Late Night TV Ratings For The Week Of July 23-27, 2012

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August 2nd, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON HIT FIVE-MONTH HIGHS AS THEY SCORE #1 FINISHES FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF JULY 23-27

FRIDAY’S TELECASTS, DELAYED BY THE OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONY, GENERATE JAY’S BIGGEST 18-49 AUDIENCE SINCE SEPTEMBER 2010 AND JIMMY’S BIGGEST SINCE SEPTEMBER 2011, KEYING JAY AND JIMMY’S TOP WEEKS SINCE FEBRUARY 2012

SEASON TO DATE, JAY HAS STRETCHED HIS TOTAL-VIEWER LEAD OVER ‘Late Show’ TO 20 PERCENT FROM THE YEAR-AGO 13 PERCENT; JIMMY FALLON HAS ALSO INCREASED HIS MARGIN OVER ‘LATE Late Show’ TO 20 PERCENT, UP FROM LAST YEAR’S 5 PERCENT

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – August 2, 2012 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” have delivered their biggest adult 18-49 audiences in more than five months to top the ABC and CBS time-period competition in viewers 18-49, total viewers and other key categories for  the week of July 23-27.

Friday’s telecasts of “Tonight” and “Late Night” were delayed by NBC’s coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics, and that night’s telecast of “Tonight” averaged 2.150 million adults 18-49, Jay’s biggest 18-49 audience for any night of the week since Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, the opening night of the 2010 NFL season.  In total viewers, Jay’s 5.351 million was “Tonight’s” biggest audience since Wednesday, March 3, 2010, during the week of Jay’s return as host of “Tonight.”  At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy’s delayed Friday telecast averaged 1.175 million viewers 18-49, “Late Night’s” biggest 18-49 audience since Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, the opening night of the 2011 NFL season, and Friday’s 2.617 million viewers overall was Jimmy’s biggest overall audience since Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, the opening night of the Vancouver Olympics.

Boosted by those strong Friday results, Jay averaged 1.214 million adults 18-49 for the week, his biggest weekly 18-49 audience in 24 weeks, since the week of February 6-10.  In total viewers, Jay’s 3.697 million viewers was “Tonight’s” biggest audience since the week of June 25-29.  At 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” averaged 710,000 adults 18-49, its biggest 18-49 audience in 23 weeks, since the week of February 13-17.  It was also Jimmy’s biggest overall viewership (1.742 million) since February 13-17.

For the week, “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 18-49 and total viewers and delivered bigger audiences than “Late Show” 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 those categories.

Through the first 45 weeks of the 2011-12 broadcast year, "Tonight" has increased its total-viewer margin over "Late Show" to 20 percent (3.672 million vs. 3.069 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 20 percent (1.751 million vs. 1.463 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 48 percent (273,000 vs. 185,000) up from last year's 28 percent, and in adults 25-54, to 15 percent (846,000 vs. 737,000) up from 7 percent at this point last season.

"Tonight" delivered a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Show" for the 28th time in 32 weeks while Jimmy Fallon attracted a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Late Show" for a 35th week in a row. 

 

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of July 23-27.  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,” 0.9 rating, 4 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,” 0.6/3*

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,” 3.7 million viewers*

CBS “Late Show,” 2.2 million viewers*

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 3.4 million viewers

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 1.6 million viewers* 

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

NBC “Late Night,” 1.7 million viewers*

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.0 million viewers

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.8 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

* Friday’s “Tonight” and “Late Night” were delayed by NBC’s coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics.  Friday’s “Last Call” was preempted and 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 23-27

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.7

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

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.4

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

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,” 1.6 million

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.2 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.9 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.3 million

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

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  • André

    What if Letterman only wants to fulfill his current contract and they don’t want Ferguson other than in his current time slot?

  • Andy

    And thanks for the info on the multitude of awards The Simpsons has won…Conan specifically was singled out for the marvelous “Monorail” episode.

    That was concluding proof that this poster “Mario,” while having every right to post, has no cred.

