Late Night TV Ratings For The Week Of July - July 6, 2012

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July 12th, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON SCORE #1 RESULTS FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF JULY 2-6

 

 

IN A HOLIDAY WEEK OF ENCORES, JAY AND JIMMY DELIVER 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

 

SEASON TO DATE, JAY HAS STRETCHED HIS TOTAL-VIEWER LEAD OVER ‘Late Show’ TO 18 PERCENT FROM THE YEAR-AGO 12 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 12, 2012 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” have generated bigger audiences than the ABC and CBS time-period competition in all key ratings categories for the week of July 2-6, a holiday week of mostly encore telecasts in which all Wednesday results were excluded.

 

“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.

 

Through the first 42 weeks of the 2011-12 broadcast year, "Tonight" has increased its total-viewer margin over "Late Show" to 18 percent (3.683 million vs. 3.124 million), up from the year-ago season-to-date advantage of 12 percent. Jimmy Fallon has also established a total-viewer lead over "Late Late Show" this season of 18 percent (1.754 million vs. 1.491 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 44 percent (273,000 vs. 190,000) up from last year's 28 percent, and in adults 25-54, up to 13 percent (850,000 vs. 753,000) from 6 percent at this point last season.

 

"Tonight" delivered a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Show" for the 25th time in 29 weeks while Jimmy Fallon attracted a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Late Show" for a 32nd week in a row.

 

WEEKLY AVERAGES

 

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of July 2-6. 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 (in encore telecasts)*

 

CBS “Late Show,” 0.6/2 (in encore telecasts)*

 

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

 

ABC “Nightline,” 0.8/3*

 

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

 

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.4/2 (in encore telecasts)*

 

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

 

NBC “Late Night,” 0.4/2 (in encore telecasts)*

 

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.4/2 (in encore telecasts)*

 

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 (in encore telecasts)*

 

CBS “Late Show,” 2.5 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

 

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

 

ABC “Nightline,” 3.5 million viewers*

 

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

 

ABC “Kimmel,” 1.6 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

 

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

 

NBC “Late Night,” 1.5 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

 

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.3 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

 

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

 

NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

 

 

* All Wednesday results are excluded from the weekly averages due to the July 4 holiday.

 

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 July 2-6

 

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

 

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.3 (in encore telecasts)

 

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.2 (in encore telecasts)

 

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.4 (in encore telecasts)

 

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.9

 

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.5

 

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.28 million viewers

 

TOTAL VIEWERS

 

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. “The Daily Show,” 0.7 million (in encore telecasts)

 

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.5 million (in encore telecasts)

 

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.9 million (in encore telecasts)

 

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.1 million

 

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.3 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • TimsDale4ever

    Jimmy Fallon is just so damn cute to me! Man crush…..

  • Ralph Hahn

    Oh, oh. Tims is fal-ling in love with Jimmy! ;-)

  • Ralph Hahn

    Maybe it’s because I’m old, but how does “Adult Swim,” basically another cartoon channel, is part of the late-night talk/variety show ratings?

  • Ralph Hahn

    (I’m nodding off here) Please excuse the grammar in my last post.

  • PSocks

    Is winning when the competition is in repeats really winning?

  • Drum

    Everyone was in repeats, so the answer is yes.

  • Diana Santiago

    Last night Conan (with a repeat) beat a new Letterman with Steve Martin and Bryan Cranston.

  • Brad

    Seriously? Geez, Letterman has a lot of explaining if that’s true.

  • Brad

    Only a few more weeks until Ferguson is at the new studio! Wow, I’m going to miss his old studio a little bit. The intimate set he used so well, so strategically. Having Geoff only a few steps to his right.

    But once he moves on, I’m glad. I just hope he brings on LA bands almost every night, sometimes comedians as well, because they don’t have a staple for them. Leno is too mainstream, and I don’t care what anyone says about the indie bands on Conan, it is still mainstream, just at a lower level. Only Carson Daly actually cares about the grassroot bands in the area.

    Honestly, Carson Daly has the best show in plugging things. Quick, jam packed, 30-minute show.

  • André

    Nah, it’s Conan’s merit. Also, Steve Martin – and especially Bryan Cranston are two awesome guests.

    BrBa is almost here again baby.

  • Brad

    Anyways, Ferguson, I’m still not sure if he is going to be the successor. Here’s why…
    32 Allen
    33 Hall
    39 Paar
    42 Leno
    45 Letterman

    When Late Night hosts get a 11:30 time slot, they are under 50.

    Only at FOX is it a different story…

    50 Chase
    53 Rivers

    But with a different ending.
    (not suggestion it was their age that did them in)

    I’m just saying CBS would have to be thinking short term if Ferguson obtains the 11:30 slot.
    Then again, Stewart is going to be 50 later this year, Conan is 49, and Colbert is 48.
    Then again, CBS did sign Arsenio Hall at 56.

    But geez, everyone but Fallon is getting up there in age.

  • Mario

    Leno is still the King! Even in repeats!

  • Brad

    Letterman’s in the news…

    Did David Letterman Spoil The ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Ending?
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/13/david-letterman-dark-knight-rises-ending-spoiler_n_1670338.html

  • Diana Santiago

    Oh, man, if Letterman is right about his joke, millions of angry nerds will rage! That will be hilarious!

  • André

    Don’t even wanna know what the joke was. Nerd, Batman/Nolan/Bale fan here.

  • Chris

    Ah, Super Mario returns to defend his phony king…a king who is tied with Letterman for the season in the advertising demo.

    Long live the king until he’s fired in 2014.

  • Mark

    Finally got a chance to sit and watch Letterman in real time for a change. It struck me just how much his show has transformed into the truest successor, in style, to Johnny Carson’s. The monologue was punchy funny with funny interactions with the audience. He deflects a bad joke just like Carson did. The top ten was nothing remarkable, but there was a nicely absurd bit with Pat Farmer. I enjoyed the hour, which I usually DVR. But it’s still not the show it used to be.

    Also tried Jay Leno last night…still don’t like the band, the musak they play. The set looks like an infomercial stage. Leno couldn’t take his eyes off the cue cards…is this new? No chemistry at all with the band. Comedy bits were insultingly lame. I just got the impression he was there to collect his paycheck.

  • Brad

    Letterman has started a major sh!# storm on Twitter. I laughed so hard watching that video. I watched it three more times and it still made me laugh just as hard. That’s going down as one of my favorite Letterman clips ever!

    Andre, I’m a big batman nerd too. I think I’ve dug up too much info about the new Dark Knight movie that I half spoiled it for myself. I must say, I doubt he saw the movie. He was just questioning the broken mask in the poster.

  • Brad

    The difference between Letterman and Leno.
    – Leno is there to work his shift. 5 days a week. Piggy banking his millions.
    – Letterman doesn’t care about the money, he just wants to do a show to his likings.

    Evidence? Letterman accepts his decreases in pay while Leno keep asking for more.

  • Mario

    I guess you’re right, Leno isn’t the king of anything anymore. A shame.

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