Jay Leno And Jimmy Fallon Score #1 Finishes For The Late-Night Ratings Week Of May 30-June 3

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June 9th, 2011

via press release:

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON SCORE #1 FINISHES FOR THE LATE-NIGHT RATINGS WEEK OF MAY 30-JUNE 3

JAY OUT-DELIVERS CBS'S ‘Late Show' IN ALL KEY RATINGS CATEGORIES -- ADULTS, MEN AND WOMEN 18-34, 18-49 AND 25-54, PLUS TOTAL VIEWERS

JIMMY FALLON ENCORES TOP 'LATE Late Show' ORIGINALS IN ALL KEY CATEGORIES

SEASON TO DATE, 'TONIGHT' IS UP 15 PERCENT IN TOTAL VIEWERS VS. LAST YEAR AND JIMMY FALLON GROWS BY 13 PERCENT

'Last Call WITH CARSON DALY' IS UP SEASON TO DATE BY 5 PERCENT IN 18-49 VIEWERS AND 14 PERCENT IN TOTAL VIEWERS

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – June 9, 2011 – NBC's late-night lineup has generated #1 ratings for the week of May 30-June 3, as encore telecasts of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" out-delivered CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" rebroadcasts in all key ratings categories: adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. Note that all Monday ratings are excluded from these averages due to the Memorial Day holiday and NBC's Wednesday results are excluded due to an NHL overrun. Tuesday and Thursday ABC programs were delayed by NBA overruns but are included in the weekly averages.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, encores of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" delivered bigger audiences than CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in all key categories.

So far during the 2010-11 television season versus the first 37 weeks of last season, "Tonight" is up by 15 percent in total viewers (3.867 million vs. 3.356 million), while "Late Show" is down 9 percent (3.531 million vs. 3.873 million). At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy Fallon is up 13 percent versus his year-ago pace in total viewers (1.768 million vs. 1.558 million), while "Late Late Show" is down 7 percent (1.745 million vs. 1.867 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, "Last Call with Carson Daly" is up so far this season versus one year ago by 5 percent in 18-49 viewers (495,000 vs. 472,000) and up 14 percent in total viewers (988,000 vs. 864,000). For the week of May 30-June 3, encore telecasts of "Last Call" out-rated originals of CBS's "Late Late Show" in adults 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.3) and adults 18-34 (0.3 vs. 0.2), though "Last Call" airs an hour later than "Late Late Show."

Jay Leno has ranked #1 for 35 of 37 weeks this season versus "Late Show" in viewers 18-49 and total viewers. Jimmy Fallon has ranked #1 versus "Late Late Show" in viewers 18-49 for 37 of 37 weeks this season. In total viewers, Jimmy has out-delivered "Late Late Show" during 22 of the last 29 weeks.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of May 30-June 3. 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. ET

NBC “Tonight,” 1.0 rating, 4 share (in encore telecasts)*

CBS “Late Show,” 0.6/2 (in encore telecasts)*

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

ABC “Nightline,” 1.1/5*

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

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.6/3*

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

NBC “Late Night,” 0.6/3 (in encore telecasts)*

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.3/2*

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.4/2 (in encore telecasts)*

TOTAL VIEWERS

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

NBC “Tonight,” 3.6 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

CBS “Late Show,” 2.7 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 (in encore telecasts)*

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.3 million viewers*

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

NBC “Last Call,” 1.0 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

* All Monday results are excluded from these averages due to the Memorial Day holiday. NBC's Wednesday ratings are excluded due to an NHL overrun. Tuesday and Thursday ABC programs were delayed by NBA overruns but are included in the weekly averages and Wednesday and Friday telecasts of "Kimmel" were encores.

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,” 3.5 million viewers

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

ABC “Nightline,” 4.0 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,” 1.7 million viewers

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

NBC “Last Call,” 1.0 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF MAY 30-JUNE 3

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.8

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.6

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.3 (in encore telecasts)

TBS, midnight-1 a.m., “Lopez Tonight,” 0.2 (in encore telecasts)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.0

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,” 1.8 million

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.3 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.6 million (in encore telecasts)

TBS, midnight-1 a.m., “Lopez Tonight,” 0.4 million (in encore telecasts)

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

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.5 million

 
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