'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Hits New High on Night Three

ABC host tops key demo, still trails Leno and Letterman in total viewers

In its third night, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live drew its
largest audience yet in its new 11:35 p.m. time slot in both total viewers and
adults 18-49, according to Nielsen fast nationals.

JKL averaged 3.167 million total viewers on Thursday,
up 11% over its Wednesday episode, and 1.241 million adults 18-49, a gain of
15% in the key demo. It was Kimmel's
second most-watched telecast ever.

In the 18-49 demo, JKL
beat both NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno by 32% and CBS' Late
Show with David Letterman
by 34%, drawing 1.241 million younger viewers. In
total viewers, however, Kimmel
trailed both Leno (3.4 million
viewers) and Letterman (3.289