Late-Night Ratings Results for the Week of October 19-23

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October 29th, 2009

via NBC press release:

NBC LATE-NIGHT RATINGS RESULTS FOR THE WEEK OF OCT. 19-23

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – October 29, 2009 – Encore telecasts of NBC's "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" averaged a 0.9 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers overall for the week of October 19-23.  In adults 18-34, Conan out-rated CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" rebroadcasts and ABC's "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for the week, posting a 0.8 rating in 18-34 versus "Late Show's" 0.6, "Nightline's" 0.6 and "Kimmel's" 0.4.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, encore telecasts of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" tied for #1 in 18-49 rating and delivered bigger viewer totals than CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" rebroadcasts or ABC's "Kimmel" in adults 18-34, adults 18-49 and all key adult-male demographics.

The median age of Conan's audience last week was 47.5, eight years younger than Letterman's 55.5 and more than nine years younger than "Nightline's" 56.9.  At 12:35 a.m. ET last week, the median age of Jimmy Fallon's audience (44.4) was seven years younger than Ferguson's (51.8) and Kimmel's (52.0).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, "Last Call with Carson Daly" (0.3 rating in 18-49, 0.3 in 18-34) finished within a tenth of a point of Kimmel (0.4) in the valuable adult 18-34 demo and tied Ferguson (0.3).

For the week of October 19-23, Conan's average 1.208 million adults 18-49 trailed the 1.254 of Letterman; in total viewers, Conan's audience of 2.387 million persons finished behind Letterman's 3.691 million; and in adults 18-34, Conan's 565,000 topped Letterman's 440,000.  At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy Fallon's 703,000 adults 18-49 for the week beat Ferguson's 701,000; in total viewers, Jimmy's 1.233 million finished behind Ferguson's 1.698 million; and in adults 18-34, Jimmy's 340,000 topped Ferguson's 239,000.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of October 19-23. 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," 0.9 rating, 4 share (in encore telecasts) CBS "Late Show," 1.0/4 (in encore telecasts) ABC "Nightline," 0.9/4

12:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Kimmel," 0.5/3*

12:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night," 0.5/3 (in encore telecasts) CBS "Late Late Show," 0.5/3 (in encore telecasts)

1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Last Call," 0.3/2 (in encore telecasts)

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m. ET

NBC "Tonight," 2.4 million viewers (in encore telecasts) CBS "Late Show," 3.7 million viewers (in encore telecasts) ABC "Nightline," 3.9 million viewers

12:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Kimmel," 1.6 million viewers*

12:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night," 1.2 million viewers (in encore telecasts) CBS "Late Late Show," 1.7 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Last Call," 0.7 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

* Monday's "Kimmel" was an encore.

SEASON TO DATE

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m. ET

NBC "Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," 1.0/4 CBS "Late Show," 1.1/5 ABC "Nightline," 1.0/4

12:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Kimmel," 0.5/3

12:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4 CBS "Late Late Show," 0.6/4

1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Last Call," 0.3/3

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m. ET

NBC "Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," 2.5 million viewers CBS "Late Show," 4.4 million viewers ABC "Nightline," 4.0 million viewers

12:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Kimmel," 1.7 million viewers

12:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," 1.4 million viewers CBS "Late Late Show," 2.0 million viewers

1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Last Call," 0.8 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF OCTOBER 19-23

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.4 Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.4

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.8 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," 1.1 million Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.8 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.8 million

 
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