The night last week that President Barack Obama stopped in Hollywood to guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" gave the show its fourth highest audience ever. The ratings were 30 percent higher than the previous week's Thursday show. A total of 3.915 million viewers tuned in.
Deadline Hollywood's Dominic Patten analyzes:
That was 34% better that [that] night’s encore of rival Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show over on NBC and 32% better than a new Late Show With David Letterman on CBS….
Among the key demo, last night’s Kimmel had 1.179 million viewers compared to the Fallon repeat’s 882,000 and Dave’s 727,000. Kimmel didn’t just have the President on, he also had Sean Penn shilling his new Gunman flick. Lena Dunham and Bobby Cannavale visited Letterman last night.
The largest ever-single day audience Kimmel has had was his latest season premiere on September 25, 2014 when 4.045 million tuned in. With an audience of 4.028 million the second most watched was the April 17, 2014 Behind The Scandalabra episode that went deep into the Shonda Rhimes show Scandal with its creator.