Jimmy Kimmel bests rivals on debut night

It’s early and the numbers are way preliminary, but results from 56 metered markets shows that Jimmy Kimmel bested David Letterman and Jay Leno at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Debuting in his new timeslot that was once occupied by Nightline, Kimmel earned a 2.8 rating/8 share in households – better than Letterman (2.7/7) and Leno (2.4/6), according to early Nielsen results. In the 25 markets with local People Meters, Kimmel earned a 1.0/5 in adults 18-49, followed by Leno (.8/4) and Letterman (.6/3). Kimmel’s debut gave Nightline a nice boost: it averaged a 1.8/5 in metered-market homes and a .5/3 in local People Meters. Jimmy Fallon posted a 1.2/4 in households and a .5/3 in 18-49, while Craig Ferguson earned a 1.2/4 and a .4/3.

Final ratings should come out later today.

Kimmel was expected to attract the lookee-loos now that he’s airing a half-hour earlier on ABC. Yet its a marathon, not a sprint, so the real test will come in the next few months. Stay tuned.

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