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

    Leno and Fallon hit the pavement hard! Hawaii Five-O is back, big numbers for Dave, and NBC got pulverized on its “strong” night. Smash is not a show for the mass public and we’ve seen that Steve Martin does not pull a number anymore.

    Interested to see how Colbert did. He has been closing the gap with Stewart and Diane Keaton was trending all over Twitter last night.

  • Gary Middleton

    Conan narrowly misses a 0.6 for last week. 0.547.

  • Gary Middleton

    Ignore everything I said about Leno and Fallon last night! Was looking at a year-ago chart. Great night for CBS in prime time, but Leno and Fallon seem to have held the line. Looks like ABC may have edged them both out in late night, though.

  • GARebelman

    I watched Don Rickles on Letterman last night. Hilarious as always :)

  • Hello Man

    Must admit that Jimmy Kimmel’s appearance at the White House Correspondence Dinner was a terrific performance. In a time where most of the performances there are duds (Jay Leno anybody?) Kimmel knocked it out of the park.

    Maybe he’s not so bad after all…

  • Diana Santiago

    0.6 for Conan last night… nice number for a 6-month old re-run!

  • Aaron

    Looks like Ron Artest (Metta World Peace) will be coming on Conan next Monday.

  • Gary Middleton

    Monster night for Big Bang at 10:30. Over 3 and a half million viewers. A new Conan might have done 0.8. Good to see Artest will honor his booking, and one of the great things is it’s on Conan’s weak night. If Monday does 0.5 or something, the Big Bang lead-ins could get him to a weekly 0.7 if everything cuts the right way.

    Wish I understood the manic volatility in Big Bang Theory TBS ratings.

  • Gary Middleton

    If the overnights are anywhere near real, then I presume Kimmel beat Jay and Dave in the demo last night.

  • Hello Man

    Sorry, nobody beats Jay Leno at any time.

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