ABC's JKL: After the Academy Awards Draws Most-Watched Post Oscar Telecast Ever



Based on Nielsen's True Fast National Live + Same Day Ratings:

On its fifth post-Oscar telecast, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards was up over the prior year’s telecast for the second year in a row, increasing by 9% in Total Viewers. The late-night program drew its most-watched post-Oscar broadcast ever. Host Jimmy Kimmel welcomed two-time Academy Award®-nominated Robert Downey Jr. with a musical performance by Grammy Award® winner Keith Urban.

• Among all Jimmy Kimmel Live telecasts, Sunday’s post-Oscar show drew the show’s largest audience in 4 years – since 2/5/06. In fact, it was JKL’s third-largest audience overall, behind only its two post-Super Bowl telecasts (on 1/26/03 and 2/5/06).