via press release:
"with David Letterman" Tops "The "
Among Viewers in a Full Week of Original Broadcasts for the First Time Since 2005
"" Continues To Narrow the Gap in Adults 18-49
"The Latewith Craig Ferguson" Closes the Gap with "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"
CBS's ending June 19, the third week since O'Brien took over as host of "The ."with DAVID LETTERMAN beat "The " in viewers for the first time in a full week of original broadcasts since December 2005, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week
with DAVID LETTERMAN delivered a 2.5/06 in households with an average of 3.46m viewers, up +14% in households (from 2.2/06) and +13% in viewers (from 3.05m) compared to the same week last year.
LATE SHOW beat "The" in households (2.5/06 vs. 2.3/06, +9%) and viewers (3.46m vs. 3.32m, +4%). LATE SHOW beat "The Tonight Show" in viewers against an all-first run week of "Tonight Show" broadcasts for the first time since the week ending December 2, 2005 (the week Oprah Winfrey appeared on LATE SHOW).
LATE SHOW has also narrowed the gap with "The Tonight Show" in adults 18-49, trailing by just -0.5 this week, compared to -0.6 last week and by -1.4points in O'Brien's premiere week.
THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON posted a 1.2/04 in households with 1.55m viewers, up +9% in households (from 1.1/04) and +7% in viewers (from 1.44m) compared to the same week last year.
LATE LATE SHOW tied "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" in households (1.2/04, each). LATE LATE SHOW beat "Late Night" on two nights in viewers: Monday (1.63m vs. 1.61m) and Thursday (1.66m vs. 1.43m). LATE LATE SHOW was in its closest competitive position with "Late Night" since the week ending May 8, 2009 in both households and viewers and since the week ending May 22, 2009 in both adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.