Strong start for Kimmel in new timeslot
January 9th, 2013
05:15 PM ET

Strong start for Kimmel in new timeslot

Jimmy Kimmel's surely hoping that this is a sign of things to come.

The late night host is off to a solid start in his new 11:35 p.m. timeslot. On Tuesday night, his debut in that competitive hour, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" saw its second largest audience with 3.1 million viewers tuning in, according to ABC. On average, the show would draw 1.9 million viewers when it aired at midnight.

But perhaps more important for Jay Leno and David Letterman was how well Kimmel performed against their competing programs.

In terms of total viewers, Leno narrowly edged out Kimmel with 3.27 million watching "The Tonight Show." Letterman's "Late Show," over on CBS, brought in 2.88 million.

Filed under: Late Night comedy • television

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  1. what a cold woman...

    jennifer is so cold my goodness...i hope he finds another woman better suited for him.

    January 10, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mostly Jennifer...

    she's useless. she is sooooooo embarrasing to jimmy....jimmy has to go to the set god..

    January 10, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. i say prs

    look at jen...make sure everyone knows about jennifer ... california was a huuuuuuuuuge help.

    January 10, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sue

    30 minutes of bumbling Jennifer Aniston giving him a haircut was just painful to watch

    January 10, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. hey

    my god..are u alright?

    January 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. derp

    The only thing less funny than Kimmel is Conan.

    January 10, 2013 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  7. Hollywood

    Good luck Jimmy.

    January 10, 2013 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  8. Sokman

    You know, you'd be a whole lot cooler if you just started multiple facebook accounts & talked to yourself there. I hear thats what all the hip kids are doing

    January 10, 2013 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jennifer Aniston is also a beetch

    for never just walking up to me and simply asking me like 2 grown women..she's a punk...have you walked up to the others probably not...only me...

    January 9, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. This is not about me...

    This about sonny and cher...i am so disapointed in this wonder why after 9002 people asked me if madonna was with him...i could not figure out i know...i came too see you everyday and was a loyal person..sure
    i was annoying at times but you had nooooooo right to do that. the last piece of the puzzle fits. thats it...NOT FAIR.

    January 9, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. involving me in their problems...

    this was just and egg on a roll and reading the paper for 20 min–i want her out...

    January 9, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. i want her out...


    January 9, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. julia brown

    Love Jimmy K, but JAY is my man for that hour.

    January 9, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. kimmel

    kimmel won't stop we have too...meeting in 5 minutes...why not the others? why you?

    January 9, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |

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