‘Back to the Future’ Reunion, Bernie Sanders Give Jimmy Kimmel Highest Wednesday Ratings in Almost 2 Years

ABC late-night show rises during third night broadcasting from Brooklyn


“Jimmy Kimmel Live” saw a boost in the ratings Wednesday thanks to a visit from “Back to the Future” stars Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in addition to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Broadcasting from Brooklyn, Kimmel delivered a 0.9 rating in the advertiser coveted adults 18-49 demographic, marking his highest-rated Wednesday telecast in almost 2 years.

Featuring interviews with Fox and Sanders, Kimmel grew over Tuesday by 29 percent in the key demo to post its best ratings of the week so far on Wednesday.

Fox sat down with Kimmel and discussed how he was approached to do “Back to the Future.” His boss on “Family Ties,” Gary Goldberg, handed him an envelope with the script inside. As soon as Fox felt the weight of the envelope he said, “That’s the best script I’ve ever read.”

Sanders also gave his thoughts on Larry David impersonating him on “Saturday Night Live.” “I thought it was pretty, pretty, pretty good!” the Democratic candidate said in his best David voice.

Kimmel was also Wednesday’s number one late-night talk show, beating repeats of NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” which got a 0.8 rating, and CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” which got a 0.4.