Conan Ties "Late Show" For The Week In 18-49 Rating, Wins Decisively In 18-34

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November 20th, 2009

Conan

via NBC press release:

NBC LATE-NIGHT RATINGS RESULTS FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 9-13

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

JIMMY FALLON DEFEATS 'LATE Late Show' AT 12:35 A.M. IN 18-49 AND OTHER KEY DEMOS

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – November 20, 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 9-13, tying for #1 among the broadcast networks with CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" in adult 18-49 rating and out-delivering 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.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" was #1 ahead of all broadcast competition in adults 18-49 and also 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 46.5, nine years younger than "Nightline's" 55.7 and 10 years younger than Letterman's 57.1.  Conan's audience was even younger than it was the same week last year when he aired at 12:35 a.m. ET (48.6).  At 12:35 a.m. last week, the median age of Jimmy Fallon's audience (45.0) was five years younger than Kimmel's (50.5) and eight years younger than Ferguson's (53.1).

For the week of November 9-13, Conan's average 1.246 million adults 18-49 trailed the 1.247 of Letterman; in total viewers, Conan's audience of 2.279 million persons finished behind Letterman's 4.126 million; and in adults 18-34, Conan's 644,000 topped Letterman's 420,000.  At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy Fallon's 770,000 adults 18-49 for the week topped Ferguson's 703,000; in total viewers, Jimmy's 1.310 million finished behind Ferguson's 1.866 million; and in adults 18-34, Jimmy's 395,000 topped Ferguson's 241,000.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of November 9-13. 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," 1.1/4

12:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Kimmel," 0.6/3*

12:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night," 0.6/3

CBS "Late Late Show," 0.5/3

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," 4.1 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," 1.3 million viewers

CBS "Late Late Show," 1.9 million viewers

1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Last Call," 0.8 million viewers*

*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," 1.0/4 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," 0.6/3

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 9-13

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," 1.5 million Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. ET, "The Colbert Report," 1.2 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.9 million Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.1 million

 
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