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

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Diana Santiago

    I hope Jimmy Fallon raises to the opportunity in front of him successfully. One point to his advantage: he won’t have the ghost of Jay Leno (if NBC plays it right).

    Talking about good times: Great television that lasted seven months. Enjoy.

    http://vimeo.com/35177638

  • Chris

    That is a fantastic clip…thanks for sharing.

    Here was the basic problem with Conan on Tonight…

    For about 17 years, Americans were fed the castor oil of comedy…comedy that could be understood by a roomful of lobotomized viewers who required no thinking whatsoever.

    Conan offered some truly classic stuff, stuff out of the box…much too intelligent for the Leno crowd. The Leno crowd went elsewhere. (To sleep, probably.)

    Thus, the Emmy noms for Conan and team…more than year than Leno received in several.

    So now NBC has a dreadfully weakened Tonight Show, back with such challenging bits as “Meal or No Mean,” which he ripped off from Sesame Street. (Really…Leno is now stealing from Sesame Street!)

  • Aaron

    Mario, you’re hilarious. I can’t wait to witness your reaction when NBC announces they will soon be replacing Leno.

  • Mario

    Well, it’s about time Jay Leno left…without his monologue the air we breathe will be cleaner.

  • Brad

    ^Okay, somebody is being a fake Mario again.

    I do want to tone down the rhetoric. You have to give Leno credit where credit its due. Leno is a lot better than many other hosts (like Chevy Chase), he always has a solid monologue, and he has been a late night host for 20 years now. He is a lot better than many other hosts (like Chevy Chase).

    “And as for Boss O’Brien, Breen will say little besides that “Conan is a really kind person and treats everyone with respect.”" – Huffington Post

    Yeah, why is she saying so little? Sounds like Conan has some attitude behind the scenes. He even said so in an interview (with THR?).

  • Brad

    Thanks Danny for your comment! I think NBC should just start from scratch or be revamped. No more “lets replace the host then things will be better”. People are probably sick of the format more than just the host. They need to be taken as “Fresh!” but nothing they are coming up with or doing feels like that. Just Fallon and Grimm.

  • Aaron

    I do think NBC should do a revamp. Give the morning timeslot to affiliates but keep the Today Show. Get rid of a bunch of shows to start from scratch. Let the afternoon timeslot function, more or less, as is, since it is composed of programming decisions made by the affiliates. Scrap a bunch of the primetime shows, except for a few, and start from scratch, which would allow the network to better refocus its efforts. Keep NBC Nightly News. Give the 10 PM slot back to affiliates. Replace Jay with Jimmy and find a new host for Late Night. I think the network should keep SNL running on Saturdays, since the show is currently one of NBC’s only successful programs. Keep on broadcasting sports events. Over the weekends the network should look into special programming, such as airings of concerts.

  • Mike

    Now if NBC has another rotten year or two, it’s possible that they will give the 10 PM slot back to affiliates.

    But I often wonder how that would affect NBC affiliates local news. Leno was a disaster for them. Would syndicated or locally produced fare do any better?Would that hurt late news and late night more?

  • Diana Santiago

    Brad, all Conan interns must sign a confidentiality agreement (my guess is that that’s the standard in business). I’ve read a lot of blogs by Conan interns, and all of them describe the experience as extraordinary (without getting to details). I do remember reading one intern story about the day his mind was blown when Conan kept the door open for him while entering the building during his first week of work. For him, it was an example of how down to earth was Conan.

  • Diana Santiago

    Brad, here are some of the testimonials I’ve read. I’ll post one link per comment so the spam filter doesn’t erase my comments.

    http://www.internqueen.com/blog/2011/05/my-summer-internship-with-conan-obrien

  • Diana Santiago
  • Diana Santiago

    I tried to find similar stories about Jay Leno interns, and besides Ross Mathews, the only other thing I found was this:

    http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/06/video-jeremy-piven-screams-swears-tonight-show-intern-fishy-prank

    I wish I could find something else, really. It seems that Jay Leno writers and Jay Leno interns do not exist on the face of the earth, according to the internet.

  • Chris

    Jay’s interns are mostly in the witness relocation program, partly because they are primarily used to find bits on other people’s shows for Jay to steal, and part because they don’t want anybody to know they worked for Jay Leno.

  • Chris

    And it’s hard to imagine that there are actually writers on Jay’s shows, because an average 5th grade class could write funnier stuff than the show puts out.

  • GARebelman

    Chris are you even being serious anymore? Your posts make no sense if your only purpose is to practically insult everybody who watches Jay’s show.

    Seems these days these late night posts should be retitled “Let’s hate Jay Leno with copious amounts of links and posts” at least until next weeks press release. Then it’s repeat mode time.

  • Brad

    Gar, I agree its just that Mario has put so much fire in our bellies that we feel the need to go out of our ways to beat on Leno. However, I thought Chris’s posts were hilarious!!!

    Diana, thanks for backing your position. You may be a Conan fanatic but at least back up your thoughts with facts and links unlike another fanatic… Mario. I am starting to really see that Conan is really a kind guy.
    (That was a fairly good prank on Leno btw.)

  • Chris

    Just being fair and balanced.

    I honestly don’t care one way or another about Jay Leno…much like 99.8% of the nation.

  • Diana Santiago

    GAR, I’m sorry if you feel I only try to bash Leno. It is evident that I don’t like him, I don’t watch him, and in my opinion he lacks character. However, I’ve been genuinely trying to find anecdotes from people working for him (writers, interns…). After all, he has been on TV 20 years, there has to be someone out there with a behind-the-scenes funny and/or inspiring tale. Even the now-gone Gary promised several times to tell his experience as an audience member, and he never did.

  • Drum

    Late late show won PAAFTJ awards for best variety series and best writing for variety series.
    http://www.examiner.com/article/new-organization-tabs-breaking-bad-and-community-as-its-best

  • Danny

    That Gary was all foam and no beer. If you read his posts carefully, he contributed little, and just belittled the opinion of others. He had a marvelous air of superiority.

    You hit on something important, Diana…that Jay Leno lacks character. It’s largely true. Growing up I always admired him and loved watching him, but he completely sold himself out in many ways.

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