Late Night TV Ratings For The Week Of February 20-24, 2012

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March 1st, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release:

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – March 1, 2012 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has averaged a 0.9 rating, 3 share in adults 18-49 and 3.8 million viewers overall for the week of February 20-24, growing by 3 percent versus the year-ago week in total viewers (3.8 million vs. 3.7 million). In such key categories as total viewers and adults 25-54, "Tonight" delivered bigger audiences than CBS’s "Late Show with David Letterman," while also out-delivering the hour's combined ABC competition of “Nightline” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in every key ratings category. Note that Monday's ABC results are excluded from these averages due to the Presidents Day holiday.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" delivered bigger audiences than CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and ABC's "Kimmel" in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key categories. For the week, "Late Night" averaged a 0.5/3 in 18-49 and 1.7 million viewers overall.

Through the first 23 weeks of the season, "Tonight" has increased its total-viewer margin over "Late Show" to 14 percent (3.774 million vs. 3.320 million), up from the year-ago season-to-date advantage of 8 percent. Jimmy Fallon has established a total-viewer lead over "Late Late Show" this season of 17 percent (1.821 million vs. 1.557 million), up from last year's advantage of 0.4 percent. Jimmy has also increased his season-to-date lead over "Late Late Show" in adults 18-34, to 44 percent (291,000 vs. 202,000) up from last year's 30 percent, and in adults 25-54, up to 11 percent (892,000 vs. 801,000) up from 3 percent at this point last season.

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY AVERAGES

 

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of February 20-24. 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," 0.9 rating, 3 share

 

CBS "Late Show," 0.9/4

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC "Nightline," 0.8/3*

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC "Kimmel," 0.5/2*

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," 0.3/2*

 

 

 

TOTAL VIEWERS

 

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

 

 

NBC "Tonight," 3.8 million viewers

 

CBS "Late Show," 3.3 million viewers

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC "Nightline," 3.6 million viewers*

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC "Kimmel," 1.6 million viewers*

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

 

 

NBC "Late Night," 1.7 million viewers

 

CBS "Late Late Show," 1.5 million viewers

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

 

 

NBC "Last Call," 0.9 million viewers*

 

* Friday's "Last Call" and "Kimmel" were encores. Monday’s ABC results are excluded from these averages due to the Presidents Day holiday.

 

 

 

 

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," 0.9/3

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC "Nightline," 0.9/3

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC "Kimmel," 0.5/2

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," 3.8 million viewers

 

CBS "Late Show," 3.3 million viewers

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC "Nightline," 3.9 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," 1.0 million viewers

 

 

 

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20-24

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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," 0.7

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.5**

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," 1.8 million

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 1.4 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 1.0 million**

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.2 million

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

** Monday's "Conan" was an encore.

 

 

 

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