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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Brad

    I wouldn’t be so unimaginative. Stewart, Colbert, Handler, and Maher have all broken the norm of a typical late night show and have been very successful.

  • GARebelman

    I’ve always said Conan should do a half hour show of mostly just sketches and bits as that is what he is known for and scrap the monologue

  • Gary Middleton

    If this has already been on the late night threads, never mind. If it hasn’t, you’re welcome.

  • Brad

    GARY! I speak on behalf of nearly all of us; we are so glad to see you back here and would love it if you stay. We’ve missed you.

    Can’t believe that’s Letterman.

  • Brad

    Agree GAR. I think Conan would be fine telling a few jokes in the beginning to introducing the show. Most shows do something like that, but quickly move on to the gags and skits we all enjoy.

  • Gary Middleton

    Extremely kind words, Brad, thanks. Just passing through. Hope you’re having a great summer. Not that we late night addicts really have seasons :)

  • GARebelman

    Dear God it’s Gary, where is my Jay Leno review from forever ago you promised since you went to see him in a comedy club! :)

  • Chris

    Man, Super Mario blows smoke about Jay Leno’s dues as a comic back when Leno used to be a comedian…

    That clip of Letterman and MTM shows Dave earned a whole lot more. Anybody who was willing to be seen on national television doing that deserved something bigger in life.

  • Mario

    Pathetic. Everybody knows that Jay Leno earned his way to The Tonight Show after many many decades of hard work guest hosting and traveling around the country doing standup.

    Letterman was evidently singing, while others were making stupid cartoons.

    That’s why Leno crushes them all.

  • pete

    Gary, hope you’re going to make regular visits back – this thread is not the same without you.

  • Aaron

    Mario, how the hell is Simpsons a stupid cartoon? It’s had a major impact on how television is perceived and created. It’s one of the biggest cultural influences in recent times, too.

  • Mario

    It’s one of the lowest rated shows on television…and such a pathetic show that nobody wants to work for…the only place that Conan could get a job.

    Nobody with talent would ever admit working for the show.

  • JCF

    If The Simpsons is such a stupid cartoon, why did Leno agree to have a starring role in an episode?

  • Brad
  • Chris

    Heck…Jay Leno won’t even allow a guest host to finish before he takes over!

  • Aaron

    Mario, the Simpsons has influenced the way many sitcoms are filmed. For example, Malcom in the Middle is a sitcom that took advantage of sight gags, the lack of a laugh track, and the single camera technique. Ricky Gervais admitted that the Office was influenced by the Simpsons, since his show did not use a laugh track and a multi camera setup either. Many other successful sitcoms now take advantage of the single camera technique. Homer’s signature word, “d’oh”, has been adopted by the Oxford English Dictionary. You may not like the Simpsons, but it is asinine to dismiss it only as a “stupid cartoon”.

    By the way, you say Conan could only get a job working for the Simpsons. I think you are forgetting that he worked for SNL before that. Are you going to dismiss SNL as just an idiotic show with skits? Before making another stupid statement, Jay Leno guest hosted SNL in the 80s and made an appearance on the Simpsons.

  • Chris

    I’m waiting for Super Mario to tell us which “many decades” Jay Leno worked…he started in the late 1970s making his way, did the usual game show thing (his real claim to fame was being on Letterman a couple times a year), then Joan Rivers self destructed and Leno’s manager got him a plum job. Hardly decades.

  • Mario

    One does not get the keys to the most important franchise in television history by doing things like idiotic cartoons. They have to do like Jay Leno did…hard, hard work and talent. Those who work on cartoons do so because they don’t have it.

  • Brad

    This whole debate is stupid, but I’ll give Mario this, Leno worked harder than anyone to get the Tonight show. Conan was gifted with a good sense of humour and great networking. It comes to no surprise to hear that Leno thinks of Conan as a snob.

    Anybody see Newsroom tonight? In tonight’s episode we learn that the main character Will, played by Jeff Daniels, was offered to do a late night show on FOX in 2006. Also, he made reference to JKL saying that (paraphrasing) “these are interviews with hard hitting facts, not celebrities pitching shows and movies on Jimmy Kimmel.”

  • Brad

    A lame article about Jimmy Kimmel hosting the Emmy’s along with a new lame joke bashing Jay Leno.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tca-jimmy-kimmel-roasting-obama-emmys-355522

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