Late-Night Talk Show Among Adults 18-49

Ratings Report for Week of Sept. 19, 2022

National Live+Same Day Program Ratings


ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Kicks Off Premiere Week as No. 1 Late-Night Talk Show Among Adults 18-49


‘Kimmel’ Builds to 3-Month Highs


ABC Late-Night Talk Show Soars Year Over Year by Double Digits


Monday’s ‘Kimmel’ Is Week’s No. 1 Late-Night Telecast in Adults 18-49


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“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (Monday-Friday, 11:35 p.m.)
During the opening week of the 2022-2023 TV broadcast season (w/o 9/19/22), ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” ranked as the No. 1 late-night talk show among Adults 18-49 (298,000), topping NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” by 5% (283,000) and CBS’ “The Late Show Starring Stephen Colbert” by 30% (229,000).


“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” built for the 2nd straight week in Adults 18-49 (+18% – 298,000 vs. 252,000 for w/o 9/12/22) and grew week to week by 6% in Total Viewers (1.480 million vs. 1.395 million) to hit 3-month highs in both Nielsen measures – since the week of 6/13/22. In fact, “Kimmel” was the only 11:35 p.m. talk show to deliver weekly growth among Adults 18-49 (+18%) as NBC’s “Fallon” (-1%) and CBS’ “Colbert” (-2%) both slipped from the prior week.


“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” soared over the same week last year (w/o 9/20/21) by double digits in both Total Viewers (+16% – 1.480 million vs. 1.281 million) and Adults 18-49 (+30% – 298,000 vs. 229,000).


Monday’s telecast of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” was the week’s No. 1 late-night telecast among Adults 18-49 (653,000).


Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+Same Day Program Ratings for weeks of 9/19/22, 9/12/22 and 9/20/21.


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