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

 

 

 
  • Brad

    My vote…
    Best Series: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
    Best Writing: The Colbert Report

  • Diana Santiago

    I’m glad Craig Ferguson got some nominations!

    Did you watch Conan last night? The Triumph/McBrayer remote was absolutely hilarious! I have had so much fun in Chicago during this week. I got to attend the taping twice and I went to two comedy shows with Conan writers, besides watching Patton Oswalt show last night.

    Experiencing Chicago during the Just for Laughs festival helps you explain why TBS is putting all the bets on Conan as his spokesperson. I saw Steve Koonin after Conan’s Monday taping and he looked delighted. I’m really hoping that this is a long term relationship.

  • rif

    Diana, I think that might have been the best Triumph segment ever. I’ve seen some online comments that it’s the best segment of any kind in the history of Conan.

  • Chris

    “Nothing gets past you, especially the carbohydrates….”

    Most fascinating, and hysterical, late night comedy bit of the year.

    Conan’s show, slowly but surely, is turning into a must-see.

  • GARebelman

    Here is a breakdown of these numbers and the final figures for the 2011-12 season:

    (2011-12 Broadcast Season)
    Program Averages Total Viewers A25-54(000)/ Rtg A18-49(000)/ Rtg
    ABC “Nightline” 3,889,000 1,526,000/ 1.3 1,167,000/ 0.9
    CBS “Late Show” 3,219,000 1,379,000/ 1.1 1,060,000/ 0.8
    NBC “Tonight Show” 3,713,000 1,427,000/ 1.2 1,094,000/ 0.9

    (Week of June 4, 2012)
    Program Averages Total Viewers A25-54(000)/ Rtg A18-49 (000)/ Rtg
    ABC “Nightline” 3,419,000 1,294,000/ 1.1 1,006,000/ 0.8
    CBS “Late Show” 2,529,000 1,033,000/ 0.9 808,000/ 0.6
    NBC “Tonight Show” 3,434,000 1,246,000/ 1.0 901,000/ 0.7

  • Mario

    Chris, not a chance!

    The only thing about Conan and “must” is you must change the channel! His ratings haven’t improved. 99.7% of the nation ignores him!

  • Charles

    Watched The Tonight Show for the first time last night…wow.

    First, as a fan of theme music, the show has nothing resembling a theme song…that’s amazing. Betcha nobody here could hum it. Seem like talented musicians, but the band contributes nothing.

    Monologue was unremarkable…one sort of funny Lohan joke, but the others were repeats of jokes other comedians have told this week.

    Then, amazingly, a blatant rip off of two things in a act II comedy piece. Leno just stole Letterman’s Stupid Human Tricks and borrowed Sesame Street’s Meal or No Mean skit name and offered probably the lamest piece of comedy I’ve seen in years. That a major network would allow something that weak is incredible. Even Jay seemed to sense its weakness.

    Just couldn’t watch anymore…flipped over to a Betty White repeat on Letterman.

  • Bobby

    Gotta agree with this, Charles. Perhaps the worst episode of Leno I’ve seen in a long time. Exhibit A for those who think it’s time to pull the plug.

    And, if you watch carefully…most of those Leno shook hands with and high fived had gray hair or were bald…

  • Chris

    The shame is that Leno can be a gifted comic, yet he and his staff do nothing but rip off others. This isn’t the first time he’s ripped off stupid human tricks.

    The show needs a major overhaul. Beginning with the host.

  • Mario

    Chris, riiiiiiiiiiiiight.

    That’s why Leno totally destroyed the competition during the 2008 writers strike. They all had to write their own jokes and Leno showed his comedic instincts are by far the best.

    Conan, on the other hand, was so pathetic he was spinning his wedding ring on the table and had a close up of his beard! Neither were remotely funny!

    Leno was a great pure comedian when he toured the nation long before he got Tonight and he had no staff or writers back then!

  • Aaron

    Mario, Conan did more than that during the writer’s strike. Apparently you never heard (or conveniently forgot to mention) his “feud” with Colbert and Stewart. That got the attention of the media. And I do agree with you that Leno used to be a great standup comedian but he dumbed his humor down when he got the Tonight Show.

  • Aaron

    Wow Mario, 99.7 percent of the nation ignores Conan? Where did you get that number? Conan still gets attention by various media outlets (HuffPost, CNN, Variety Magazine, NY Times, LA Times, etc.). He’s reached Colbert’s numbers before, so by your logic would that make Colbert ignored by 99.7 percent of the nation?

  • Chris

    Indeed…never thought of it that way, but divide Jay Leno’s ratings by the population of the United States, it shows that almost 99% of the nation ignores Jay Leno and the rest!

  • Aaron

    Charles, what do you think about the theme songs for the other late night talk shows?

  • Charles

    Well, it used to be a lot of thought went into the planning of themes.

    Letterman’s is, well, Letterman’s and has been for decades. I could sit and play the basic song on the piano…though I wish it were as funky as it used to be.

    I like Ferguson’s quite a bit. Reflects the show nicely.

    I actually remember Leno’s first theme from 1992…and sort of liked it.

  • Aaron

    What do you think of Conan’s theme? Kinda simple to me but somehow fits his persona. I enjoyed his Late Night and Tonight Show theme songs a lot more, though.

  • Charles

    Agreed. I probably understand why he elected not to use it at TBS, but when it was swinging with Max W. it was an awesome theme.

  • Diana Santiago

    As part of the Just for Laughs festival I attended two shows by the “Conan” writers. These people are awesome, especially Deon Cole, Todd Levin, Andres duBouchet (to name a few). I was wondering if the Leno writers were on the stand-up circuit too, so I googled and I found zip. Does anyone know?

  • Brad

    I’m sorry but I don’t understand what the purpose is of the Just For Laughs festival. Not all of these guys work of TBS. Anybody care to explain? Much appreciated!

  • Chris

    Interesting that nobody has refuted Charles’ assessment of Leno’s show yet. If that Gary guy was here, he’s be shrieking about how nobody was original and how Carson always ripped off Jack Benny.

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