Versus reruns of "Late Show," Conan O'Brien and "Tonight Show" Win Late-Night week with adults 18-49

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December 10th, 2009

Conan

via press release:

Conan O'BRIEN WINS THE NOV. 30-DEC. 4 LATE-NIGHT WEEK WITH HIS BIGGEST 18-49 RATING IN NINE WEEKS

'TONIGHT' TOPS CBS'S 'Late Show' ENCORES AND ABC'S 'Nightline'-'KIMMEL' COMBINATION IN ALL KEY DEMOGRAPHICS: ADULTS, MEN AND WOMEN 18-34, 18-49 AND 25-54

JIMMY FALLON ENCORES OUT-DELIVER 'LATE Late Show' ORIGINALS AND THE MOSTLY ORIGINAL 'JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE' IN ADULTS, MEN AND WOMEN 18-49 AND ADULTS, MEN AND WOMEN 18-34

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – December 10, 2009 – NBC's "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" has won the week of November 30-December 4 in the key late-night demographic of adults 18-49 over CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" rebroadcasts and the ABC lineup of "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live."  Conan also delivered bigger audiences for the week than did the hour's CBS or ABC competition in all other key demographics: adults, men and women 18-34; men and women 18-49; and adults, men and women 25-54.

Conan generated his highest adult 18-49 rating in nine weeks (since the week of September 28-October 2).

At 12:35 a.m. ET, encore telecasts of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" delivered bigger audiences than CBS's original "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and ABC's mostly original "Kimmel" in the key adult 18-49 category as well as adults, men and women 18-34 and men and women 18-49.

The median age of Conan's audience last week was 47.0, eight years younger than Letterman's 55.1 and nine years younger than "Nightline's" 56.4.  Conan's audience was even younger than it was during the same week last year when he aired at 12:35 a.m. ET (49.2).  At 12:35 a.m. last week, the median age of Jimmy Fallon's audience (44.1) was seven years younger than Ferguson's (51.6) and Kimmel's (52.0).

For the week of November 30-December 4, Conan's average 1.434 million adults 18-49 outscored the 1.100 of the Letterman rebroadcasts; in total viewers, Conan's audience of 2.675 million persons finished behind Letterman's 3.167 million; and in adults 18-34, Conan's 630,000 topped Letterman's 390,000.  At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy Fallon's 742,000 adults 18-49 for the week topped Ferguson's 686,000; in total viewers, Jimmy's 1.276 million finished behind Ferguson's 1.613 million; and in adults 18-34, Jimmy's 366,000 out-delivered Ferguson's 283,000.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of November 30-December 4. 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," 1.1 rating, 5 share

CBS "Late Show," 0.8/3 (in encore telecasts) ABC "Nightline," 1.0/4

12:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Kimmel," 0.5/3*

12:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night," 0.6/3 (in encore telecasts) CBS "Late Late Show," 0.5/3

1:35 a.m. ET

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

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m. ET

NBC "Tonight," 2.7 million viewers

CBS "Late Show," 3.2 million viewers (in encore telecasts) ABC "Nightline," 4.0 million viewers

12:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Kimmel," 1.6 million viewers*

12:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night," 1.3 million viewers (in encore telecasts) CBS "Late Late Show," 1.6 million viewers

1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Last Call," 0.8 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," 1.0/4 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," 4.2 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 30 – DECEMBER 4

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," 1.4 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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