Late Night TV Ratings For The Week Of June 25 - June 29, 2012

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July 6th, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release

JAY LENO SCORES AN 18-WEEK HIGH IN 18-49 VIEWERS AND A 15-WEEK HIGH IN TOTAL VIEWERS
JAY AND JIMMY FALLON DELIVER #1 FINISHES, WITH BIGGER AUDIENCES THAN THEIR ABC AND CBS TIME-PERIOD COMPETITION IN EVERY KEY CATEGORY: ADULTS, MEN AND WOMEN 18-34, 18-49 AND 25-54, PLUS TOTAL VIEWERS

WEDNESDAY’S ‘TONIGHT,’ WITH MUSICAL GUEST JUSTIN BIEBER, GENERATES THE SHOW’S BIGGEST NIGHT IN 18-49 VIEWERS AND TOTAL VIEWERS SINCE THE WEEK AFTER THE Super Bowl

SEASON TO DATE, JAY HAS STRETCHED HIS TOTAL-VIEWER LEAD OVER ‘Late Show’ TO 18 PERCENT FROM THE YEAR-AGO 11 PERCENT; JIMMY FALLON HAS ALSO INCREASED HIS MARGIN OVER ‘LATE Late Show’ TO 18 PERCENT, UP FROM LAST YEAR’S 4 PERCENT

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – July 6, 2012 – NBC’s late-night stars have out-delivered the ABC and CBS time-period competition in all key ratings categories for the week of June 25-29, with “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” hitting an 18-week high in viewers 18-49 and a 15-week high in total viewers.

The Wednesday, June 27 edition of “Tonight,” featuring musical guest Justin Bieber and guests Mila Kunis and Jim Norton, generated the show’s biggest 18-49 audience since Friday, Feb. 10 (with Rachel McAdams and Cee Lo Green, musical guest Cee Lo Green featuring Vicci Martinez) and biggest overall viewership since Monday, Feb. 6 (with Dwayne Johnson and Miranda Cosgrove, musical guest Ovo from Cirque Du Soleil).

For the week, “Tonight” generated its biggest 18-49 audience (1.082 million) since the week of February 20-24 and its biggest overall audience (3.701 million) since March 12-16. Jimmy Fallon hit a five-week high in total viewers (1.665 million, highest since May 21-25).

“Tonight” delivered bigger audiences than the time-period competition of CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" and ABC's combination of "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in every key ratings category: adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. And Jimmy Fallon likewise out-delivered CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “Kimmel” head to head for their common half-hour in each of those categories. Note that “Late Show” and “Kimmel” were in rebroadcast Friday night.

Through the first 41 weeks of the 2011-12 broadcast year, "Tonight" has increased its total-viewer margin over "Late Show" to 18 percent (3.685 million vs. 3.135 million), up from the year-ago season-to-date advantage of 11 percent. Jimmy Fallon has also established a total-viewer lead over "Late Late Show" this season of 18 percent (1.758 million vs. 1.494 million), up from last year's advantage of 4 percent. Jimmy has also increased his season-to-date lead over "Late Late Show" in adults 18-34, to 43 percent (274,000 vs. 191,000) up from last year's 28 percent, and in adults 25-54, up to 13 percent (852,000 vs. 754,000) from 6 percent at this point last season.

“Tonight" delivered a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Show" for the 24th time in 28 weeks while Jimmy Fallon attracted a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Late Show" for a 31st week in a row.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of June 25-29. 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,” 0.8 rating, 3 share

CBS “Late Show,” 0.6/2*

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,” 0.3/2

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,” 3.7 million viewers

CBS “Late Show,” 2.5 million viewers*

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 3.3 million viewers

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 1.6 million viewers*

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

NBC “Late Night,” 1.7 million viewers

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.1 million viewers

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.8 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,” 3.1 million viewers

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 3.8 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 25-29

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.7

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,” 1.7

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

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 1.0 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.4 million

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Ralph Hahn

    When Craig Ferguson moves into his larger, better lit studio and gets his own band that every talk show has but him, “The Late Late Show” will be kicking a-s and taking names. It’s a shame that either Craig or Jimmy Fallon could move to another time period. 11:35 et is “Deadsville, Dad.”
    What we have now at that time slot is a guy who once was very funny, very innovative who has become a shill for Obama and the Democrats. He’s still doing Bush jokes! On the other side, there is a guy who tells jokes, is not very funny, and who uses cue-cards for any comedy bit that takes place in the studio audience. I was there when Leno came to NY with Howard Stern
    and witnessed this taking place. If there’s a word to describe Leno it’s “vanilla.”

