Jay Leno'sratings tied those of O'Brien's on a calendar week basis (2010 vs. 2009).
Leno'sfor the week of November 8-12 averaged a 0.9 with adults 18-49, while 's averaged a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating for the comparable calendar week last year (November 9-13, 2009).
Letterman'sscored a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating last week tieing Leno's .
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 thewas in repeats, and both shows Monday airings were excluded because of the holiday. For the weeks ending 7/16-8/6, was a repeat only on Friday. The week ending 8/13, was encores all week. Both 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.