NBC Late-Night Ratings Results for the Week of Nov. 21-25, 2011 and the November Sweep

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NBC LATE-NIGHT RATINGS RESULTS FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 21-25 AND THE NOVEMBER SWEEP

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON DELIVER #1 RESULTS IN THEIR TIME PERIODS IN TOTAL VIEWERS VS. ALL CABLE AND BROADCAST COMPETITION

SEASON TO DATE, JAY AND JIMMY INCREASE THEIR TOTAL-VIEWER MARGINS VS. LAST YEAR

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – December 2, 2011 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” have delivered #1 November sweep finishes versus all cable and broadcast competition in their time periods in total viewers. For the month, “Tonight” averaged a 0.8 rating, 3 share in adults 18-49 and 3.7 million viewers overall and “Late Night” earned a 0.6/3 in 18-49 and 1.8 million viewers overall.

“Tonight’s ” 3.7 million viewers overall for the sweep topped the 3.5 million for CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” and also out-delivered ABC’s combination of “Nightline” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy Fallon’s 1.8 million outscored the 1.7 million for CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and Jimmy also delivered a bigger audience than ABC’s “Kimmel” during their head-to-head half-hour. Jimmy Fallon’s 7 percent margin over “Late Late Show” in total viewers (1.783 million vs. 1.670 million) reverses the order from November 2010, when “Late Late Show” led by a 1 percent edge.

The November sweep concluded during the week of November 21-25, with “Tonight” averaging a 0.8/3 in 18-49 and 3.6 million viewers overall. The 3.615 million for the week is “Tonight’s” biggest overall audience in four weeks (since the week of October 24-28). In adults 18-34, “Tonight” out-delivered “Late Show” and ABC’s combo of “Nightline” and “Kimmel” for the week. “Tonight” also topped “Late Show” in total viewers and other key ratings categories. At 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night” averaged a 0.5/3 in 18-49 and 1.7 million viewers for the week, out-delivering “Late Late Show” in viewers 18-34, viewers 25-54 and total viewers.

Through the first 10 weeks of the season, “Tonight” has increased its total-viewer margin over “Late Show” to 9 percent (3.654 million vs. 3.366 million), up from the year-ago season-to-date advantage of 4 percent. Jimmy Fallon has established a total-viewer lead over “Late Late Show” this season of 11 percent (1.756 million vs. 1.577 million), after trailing by 4 percent one year ago. Jimmy has also increased his season-to-date lead over “Late Late Show” in adults 18-34, to 36 percent (296,000 vs. 218,000) up from last year’s 24 percent, and in adults 25-54, up to 4 percent (860,000 vs. 825,000) after trailing by 0.5 percent at this point last season.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of November 21-25. Ratings reflect “live plus same day” data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. November sweep and 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,” 0.8 rating, 3 share*

CBS “Late Show,” 0.9/3*

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 1.3/5*

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.6/3*

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

NBC “Late Night,” 0.5/3*

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.5/3*

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.2/2*

TOTAL VIEWERS

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

NBC “Tonight,” 3.6 million viewers*

CBS “Late Show,” 3.3 million viewers*

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 5.5 million viewers*

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.4 million viewers*

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

NBC “Late Night,” 1.7 million viewers*

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.4 million viewers*

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers*


* All Thursday and Friday telecasts are excluded from these averages, as are Wednesday’s “Last Call,” “Nightline” and “Kimmel.”

NOVEMBER SWEEP

ADULTS 18-49

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

NBC “Tonight,” 0.8 rating, 3 share

CBS “Late Show,” 0.9/4

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 1.0/4

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.6/3

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

NBC “Late Night,” 0.6/3

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.6/3

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.3/2

TOTAL VIEWERS

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

NBC “Tonight,” 3.7 million viewers

CBS “Late Show,” 3.5 million viewers

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 4.1 million viewers

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.0 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

SEASON TO DATE

ADULTS 18-49

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

NBC “Tonight,” 0.9 rating, 3 share

CBS “Late Show,” 0.9/4

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 1.0/4

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.6/3

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,” 0.3/2

TOTAL VIEWERS

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

NBC “Tonight,” 3.7 million viewers

CBS “Late Show,” 3.4 million viewers

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 4.0 million viewers

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 1.8 million viewers

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

NBC “Late Night,” 1.8 million viewers

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.6 million viewers

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF NOVEMBER 21-25

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.4 (in encore telecast)**

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.3 (in encore telecasts)**

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

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 1.28 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. “The Daily Show,” 0.9 million (in encore telecast)**

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.7 million (in encore telecast)**

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.7 million (in encore telecast)**

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.1 million

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

** Thursday telecasts are excluded from these averages.

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