Late Night TV Ratings For The Week Of April 9 - April 13, 2012

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April 19th, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON GENERATE #1 FINISHES FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF APRIL 9-13

‘TONIGHT’ AND ‘LATE NIGHT’ DELIVER BIGGER 18-49 AND TOTAL-VIEWER AUDIENCES THAN THE ABC AND CBS TIME-PERIOD COMPETITION

SEASON TO DATE, JAY HAS STRETCHED HIS TOTAL-VIEWER LEAD OVER ‘Late Show’ TO 15 PERCENT FROM THE YEAR-AGO 8 PERCENT AND JIMMY FALLON HAS INCREASED HIS MARGIN OVER ‘LATE Late Show’ TO 15 PERCENT FROM 0.3 PERCENT

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – April 19, 2012 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has delivered #1 rankings in viewers 18-49 and total viewers for the week of April 9-13, generating bigger audiences in adults 18-49 and total viewers than its time-period competition of CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" and ABC's combination of "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

At 12:35 a.m. ET, NBC’s "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" ranked #1 ahead of CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and head to head versus ABC’s "Kimmel" in viewers 18-49 and total viewers, delivering bigger audiences than “Late Late Show” in every key ratings category: adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

At 1:35 a.m. ET, NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly” delivered an 11 percent gain versus the same week last year in total viewers, with an average of 995,000 persons versus the year-ago 897,000.

Through the first 30 weeks of the season, "Tonight" has increased its total-viewer margin over "Late Show" to 15 percent (3.747 million vs. 3.264 million), up from the year-ago season-to-date advantage of 8 percent. Jimmy Fallon has also established a total-viewer lead over "Late Late Show" this season of 15 percent (1.780 million vs. 1.545 million), up from last year's advantage of 0.3 percent. Jimmy has also increased his season-to-date lead over "Late Late Show" in adults 18-34, to 40 percent (278,000 vs. 199,000) up from last year's 23 percent, and in adults 25-54, up to 10 percent (874,000 vs. 792,000) up from 2 percent at this point last season.

"Tonight" delivered a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Show" for the 14th time in 17 weeks while Jimmy Fallon attracted a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Late Show" for a 20th week in a row.

WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of April 9-13. 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,” 0.8 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.7/3

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.0/4

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,” 0.4/2

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,” 3.4 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.9 million viewers

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC “Nightline,” 4.0 million viewers

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.9 million viewers*

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.6 million viewers
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.3 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 1.0 million viewers*

* Friday’s “Last Call” and “Kimmel” were encores.

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,” 3.7 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,” 1.5 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 1.0 million viewers

 

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF APRIL 9-13

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,” 0.6

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

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.9 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

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  • Gary Middleton

    “Wow,Conan got a .7 last night. Is it because he had Simon Helberg on the show, since he’s one of the main stars from the Big Bang Theory?”

    Maybe a little, but mostly the enormous night that Big Bang had at 10:30. Conan retained 38% of that audience, which is just slightly above normal. Makes you wonder what kind of number Conan might have done had Ron Artest honored his booking.

  • Chris

    Obama’s appearance, while not completely shameful, was ill advised. We’re celebritizing our presidency, and it’s not right.

    And I can tell you that the magic and luster of President Obama has worn off the youth…his attempts to connect like this are making him more of a source of mockery than of inspiration.

    My high school students, who four short years ago were all about this guy, called his appearance the “lamest.”

  • Hector

    ‘Hector, maybe the bit works better with someone who is supposed to be rigid like an anchorman, as opposed to someone known for being pretty soulful. In other words, Slow Jamming The News with Mitt Romney *might* be the far superior comedy bit.’

    I’d love to see it for the potential trainwreck.

    It just wasnt up to par with most ‘slow jam the news’ bits theyve done in the past. I think it was more on the writers than Obama. I agree that Obama was stiff, but that didn’t really hurt the bit.

    And its a weird thing with Brian Williams. He’s ‘anchorman’ stiff-sure, I can agree to that. But he’s on TV all the time, he knows what he’s doing. The stiffness isnt what helps.

    Its just that Brian Williams is hilarious. I almost want to modify that with ‘for a news guy,’ but thats an insult. He was always great with Conan, and lately has been great on Letterman.

    He’s the perfect newsman (the look, gravitas, talent etc.) NBC Nightly News is #1 for a reason. And then on top of that, he’s hilarious. What can I say, I love me some Brian Williams. And now his daughter’s acting. She was on Letterman recently. Pretty good appearance for her 1st talk show. Plus, she’s beautiful.

    Now, I don’t know which one I’m more in love with.

    Wait, did I type that out loud?

  • Mamimi

    Hey

  • Diana Santiago

    Conan was on fire tonight! Impeccable monologue, great comedy skit and he had a lot of fun during the interviews. He was laughing out loud. Happy Conan makes a great episode.

  • Chris

    Conan’s farewell to Newt Gingrich is a classic. When he came on as Calista I just lost it. Hysterical.

  • Brad

    Hey, does anyone know when Ferguson is moving into his new studio? My guess would be in late May after his week in Scotland.

  • Mark

    Any minute now the el-stinko numbers for last week will be posted. Any idea how bad Leno and Company will look?

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