Conan Ties Late Show In 18-49 Ratings, Wins Decisively In 18-34

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November 12th, 2009

via press release:

NBC LATE-NIGHT RATINGS RESULTS FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 2-6

Conan TIES ‘Late Show’ FOR THE WEEK IN 18-49 RATING, WINS DECISIVELY IN 18-34

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – November 12, 2009 – NBC's "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" averaged a 0.9 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers overall for the week of November 2-6, tying for #1 among the broadcast networks with CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" in adult 18-49 rating and out-rating the ABC combination of "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

In adults 18-34, Conan defeated Letterman and the ABC team of "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for the week, posting a 0.9 rating in 18-34 versus "Late Show's" 0.6, "Nightline's" 0.7 and "Kimmel's" 0.4. Note that Tuesday's late-night telecasts on NBC and CBS were coded as specials due to Election Day coverage and are not included in these averages.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" delivered bigger viewer totals than CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and ABC's "Kimmel" in adults, men and women 18-34 and men 18-49.

The median age of Conan's audience last week was 47.3, nearly nine years younger than the 56.2 of both Letterman and "Nightline." At 12:35 a.m. ET last week, the median age of Jimmy Fallon's audience (44.6) was seven years younger than Kimmel's (51.9) and Ferguson's (52.2).

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 ABC's Kimmel (0.4) and tied CBS's Ferguson (0.3) in the valuable adult 18-34 demo.

For the week of November 2-6, Conan's average 1.213 million adults 18-49 trailed the 1.220 of Letterman; in total viewers, Conan's audience of 2.329 million persons finished behind Letterman's 3.877 million; and in adults 18-34, Conan's 599,000 topped Letterman's 395,000. At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy Fallon's 712,000 adults 18-49 for the week trailed Ferguson's 747,000; in total viewers, Jimmy's 1.260 million finished behind Ferguson's 1.856 million; and in adults 18-34, Jimmy's 378,000 topped Ferguson's 233,000.

WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of November 2-6. 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*
CBS "Late Show," 0.9/4*
ABC "Nightline," 1.0/4

12:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 0.5/3*

12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.5/3*
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.6/3*

1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.3/2*

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 2.3 million viewers*
CBS "Late Show," 3.9 million viewers*
ABC "Nightline," 3.9 million viewers

12:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 1.7 million viewers*

12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.3 million viewers*
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.9 million viewers*

1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.8 million viewers*

* Tuesday NBC and CBS telecasts were coded specials due to Election Day coverage and are not included in these averages. Monday's "Last Call" and "Kimmel" were encores.

SEASON TO DATE

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m. ET
NBC "Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," 1.0/4
CBS "Late Show," 1.1/4
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," 0.6/3
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.6/4

1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.3/2

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m. ET
NBC "Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," 2.5 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 4.3 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," 1.9 million viewers

1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.8 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF NOVEMBER 2-6

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," 0.5

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," 1.5 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, 1.8 million
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.1 million

 
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