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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Mario

    I admit it, I would love to make love to Jay Leno…repeatedly.

  • James Mure Leno

    I’d love to be with you, too, Mario…

  • Brad

    When Leno started Tonight, and it was failing, he became a ratings master and worked on his monologue night & day. Any extra time goes right into his monologue to hook the viewers from his lead in. There’s nothing hide, people typically watch the first half of a late night talk show and leave. The goal, however, is to keep the viewers watching. So sure, Leno doesn’t have the best interviews, but he’s able to get the hot guests in LA onto his show and he knows that’s all he needs to do. Leno is not stupid, he isn’t #1 in the ratings for no reason, but just because he’s #1 doesn’t mean the quality of his show is the best. The perfect example is Jersey Shore: #1 in the ratings, but the quality of it is nowhere near Community, Burn Notice, Breaking Bad, etc.

  • 22

    guys, when you discussing who is better in interviewing I see you have no slightest idea that all interviews are prescripted and written and settled with guests beforehand by writers. Rest assured that Leno team is not dumbest, lol. Leno production is #1 for years and for reason. Mario has the point. I also enjoy watching Letterman, but Letterman’s remarks are more than often evil and sarcastic. Leno’s are never. That’s why people love to watch him. His recent episodes with Dana Carvey and Charlie Sheen are just excellence.

  • lancelot48

    You hit the point exactly. I prefer Leno because I find Letterman, mean and vicious, especially towards Leno.He’s never got over the fact that Leno got the Tonight Show. Its been years ago and he appears to still have an inferiority complex, where Leno is concerned. I can’t figure out why?

  • GARebelman

    If I made as much money as Letterman, I’d get over any grudge as soon as the first pay check came in. The fact that Letterman can only beat Leno despite NBC’s 4th place status like 4 weeks out of a year is telling.

  • Aaron

    Last night’s Conan was great. Conan and Elijah Wood have such great chemistry together.

  • rif

    “If I made as much money as Letterman, I’d get over any grudge as soon as the first pay check came in.”

    In theory, yes, we should appreciate what we have especially when it is a lot more than most, but I can’t assume for myself that a certain amount of money would cure my personal issues. I am quite content with my financial status, but I still struggle with stuff like that.

  • Diana Santiago

    “If I made as much money as Letterman, I’d get over any grudge as soon as the first pay check came in.”
    Because character is bought with money… USA! USA! USA!

  • Diana Santiago

    Aaron, it was an excellent show. Conan plus alcohol is always hilarious!

  • rif

    I thought Monday’s show killed even more.

  • Aaron

    I always look forward to the shows after Monday because those are the programs where he does sketches that are not Fan Corrections.

  • rif

    Ah, true. But Monday’s guests were all great.

  • kscottk11

    Strong show for Leno, Kate Beckinsale and Adam Carolla were good together.

  • Diana Santiago

    Tonight Conan will have Bryan Cranston and some motorcycle stunts during the musical act. I can’t wait to watch.

  • Brad

    I highly doubt every interview is pre-scripted. Russell Brand was making comments about it on JKL last night, how he enjoyed his one on one with Kimmel. Look it up 22. Otherwise, you are correct. I forget their are teams of 100 or so people getting the show ready. So I’ll correct myself… Letterman has the best interview team in late night.

    I saw the Kate Beckinsale interview. Really good. I skipped Carolla because it was the same thing he was plugging and saying on Kimmel’s show. It wasn’t nearly as good as when he was on Kimmel. I wonder why???

    I can only assume Letterman didn’t like the fact he was overlooked by NBC. He takes everything very personally. Anything that doesn’t go 100% to his expectation, he kills himself over it.

  • Brad

    Glad you guys are enjoying new Conan episodes. I was thinking about skipping him altogether for some time but now I’m curious what the heck’s going on! :)

  • Diana Santiago

    Another awesome show for Conan! That Globe of Steel act was intense!

  • Aaron

    Conan’s show is now, in my opinion, a must-see. Last year his summer shows were some of the worst I’ve ever seen. Now he is putting on some of the best I’ve ever seen him do. I think his show, even though there aren’t many bits from his NBC days, is more enjoyable than his Tonight Show ever was. Plus, he’s not at a network that is now doing worse than ever.

  • 22

    Brad, of course interviews are not scripted word by word. Scripted are topics, questions, supporting materials like photos, magazines, movie clips etc. Everything else is improvised. I thought it was evident. And yes, every show is a big team work. Not everyone here is well aware about it, as I saw.

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