Jimmy Kimmel Renews ABC Deal for Three Years

Courtesy of ABC

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel has has renewed his deal with ABC for an additional three years. ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey announced the deal from the stage at the network’s upront presentation in New York.

The new agreement extends the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host’s contract with the network through fall, 2019.

Kimmel is in his 14th season hosting ABC’s late-night comedy talk show. He is also set to host the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Sept. 18. It will be his second time hosting the awards show.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” has in the past year been locked in a tight race with CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” for second place in the late-night ratings behind NBC’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” For the current season, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” has averaged a 0.55 live-plus-same day Nielsen rating among adults 18-49 and 2.4 million total viewers.

Kimmel’s signature segments from his late-night show — including “Mean Tweets,” “Lie Witness News,” and “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy” — have amassed 4.5 billion views on YouTube, with more than 7.7 million subscribers to their dedicated channel.

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