TV Ratings: President Obama Visit Drives Kimmel Audience

Nearly 4 million viewers tuned into the Thursday episode, the show's fourth-biggest haul to date.
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President Obama with Jimmy Kimmel

With his first in-studio appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, President Obama brought the ABC host a big ratings boost.

Thursday's episode of Kimmel ranks as the fourth-largest ever audience in late-night, averaging more than 3.9 million viewers — making it the No. 1 talker last night. (Aiding that feat is the fact that Jimmy Fallon is in repeats.)

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Among adults 18-49, Kimmel was also up, averaging nearly 1.2 million viewers in the key demo.

Kimmel is also seeing his online stock climb on Friday morning, with President Obama's delivery of Mean Tweets already topping 2 million views in less than a day.