The Tonight Show And Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Earn May 31 - June 4 Late-Night Victories

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June 10th, 2010

via press release:

'THE Tonight Show WITH JAY LENO' AND 'LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON' EARN MAY 31-JUNE 4 LATE-NIGHT VICTORIES  

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – June 10, 2010 – NBC's late-night lineup has delivered ratings wins for the week of May 31-June 4, with encore telecasts of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" out-delivering all cable and broadcast competition in the 11:35 p.m. ET hour in adult 18-49 viewers and total viewers.  Jay generated bigger audiences than CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" in all key categories and topped ABC's hour of "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in nearly all key measures: adults, men and women 18-34; adults, men and women 18-49; adults and men 25-54 and total viewers.

Most late-night shows were in rebroadcast last week and all shows excluded their Monday results from weeklong averages due to the Memorial Day holiday.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, encore telecasts of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" generated bigger audiences than CBS's mostly original "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in adults, men and women 18-34; adults, men and women 18-49; and men 25-54.  Head to head from 12:30 to 1 a.m., Jimmy Fallon topped ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in nearly all key categories: adults and men 18-34; adults, men and women 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54; and total viewers.

To date, Jay Leno has ranked #1 in adult 18-49 rating on 66 of 70 nights versus "Late Show" (including ties), since returning as host of "Tonight" on March 1.  In total viewers, Jay has ranked #1 on 67 of 70 nights.

For the week of May 31-June 4, Jay's average 1.257 million adults 18-49 outscored Letterman's 935,000; in total viewers, Jay's audience of 3.446 million persons beat Letterman's 2.904 million; and in adults 18-34, Jay's 424,000 topped Letterman’s 258,000.  At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy Fallon's 673,000 adults 18-49 for the May sweep topped Ferguson's 582,000; in total viewers, Jimmy's 1.352 million trailed Ferguson's 1.496 million; and in adults 18-34, Jimmy's 239,000 out-delivered Ferguson's 196,000.
WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of May 31-June 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.-12:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Tonight," 1.0 rating, 4 share (in encore telecasts)*

CBS "Late Show," 0.7/3 (in encore telecasts)*

11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Nightline," 1.1/5*

12:05-1:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Kimmel," 0.6/3*

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night," 0.5/3 (in encore telecasts)*

CBS "Late Late Show," 0.4/3*

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET

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

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Tonight," 3.4 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

CBS "Late Show," 2.9 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Nightline," 3.8 million viewers*

12:05-1:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Kimmel," 1.6 million viewers*

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night," 1.4 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

CBS "Late Late Show," 1.5 million viewers*

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET

NBC "Last Call," 0.9 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

* Monday results are excluded due to the Memorial Day holiday.  The Tuesday "Late Late Show" and Tuesday and Wednesday "Kimmel" were encores, and the "Friday" Kimmel was re-titled and excluded from weekly averages.

SEASON TO DATE

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.1/5

CBS "Late Show," 1.0/4

11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Nightline," 1.0/4

12:05-1:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Kimmel," 0.5/3

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4

CBS "Late Late Show," 0.6/3

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET

NBC "Last Call," 0.4/3

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 4.3 million viewers

CBS "Late Show," 3.9 million viewers

11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Nightline," 3.8 million viewers

12:05-1:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Kimmel," 1.7 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," 1.6 million viewers

CBS "Late Late Show," 1.9 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET

NBC "Last Call," 0.9 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 4

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.8

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.6

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.8

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, 11-11:30 p.m.  "The Daily Show," 1.8 million

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 1.3 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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