Late Night TV Ratings For The Week Of June 11 - June 15, 2012

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June 21st, 2012

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Update: for those wondering Jimmy Kimmel Live averaged a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers overall on the two nights there were NBA finals as the late night lead-in  (Tuesday and Thursday) and a 0.5 and 1.7 million on the non-NBA nights.

Via NBC's Press Release

NBC LATE-NIGHT RATINGS RESULTS FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 11-15

JAY LENO OUT-RATES ‘Late Show’ IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS

JIMMY FALLON TOPS ‘LATE Late Show’ IN ALL KEY CATEGORIES

SEASON TO DATE, JAY HAS STRETCHED HIS TOTAL-VIEWER LEAD OVER ‘Late Show’ TO 16 PERCENT FROM THE YEAR-AGO 11 PERCENT AND JIMMY FALLON HAS INCREASED HIS MARGIN OVER ‘LATE Late Show’ TO 17 PERCENT FROM 2 PERCENT

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – June 21, 2012 – NBC’s "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" has averaged a 0.7 rating, 3 share in adults 18-49 and 3.5 million viewers overall for the week of June 11-15, delivering bigger audiences in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key ratings categories versus CBS’s "Late Show with David Letterman. Note that NBC Monday results are excluded from last week’s averages due to a Stanley Cup overrun and Friday’s "Late Show" was an encore.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" out-delivered CBS’s "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in viewers 18-49, total viewers and all other key categories. For the week, "Late Night" averaged a 0.5/3 in 18-49 and 1.6 million viewers overall.

Through the first 39 weeks of the 2011-12 broadcast year, "Tonight" has increased its total-viewer margin over "Late Show" to 16 percent (3.686 million vs. 3.166 million), up from the year-ago season-to-date advantage of 11 percent. Jimmy Fallon has established a total-viewer lead over "Late Late Show" this season of 17 percent (1.760 million vs. 1.510 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 41 percent (274,000 vs. 194,000) up from last year's 26 percent, and in adults 25-54, up to 12 percent (857,000 vs. 763,000) from 4 percent at this point last season.

"Tonight" delivered a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Show" for the 22nd time in 26 weeks while Jimmy Fallon attracted a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Late Show" for a 29th week in a row.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of June 11-15. 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," 1.2/5*

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC "Kimmel," 0.7/4*

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

NBC "Late Night," 0.5/3*

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," 3.5 million viewers*

CBS "Late Show," 2.7 million viewers*

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC "Nightline," 4.1 million viewers*

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC "Kimmel," 2.0 million viewers*

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

NBC "Late Night," 1.6 million viewers*

CBS "Late Late Show," 1.3 million viewers

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

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

* Monday’s "Tonight" and "Late Night" were delayed by a hockey overrun and are excluded from these averages. ABC’s Tuesday and Thursday telecasts were delayed by NBA overruns but are included in these averages. Friday’s "Late Show" was an encore and "Kimmel" was in repeat on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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

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SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JUNE 11-15

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, 1.0

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, 2.3 million

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.5 million

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  • Justin

    Good to see Conan getting the same ratings as Last Call. Smart Move TBS.

  • Tony

    Kimmel is doing great.

  • RJ

    Good to see it getting the same ratings as Last Call? Which airs at 130am (as compared to 11pm)? Yeah, that makes sense…

  • rif

    Justin, 18-49 is what matters, which is why they list it first.

    Tony, I think these are anomalies from the NBA finals.

  • Nick

    At least Leno is still holding in there with such horrible lead-ins all summer song. Letterman’s ratings have been horrible all week, all 0.4 and 0.5. I’m wondering how that will translate in the final ratings.

  • Robert Marino

    NEW! Late night TV ratings for all of 2012, from the 1st week in January to June 15, in four convenient charts — just scroll to the bottom of the page and work your way up, chronologically:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/77149235@N06/

    (It’s true that this week’s ratings require a lot of asterisks, but we work with what we get.)

