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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Diana Santiago

    On the dawn of the online blackout on The Daily Show and Colbert Report, we can appreciate the power that Conan acquired on his TBS contract. Since Conan owns the website/online content, the network can’t pull out his episodes from the internet.

  • Mario

    Stone, it’s great to have another SANE person on here who realizes Leno is the KING! Leno’s former manager, Helen Kushnick, did some things behind Leno’s back! Leno actually called Johnny to apologize and Johnny accepted his apology!

    Brad, Leno always does put on an enjoyable show! On Friday Dana Carvey said LENO was the one who gave Carvey the idea for the Church lady and that is one of SNL’s most famous characters ever!

  • André

    He just said Leno isn’t King of anything, numbnuts.

  • Brad

    Jon Stewart better have a segment about Viacon V. DirecTV or I will lose a lot of respect for him if it is ignored. I think he will, sayin that they want to be back on DirecTV as soon as possible so his fans don’t have to miss out, and those words will go on onto news websites for his fans to hear his message. If I was Conan, this is the time to have the best stuff on television to tell his advertisers he beat the CC duo, no matter the handicap.

  • Brad

    As for Leno, a bad Leno show nowhere near as bad as a bad Letterman show. And unlike Letterman, Leno can sell an ad and actually act. I put the episode he was in when he did After Lately w/ Chelsea Handler, I thought he did really good, but I don’t think anybody watched it. I also enjoyed his acting bits in The Jay Leno Show, even if they were super silly. There is still problems win Leno, for me he is in last place for interviews while Letterman is on top of my list. Also, Leno’s show lacks online viability. I think he is well behind Letterman. Just last last week Letterman stirred up the Internet with the MLB All-Star Top Ten List and the Anne Hathaway interview. Unfortunately, it’s just come to the point where the two are mostly unbearable to watch. It really saddens me because I held both them in such high regards back in 2009, Conan too.

  • Mario

    Brad, Leno is ahead of Letterman IN EVERY aspect!

    You gotta wonder if Letterman is barely hanging on!

  • Aaron

    Brad, what is currently your favorite late night talk show?

  • Aaron

    Wrong again, Mario. Letterman is a much better interviewer than Leno.

  • JB

    Ferguson’s people book him the worst guests. He comes back after a 2 week break and the likes of Cedric the Entertainer, Julie Chen and Jason Biggs are the some of the best they can do this week *Shrugs*

  • Diana Santiago

    On a positive note, Craig can make any guest entertaining. He’s a great interviewer. He does have an excellent chemistry with Julie Chen. I do agree that, if CBS is considering Ferguson to be heir apparent of the Late Show, his production team should kick it up a few notches.

  • Jared

    I saw an interesting article comparing the value of TV personalities by calculating how much they are paid per viewer by dividing their annual salaries by the average number of viewers.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/chelsea_handler_overpaid_ashton_U84WksOcD15YvItHboTQ6K

    It would be interesting to see a list for late night hosts.

  • Brad

    Aaron, my favorite show goes back and forth between Kimmel and Fallon. They’re the only ones doing anything innovative on a consistent basis. Unlike Conan, Kimmel has accepted MUCH lower pay because he really enjoys having a late night show. No complaints, no trying to succeed NIghtline, no trying to move up, just working with what he has and making a good show with a jam packed monologue each night. His app and YouTube presence is amazing! I know TeamCoco gets more viewers, but if Kimmel’s online presence is one of the major reasons I like about the show. He’s someone I look up to as not only a late night host, but a television host in general.

    Fallon is just as great but probably even better as he actually has a second bit and does a lot more with his guests which I like. Absolutely loves his sketches which I keep on saying late night television needs more of. Also, sometimes I love that Fallon has second rate guests, a breath of fresh air, but sometimes I dislike that Kimmel would have better guest (the power of being the only Late Night show at a network). Unfortunately, Fallon, at times, reminds me a little too much of Leno. Not only are the second bits sometimes ridiculously silly in a overly cheesy way (like tonight’s “bright side”), every interview story ends with “oh my god, that was like, the best story ever”. Steve Buscemi was so puzzled by it last time he was on because he knew it was b.s. This is a sign of Leno, I mean Fallon, listening to his guests and being a good interviewer. Also, not a fan of his online site (or app). MUCH worse the Leno’s.

    Basically, Kimmel’s the safe choice while Fallon varies more between beyond Kimmel and bellow Kimmel.

  • Aaron

    Once Craig Ferguson moves into his new studio, I wonder if we’ll start seeing him do more sketches that aren’t “Check the Tweets”.

  • Brad

    Mario, I never heard of Letterman’s MLB Top Ten or his Hathaway/Dark Knight gaffe on his show, but only online. Letterman is well ahead of Leno in online presence. I think they are about equal in the ratings if we ever added online presence to the traditional broadcasting ratings.

    Ferguson truly can make anyone entertaining. I like his show for having much different guest on than what the other shows show. Always a breath a fresh air.

    Tonight’s Denis Leary interview (the 1st act) on Conan was absolutely hilarious!!! I always respected Leary because the late night hosts like him, he’s been in a few movies I like, and he’s from my area, but this just secured him as one of my favorite comedians.

    Also, Colbert hit it out of the park tonight! “If Anderson Cooper is secretly gay, then I’m secretly a liberal!” Absolutely hysterical!!! (even though he had 2 weeks to figure it out).

    Missed The Daily Show tonight, but I saw his interviewing segment with Louis C.K. (which was hysterical). Just wanted to mention that the interview was definitely edited and it had to be because there is no “going to the web”.

  • Mario

    Aaron and Brad, Leno did a great job interviewing Denis Leary and Dana Carvey on back to back nights. And YES he does beat Letterman in the ratings AND total viewers! You guys KNOW when the year end ratings come in Leno will be on top just like last year and the year before and the year before, etc.!!

  • Brad

    Shut the hell up Mario. Letterman has videos online. Leno has videos online. These number don’t take them into account. And Mario, I didn’t say every interview is the worst in late night, I meant they are typically the worst. He has some good interviews, I enjoyed his recent Chris Pine one, but that doesn’t mean he’s any good for the few that were.

  • Brad

    Here I am trying to reason with you, and you think Leno is the best no matter what. I’ve had. Unless you can get beyond “Leno is the greatest” and actually have some criticism, I’m just going to ignoring you again.

  • Mario

    Brad, I’m just saying this hatred of Leno’s interviews is unfounded! He does a fine job during his interviews.

    It’s not like there’s THAT much of a difference between the hosts’ interviews. They often bring up the same topics and ask the same questions!

  • Diana Santiago

    I’ll give you a direct comparison. Check Joel McHale’s interviews with all late night hosts. With Jay Leno, Joel looks very uncomfortable. Since Jay is not looking at him, he stares at the floor. His answers are robotic. All other hosts, he’s bubbly, he improvises, the interview flows naturally.
    It is a known fact for celebrities that you have to “stick to the cards” during a Jay Leno interview.

  • Chris

    That’s true that many celebrities have remarked that Leno doesn’t even make eye contact with them during their interview…he’s always looking at his notecards or the cue cards.

    He’s only there for the paycheck. He cares nothing for anything else…especially for the integrity of the Tonight Show.

    Fallon will in 2014.

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