    I say: 1. Get rid of Leno & Letterman, 2. promote both Fallon and Ferguson to 11:30, and 3. get some knowledgeable people like the late-Tom Snyder and do some audience-free interviews with newsmakers and celebrities.

  • Nick

    Jay has been pretty good lately. Less stuttering, better timing, less screw ups, good comedy bits. I’m liking it a lot. Too bad he’s lost most of his audience at this point.

  • Mark

    Ralph…I agree with almost everything. It will be very hard to get Dave to leave, I think. NBC will just have to sit Leno down and tell him he’s gone. Shame is neither seems to realize that they are wasting valuable air space.

    So I love the idea of Ferguson and Fallon at 11:30…I think it’s the shot in the arm the genre needs.

    And I love the idea of a Tom Snyder-type show after them…that quality of show has been sadly missing.

  • Brad

    Letterman is gone. No doubt about it. He has been getting too many 0.6s and it is inexcusable when your network is number one in total viewers. I think Fallon will be the kind of reboot The Tonight Show needs. He is more like Carson than anyone else in the field today and obviously, Carson was king. I have no doubt Fallon will be huge.

    Ferguson, however, I am still up and down about. I think he would be a great successor of Letterman. He has the broadcaster style to him just like Letterman and would definitely be the Pepsi to NBC’s Coke. However, I do not think he will do beater than Fallon, just be good competition.

    I am curious who you would want at The Late Late Show and Late Night because I know for a fact NBC and CBS will not but a “Tom Snyder” show afterwards. They are not very good in the ratings. I would have Michael Ian Black at The Late Late Show, but if CBS wants to have a successor to Ferguson, I would get Seth Meyers. At Late Night I would ask Colbert if he would want to jump ship or maybe have some kind of minority comedian at Late Night, but I don’t know who that could be. If FOX is still interested in getting a late night show, I would get Seth MacFarlene and pay him as much as he wants for hosting.

  • Pete

    I still miss Gary!

  • Mark

    Well, David Letterman just signed a new contract with CBS, so he’s probably not going anywhere until 2014. Now it wouldn’t surprise me if Dave asked to be released if he realized he was hurting CBS…but don’t forget that even with the lower ratings Dave is a top money maker for the network. And he always slumps during the summer. He did last summer, and came back and beat Leno in the November sweeps.

  • Aaron

    Ralph, how do you know Craig will be getting a band?

  • Mario

    Nick, Leno has MILLIONS more viewers than any other host! He had some great zingers in the monologue last week.

    He’s still da man and still the King! No way can Fallon live up to Leno!

  • Chris

    Ah…he’s back….Mario of the bad history and bad math…

    The problem with Leno’s zingers is that other hosts have done them already…he’s usually the last…

    He uses Conan leftovers.

  • Brad

    Mario, name all the hosts that are similar to Letterman. There’s a lot eh? Now name all the hosts similar to Leno. None eh? I will give Leno that, that nobody is doing anything similar to him, but that is the only reason he is winning. Imagine if some other likable comedian comes on in and tells two dozen weak jokes. Leno’s audience will be fractured and Letterman will become very competitive in the ratings. Unfortunately, there is nobody like Leno because no one wants to be like Leno.

  • Diana Santiago

    JAY LENO SCORES AN 18-WEEK HIGH IN 18-49 VIEWERS = 0.8

    Really, NBC?

