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[02/27/12 - 12:20 PM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Draws its Biggest Post-Oscar Audience Ever
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Sunday, February 26.

[via press release from ABC]

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Draws its Biggest Post-Oscar Audience Ever

Some Fast National info on Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards, ahead of the press release:

On its seventh post-"Oscar" telecast, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards" soared over last year's telecast by 14% in Total Viewers (5.061 million vs. 4.453 million) and by 8% in Adults 18-49 (1.873 million vs. 1.738 million), marking "JKL's" most-watched post-"Oscar" telecast ever.

· "After the Academy Awards" was also up over the prior year's telecast by 8% with Women 18-49 (1.110 million vs. 1.032 million) and by 8% with Men 18-49 (762,000 vs. 705,000).

· Among all "Jimmy Kimmel Live" telecasts, Sunday's post-"Oscar" show attracted the ABC late-night program's 2nd-largest-ever audience (behind only its post-"Super Bowl" airing on 2/5/06) and scored its highest young adult number in nearly 2 years (since 3/7/10).

Sunday February 26, 2012: ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Based on Nielsen's True Fast National Ratings

ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards" Delivers its Most-Watched Post-Oscar Telecast Yet

"JKL's" Seventh Post-Oscar Special Pulls the Show's 2nd-Biggest Audience Ever

A Special Rebroadcast of "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards" Will Air THURSDAY, MARCH 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on ABC

"Jimmy Kimmel Live - After the Academy Awards" (12:20-1:16 a.m.)

On its seventh post-Oscar telecast, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards" soared over last year's telecast by 14% in Total Viewers (5.061 million vs. 4.453 million) and by 8% in Adults 18-49 (1.873 million vs. 1.738 million), marking "JKL's" most-watched post-Oscar telecast ever. Host Jimmy Kimmel welcomed icon, philanthropist, Oscar nominee and Emmy(R) Award winner Oprah Winfrey, who appeared at the 84th Academy Awards on Oscar Sunday and was the recipient of the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Grammy-winning Coldplay ended the night with a Hollywood block party performance on "JKL's" outdoor stage before thousands who were in attendance to honor movies' biggest night.

· "After the Academy Awards" was also up over the prior year's telecast by 8% with Women 18-49 (1.110 million vs. 1.032 million) and by 8% with Men 18-49 (762,000 vs. 705,000).

· Among all "Jimmy Kimmel Live" telecasts, Sunday's post-Oscar show attracted the ABC late-night program's 2nd-largest-ever audience (behind only its post-Super Bowl airing on 2/5/06), and scored its highest young adult number in nearly 2 years (since 3/7/10).

· "After the Academy Awards" posted gains in Adults 18-49 over the prior year's telecast in 6 of the Top 10 Metered Markets: Los Angeles (+6%), Philadelphia (+45%), Dallas (+176%), Washington D.C. (+31%), Atlanta (+1%) and Houston (+30%).

Links to "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards":

Four months ago Jimmy Kimmel set out to make the biggest, most star studded and spectacular film America has ever seen. On Sunday night's "Jimmy Kimmel: After the Academy Awards," the late night host premiered the trailer for the greatest movie ever made, "Movie: The Movie" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3NwB9PLxss

Jimmy Kimmel Pitches OWN Shows to Oprah - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEfNFrMBkBo

After hosting the Academy Awards, Billy Crystal stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to open the show and give the late night host his very own Oscar -http://www.youtube.com/jimmykimmellive#p/u/1/VSiug9geM6E

Source: Nielsen Media Research, (Live + Same Day, Fast National Program Ratings, 2/26/12), or as dated.





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