The First Lady’s debut appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night delivered the late night show’s biggest Thursday audience since May 3, 2007. According to fast nationals, Michelle Obama’s visit on Jimmy Kimmel Live pulled in 2.367 million viewers last night. The 855,000 viewers the show got in the Adult 18-49 demographic was Kimmel’s best result in the demo since June 21 of this year. Last night was also the ABC show’s best night in terms of overall viewers since June 12 of this year.
Eva Longoria and Macy Gray’s visits to Kimmel on May 3, 2007 got 2.456 million viewers, with 1.228 million in the 18-49 demo. That June 12, 2012 had 2.411 million viewers. The June 21 show that did better than last night’s Obama appearance in terms of the demographic got 966,000 in among adults 18-49, but only 1.790 million in overall viewers. Both those high rated June shows this year happened as the NBA Finals, which ABC was showing, were going on.
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