    Good news, people: NBC Press Releases can be used as fans to cool down during the heat wave. *Cue 93,423th iteration of Leno’s “How hot is it?” jokes*

  • Diana Santiago

    I was looking for this article for a while to add to the Jon Stewart discussion (sorry I didn’t remember in what magazine it was published until now).

    http://www.esquire.com/features/jon-stewart-profile-1011

  • GRAHAM

    What was the band laST WEEK ON CRAIG FERGUSON GOOD AND UPBEAT CANT REMEMBER THERE NAME

  • Brad

    What I hate about Stewart’s brand of political comedy is that there is no other side. Stewart is fair at times, yes, but I wish somebody conservative (and just as fair as Stewart) could get a show going that rivals Stewart on FX, Fox News, anywhere. I don’t fully understand why Dennis Miller doesn’t have a show like that or anybody really. Conservatives like a good a laugh at politics too.

  • Monikka

    Ralph Hahn, thank you for giving credence to my argument, posted in last week’s thread (and copied below) about politics and late night. That said, I suggest you not watch Letterman and Leno. They’ll both be around through the election and I get the impression you wouldn’t want to turn your heart attack over to our new and improved medical system.

    As for Ferguson, both he and CBS better step it up. He’s the most purely talented guy in late night but he and his bosses are taking that for granted and his ratings reflect that. Maybe they’re just holding back for the new studio. I think it would be a huge mistake to hold back until Ferguson takes over for Letterman.

    Here’s what I had said: “maybe Stewart’s become too polarizing a figure to host a late show in a format that supposed to appeal to a wide audience. I think conservatives would have a hard time enjoying The Late Show with Jon Stewart.

    Ferguson has always avoided politics, possibly for that very reason.”

  • Mark

    The real challenge for Craig Ferguson is whether he can remain the Craig Ferguson so many of us love when he changes the physical environment. There is always a real risk of a change in feel for the show. Happens a lot…

    When Letterman moved from the rather intimate NBC studio to the large Ed Sullivan Theater the juices flowed for a few years…but I think a good part of Dave’s magic was lost…some never refound. When Leno became permanent host of Tonight, and had a new set, he went from being the sharpest standup comedian in America into the dullest butterknife of a comedian, completely dumbing down his act. He’s OK with it, as are his (dwindling) fans…critics never forgave him.

    Conan, I think too, suffered from this. He was trying some marvelous things at 11:30, but his set seemed to big for his kind of comedy.

    There’s something really cool about Ferguson in his poorly lit studio with a leaky roof and gay robot…hate to see it go.

  • Mario

    Chris, that is the biggest LIE ever! Conan is the pathetic loser who admitted he has NO stand up experience! Conan couldn’t tell a joke if his life depended on it!

    Brad, you don’t get to be #1 in the ratings for almost 20 years by telling weak jokes! Leno may not be as good as he was 10 years ago but they’ve ALL slipped since then!

  • Chris

    “Brad, you don’t get to be #1 in the ratings for almost 20 years by telling weak jokes!”

    Uh, true…you get to #1 by telling jokes about a grisly murder…you have dancing ethnic judges, welcome prostitute users on the show…steal jokes and bits from other comedians and personalities…that’s what you do. And all of this was successfully done by Jay Leno as he clawed his way to #1.

    I’m glad Mario is allowed out of the insane asylum long enough to share his delusions with us.

  • Mark

    Mario can’t get off this standup kick…that it’s some type of requirement to host The Tonight Show. That means that all of the hosts up to Leno were ineligible, and those who follow must be standups.

    Leno was once a great standup, but that doesn’t mean he’s a good host. Roboting off cue cards is not good hosting. Many guests will tell you how they’ve done interviews with him and he’s never looked at them once. It’s been documented on how they use canned laughter on the show.

  • Aaron

    Mario, Conan is a loser? Try telling that to the people who have launched their careers off of Late Night, such as John Krasinski, Jack McBrayer, Amy Poehler, Robert Smigel and Louis C.K. Have you heard of any writers from Jay Leno’s show that have gone on to achieve notable careers? You can’t tell me John Melendez is one individual because he went from a career at Howard Stern’s show to merely being an announcer for the first incarnation of Jay’s Tonight Show.

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