ABC's "JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE" SURPASSED A HALF-BILLION VIEWS ON YOUTUBE
Just hours after ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" delivered the show's most watched post-Oscars special since its debut seven years ago, Kimmel's YouTube channel surpassed a half-billion views. JKL launched the show's YouTube channel only three years ago in 2009 and is now the world's first late-night television show (and only the third U.S. show of any time) to break the half-billion mark.
Recently, JKL broke into the top 100 most viewed YouTube channels in history. JKL's YouTube success stems from the show's viral hits that include "Jimmy Kimmel's YouTube Challenges," "I'm F@*#ing Ben Affleck," "Handsome Men's Club," "Hottie Body Hump Club" and many more.
YouTube clips from the show can be enjoyed on the Jimmy Kimmel Live mobile app available on iTunes and the Android marketplace.
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE (weeknights at 12:00 am on ABC)
Emmy-winner Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC Television Network's late-night talk show. Now in its tenth season, JKL is packed with hilarious comedy bits and features a diverse lineup of guests including celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. Every night, Kimmel delivers his up-to-the minute take on the latest news and pop culture topics from the day's events in his monologue. Kimmel has welcomed such notables as Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Eddie Murphy, Tom Cruise, Woody Harrelson, Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Zach Galifianakis, Charlize Theron, Tim Allen, Simon Cowell, Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres, Mickey Rourke, Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson, Channing Tatum, John Krasinski, David Beckham, Shaquille O'Neal and many more including Matt Damon... well, almost Matt Damon.
Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca and Erin Irwin serve as co-executive producers. Emmy-Award winning "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. For more go to www.jimmykimmellive.com