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

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Mario

    Aaron, remember that it was Dana Carvey who originally offered the Late Night job at NBC. I suspect it’s mostly due to his heart condition that he didn’t take the job.

    Then Conan would’ve been relegated to writing for a stupid cartoon his whole life!

    Come on guys! I remember how painful and horrible Conan’s monologues on Tonight were! Conan’s own fans complained about it and there were a 1000 pages of complaints on the NBC website!

  • Chris

    The worst of Conan’s monologues were better than the train wreck on NBC 11:30 now…thus the pitiful ratings.

  • Chris

    And don’t forget that other career launched off late night…Jay Leno, who would be nowhere without Letterman building him up….

    And I wish I had a small piece of that “stupid cartoon” which has made billions and billions of dollars…

    Mario’s a piece of work.

  • Diana Santiago

    C’mon, people, stop feeding the troll.

  • kscottk11

    Mario, give it a rest. You’re embarrassing yourself.

    This site has turned into about 99% ANTI-Leno and about 95% PRO-Conan O’Brien.

    It’s too bad, because there use to be some posters on this site who would post some really “informative different points of view.” I think they just completely “bailed out” on this site because they just got endlessly bashed.

    Mario, you’re not going to win any arguments posting your “delusional” one- sided opinions.

    You’re just giving people ammunition to constantly “rip you and Leno.”

  • Aaron

    The reason why I am such a fan of Conan is because I didn’t have many friends when I found out about Late Night w/ Conan O’Brien. The goofiness and creativity of the show frankly provided me with something I could connect with; I would always look forward to watching Late Night every Friday night with my family. I guess, in a way, the show provided me with some kind of portal I could escape to.

  • Diana Santiago

    I completely understand you Aaron. Conan O’Brien provides me the moment of goofy, silly laughter I need at night to escape from my daily stress. Through Team Coco I’ve met IRL a couple dozen of good friends from all around the globe, and meeting him and his staff personally has been wonderful. These are good, friendly, professional hardworking people. I have no other experience with show business people, so I can’t tell if all shows run the same way; but I can assure you that Conan and his team are like family, and that permeates to his show.

  • Chris

    That’s why Conan has the strongest fan base of any of the hosts…second place probably to Colbert, then perhaps Fallon and Ferguson…

    …running deeply behind is the Jay Leno fan club, with six members.

  • Diana Santiago

    Tonight Show trivia: Doc Severinsen is 85 today. Here’s a recent interview:

    http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2012/04/doc-severinsen-on-johnny-carson-i-wish-he-were-alive-now.html

  • Diana Santiago

    Browsing through old Tonight Show articles, I found this:

    http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,314897,00.html

  • Mike

    I had the great pleasure and honor to meet Doc Severinsen this past winter, as he was a last minute substitute for Marvin Hamlisch with the Nashville Symphony.

    My daughter, a rookie trumpet player, avidly studies all the trumpet greats, Doc especially. So, near the end of his concert (and, at 85, playing as good as ever), he announced that he would be signing cds. In advance of the bows, we rushed down to the table, and were third in line. When Doc was told she was a new trumpet player, he took a good five minutes, gave her advice and a hug…and an autograph. A true class act…in every way. I’ll be eternally grateful for what he did.

    I mentioned that I miss The Tonight Show every day…he had that wistful look, and agreed.

  • Chris

    Thanks for the link.

    While almost all acknowledge that Jay Leno reeks and sucks as permanent host of The Tonight Show, history tends to forget that he pretty much sucked as guest host too.

    I remember his monologues were decent, but his comedy sketches were unbearably lame…like the trapezoid bit. Painful then, and an indication of the type of banality he’d lay on us for decades.

  • Aaron

    Mike, a lot of jazz musicians seem to be the most classy performing artists. My dad has met and played with some jazz greats, such as Poncho Sanchez and Billy Higgins, and he said they were all really nice and down-to-earth guys.

  • Mike

    Agreed…for a variety of reasons I think.

    My favorite was the late trumpeter Maynard Ferguson, who I would be brave enough to call at least an acquaintance, as he played frequently at the school I teach at. A great guy, and superb musician. Perfectly happy to have a Big Mac with us before a concert…as opposed to the phoniness in the pop music world.

  • Aaron

    I think there are some who have less-than-desirable personalities, such as Wynton Marsalis.

  • Brad

    “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.”

    I remember that comedian now, it was Arsenio Hall! Leno only rose in the ratings the following year after the cancelation of Arsenio Hall. Of course this wasn’t the sole reason as his lead-ins where doing very well in the ratings, but still its evidence that if Leno had competition of those more similar to him than Letterman, he would go under. It will be interesting to see what happens now that Hall is back.

    Think about it this way, who is going to be most affected be Arsenio Hall’s second run in late night? I doubt it will be Letterman.

  • Brad

    Great 2nd article there Diana! This starting to blow my mind like it did to Howard Stern’s. Why would Jay work so hard at the Tonight Show for great ratings, losing is comic edge and legacy over it, to make millions and millions of dollars but never spending it, only to spend his stand up money on the things in his life? I just can’t believe that! That’s absolutely pathetic! No wonder why Stern can’t get inside Leno’s head! Well, I guess Leno just really loves telling a nightly monologue.

  • Mario

    Chris, you are COMPLETELY delusional! You realize Leno actually beat Carson in the ratings many times when he was guest host? Even Carson called Leno “one of the best young comedians there is”.

    Conan, on the other hand, is a pathetic doofus who doesn’t even know how to tell a joke and his own fans have even admitted how bad his monologue is! On top of that the moron ADMITS to having ZERO standup experience! LMAO!

  • Aaron

    Mario, do you realize that Carson wasn’t completely in charge of his guest list, right? What else was he supposed to call Jay Leno? He couldn’t say anything negative when introducing the guests on his show.

  • Aaron

    By the way, Mario, it was reported that Carson called Conan, months before his death, to congratulate him on getting the Tonight Show.

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