Conan O'Brien And Jimmy Fallon Tie For #1 In Their Time Periods

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December 28th, 2009

via press release:

Conan O'BRIEN AND JIMMY FALLON TIE FOR THEIR TIME-PERIOD WINS FOR THE WEEK OF DEC. 14-18 IN 18-49 rating AND WIN THE WEEK OUTRIGHT IN 18-49 VIEWERS

'TONIGHT' TOPS ALL CABLE AND BROADCAST COMPETITION IN ADULT 18-49 VIEWERS WITH ITS BIGGEST KEY-DEMO AUDIENCE SO FAR THIS SEASON

JIMMY FALLON DELIVERS HIS BIGGEST ADULT 18-49 AUDIENCE IN NINE WEEKS

Last Call WITH CARSON DALY’ TIES ABC’S ‘JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE’ IN 18-49 AND 18-34 RATING

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – December 28, 2009 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien” and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" have both tied for #1 in their time periods for the week of December 14-18 in the key late-night demographic of adults 18-49 and won their hours outright in 18-49 viewers over all broadcast and cable competition.

Conan delivered his biggest weeklong adult 18-49 audience, 1.448 million persons, so far this season (since the week of September 14-18) and Jimmy Fallon amassed his biggest 18-49 audience, 855,000 viewers, in nine weeks (since October 12-16).

Conan has finished #1 or tied for #1 among broadcast networks in adult 18-49 rating for seven of the last eight weeks and Jimmy has been #1 or tied for #1 in 18-49 rating for five of the last six weeks.

In adults 18-34, Conan dominated Letterman and the ABC team of “Nightline” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for the week, posting a 1.0 rating in 18-34 versus “Late Show’s” 0.7, “Nightline’s” 0.6 and “Kimmel’s” 0.3.

The median age of Conan’s audience last week was 46.0, nine years younger than Letterman’s 55.8 and 11 years younger than "Nightline's" 57.4.  At 12:35 a.m. ET last week, the median age of Jimmy Fallon's audience (42.9) was nine years younger than Ferguson’s (52.1) and 10 years younger than Kimmel’s (53.1).

For the week at 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 0.3 in 18-34) tied ABC's Kimmel in 18-49 and 18-34 rating.

For the week of December 14-18, Conan’s average 1.448 million adults 18-49 outscored Letterman’s 1.404; in total viewers, Conan’s audience of 2.640 million persons finished behind Letterman's 4.359 million; and in adults 18-34, Conan’s 673,000 topped Letterman’s 481,000.  At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy Fallon's 855,000 adults 18-49 for the week topped Ferguson's 830,000; in total viewers, Jimmy's 1.441 million finished behind Ferguson's 2.003 million; and in adults 18-34, Jimmy's 432,000 out-delivered Ferguson's 351,000.

WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of December 14-18. 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," 1.1/5
ABC "Nightline," 0.9/3

12:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 0.4/2*

12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.6/4
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.6/4

1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.4/3*

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 2.6 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 4.4 million viewers
ABC "Nightline," 3.7 million viewers

12:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 1.4 million viewers*

12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.4 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 2.0 million viewers

1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.9 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," 4.2 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 DECEMBER 14 - 18

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," 1.0 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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