Late Night TV Ratings For The Week Of June 18 - June 22, 2012

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June 28th, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON DELIVER #1 FINISHES FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2012 VS. THE ABC AND CBS TIME-SLOT COMPETITION

 

 

JAY STRETCHES HIS LEADS OVER ‘Late Show,’ TOPPING HIS MARGINS OF VICTORY IN BOTH THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2012 AND FOURTH QUARTER OF 2011; JIMMY ALSO ADDS TO HIS FIRST-QUARTER AND FOURTH-QUARTER LEADS OVER 'LATE Late Show'

 

VERSES THE YEAR-AGO QUARTER, JAY INCREASES HIS MARGIN OVER ‘Late Show’ IN TOTAL VIEWERS TO 23 PERCENT FROM 18 PERCENT; JIMMY STRETCHES HIS ADVANTAGE OVER ‘LATE Late Show’ VS. LAST YEAR IN TOTAL VIEWERS, 18-49, 18-34 AND 25-54

 

FOR THE SECOND QUARTER, JAY AND JIMMY DELIVER BIGGER AUDIENCES THAN ‘Late Show’ AND ‘LATE LATE SHOW’ RESPECTIVELY IN ALL KEY CATEGORIES – ADULTS, MEN AND WOMEN 18-34, 18-49 AND 25-54, AS WELL AS TOTAL VIEWERS

 

 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – June 28, 2012 – NBC’s "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" have delivered #1 finishes for the second quarter of 2012 over the ABC and CBS competition in their time periods in viewers 18-49, total viewers and other key categories. For the quarter, "Tonight" averaged a 0.8 rating, 3 share in adults 18-49 and 3.5 million viewers overall and "Late Night" earned a 0.5/3 in 18-49 and 1.7 million viewers overall.

 

In every key ratings category -- adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers -- Jay delivered bigger second-quarter audiences than CBS’s "Late Show with David Letterman" and Jimmy Fallon attracted bigger audiences than "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson."

 

Jay increased his lead over "Late Show" to an 11 percent margin among adult 18-49 viewers in the second quarter (999,000 vs. 896,000), up from a 4 percent margin in the first quarter. In total viewers, Jay increased his advantage over "Late Show" to 23 percent in the second quarter (3.510 million vs. 2.854 million), up from 16 percent in the first quarter. Jay also beat his margins for the quarter before that, the fourth quarter of 2011, when he trailed "Late Show" in viewers 18-49 and led by 13 percent in total viewers.

 

At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy Fallon increased his lead over CBS's "Late Late Show" in the second quarter versus the first, up to 26 percent in viewers 18-49 (660,000 vs. 525,000), from a 17 percent advantage in the first quarter. In total viewers, Jimmy led by a 21 percent margin in the second quarter (1.676 million vs. 1.383 million), up from a 16 percent win in the first quarter. Jimmy also beat his margins from two quarters ago, the fourth quarter of 2011, when he won over "Late Late Show" by 13 percent in viewers 18-49 and 15 percent in total viewers.

 

Versus the year-ago second quarter, "Tonight" increased its total-viewer margin over "Late Show" to 23 percent, up from the year-ago advantage of 18 percent. Jimmy Fallon established a total-viewer lead over "Late Late Show" for the quarter of 21 percent, up from 9 percent one year ago. Jimmy also stretched his second-quarter lead over "Late Late Show" in adults 18-49 up to 26 percent from the year-ago 22 percent, in adults 18-34 up to 46 percent (255,000 vs. 175,000) from last year's 30 percent, and in adults 25-54 up to 18 percent (788,000 vs. 668,000) from 10 percent for the second quarter of 2011.

 

The quarter ended with the week of March 18-22, during which "Tonight" averaged a 0.7/3 in 18-49 and 3.4 million viewers overall, and generated the show’s biggest 18-49 audience (954,000) since the week of May 21-25. Jimmy Fallon averaged a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 1.6 million viewers for the week.

 

"Tonight" delivered a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Show" for the 23rd time in 27 weeks while Jimmy Fallon attracted a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Late Show" for a 30th week in a row.

 

 

 

WEEKLY AVERAGES

 

 

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of June 18-22. Ratings reflect "live plus same day" data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Second-quarter and 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," 0.6/2

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC "Nightline," 1.1/5*

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC "Kimmel," 0.6/3*

 

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

NBC "Late Night," 0.5/2

CBS "Late Late Show," 0.3/2

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

NBC "Last Call," 0.2/2 (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," 3.5 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

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

 

NBC "Last Call," 0.8 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

* ABC’s Tuesday and Thursday telecasts were delayed by NBA overruns. "Kimmel" was in repeat on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

 

 

SECOND QUARTER

 

 

 

ADULTS 18-49

 

 

 

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

 

 

NBC "Tonight," 0.8 rating, 3 share

 

 

CBS "Late Show," 0.7/3

 

 

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

 

ABC "Nightline," 0.9/4

 

 

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

 

ABC "Kimmel," 0.6/3

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

TOTAL VIEWERS

 

 

 

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

 

 

NBC "Tonight," 3.5 million viewers

 

 

CBS "Late Show," 2.9 million viewers

 

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

 

ABC "Nightline," 3.8 million viewers

 

 

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

 

ABC "Kimmel," 1.9 million viewers

 

 

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

 

 

NBC "Late Night," 1.7 million viewers

 

 

CBS "Late Late Show," 1.4 million viewers

 

 

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

 

 

NBC "Last Call," 0.9 million viewers

 

 

 

 

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," 0.9 million viewers

 

 

 

 

 

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JUNE 18-22

 

 

 

 

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," 0.4

 

 

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," 1.6 million

 

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 1.2 million

 

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.9 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

 

 

 

 

 
  • Diana Santiago

    Congratulations to Jay Leno, who scored a huge win last night in the really important Female Tweens with Raging Hormones demo.

