Jay Leno’s Tonight Show Ratings Tie Conan's From Last Season

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November 18th, 2010

Jay Leno's Tonight Show ratings tied those of  Conan O'Brien's Tonight Show on a calendar week basis (2010 vs. 2009).

Leno's Tonight Show for the week of November 8-12 averaged a 0.9 rating with adults 18-49, while Conan's Tonight Show averaged a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating for the comparable calendar week last year (November 9-13, 2009).

Letterman's Late Show scored a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating last week tieing Leno's Tonight Show.

Conan's new show on TBS had higher adults 18-49 ratings than both last week.

For those constantly asking when these posts will end, just 10 weeks to go. You'll need to whine about something else beginning in late February, start planning now!

The chart shows the late night adults 18-49 weekly average ratings for 2009 and 2010.

Note: The week ending 7/2/2010, the Tonight Show was in repeats, and was delayed by Wimbledon coverage. The week of 7/9/2010 the Late Show was in repeats, and both shows Monday airings were excluded because of the holiday. For the weeks ending 7/16-8/6, Late Show was a repeat only on Friday.  The week ending 8/13, Late Show was encores all week.  Both Late Show and Tonight Show were repeats the week ending 8/20. For the week of 9/3/10, Late Show ratings were based on four days only. Note for the week of 9/10/10 NBC's Thursday telecasts were delayed by a primetime NFL overrun.  Friday's "Late Show" was an encore, Monday results are excluded from these averages due to the Labor Day holiday. Late Show was in repeats the week of 9/17/10. Note that due to the mid-term elections, Late Show Tuesday ratings were excluded from the averages and the Tonight Show was pre-empted Tuesday the week of Nov 1-5.

Last season timing note: The Late Show staff member extortion story broke on October 1, 2009.

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