  • Brad

    Letterman does not really care for Ferguson. He hires people like Ferguson and Kilborn so he won’t be upstaged. That’s exactly his justification for not picking Stewart after Tom Snyder’s departure, even after the wishing to do so from Worldwide Pants and CBS executives. Of course, Ferguson has been proving Letterman wrong and so he has grown kind to Ferguson, but that doesn’t mean he’s head over heels about Ferguson. That’s saved for the one and only Conan.

  • Chris

    Disagree with that, Brad. Letterman almost always throws to Ferguson at the end of the show, and when Ferguson is on Letterman it’s a lot of fun.

    Truth is we don’t know how Letterman really feels about Ferguson.

  • Brad

    Oh come on. Letterman isn’t head over heels about the guy or else he would be more interested than he is when he interview Ferguson. Truth is, he isn’t head over heels about many people, but why is an interview with Conan give him bigger smiles and more laughs than with Ferguson? Also, Letterman never throws it to Ferguson, that’s Alan Kalter, and why wouldn’t he? They want Ferguson to make money for Worldwide Pants don’t they?

  • Danny

    Grasping at straws…you’re heading into Mario-land.

  • Danny

    Ah, but ABC and Kimmel have already ordered the nails they will use to finally nail Leno’s tv coffin.

  • Danny

    How can that be when he’s not crushing anybody now?

  • Chris

    There will be so many shows at 11:30 now the audience will be so incredibly fractured.

    We’ll see additional record lows. By this time next year Dave and Jay will be at about 2 mill. viewers.

  • Danny

    Network versus low cable.

    Get real.

  • Danny

    And to think that a 0.8 (often lower) is crushing is absolutely laughable.

    Let me share this with you…I just read where The Simpsons beats Leno at 11:30 in parts of Pennsylvania!

  • Danny

    You can go back to your Barbie dolls now.

  • Frank

    Letterman made a gracious comment upon the news that Jimmy Kimmel was moving to 11:30.

    At NBC, Leno and his staff said “Oh crap…”

  • Mike

    I just don’t see how this doesn’t hurt Leno and Letterman. Leno, as I predicted earlier, flirted with the three million viewer mark, and on a few nights went below it. So has Letterman.

    You could have three talk shows with demo ratings of .3-.4. The audience may be too fractured to build anything higher than that.

    (Although some will still go around crying “”king!!!”"

  • kscottk11

    “Oh come on. Letterman isn’t head over heels about the guy or else he would be more interested than he is when he interview Ferguson. Truth is, he isn’t head over heels about many people, but why is an interview with Conan give him bigger smiles and more laughs than with Ferguson?”

    Brad, I agree with you.

    I think Letterman has turned into a bitter old man. But, more towards Leno. I think Leno endlessly frustrates him that he got the Tonight Show over him. And, by also beating him in the ratings with his so-called “simplistic humor.” I don’t think he respects Leno. I think it “eats at him” by Leno doing the Tonight Show.

    With Letterman, “budding up with Conan”, that’s another way for Letterman to “stick to Leno.”

    I question how he feels about any of these other hosts.

  • Mario

    “You could have three talk shows with demo ratings of .3-.4. The audience may be too fractured to build anything higher than that.”

    Are you crazy? Carson Daly averages 0.3 at 1:35 am.
    What will happen is people who used to watch Nightline will chose Jay over the rest and give Jay a slight bump in the ratings. MARK IT DOWN HERE!

  • Danny

    Mario…get to the Walgreens and get some pepto, because you’re absolutely full of crap. Get a big bottle.

    They’re starting Kimmel in 2013. Leno and Letterman are gone by 2014. Take that to the bank, and MARK IT DOWN HERE! Whatever that means.

  • Danny

    And don’t forget a wild card that may not prove to be a player, but might…Arsenio. He derailed Leno before.

  • Mario

    Danny, 2013 is just months away. Jay will utterly crush Kimmel!

    And you can TAKE THAT TO THE BANK!

  • Danny

    2013 is months away, and so is 2014 when Leno is finally gone. That will do wonders to remove air pollution to have that awful comedy on the air.

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