  • jcfreder

    .4s for Letterman will probably be .6s. He is always undercounted in the overnights. (not that .6 is any good)

  • Tony

    It’s not just this one time that Kimmel got 2 million viewers, rif. The same happened a few weeks ago. He’s clearly taken the lead over Fallon and Ferguson.

  • Tony

    Of course it’s worth noticing that Kimmel’s lead-in Nightline pulls in over 4 million viewers.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Tony because of course the NBA finals were a huge factor for ABC last week as will be the case this week too.

  • Drum

    Kimmel kept 58.33% of his 18-49 lead-in and 48.78% of his total viewers lead-in with a 2.1 million loss of viewers

    Fallon kept 71.43% of his 18-49 lead-in and 45.71% of his total viewers lead-in with a 1.9 million loss of viewers

    Ferguson kept 66.66% of his 18-49 lead-in and 48.15% of his total viewers lead-in with a 1.4 million loss of viewers

  • GARebelman

    Read the asterisks people. Kimmel wasn’t half on last week with like a lot of exclusions. Leno was exluded Monday. Late show is apparently excluded from Friday. And from the looks of things, they actually let the NBA overrun stay in to prop Nightline up.

    (Week of June 11, 2012)
    PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/Rtg A18-49(000)/ Rtg
    ABC “NIGHTLINE” 4,065,000 1,695,000/ 1.4 1,569,000/ 1.2
    CBS “LATE SHOW” 2,656,000 1,073,000/ 0.9 818,000/ 0.6
    NBC “TONIGHT SHOW” 3,450,000 1,243,000/ 1.0 917,000/ 0.7

  • Mike

    So Leno gets closer and closer to that 3 million mark that I predicted a few weeks ago…and. most importantly, drops to below a million in 18-49s.

    So NBC now has a problem in AM, with Ann Curry about to get Conan-ed out of her job, primetime, and, now, late night.

    I would hate to be an NBC executive these days.

  • Chris

    Amazing, Mike…and remember how you were mocked endlessly by that Gary guy? Perhaps that’s why he fled the coop. He never could admit he was wrong on anything.

    I’ve said it before, and will say it now. NBC needs to boot Leno now, relaunch the hour in the fall, and build some excitement in late night television.

  • Mike

    Yes. And while they’re crowing in this NBC press release, you can bet a pizza there’s no back slapping and congratulations in the NBC offices over their flagship show drawing a 0.7 in the demo.

  • Mike

    And, sadly, it appears as if the original airing of Conan stayed flat. But I bet the live+7 numbers will be impressive.

  • Mario

    Chris and Mike, you guys totally forget Leno STILL beats every single other late night host out there! Ratings are down but they’re down for ALL late night talk shows!

    I would not be surprised at all if Leno is renewed till 2017 to give him 25 years as host. There’s no way Leno just goes to the golf course and quits TV by 2014!

  • Brad

    I’ve been reading more about the whole Ann Curry story. 15 years working for the Today Show, gets to be co-host, a full year goes by, NBC decides to pull the plug. If you didn’t believe it in 2010, believe it now, NBC is the worst network to work for. I hope everybody watch Good Morning America from here on out.

    By the way, I never liked Matt Lauer.

  • Brad

    Mario, you forget that Leno doesn’t beat them by much, and that he’s barely beating a creepy, left-wing, pedophile. A man who alienates half his audience by being so pro-Obama, crazy-if-your-not-a-democrat, attitude. He also alienates plenty of woman because of his scandal. Leno should be proud that he is barely beating Letterman. That’s like being proud that you can beat up a retarded kid. It is pathetic. We think the numbers for late night television can be higher that it already is, it just needs to be restructured.

  • Mike

    Brad…not sure you understand what a pedophile is, but this is 100% completely out of line, false, and just not acceptable. Letterman’s scandal, such as it was, is fair game, but you don’t seem to know what you’re walking about.

    You’re going off the rails quite quickly.

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