Kick-started by the special Aloha To Lost edition on May 23, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live drew its largest audience ever (2.14 million) for the week of May 24. In adults 18-49 (851,000), that was the late-night show’s best performance in over 15 months. Jimmy Kimmel peaked on Tuesday, May 25, when it featured Jake Gyllenhaal, Dancing With The Stars winner Nicole Scherzinger and Peter Frampton and had a big lead-in from Nightline’s exclusive interview with Jesse James. Jimmy Kimmel drew the show’s second largest audience ever, 2.98 million viewers. For the week Jimmy Kimmel outperformed NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in both total viewers (+33%) and adults 18-49 (+11%), bettering the NBC program in viewers for the 4th time in the last 5 weeks. During the 09-10 TV season, Jimmy Kimmel attracted 7% more viewers overall than NBC’s Fallon.
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