Jay Leno'stied 's ratings on a calendar week basis (2010 vs. 2009) again, making it three ties in the last four weeks. Leno's ratings tied 's ratings for the comparable calendar week (July 26-30, 2010 vs. July 27-31, 2009).
Leno still came out ahead of Letterman who was down a tenth of a ratings point year over year falling to a 0.7with adults 18-49.
The chart shows the late night adults 18-49 weekly average ratings for 2009 and 2010.
Note: The week ending 7/2/2010, the
No more chart of the sequential weeks comparison betweenand Leno. That chart was always a bit apples/oranges because of the different seasons. While before the calendar runs of the shows overlapped we had to make do, now that we have some of the same time period to compare, the sequential chart has been retired.