Jimmy Fallon Reruns Beat Jimmy Kimmel’s Week of Originals From Brooklyn

“The Tonight Show” encores bested “JKL’s” latest road trip in both the key demo and among total viewers

Last Updated: October 29, 2015 @ 11:59 AM

Where Brooklyn at?

Last week, five repeats of “The Tonight Show” bested five originals of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” To make matters worse — or at least, more dramatic — those new ABC episodes all took place in Brooklyn instead of Los Angeles, marking a ratings stunt of sorts for the travel-happy Jimmy Kimmel in Fallon’s backyard.

The road trip didn’t quite work out that well for ABC, though its show did hit seven-month highs in both the key demo and among total viewers. That said, like Fallon, CBS competition Stephen Colbert was also in reruns last week. And those seven-month-ago figures? Those were from Kimmel’s last road trip, which was in Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest.

Fallon’s “Tonight” reruns pulled a 0.88 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, along with a 4 share and 3.22 million total viewers, on average. “JKL” received a 0.67/3 and 2.776 million viewers.

“Late Show” reruns got a 0.57/3 and 2.3 million viewers. It’s worth pointing out that Thursday’s CBS encore was delayed by an NFL football overrun.

There was one definite highlight for ABC’s 11:35 p.m. offering: With guests Michael J. Fox and Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, Kimmel scored his strongest Wednesday telecast (pictured above) in almost a year per both main metrics.