NBC Late Night results - Conan loses to Dave in viewers and the demo, but...

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October 1st, 2009

The median age of a Conan viewer is -- MY AGE and that's still 8 years younger than the average Nightline viewer and nine years younger than Letterman's!  I still feel old.

NBC LATE-NIGHT RATINGS RESULTS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT. 21-25

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif.   October 1, 2009   NBC's "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" has averaged a 1.0 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers overall for the week of September 21-25, an atypical week that featured guest appearances by President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton on CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman."  Also note that "Tonight" aired an unscheduled encore on Friday.

"Tonight" tied "Late Show " for #1 in adult 18-34 rating among the broadcast networks last week, despite the major ratings boosts of the Obama and Clinton appearances for "Late Show."

At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" tied for #1 with CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in adult 18-49 rating and was #1 outright among the broadcast networks in adults 18-34, attracting bigger audiences than "Late Late Show" and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in men 18-34 and women 18-34.

The median age of Conan's audience last week was 46.9, more than eight years younger than "Nightline's" 55.8 and more than nine years younger than Letterman's 56.6.  At 12:35 a.m. ET, the median age of Jimmy Fallon's audience (43.4) was eight years younger than the audience for ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live (51.5) and nine years younger than Ferguson's (53.0).

For the week of September 21-25, Conan's average 1.292 million adults 18-49 trailed the 1.655 of Letterman; in total viewers, Conan's audience of 2.399 million persons finished behind Letterman's 5.044 million; and in adults 18-34, Conan's 559,000 million trailed Letterman's 570,000.  At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy Fallon's 827,000 adults 18-49 for the week out-delivered Ferguson's 813,000; in total viewers, Jimmy's 1.397 million finished behind Ferguson's 2.106 million; and in adults 18-34, Jimmy's 389,000 topped Ferguson's 313,000.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of September 21-25. Ratings reflect "live plus same day" data unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date figures are averages of "live plus seven day" data except for the two most recent weeks, which are "live plus same day.")

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m. ET

NBC "Tonight," 1.0 rating, 4 share*

CBS "Late Show," 1.3/5

ABC "Nightline," 1.1/5

12:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Kimmel," 0.6/3*

12:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night," 0.6/4

CBS "Late Late Show," 0.6/4

1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Last Call," 0.4/3*

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m. ET

NBC "Tonight," 2.4 million viewers*

CBS "Late Show," 5.0 million viewers

ABC "Nightline," 4.2 million viewers

12:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Kimmel," 1.8 million viewers*

12:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night," 1.4 million viewers

CBS "Late Late Show," 2.1 million viewers

1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Last Call," 0.9 million viewers*

* Friday's "Tonight" was an unscheduled encore.  Monday's "Last Call" and "Kimmel" were encores and "Kimmel's" Monday is excluded from weeklong averages.

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 21-25

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.7 Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.6

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.9 Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.5

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.32 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 1.6 million Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. ET, "The Colbert Report," 1.1 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.7 million Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.0 million

 
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