  • Nick

    ^ Doesn’t matter. It’ll help him a lot for the week. Any promo is good promo. As long as he’s on top, he’s on top.

  • Brad

    I think at this point, no one can fight that Jay Leno beats Nightline in his first half. 0.7 vs 1.1. I doubt Jay gets a 1.1 in his first half and then a 0.3 in his second half to average out to 0.7 in the ratings.

    Diana, what are talking about when it comes to young female demo with raging hormones? I feel like I’m missing out on some important info.

  • GARebelman

    Just proves if Jay had CBS style 10PM shows the gap would widen. Letterman can’t seem to take advantage of that quite as much as much more tune out

    And if he had the pre 18 people there the demo would have skewed that fact.

  • GARebelman

    (2nd Quarter, 2012)
    PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000) /Rtg A18-49(000)/ Rtg
    ABC “Nightline” 3,843,000 1,503,000 / 1.2 1,198,000/ 0.9
    CBS “Late Show” 2,854,000 1,175,000/ 1.0 896,000/ 0.7
    NBC “Tonight Show” 3,510,000 1,323,000/ 1.1 999, 000/ 0.8

    (Week of June 18, 2012)
    PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000) /Rtg A18-49(000)/ Rtg
    ABC “Nightline” 3,500,000 1,534,000 / 1.3 1,365,000/ 1.1
    CBS “Late Show” 2,532,000 1,050,000/ 0.9 795,000/ 0.6
    NBC “Tonight Show” 3,443,000 1,308,000/ 1.1 954, 000/ 0.7

  • Diana Santiago

    Brad, Justin Bieber was the musical guest. Lot of tween girls watching Leno last night, almost no difference in the key demo, but NBC spin it like it was the Super Bowl.

  • Chris

    Yeah…Leno reaches a 1.0 in the demo and the cheering erupts. Amazing how these numbers have crashed and burned.

    At least Jay Leno now has a partner in douchebag land—Matt Lauer.

  • joe

    Pathetic CoCo-heads.
    They just can’t stand any good news for Leno.
    Imagine the praise they would throw towards Conan if he ever got a 1.0 rating.

  • joe

    I forgot.
    CoCo-heads do praise Conan.
    Whenever he gets a 0.6

  • Aaron

    Joe, Leno’s been sinking ever since he came back to the Tonight Show. He’s now doing worse in the 18-49 demo than the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien ever did in the same demo, the most important demographic.

  • joe

    Err.
    The same can be said about how Conan O’Brien has been doing since he came back to tv.
    Where’s the double standard is all I’m sayin.

  • Aaron

    Except Conan has a huge online following.

  • Brad

    “I forgot, CoCo-heads do praise Conan whenever he gets a 0.6″

    So funny because its true, and I am one of those Coco-heads, but Aaron is right, Conan has a huge following online. I wish we could get the results of that but my guess it only increases his ratings up 0.1 or 0.2. I’m not too sure. If it did increase his rating 0.2 thus giving him 0.6/0.7, makes you wonder why TBS doesn’t gloat about it. So my assumption could be wrong. Then again, you don’t want another show like Jimmy Kimmel to start prancing around with his online presence and the ratings that gives him, so you know, its probably a losing arguement.

    All in all, it is safe to say Conan has a bigger online presence than most of his competitors if not all.

  • GARebelman

    According to what I just saw last year this same time, the ratings are pretty identical so all this gloom and doom is rather off the top.

  • rif

    I concur with GAR. The ratings decline over the last few months is more about summer than the decline of the shows, which is much more gradual.

  • rif

    Conan’s online presence is still well below Stewart and Colbert, but way above of anyone else.

    I attempted a calculation of how significant Conan’s online presence and it came out equivalent to .02. In other words, his 0.50 would become 0.52 when online views are considered. My methodology was extremely rough, but even if the results are off by like 500%, it shows the significance of online presence is still tiny compared to TV viewings.

  • Brad

    I concur too. Ferguson went down from 0.5 to 0.4. Fallon went down from 0.5/0.6 to a solid 0.5. All the guys who got 0.9s, Leno, Letterman, and Stewart has gone down 0.1/0.2 in their ratings. The only ones who have an audience growing is Conan and Kimmel (and Nightline).

    Rif, if you calculations were off by 500%, then Conan would have a 0.6, network’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ ratings. However, I do believe your rough calculations are about online ratings if it is for a full episode of his show.

  • Aaron

    Brad, TBS must be pretty happy with their investment in Conan.

  • Brad

    Oh I don’t dispute that. I mean, I did for awhile, but not anymore. I do believe Conan needs a yearly average of 0.5 or more in order to keep his spot as 0.4 is borderline in my opinion.

  • Brad

    Does anybody know the current relationship of George Lopez and Conan O’Brien? I assume it is okay because I can’t find anything that says anything good or bad about it. Also, what is Arsenio Hall’s relationship with all the late night hosts? I know he is very good with Jay, but who else? Thanks!!!

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