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

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Aaron

    A former Conan intern shared her experience at the show. When she was questioned upon working for Conan, she said “Conan is a really kind person and treats everyone with respect.”

    Here is the address to the article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cody-brotter/summerinternship_b_1649708.html

  • Mario

    Aaron, it’s LENO that’s known to be more down to earth and a man of the people than any other late night host. Conan is a Harvard graduate and son of a doctor! Stuck up snob territory!

    Leno’s monologue often beat Carson’s monologue in the ratings so it wasn’t the guests!

  • Mike

    Now you’re just shrieking and making things up, Mario.

    You are giving Jay Leno fans a bad reputation.

    I am a school teacher. My best friend is a doctor. One he pays his insurance, student loans, taxes, staff, rent, etc, we actually make close to the same salary.

    Your ignorance seems to have no boundary. I’m starting to think that you post these things just to make others mad…that you actually don’t care about Leno at all.

  • Chris

    Oh well…he is what he is.

    Conan’s show probably makes more of a profit for TBS than Leno’s does for NBC.

    So Conan pulls in similar demo ratings (despite being on a middle tier cable network)…

    Conan gets more than 15x website visits than Leno…

    Conan has more than 8x facebook followers…

    Conan has more than 20x the twitter followers than Leno…

    Conan’s ratings are most weeks rising slightly, Leno’s either staying the same or dropping…

    And, as mentioned, Johnny Carson liked Conan, despised Leno.

  • Mark

    I’m not sure that Conan’s show makes more than Jay’s. Wouldn’t surprise me, with both the online ads and on the air ads, plus Conan makes a LOT less than Jay. (Jay makes way too much for the ratings he gets.)

    Everything else is pretty true.

  • Aaron

    Mario, you are hilarious. You seriously think conan is a snob even though someone who used to work for him has had more contact with him than you will ever have? And so what if a person is a son of a doctor and went to Harvard? That doesn’t automatically make someone snobbish. After each show during Conan’s tour, he would go outside to meet fans and give them autographs, even though he didn’t have to do that. Doesn’t sound snobbish to me.

  • Diana Santiago

    In ratings news, Conan hold on quite strong on repeats last week. This week, in case you missed it, they are going to air the episode made from the Puppy Conan stage. Don’t miss Shaquille O’Neal sitting on a minuscule sofa.

  • Mario

    You folks are right…after watching both Jay Leno and Conan, Conan is truly the superior host.

  • Brad

    I’m with Diana. Don’t feed the troll.

  • Mike

    Agreed…much like don’t feed stray cats.

  • GARebelman

    Week of June 25, 2012
    PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/ Rtg A18-49(000)/ Rtg
    ABC ”Nightline” 3,271,000 1,268,000/ 1.1 967,000/ 0.8
    CBS “Late Show” 2,503,000 1,027,000/ 0.9 728,000/ 0.6
    NBC “Tonight Show” 3,701,000 1,425,000/ 1.2 1,082,000/ 0.8

  • Danny

    Nothing nearly official, but a friend of mine who works for an NBC affiliate in Memphis told me that in addition to the turmoil at the Today show, which became a disaster, NBC had considered replacing David Gregory, whose ratings at Meet the Press have dropped. In addition, he feels that by this time next year NBC will have announced that Jay Leno will end his time on the Tonight Show with the beginning of the 2014-2015 television season, with the (here, anyway)expected transition to Jimmy Fallon. (The CBS affiliate late news and David Letterman always cream Leno in the Memphis market.)

  • Aaron

    I realized that, if Jimmy does take over the Tonight Show, his version of Late Night will have the shortest run. I wonder what differences his Tonight Show will have, mainly in terms of content and production, besides hosting from a larger studio. For one thing, I think he could easily make Thank You Notes a staple of the Tonight Show, just like Jay has made headlines a signature bit of his program. But what else would we see?

  • André

    Aaron, that former intern is obviously afraid and/or was bought off. Don’t you know that Conan’s employees/writers/interns hate him and have written about it?

    terry L./Monikka will be here shortly with a link that proves it (‘s the exact opposite).
    :)

  • Chris

    In terms of a personality, I think Jimmy Fallon will do just fine…he certainly has an appeal to the beer-pong generation, but has that sense that older (non-demo) viewers would like too…the older folks who rejected Conan.

    The big problem for Fallon is possibly the band…not sure how many of the geezer Jay Leno/ vanilla bland loving crowd would like the Roots. The music of Leno’s years have been as dull as the comedy.

  • Mario

    Mike, I only deal in facts!

    It’s you and Chris who lie and exaggerate by trying to make Conan’s horrible .4 and. 5 ratings seem good!

    You realize Carson hired Leno as guest host so he wouldn’t hire someone he hates! And I didn’t type that above comment about the hosts! Someone impersonated me! Leno is clearly the superior host!

    Diana, you are a typical pathetic Conan fan! You call someone a troll just because they disgree with you! This isn’t North Korea you Conan troll!

  • Mike

    Johnny Carson was not a fan of Leno’s. The decision to hire Jay Leno as permanent guest host of Carson’s Tonight Show was NBC’s, not Carson’s.

    You present a fact, Mario, and we’ll discuss it. All you do is rant like a lunatic, and nobody takes it seriously.

    As others have said, your irrational comments have the potential to reflect poorly upon Leno fans.

    In your blindness, you fail to see that Conan is revolutionizing how people watch late night television. And that’s your failure, not ours. It’s your choice to keep a closed mind.

  • Diana Santiago

    Conan interns reveal: it wasn’t so crappy!

    http://teamcoco.com/video/conan-interns

  • André

    Mike, using sense to discuss with Mario is the only thing worse than actually having a discussion with him lol.

  • Mike

    This is the kind of stuff I do envision Jimmy Fallon doing…ah, the good old days…

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