Jay Leno's ratings are starting to settle in and last night's Theled Letterman with 3.8/10 household share in the overnights vs. The 's 3.3/9, so the household rating gap is narrowing.
In the 25 local markets with local People Meters, Leno maintained a wide margin, with a 1.6 in adults 18-49 vs. a 0.9 for Letterman. We should see the "fast national" numbers measuring a wider section than those 25 markets later today.
Update: Not much of a drop in the Fast National ratings though notably Letterman went up by two ticks vs. the local People Meters in adults 18-49, while Leno went down a tick.
In Late-Night Fast Nationals Thursday Night:
- "The with Jay Leno" (1.5 rating in adults 18-49) led the time period over CBS's " with David Letterman" (1.1) and ABC's " (1.1) in fast national "live plus same day" ratings from Nielsen Media Research. The "Tonight" margin over " " in fast-national adult 18-49 rating is 36 percent.
- Thursday's "Tonight" matched its Wednesday rating in adults 18-49 (1.5) and finished within a tenth of a point of its Monday and Tuesday result (1.6 each night in fast nationals).
- In total viewers in the fast nationals, “The with Jay Leno” (5.1 million) ranked #1 among the major networks in the time period over "Late Show" (3.9 million) and " " (3.6 million). The "Tonight" margin over " " in total viewers in these fast-national results is 29 percent.
- At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (0.6 in adults 18-49) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.6) in these fast nationals. In total viewers, "Late Night" (1.8 million viewers overall) trailed "Late Late Show" (1.9 million).