With Letterman's Late Show in a repeat, delayed by basketball in many markets, Leno's Tonight Show's main competition was Nightline. Here are the early results:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:
- "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" delivered a 3.9/10 in metered-market households. Other results were: CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" (1.4/5 with an encore delayed by basketball) and ABC's "Nightline" (3.1/7) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (1.4/4 with an encore) in Nielsen's 56 metered markets.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” earned a 1.4/6. Other results were: "Late Show" (0.5/4 with an encore delayed by basketball), "Nightline" (1.2/5) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (0.6/3 with an encore).
- At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" delivered a 1.7/6 in metered-market households. CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" is currently scored with a 1.1/5 for its first half-hour with an encore delayed by basketball. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" averaged a 0.7/4 in 18-49 and "Late Late Show" is currently earning a 0.4/3 for its first half-hour with an encore delayed by basketball.
- At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.1/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.