‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Hits Five-Month Ratings High Boosted by Magic Johnson, Jo Koy Episode

Jimmy Kimmel started his summer with the best ratings his late night show has seen in five months.

During the week of June 3, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” averaged a 0.21 rating among the key adults 18-49 demographic. This marks the ABC show’s highest since the week of Jan. 15, and a 31% increase from the 0.16 rating achieved the previous week. In total viewers, it averaged 1.7 million from June 3 to June 7.

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After two weeks of consecutive growth, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” led the pack, ranking as the No. 1 late night talk show of the week in 18-49 rating. It was 31% ahead of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” which followed with a 0.16, and 62% ahead of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” which made a 0.13.

Scoring a 0.42, the highest-rated individual “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” telecast that week aired on June 6, when Kimmel hosted NBA legend Magic Johnson and comedian Jo Koy as guests with a musical performance from Doechii with JT. The episode rated 180% above Colbert’s 0.15 and 163% above Fallon’s 0.16 that night.

The week’s lineup also featured Albert Brooks, Rob Reiner and Ms. Pat with musical guest Gaby Moreno on June 3; Kamala Harris and Abby Elliott on June 4; Larry David and Cyndi Lauper with musical guest Feist on June 5; and Ke Huy Quan with musical guest Niki on June 7.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” premiered in 2003 and is ABC’s longest-running late night show ever. The series is produced by ABC Signature and Kimmelot.

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