Late Night TV Ratings For The Week Of July 16 - July 20, 2012

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July 26th, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON GENERATE #1 RESULTS FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF JULY 16-20
JAY AND JIMMY OUT-DELIVER THEIR ABC AND CBS TIME-PERIOD COMPETITION IN 18-49 VIEWERS AND TOTAL VIEWERS

JAY DELIVERS BIGGER AUDIENCES THAN ‘Late Show’ IN EVERY KEY CATEGORY: ADULTS, MEN AND WOMEN 18-34, 18-49 AND 25-54, PLUS TOTAL VIEWERS

JIMMY FALLON TOPS ‘LATE Late Show’ AND THE HEAD-TO-HEAD HALF-HOUR OF ‘KIMMEL’ IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND ALL KEY ADULT DEMOS

SEASON TO DATE, JAY HAS STRETCHED HIS TOTAL-VIEWER LEAD OVER ‘Late Show’ TO 19 PERCENT FROM THE YEAR-AGO 13 PERCENT; JIMMY FALLON HAS ALSO INCREASED HIS MARGIN OVER ‘LATE Late Show’ TO 19 PERCENT, UP FROM LAST YEAR’S 5 PERCENT

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – July 26, 2012 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” have delivered bigger audiences than the ABC and CBS time-period competition in viewers 18-49, total viewers and other key categories for the week of July 16-20.

“Tonight” topped 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.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy Fallon also out-delivered CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in each of the key categories and topped “Kimmel” head to head for their common half-hour in total viewers and all key adult demos.

Through the first 44 weeks of the 2011-12 broadcast year, "Tonight" has increased its total-viewer margin over "Late Show" to 19 percent (3.669 million vs. 3.089 million), up from the year-ago season-to-date advantage of 13 percent. Jimmy Fallon has also established a total-viewer lead over "Late Late Show" this season of 19 percent (1.750 million vs. 1.472 million), up from last year's advantage of 5 percent. Jimmy has also increased his season-to-date lead over "Late Late Show" in adults 18-34, to 46 percent (272,000 vs. 186,000) up from last year's 28 percent, and in adults 25-54, up to 14 percent (846,000 vs. 742,000) from 7 percent at this point last season.

"Tonight" delivered a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Show" for the 27th time in 31 weeks while Jimmy Fallon attracted a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Late Show" for a 34th week in a row.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of July 16-20. 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,” 0.7 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.5/2*

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,” 0.3/2 (in encore telecasts)

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 3.3 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.4 million viewers*

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC “Nightline,” 3.6 million viewers

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.6 million viewers*

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

NBC “Late Night,” 1.6 million viewers
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.0 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 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 JULY 16-20

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.5
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.4

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,” 1.3 million
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.9 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 1.1 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.5 million
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 2.0 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • GARebelman

    Week of July 16, 2012

    PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/ Rtg A18-49(000)/ Rtg
    ABC ”Nightline” 3,606,000 1,376,000/ 1.1 1,049,000/ 0.8
    CBS “Late Show” 2,408,000 949,000/ 0.8 686,000/ 0.5
    NBC “Tonight Show” 3,294,000 1,270,000/ 1.1 925,000/ 0.7

  • Nick

    Leno continuing to get through these summer months with respectable ratings. Letterman continuing to completely fall apart. Horrible ratings. Horrible.

  • Chris

    True. Another poster here suggested that Leno would sink to near 3 million viewers this year and got ridiculed for it. Turns out he was close to right. He probably won’t hit the 3 million mark, but his numbers sure have sunk.

    And Letterman…wow.

    But must give props to Leno for somehow keeping the demo number higher…though almost certainly a fresher face and act is needed on both networks.

  • Diana Santiago

    Nick, NBC Summer lead-ins are stronger than all other networks. That could be the reason for the respectable 0.7.

  • Chris

    And Conan is breathing down their necks in the demo…interesting.

