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

 

 

 
  • Diana Santiago

    This is a great recap of the Conan taping in Chicago by the Just for Laughs staff. I attended in two other occasions, and my experience was basically the same.

    http://justforlaughschicago.tumblr.com/post/25117731607/go-team-coco

    I have to add that the Team Coco staff are the most professional, hard-working, courteous, friendly and amazing people that I’ve met outside my family and close friends.

  • Aaron

    Speaking of Leno copying bits, the “green car challenge” on the Jay Leno Show was a copy of Top Gear making celebrities race around a track, except with electric cars.

  • Chris

    But we must all admit that ’10 at 10′ is a true Leno original…

  • Mario

    Diana, what about Leno’s writers?

    Leno has shown he’s good enough that he can write his own jokes like he did during the 08 writers strike. Conan can’t so he spins his wedding ring on the desk and has the camera zoom in on his beard!

  • Diana Santiago

    “Leno has shown he’s good enough that he can write his own jokes like he did during the 08 writers strike.” – Yeah, so classy of him to be a scab.

  • Him

    It seems like Mario thinks that the ONLY form of comedy are jokes. Nothing else, including improv, script writing, sketch writing and physical comedy (Conan is thousands of times better than Leno at all of those) matter to him…

  • Chris

    Probably because Jay Leno can’t really improv, isn’t much of a writer, is pretty lousy in sketches, and doesn’t do much physical comedy.

    He can tell jokes reading them off of large blue cue cards and teleprompters, and ask airheaded celebs lame questions off of smaller cue cards.

  • Mike

    Folks, let’s lay off Mario. He likes Jay Leno and his show. No crime or anything to be embarrassed about with that…and he shouldn’t have to explain it.

  • Diana Santiago

    Gee, I forgot that the “religion” forbids to question Leno followers. I apologize. ;)

    The puzzle will never be solved: who are these mysterious Leno writers and why no one claims to be one? :D

  • Diana Santiago
  • Mark

    So CBS has signed Arsenio to develop a syndicated talk show that may compete with Letterman in some markets? Insane…Dave will probably explode.

  • Aaron

    I hope Arsenio succeeds. He seems like a decent guy.

  • Brad

    Mark, I was just as shock as you were when Leno & NBC let the guy do the cinnamon challenge.

    Personally, I have enjoyed all of Leno’s originals. I don’t think they were great but I don’t think they are bad either.

    As for CBS, now they will have three late night shows and have connections with Turner Broadcasting and Conan along with Viacom and Stewart and Colbert, but there are zero successors to Letterman’s Late Show.

  • Mike

    Brad, I think it’s understood, at least from press leaks, that when and if Dave leaves Late Show the keys of the Ed Sullivan Theater go to Craig Ferguson if he wants them. If he doesn’t, it’s a whole new ball game.

  • GARebelman

    Where in the world will they put Arsenio in these markets? Only broadcast channels available in my area are Mynetworktv and the CW.

  • Diana Santiago

    Sharon Osbourne made the funniest Jay Leno comment ever made on Conan… It had me laughing out loud for the rest of the show!

  • Brad

    Does anybody know why Aresnio has to wait well over a year to be back on television? I forget, was it this long to set up The Chevy Chase Show? My only thought is that CBS doesn’t have the studio for the show until after the summer in 2013. Same reason why Ferguson has to wait until the fall for his new studio.

  • Mike

    Brad…the networks and syndicators have already sold the shows for the 2012-2013 season long ago. For example, the Katie Couric show was announced a long, long time ago…time enough to sell the show to potential stations, and allow those stations to find a spot on their lineup.

    Seems like some have already bought Arsenio (impulse buy based on the low rated Celebrity Apprentice). He’s not going to have a strong station lineup.

  • Brad

    Okay, so he could start in May/June because that is when networks sell their shows to advertisers, but starting a television show in the summer is not a good place to start (cough Duets! cough).

  • Mike

    Still, if I had an extra $1000, last thing I would do with it is bet on a successful launch of an Arsenio Hall Show. Reasons are many.

    Might not be a 13-week dud, but probably not much more than that.

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