Late Night TV Ratings For The Week Of June 4 - June 8, 2012

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June 14th, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON DELIVER #1 FINISHES FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF JUNE 4-8

 

 

‘TONIGHT’ AND ‘LATE NIGHT’ GENERATE 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 16 PERCENT FROM THE YEAR-AGO 10 PERCENT AND JIMMY FALLON HAS INCREASED HIS MARGIN OVER ‘LATE Late Show’ TO 16 PERCENT FROM 2 PERCENT

 

 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – June 14, 2012 – NBC’s "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" has delivered #1 rankings in viewers 18-49 and total viewers for the week of June 4-8, 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." Note that "Late Show" and "Kimmel" were in rebroadcast Friday night.

 

 

 

At 12:35 a.m. ET, NBC’s "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" ranked #1 ahead of CBS's encore telecasts of "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and head to head versus ABC’s "Kimmel" in viewers 18-49 and total viewers.

 

Through the first 38 weeks of the 2011-12 broadcast year, "Tonight" has increased its total-viewer margin over "Late Show" to 16 percent (3.691 million vs. 3.180 million), up from the year-ago season-to-date advantage of 10 percent. Jimmy Fallon has also established a total-viewer lead over "Late Late Show" this season of 16 percent (1.762 million vs. 1.514 million), up from last year's advantage of 2 percent. Jimmy has also increased his season-to-date lead over "Late Late Show" in adults 18-34, to 42 percent (276,000 vs. 195,000) up from last year's 25 percent, and in adults 25-54, up to 12 percent (859,000 vs. 766,000) from 3 percent at this point last season.

 

"Tonight" delivered a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Show" for the 21st time in 25 weeks while Jimmy Fallon attracted a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Late Show" for a 28th week in a row.

 

 

WEEKLY AVERAGES

 

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of June 4-8. 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

 

CBS “Late Show,” 0.6/3*

 

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,” 0.4/2 (in encore telecasts)

 

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,” 3.4 million viewers

 

CBS “Late Show,” 2.5 million viewers*

 

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

 

ABC “Nightline,” 3.4 million viewers

 

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

 

ABC “Kimmel,” 1.7 million viewers*

 

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

 

NBC “Late Night,” 1.6 million viewers

 

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.2 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

 

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

 

NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

 

* Friday’s “Late Show” and “Kimmel” were encores.

 

SEASON TO DATE

 

ADULTS 18-49

 

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

 

NBC “Tonight,” 0.8 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

 

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JUNE 4-8

 

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

 

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.6

 

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.5

 

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,” 1.5 million

 

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.1 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

 

 

 
  • Dr. TV

    Late Night War…hahahahaha

  • Diana Santiago
  • TatiG

    The little there is, the more they fight.

  • Mario

    Leno is still the King, even in repeats!

  • Robert

    F’ these guys…bring back Benny Hill!!!

  • Ralph Hahn

    It’s always good to get this NBC news release each week. Just to see how Carson Daly’s “Last Call” does against its competitors…INFORMERCIALS!!!

  • Steve

    Who wants “The Tonight Show” anymore? Doubt it’s the goal of many comedians anymore. Time to relegate it to the dustheap of history.

  • Chris

    Yeah, some king with a 0.7. Put Judge Judy or Wheel of Fortune against him and he’d get creamed.

  • Drum

    Fallon droped 1.8 million viewers from Leno,Kimmel droped 1.7 million from Nightline and Ferguson droped 1.3 million from Letterman in encores.
    Nothing to add just thought it was fascinating.

  • GARebelman

    Seems Fallon has the mentality most do these days. Each show is “their show” instead of coveting a time slot. A better mind set to have.

  • Charles

    True, GAR.

    Part of it is that in the age of youtube and DVRs, time slot doesn’t matter. We watch a show at our convenience now.

    Betcha Jay Leno was steaming when he read that Fallon said he would accept Tonight if offered. Fallon will probably call and beg for forgiveness from the almighty king of the 0.7 ratings.

  • Brad

    I think there is more buzz about who is going to be Letterman’s successor than who is going to be Leno’s, well, at least that seems to be the case with this crowd. I am curious if Fallon will be offered a deal to move over to FOX sometime soon. They always seem to eye a presumed Tonight Show successor to jump ships with the likes of Joan Rivers and Conan O’Brien.

    Also, it was Jerry Seinfeld at the end of Bill Carter’s book that said no comedian talks about doing a show by it’s name, but by it’s host. They would say “I’m doing Letterman” or “I’m doing Leno” not Late Night, The Late Show, or The Tonight Show.

  • Mario

    Chris, Leno still beats all other late night hosts.

    Why don’t you make fun of them for a change?? Why always attack Leno?

  • Dan

    Mario, is Jay not tied with Dave at .8/3 season to date after 9 months? King?

  • Mario

    Dan, Leno has beaten Dave in the coveted 18-49 age group 21 in the past 25 weeks. Plus he beat Dave in total viewers!

    So YES Leno is still the King!

  • Dan

    Mario,

    I don’t dispute that, but can’t dispute that the 9 month 18-49 average has them tied.

  • GARebelman

    Problem with FOX is they’d have to get clearance from all the affiliates as they have pretty successful late night program each market purchases themselves. Plus they had a horrid track record for late night shows. There isn’t a 35 minute overlay from a lead in like CBS, ABC, NBC. A potential 11PM show would have to pray that the people watching the 1 hour long local Fox news is interested afterward. My Atlanta market has a 11PM news cast as well as the 10PM news cats.

  • Brad

    “My Atlanta market has a 11PM news cast as well as the 10PM news cats.”

    Excuse me but that’s f’d up. I totally agree with you about the overlay. I honestly was just about to say that a one hour new casts isn’t so desirable to follow up with. I’m sure Jimmy Kimmel doesn’t appreciate it at ABC with the 11 o’clock local news + Nightline.

  • GARebelman

    I find it pointless as well. A full hour of local news then they do something for 30 minutes called “On the Edge” which is essentially minus ONE new story they refused to do in that 1 hour is a condensed version of the 1 hour. Overkill on my FOX station. Then I believe TMZ comes on at 1130

  • André

    Relevant (for this topic) inaugural PAAFTJ Television Awards nominations:

    BEST VARIETY SERIES
    “Conan” TBS
    “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Comedy Central
    “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” ABC
    “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” CBS
    “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” NBC
    “Saturday Night Live” NBC

    BEST WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES
    “Conan” TBS
    “The Colbert Report” Comedy Central
    “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Comedy Central
    “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” CBS
    “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” NBC
    “Saturday Night Live” NBC

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