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ABC’s “Kimmel” Draws its Largest Audience in 9 Weeks and
Is Up by 6% in Viewers Over the Year-Ago Week

“JKL” Beats NBC’s “Fallon” in Viewers for the 5th Time in 6 Weeks

“JKL” Beats CBS’ “Ferguson” Across All Key Women Demos

With Guests Josh Duhamel, Shorty Rossi and John Maher,
“JKL” Draws its Most-Watched Friday Telecast Ever


Weekly National Ratings:

During the week of January 25, 2010, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” drew its largest audience (1.72 million) in 9 weeks and highest Adults 18-49 number (706,000) in 7 weeks – since w/o 11/23/09 and w/o 12/07/09, respectively. In addition, the ABC late-night program was up in Total Viewers over the same week last year by 6% (1.62 million on w/o 1/26/09).

• ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” beat NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” by 40% in Total Viewers (1.72 million vs. 1.23 million), topping the NBC late-night program in viewers for the 5th time in the last 6 weeks.

• “Jimmy Kimmel Live” bettered CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” across each of the key Women demographics: Women 18-34 (155,000 vs. 154,000), Women 18-49 (398,000 vs. 373,000) and Women 25-54 (463,000 vs. 461,000).

• On Friday (1/29/10), featuring guests Josh Duhamel from “When in Rome,” host Shorty Rossi and musical guests John Mayer, “JKL” matched its most-watched Friday telecast ever (2.21 million). The “JKL” Friday telecast outperformed the Friday telecasts of “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” by 25% (1.77 million) and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” by 51% (1.46 million).

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“The most audacious and outrageously funny late-night take on the [NBC] situation yet belongs to Jimmy Kimmel."

"Jimmy Kimmel has developed himself a damn funny show over there at ABC.”
-- James Poniewozik, Time Magazine’s Tuned-In Blog, January 13, 2009

“Jimmy Kimmel won the evening for doing his entire show as Jay Leno (down to the speech impediment) and giving guest Chevy Chase a Conan pompadour.”
-- Dan Duray, New York Magazine’s Vulture Blog, January 13, 2010

“Of the many NBC-Leno-Conan jokes that have been flying around late night in the past week, Kimmel's was the most ... interesting and original.”
-- Matthew Gilbert, Boston Globe, January 13, 2010

“People want to cheer Seabiscuit. Kimmel, with stunning directness, reminded Leno, and his audience, that he is in fact War Admiral.”
-- James Poniewozik, Time Magazine’s Tuned-In Blog, January 15, 2009

“But I think after this double-whammy on Jay, Kimmel's going to be impossible to ignore.”
-- The Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall, January 15, 2010

“Though Jay was obviously serving up softballs ripe for put-downs, kudos to Jimmy for knocking every single one of them out of the park. That's honors-level work, Mr. Kimmel.”
-- MTV.com, Eric Ditzian, January 15, 2010

“But of all the late-night spoofs, jokes, skits, slams, etc., Jimmy Kimmel deserves an Emmy for pulling off this dead-on Leno imitation not just for the hilarious monologue (the band’s musical response punchlines, Cleto as Kevin Eubanks - priceless), but through the entire show.”
-- Melissa Ruggieri, Richmond Post Dispatch, January 13, 2010

“The bloodbath shows no signs of abating -- and the breakout supporting star in the Leno-Conan war is shaping up to be Jimmy Kimmel… This is the late-night equivalent of wearing a Yankees t-shirt in Fenway Park -- a feat of insane heroism.”
-- Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon.com, January 15, 2009

“Jimmy Kimmel took the concept to new visual heights by walking out as Jay Leno. It’s a mostly accurate parody, but all three fake Leno monologue jokes are slightly too good, and it’s missing at least seven Lewinsky references.”
-- Best Week Ever, Dan Hopper, January 13, 2010

“I always liked Jimmy Kimmel but I have a new respect for the man after watching him go toe to toe with Leno on his own turf.”
-- Screen Crave, Krystal Clark, January 15, 2010

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“If there’s anyone who previously doubted that Mr. Kimmel possesses a rapier wit and is unafraid to wield it, all we can say is, Toldja!”
-- DAVE ITZKOFF, New York Times Arts Beat, January 15, 2009

“Jimmy Kimmel has developed himself a damn funny show over there at ABC.”
-- James Poniewozik, Time Magazine’s Tuned-In Blog, January 13, 2009

“We've got to applaud Jimmy Kimmel.”
-- Gina Serpe, E! Online, January 13, 2010

“But I think after this double-whammy on Jay, Kimmel's going to be impossible to ignore.”
-- The Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall, January 15, 2010

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