Jimmy Kimmel repeats in prime time — tied up by Matt Damon
The Matt Damon takeover of the Jimmy Kimmel Show
will be repeated during prime time on ABC
tonight at 10 PM
, (after two episodes of Happy Endings
Anyone who saw Bryce Harper's appearance on that show may have noticed that Kimmel apologized at the end for not having enough time to bring out Matt Damon. Kimmel has been doing that at the end of every show for many years. imref
posted a preview video of the Matt Damon Revenge Show in another thread:
Damon’s humorously hostile takeover of Thursday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” proved to be an instant classic, generating lots of buzz as well as the show’s highest ratings since moving to its new 11:35 p.m. time slot earlier this month. The star-studded installment sparked a record-breaking number of tweets — 230 percent above average — for Kimmel’s late-night talk show. The program’s YouTube channel delivered 550,000 video views in the hours immediately after the broadcast.
The episode was such a success, ABC decided to air it again, in primetime. The Damon episode is must-see TV. Kimmel spends the show bound and gagged in the background while the Oscar winner hijacks his program. Damon appoints Sheryl Crow bandleader, trades in sidekick Guillermo for Andy Garcia and taps Robin Williams to finish his monologue. Kimmel’s sad puppy eyes look on as Damon chats up a conga line of celebrities, including Nicole Kidman, Demi Moore and Reese Witherspoon. Even Oprah makes a cameo.
...The Damon episode helped Kimmel trounce his competition in the advertiser-coveted demographic of adults 18 to 49, according to early Nielsen ratings. Kimmel beat “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” by 62 percent and CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” by 120 percent. http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/17861695-421/jimmy-kimmel-makes-it-to-prime-time-tied-up-by-matt-damon.html