Late Night TV Ratings For The Week Of April 16 - April 20, 2012

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April 26th, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release:

JAY LENO OUT-RATES ‘Late Show’ IN A WEEK OF REBROADCASTS

JIMMY FALLON ENCORES TOP ‘LATE Late Show’ ORIGINALS IN 18-49 VIEWERS AND TOTAL VIEWERS

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – April 26, 2012 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has delivered bigger audiences in adults 18-49, total viewers and all other key ratings categories versus CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” in a week of rebroadcasts for both shows.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, encore telecasts of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” out-delivered originals of CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in viewers 18-49 (519,000 vs. 478,000), total viewers (1.330 million vs. 1.246 million) and most other key categories.

Through the first 31 weeks of the season, "Tonight" has increased its total-viewer margin over "Late Show" to 15 percent (3.722 million vs. 3.235 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 (1.767 million vs. 1.536 million), up from last year's advantage of 0.1 percent. Jimmy has also increased his season-to-date lead over "Late Late Show" in adults 18-34, to 39 percent (276,000 vs. 199,000) up from last year's 23 percent, and in adults 25-54, up to 10 percent (867,000 vs. 785,000) up from 2 percent at this point last season.

"Tonight" delivered a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Show" for the 15th time in 18 weeks while Jimmy Fallon attracted a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Late Show" for a 21st week in a row.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of April 16-20. 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," 0.7 rating, 3 share (in encore telecasts)

CBS "Late Show," 0.6/2 (in encore telecasts)

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," 0.4/2 (in encore telecasts)

CBS "Late Late Show," 0.4/2

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

NBC "Last Call," 0.3/2 (in encore telecasts)

TOTAL VIEWERS

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

NBC "Tonight," 2.9 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

CBS "Late Show," 2.4 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC "Nightline," 3.7 million viewers

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC "Kimmel," 1.8 million viewers*

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

NBC "Late Night," 1.3 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

CBS "Late Late Show," 1.2 million viewers

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

NBC "Last Call," 0.8 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

* Friday’s "Kimmel" was an encore.

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," 0.8/3

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," 3.2 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

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SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF APRIL 16-20

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, 1.0

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.7

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.28 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. "The Daily Show," 1.9 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, 2.1 million

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

 

 
  • Gary Middleton

    Diana, no momentum in terms of numbers lately. His last two weekly numbers were significantly lower than the 0.52 area he had established as his floor this year.

    I think it’s all about Big Bang. Is that bubble finally bursting? Or will those reruns actually pick up steam again when networks are on summer break?

  • Drum

    Fallon’s staff book Howard Stern and Stephen Colbert in the same week, not to be outdone Ferguson’s staff book Steve Guttenberg.

  • Stuart

    Stuart – You realize late night shows rarely “stop tape and fix things” in front of a live audience. (How do you know?)

    BTW, it’s really obnoxious when people refer to the president as “Barry.”

    (Blow me, Barry Badlands).

  • Gary Middleton

    Drum, if it makes you feel any better, overnights were really low when Stern was on Letterman, Kimmel, and Piers Morgan Tonight.

  • GARebelman

    Of course Stern will somehow say he beat the competition as he does every time he appears on anything these days.

  • Hector

    Fallon’s staff book Howard Stern and Stephen Colbert in the same week, not to be outdone Ferguson’s staff book Steve Guttenberg.

    That was excellent

  • Hector

    ‘You realize late night shows rarely “stop tape and fix things” in front of a live audience.’

    That’s correct.

    I think I remember reading about George Lopez taping in a weird way the first year of his show.

    Then Robert Morton (former Letterman producer) came on and they started doing the show live to tape, which is what most show do, I believe.

    Plus, you can tell when there’s awkward edits. Doesn’t happen often.

  • Hector

    Also, it’s true Jimmy Kimmel Live hasnt been live in years.

    But he also tapes his shows much closer to air than everyone else.

    I don’t know for sure, but I feel I’ve heard he tapes his show around 7pm PT. Depending if that when he’s starting or ending, that means he finishes taping 1 or 2 hours before air.

    Plus, he regularly talks about shows, presidential addresses, and sports that occur/occurred before or while he is taping his show.

    So in that aspect, he has less freedom stop tape and fix things.

    One more thing, however. I don’t know how much he does it now, but I just now remember hearing that he has in the past taped things in a weird order or ahead of time. I think that applies mostly to his commercial cold opens in studio and to guest interviews.

    Damn, I’m good at crapping on my own point.

  • Gary Middleton

    I’ve been to a lot of tapings of Dave, Jay, and Late Night with Conan over the past 25 years or so. They’re live-to-tape all the way. It’s as much a lifestyle choice as anything else: when the show is over, they want to get out of there.

    Only one stoppage in all my visits: Dave had to stop his interview with Paul Harvey because the lights went out. One music performance on Tonight was re-done because of an audio mix issue. And Jay looped the set up to one joke because he said “North Dakota” instead of “South Dakota” and they wanted it factually accurate. Nothing was ever stopped or re-taken to make something funnier.

  • Badlands

    Stuart, I know they rarely edit because I’ve been to multiple tapings and never seen a stoppage. Plus, it’s well-known (as others have stated here) that they do “live to tape.” On the rare occasion they do edit, it’s quite noticeable.

    As for your “blow me” comment, that’s exactly what I’d expect from someone who tries to demean the president with childish nicknames. Thanks for fitting the stereotype.

  • Stuart

    As for your “blow me” comment, that’s exactly what I’d expect from someone who tries to demean the president with childish nicknames. Thanks for fitting the stereotype.

    You mean like “Jack” Kennedy, or “Teddy” Roosevelt? Yes, totally demeaning.

    I stand firmly behind my well-deserved “Blow Me”. And add a “Get a Life”.

  • Chris

    Until he was in his twenties, Barack Obama was known by friends and family as Barry.

    Not sure how he would feel about being called that now. JFK was called Jack by everybody from his mother to wife and friends. Nobody called TR Teddy to his face…he despised the name.

  • Stuart

    QED

  • Badlands

    Stewey – it’s hard to believe you don’t get the difference. JFK went by the name “Jack” (even Jackie called him that). TR didn’t like the name Teddy, but it was widely used by the press, and he found it, yes, demeaning. Obama hasn’t used the name “Barry” since he was 19 years old. Only his detractors use it, so it’s no term of endearment. BTW, I also think it’s stupid when people refer to Romney as Willard, and that’s his actual first name.

    Anyway, this is a late night thread, so I’m done with this. If you want to continue to annoy people, I guess that’s up to you.

  • Stuart

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    XOXO

  • Stuart

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  • Stuart

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  • Chris

    Is this for real?

  • mary

    Is it just me or does anyone else think Stuart had a difficult time making friends in elementary school…

  • Diana Santiago

    *eating popcorn*

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