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

 

 

 
  • Mario

    Charles, come on! Nobody has a patent on audience participation! Ever since studio audiences have existed they have been asked to participate and that was long before Letterman!

    Leno didn’t steal anything from Letterman or Stern! They don’t own 300 million people and can’t prevent others from simply asking the public questions!

  • Chris

    No, but night in and night out it proves that if he couldn’t steal ideas and bits from other comedians Jay Leno would be useless on television.

    That was his problem as a guest host for Carson. When it was once a week, he was OK because he had his headlines gag, which itself was ripped off from Letterman’s “Small Town News.” When he had to do a week he struggled.

    When 1992 came and he had to do a full week, that’s when he and his staff started watching other shows and stealing their bits. Heck, even the Dancing Itos was a rip off.

    Mario…I’ll challenge you to name one…just one, funny original Jay Leno bit.

  • Charles

    Dancing Itos may rank as the most tasteless bit in the history of late night television (Leno’s choice to get into the gutter with OJ jokes will haunt him forever), but what was that ripped off from?

  • Mike

    OK, OK…the word “tasteful” and Jay Leno will never be used together in the same sentence…can we move on?

  • Mario

    Chris, Iron Jay was hilarious and I wish he’d bring it back.

    Beyondo was good too.

  • Mario

    Mike, you mean Conan. His show is a disaster and no matter what he does he can’t raise his awful ratings.

    Leno has the best ratings and best monologue in late night. He’s a late night legend and those who don’t see that are just butthurt sore loser Conan fans!

  • Aaron

    Mario’s tactic is to attack Conan whenever someone challenges him to a question about Jay.

  • Aaron

    And Mario, how is Conan’s show a ratings disaster? He has even able to compete with Colbert in the ratings, someone who’s considered a huge success.

  • Mario

    Aaron, you Conan fans like to stay blissfully ignorant. Conan was already losing viewers on NBC towards the end of his late night run and even lost to Ferguson some nights.

    At TBS he has lost more than half of the BBT lead in!

  • Diana Santiago

    Mario: I’m expecting an answer about Leno’s writers. As a diehard fan that you are, you must know, right?

  • Aaron

    Mario, I’m well aware that Conan was losing some viewers to ferguson. You seem to be ignoring my statement that Conan’s current ratings can match Colbert’s, a huge success for comedy central, a network that is one of tbs’ top competitors.

  • Aaron

    I’m not surprised Conan was losing viewers to ferguson towards the end of his run on Late Night. This was a time when Craig was starting to make his show the great program it is today.

  • André

    Conan did an AWESOME week of shows. That’s all I care about – having a great show to watch done by a guy I think is pretty damn funny.
    Ignorant trolls in forums, haters, other people’s opinion in general, pointless discussions about the centesimal numbers of ratings, “great points everyone”, e-drama…I couldn’t be less bothered by it all. If anything it amuses me just a bit more.

  • Chris

    So, Mario, Leno loses to Letterman, often, once or twice per week…you don’t seem to mention that. In the demo they’re tied for the year thus far.

    And, on paper, he lost the season to Nightline, so The Tonight Show is the #2 show in late night television.

  • jcfreder

    Just to be clear, regardless of a discussion of quality, I don’t think it’s fair to say that Nightline is the #1 show over Leno. If Leno is only behind NL by about 70,000 in the demo, I’m sure Leno is ahead in the half-hour NL is on. Dave is close enough where is is probably out-rating NL as well.

    So basically, Leno beats NL head to head for a half-hour and then does another half-hour after NL is off the air.

  • Chris

    True…and I don’t understand why they don’t break the numbers down like that…but the average reader sees “Nightline is #1″ and don’t care or know these details.

    All they know is that Dave and Jay follow Nightline in the ratings.

  • GARebelman

    Nightline beating anybody needs a huge asterisk. Unless I specifically find half hour break downs, Nighline only beats Jay maybe 10% of the time head to head. Dave wins less of the time but it’s not a blow out. This is like saying Stewart beats Conan when that’s a half hour vs. a full hour.

  • Brad

    There are no easy calls in late night, not at this point. You can spin anyone with a 11pm or 11:35pm show to be a winner in late night, just not Chelsea Lately or Watch What Happens.

  • Mike

    Agreed.

    When TBS started sharing Conan’s ratings using a “live plus 7″ figure…including those who watch first run and all other viewings, I scratched my head…but now see it as valid.

    I often wonder what other shows see in terms of the “plus 7″. Does anybody watch Leno later? Letterman? I only watch Letterman clips on Roku, not the entire show.

    People are watching these shows differently now…they need to figure a way to count that.

  • Mark

    I agree that Leno’s show on Friday was unspeakably bad…even for him…

    But I was amazed they (NBC) allowed, as part of that (yes, stolen) stupid human trick with inhaling cinnamon. This new fad is harming kids all over the country…causing permanent injury to some. Granted, nobody who considers himself “cool” is watching Jay Leno, and nobody “cool” would boast they were doing something on Leno, but that contestant should have been refused. Knowing it was staged makes it worse. As a teacher, I’ve had to caution my students not to do this stupid prank…

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