Sunday, August 2, 2015

Kimmel scores in earlier time slot

Ratings soar in his first night at 11:35 p.m.

Kimmel scores in earlier time slot

0 comments

ABC finally let Jimmy Kimmel play with the big boys last night. And in his first outing in his new time slot (11:35 p.m.) the late night talk show host beat Letterman and Leno head to head.

If you’re keeping Nielsen scores at home, the overnight data looked like this: Jimmy Kimmel Live 2.8 rating/8 share; Late Night with David Letterman (2.7/7); The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2.5/7).

Not bad. Especially since that’s 65% higher than Kimmel’s average in his traditional midnight slot. OK, it’s not quite as big an audience as Nightline was pulling at 11:35 p.m., but ABC will happily console itself with an infusion of younger viewers for Kimmel.

The new show got off to a rowdy start as Jimmy’s first guest busted up the place. Check it out.

 

 

 


 

Read more Dave on Demand or follow him on Twitter @DaveOnDemand_TV

Inquirer TV Critic
0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

A true child of TV, David Hiltbrand has worked as a critic at People and as a columnist and editor at TV Guide.

Reach David at dhiltbrand@phillynews.com.

David Hiltbrand Inquirer TV Critic
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter