Matt Damon-hosted 'Jimmy Kimmel' episode gets primetime encore
Last night’s Matt Damon-hijacked episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live is heading for primetime.
ABC announced today the special, in which Damon reigned as host of the program as Kimmel sat tied up in the background, will have a primetime encore next Tuesday (Jan. 29) at 10 p.m. ET.
The episode was the climax of a decades-long faux feud between the actor and the late-night host and found Damon welcoming a huge list of surprise celebrity guests, including Nicole Kidman, Demi Moore, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, and Andy Garcia, who took the place of Kimmel’s usual sidekick Guillermo. (Sheryl Crow took over as band leader.)
The encore comes on the heels of news about the episode’s rating success. It ranked as the No. 1 late-night program with 2.92 and 1.23 rating in the 18-49 demo.