New & Improved! Now with calendar week ratings comparisons too!
For the first week since Jay Leno'sreturn, he was tied by David Letterman's , as both shows averaged a 0.9 adults 18-49 for the week of June 7-11. Coming off a week of repeats for both shows, Leno fell a tenth of a point and Letterman gained two tenths.
That put Leno'stwo tenths of a ratings point below O'Brien's ratings trend, comparing the ratings for each show's fifteenth sequential week (note the first chart below).
It was 0.6 ratings points below the same calendar week of's ratings last summer (note the second chart below). Interestingly, Letterman's had the same rating as it did for the week a year ago.
In related news, ‘The Jay Leno Show’ Cancellation Payoff Is Complete.
The first chart shows the Leno/ratings in the same sequential week of their run. (it's the same chart I have been doing for quite some time).
/Letterman (2009-10) week 1 ended 6/5/09. Leno/Letterman (2010-) week 1 ended 3/5/10. The /Letterman(2009-10) ratings do not include the final week the Tonight Show was in repeats prior to the Winter Olympics.
The second chart aligns the ratings weeks for the shows to their calendar weeks. Updated with dates in the X-axis.