Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Grab Ratings Wins for Late-Night Week of Jan. 17-21

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January 27th, 2011

via press release:

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON GRAB RATINGS WINS FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF JAN. 17-21

‘TONIGHT’ DELIVERS BIGGER AUDIENCES THAN CBS'S ‘Late Show’ AND ABC'S COMBO OF 'Nightline' AND 'KIMMEL' IN ALL KEY CATEGORIES: ADULTS, MEN AND WOMEN 18-34, 18-49 AND 25-54, PLUS TOTAL VIEWERS

JIMMY FALLON ALSO OUT-DELIVERS 'LATE Late Show' AND KIMMEL IN ALL KEY RATINGS CATEGORIES

SEASON TO DATE, 'TONIGHT' IS UP 40 PERCENT IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND JIMMY FALLON GROWS BY 22 PERCENT

'Last Call WITH CARSON DALY' IS UP SEASON TO DATE BY 10 PERCENT IN 18-49 VIEWERS AND 23 PERCENT IN TOTAL VIEWERS

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – January 27, 2011 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" have generated ratings wins for the late-night week of January 17-21, with "Tonight" delivering bigger audiences than CBS's "Late Show" and ABC's combination of "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in every key ratings category and Jimmy Fallon also out-delivering Kimmel and CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in all the key categories: adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. Note that Monday's NBC and ABC programs are excluded from weeklong averages due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Jay Leno has ranked #1 for 17 of 18 weeks this season versus "Late Show" in viewers 18-49 and for 16 of 18 weeks in total viewers. Jimmy Fallon has ranked #1 versus "Late Late Show" in viewers 18-49 for 18 of 18 weeks. In total viewers, Jimmy has won nine of the last 10 weeks versus "Late Late Show."

Versus the first 18 weeks of last season, "Tonight" is up 40 percent in total viewers (3.862 million vs. 2.766 million), while "Late Show" is down 14 percent (3.592 million vs. 4.196 million). At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy Fallon is up 22 percent versus his year-ago pace in total viewers (1.779 million vs. 1.460 million), while "Late Late Show" is down 9 percent (1.778 million vs. 1.953 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, "Last Call with Carson Daly" is up so far this season versus one year ago by 10 percent in 18-49 viewers (501,000 vs. 455,000) and up 23 percent in total viewers (1.002 million vs. 812,000).

WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of January 17-21. Ratings reflect “live plus same day” data from Nielsen Media Research 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. E
NBC "Tonight," 1.0 rating, 4 share*
CBS "Late Show," 0.9/4

11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.9/4*

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 (in encore telecast)*

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.9 million viewers*
CBS "Late Show," 3.8 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," 1.7 million viewers*

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.7 million viewers *
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.7 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.9 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

* Monday's NBC and ABC programs are excluded from weeklong averages due to the Martin Luther King Day holiday.

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," 3.9 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," 1.7 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.8 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 JANUARY 17-21:

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.7
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.5

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.6
TBS, midnight-1 a.m., “Lopez Tonight,” 0.2

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.1
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," 1.1 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 1.1 million
TBS, midnight-1 a.m., “Lopez Tonight,” 0.5 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.4 million
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million

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