For the first time since his move to 11:35 PM last month, Jimmy Kimmel was beaten by his hero David Letterman last week. CBS’ The Late Show bested ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live in total viewers by 40%, pulling in an average of 3.4 million to the ABC show’s 2.48 million for the week ending February 8. Letterman also topped Kimmel in households (2.5/06 to 1.8/05), adults 18-49 (0.8/03 to 0.7/03), adults 25-54 (1.1/04 vs. 0.9/04) and adults 18-34 (0.5/02 vs. 0.4/02). That’s a 14%, 22% and 25% margin of victory respectively for the key demos. However, that result partially tells us that the Baltimore Ravens weren’t the only ones to get a win out of Super Bowl XLVII. Letterman’s show was strongly promoted on CBS during the big game and he had MVP Joe Flacco on the day after the February 3 Super Bowl. The Late Show also did well against NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. The CBS late night show tied Leno in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, and adults 18-34 last week. Letterman was just a tad behind Leno in total viewers average over the week, garnering 3.47 million to The Tonight Show’s 3.52 million.
President Obama and Michelle Obama will appear next Tuesday as part of The View‘s Red, White & View campaign featuring political guests and discussions. This will be the first joint appearance for the Obamas on the ABC talker but is the president’s fifth visit, coming just over a week after his seventh visit to Late Show With David Letterman. That same day, Ann Romney will be making her first appearance on a late-night talk show on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, NBC announced today. Meanwhile, View co-host Whoopi Goldberg is firing back at Mitt Romney over leaked remarks he made about appearing on The View, before he agreed yesterday to return as a guest sometime in October.