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“Behind the Scandalabra” Drives “Kimmel” to Ratings High

Benefiting not only from monster (albeit local-news-buffered) lead-in support from the “Scandal” season finale but from a focus on the ABC juggernaut, Thursday’s edition of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” hit a ratings high.

Based on metered market data, the “Behind the Scandalabra” edition of “Kimmel” posted a season high 3.4 overnight household rating.

That season high honor previously belonged to the February 27 edition, which aired out of the “Scandal” midseason premiere and featured the series’ Emmy-nominated star Kerry Washington. It scored a 3.0.

Airing against encores of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” and CBS’ “Late Show,” ABC’s talk show had no difficulty winning Thursday night’s ratings race.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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