Jay Leno And Jimmy Fallon Deliver Ratings Wins For The Late-Night Week Of Nov. 29-Dec. 3

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December 9th, 2010

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JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON DELIVER RATINGS WINS FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF NOV. 29-DEC. 3

JAY AND JIMMY TOP ALL CABLE AND BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT COMPETITION IN THEIR TIME PERIODS IN 18-49 VIEWERS AND TOTAL VIEWERS

JIMMY FALLON'S ENCORES DELIVER BIGGER AUDIENCES THAN 'LATE Late Show' ORIGINALS IN ADULTS 18-49, GIVING JIMMY A 40TH STRAIGHT WEEKLONG WIN IN 18-49 VIEWERS (EXCLUDING WIMBLEDON WEEK)

FOR THE SEASON, 'TONIGHT' MATCHES ITS YEAR-AGO 18-49 rating AND IS UP 52 PERCENT IN TOTAL VIEWERS

CARSON DALY IS UP THIS SEASON VS. LAST BY 11 PERCENT IN 18-49 VIEWERS AND 25 PERCENT IN TOTAL VIEWERS

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – December 9, 2010 – NBC’s late-night lineup has scored ratings wins for the week of November 29-December 3, as "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" led their time periods over all cable and broadcast entertainment competition in viewers 18-49 and total viewers.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, encore telecasts of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" out-delivered CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in adult 18-49 viewers, marking the 40th straight week Jimmy has topped "Late Late Show" in 18-49 viewers (excluding the week of delays for Wimbledon coverage). "Late Night" tied "Late Late Show" in adult 18-49 rating last week but led by an 11 percent margin in 18-49 viewers (805,000 persons vs. 724,000).

Through the first 11 weeks of the 2010-11 season, "Tonight" is leading "Late Show" by 7 percent in adult 18-49 viewers (1.258 million vs. 1.180 million), reversing the order at this point one year ago, when "Late Show" held a slight 0.3 percent lead (1.353 million vs. 1.349 million). In total viewers, "Tonight" leads "Late Show" through 11 weeks of the season by a 7 percent margin (3.797 million vs. 3.560 million), reversing the order of one year ago, when "Late Show" led by a 67 percent advantage (4.173 million vs. 2.505 million).

Through the first 11 weeks of the 2010-11 season, Jimmy Fallon is leading "Late Late Show" by a 14 percent margin in adult 18-49 viewers (784,000 vs. 690,000), reversing the order of one year ago, when "Late Late Show" held a slight 0.3 percent lead (792,000 vs. 790,000). In total viewers, Jimmy has cut the year-ago "Late Late Show" lead down to 3 percent (1.773 million vs. 1.721 million) from its year-ago 40 percent (1.925 million vs. 1.372 million).

Versus the first 11 weeks of last season, "Tonight" is matching its year-ago 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and is running within 7 percent of its year-ago 18-49 viewership (1.258 million vs. 1.349 million), while "Late Show" is down 10 percent in rating (0.9 vs. 1.0) and down 13 percent in 18-49 viewers (1.180 million vs. 1.353 million). At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy Fallon is matching his year-ago 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 and running within 1 percent of last year in 18-49 viewers (784,000 vs. 790,000), while "Late Late Show" is down in 18-49 rating by 17 percent (0.5 vs. 0.6) and down in 18-49 viewers by 13 percent (690,000 vs. 792,000).

In total viewers, "Tonight" is up 52 percent versus its average viewership for the first 11 weeks of last season (3.797 million vs. 2.505 million), while "Late Show" is down 15 percent (3.560 million vs. 4.173 million). At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy Fallon is up 25 percent versus his year-ago pace in total viewers (1.721 million vs. 1.372 million), while "Late Late Show" is down 8 percent (1.773 million vs. 1.925 million).

For the week at 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” jumped 16 percent versus the same week last year in 18-49 viewers (526,000 vs. 452,000) and 39 percent in total viewers (1.050 million vs. 757,000). Through the first 11 weeks of the season, "Last Call" is up by 11 percent in 18-49 viewers (487,000 vs. 438,000) and up 25 percent in total viewers (978,000 vs. 780,000).

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of November 29-December 3. 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

CBS "Late Show," 0.8/4 (in encore telecasts)

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

ABC "Nightline," 0.9/3

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

ABC "Kimmel," 0.5/2*

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

NBC "Late Night," 0.6/3 (in encore telecasts)

CBS "Late Late Show," 0.6/3

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

NBC "Last Call," 0.4/3 (in encore telecasts)

TOTAL VIEWERS

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

NBC "Tonight," 4.1 million viewers

CBS "Late Show," 3.2 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," 1.8 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

CBS "Late Late Show," 1.7 million viewers

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

NBC "Last Call," 1.1 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

* Friday’s “Kimmel” was an encore.

SEASON TO DATE

ADULTS 18-49

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

NBC "Tonight," 1.0 rating, 4 share

CBS "Late Show," 0.9/4

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," 0.6/3

CBS "Late Late Show," 0.5/3

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," 3.8 million viewers

CBS "Late Show," 3.6 million viewers

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

ABC "Nightline," 3.9 million viewers

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

ABC "Kimmel," 1.8 million viewers

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

NBC "Late Night," 1.7 million viewers

CBS "Late Late Show," 1.8 million viewers

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

NBC "Last Call," 1.0 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 3:

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.6

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.5

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.9

TBS, midnight-1 a.m., “Lopez Tonight,” 0.4

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.9

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.6

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.31 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. "The Daily Show," 1.6 million

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 1.2 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 1.5 million

TBS, midnight-1 a.m., “Lopez Tonight,” 0.7 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.9 million

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.3 million

 
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