Conan Ties Late Show For The Week in 18-49 Rating, Wins Convincingly In 18-34

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November 30th, 2009

via press release:

Conan TIES ‘Late Show’ FOR THE WEEK IN 18-49 rating, WINS CONVINCINGLY IN 18-34
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – November 30, 2009 – NBC's "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" averaged a 1.0 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers overall for the week of November 16-20, 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 "Kimmel" for the week, posting a 0.9 rating in 18-34 versus "Late Show's" 0.7, "Nightline's" 0.7 and "Kimmel's" 0.3.

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 18-34 and men 18-34.

The median age of Conan's audience last week was 46.9, eight years younger than Letterman's 55.5 and nine years younger than "Nightline's" 56.5.  Conan's audience was even younger than it was the same week last year at 12:35 a.m. ET (47.2).  At 12:35 a.m. last week, the median age of Jimmy Fallon's audience (45.5) was six years younger than both Ferguson's (51.8) and Kimmel's (52.2).

For the week of November 16-20, Conan's average 1.260 million adults 18-49 trailed the 1.305 of Letterman; in total viewers, Conan's audience of 2.330 million persons finished behind Letterman's 3.983 million; and in adults 18-34, Conan's 612,000 topped Letterman's 473,000.  At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy Fallon's 723,000 adults 18-49 for the week trailed Ferguson's 794,000; in total viewers, Jimmy's 1.267 million finished behind Ferguson's 1.890 million; and in adults 18-34, Jimmy's 364,000 out-delivered Ferguson's 310,000.

WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of November 16-20. 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," 1.0/4
ABC "Nightline," 1.0/4

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

12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.5/3
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," 2.3 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 4.0 million viewers
ABC "Nightline," 4.1 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," 0.7 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," 0.6/4

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 16-20

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.6
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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