  • Nick

    I guess lead-in really does matter over at CBS. High lead-in, Letterman gets a 0.9. Low lead-in, he gets a 0.5. That’s almost have his audience gone . . . people will say Letterman has a core fanbase, but clearly people are sticking around more for Leno than they are Letterman during these summer months.

    Fallon will clearly take over The Tonight Show at some point, but I don’t think he or the network is ready for that quite yet. He seems to enjoy what he does at Late Night. And, until he’s ready to make the move to 11:30, Leno will stay put.

  • Chris

    But not to rehash the past again, the problem is that Jay just will probably not agree to do what he did before…they’ll just have to terminate or not renew his contract. The network needs to do something to restore the luster of the Tonight Show brand.

  • Nick

    Ummm… The only weekday where NBC is not dead last at 10 pm. is Fridays. How is that a better lead-in?

  • GARebelman

    Jimmy’s special did pretty good all thinngs considered

    10:00PM – Viewers: 5.039 million, A18-49: 1.7/5
    10:30PM Viewers: 4.378 million, A18-49: 1.5/4

  • GARebelman

    A sorta comparison around this week (days different) the week looked like this:

    Jay 0.9 3.8 million
    Dave 0.7 2.8 million
    Nightline 0.8 3.6 million

    Fallon 0.6 Craig 0.4

    Conan was repeats so that 0.3 is not sufficient.

  • Chris

    Seems as if Conan has the same problem Letterman does…he seems to hit a good streak then goes into what seems to be endless repeats.

    I know the equation cable=repeats…but as Conan grows more successful and profitable I hope they add a few weeks production.

  • Brad

    Fallon’s Primetime Music Special got a 1.6 in the ratings! The best out of all the networks at 10pm. 4th best in all of the primetime broadcasts. Congrats Fallon!

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/07/26/tv-ratings-wednesday-so-you-think-you-can-dance-dips-big-brother-hits-season-low-americas-got-talent-rises/142867/

  • Brad

    I like how Letterman was laughing at how Leno was no longer the King of Late Night and how he, Letterman, would actually beat Leno sometimes. Now Letterman is hitting record lows himself, but far worse than Leno. At this point its just silly watching these two fight for the crown.

  • Chris

    Agreed.

    At my church there are two men who are always calling themselves the greatest Pinochle players around…much like Dave and Jay, part in jest and part not. But we all humor them…and some will tell you that neither is very good. It keeps them going until next weekend.

    I just wonder to what extent, in their super-isolated world, do they know that most of the world sees them as two relics quickly becoming of a time past? Surely they get the ratings reports, and surely the networks have shared some, uh, “thoughts.”

  • Diana Santiago

    Article about stand-up comedy on late night shows. I already knew that, but it’s great when an independent source confirms it.

    http://thecomicscomic.com/2012/07/25/late-night-tv-stand-up-demographic-scorecard-first-half-2012/

  • Brad

    Thanks Diana. To be honest, it shouldn’t be an equal pool of comedians. The USA is roughly 5% Asian, 13% African-American, 16% Latino, and 72% Caucasian (keep in mind, some of these people are in multiple categories). This means out of all the comedians, it should be 5% Asian comedians, 13% Black comedian, etc. 9 out of 48 are minorities is 18%. That’s about half of what it should be.

    However, 50% of this nation are girls. There probably is not be an equal amount of girl comedians as there are male comedians, but 2 out of 48 is absolutely pathetic!!! I wish somebody would want to get girls popular in stand up.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_United_States

  • GARebelman

    Did Letterman really say that out loud Brad? About the only time he “sometimes” does anything is CBS debut week and maybe 2 weeks well after that. Nothing to brag home about!

  • André

    The king with a respectable (lolwat) 0.7 and Conan beating the Jon Stewart+Colbert combo. Let’s see what the near future holds.

  • Diana Santiago

    Team Coco announced the pilot taping of “The Midnight Show with Pete Holmes”. Tickets are available!

  • Aaron

    I wonder what Pete Holmes’ show will be like. One interesting thing I’ve noticed is that the pilot episodes will be taped at Conan’s set; Conan’s very first test episode of Late Night was done at Jay Leno’s first set.

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