Late Night TV Ratings For The Week Of August 13-17, 2012

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August 23rd, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON SCORE #1 RESULTS FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF AUG. 13-17, TOPPING THE ABC AND CBS SLOT COMPETITION IN ALL KEY CATEGORIES

 

 

JAY AND JIMMY DELIVER BIGGER AUDIENCES THAN THEIR ABC AND CBS TIME-PERIOD COMPETITION IN ADULTS, MEN AND WOMEN 18-34, 18-49 AND 25-54, PLUS TOTAL VIEWERS

 

‘TONIGHT’ AND ‘LATE NIGHT’ GENERATE THEIR BIGGEST MONDAY AUDIENCES SINCE FEBRUARY

 

SEASON TO DATE, JAY HAS STRETCHED HIS TOTAL-VIEWER LEAD OVER ‘Late Show’ TO 22 PERCENT FROM THE YEAR-AGO 14 PERCENT; JIMMY FALLON HAS INCREASED HIS MARGIN OVER ‘LATE Late Show’ TO 21 PERCENT , UP FROM LAST YEAR’S 6 PERCENT

 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – August 23, 2012 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” have dominated the ABC and CBS time-period competition for the week of August 13-17, with Jay delivering bigger audiences than CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” and ABC’s combination of “Nightline” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” head to head for the hour 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 prevailed in every key category versus CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and ABC’s “Kimmel” head to head in their common half-hour.

 

Pacing NBC’s late-night week were potent Monday results for “Tonight” and “Late Night,” as Jay and Jimmy made strong returns after a two-week break during the 2012 London Olympics. With guests First Lady Michelle Obama, Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas and musical guest Norah Jones, the August 13 “Tonight” delivered the show’s biggest overall Monday audience (4.449 million) since February 6, the night after the Super Bowl. In 18-49 viewers, “Tonight’s” 1.291 million on August 13 matched its Monday high since that same February 6 telecast.

 

Monday’s “Late Night,” featuring guests Meredith Vieira, Kevin Durant and James Harden, Big Ang and musical guest Needtobreathe, generated Jimmy Fallon’s biggest overall Monday audience (1.952 million) since February 6 and biggest Monday 18-49 audience (687,000) since April 30.

 

Through The First 48 weeks of the 2011-12 broadcast year, "Tonight" has increased its total-viewer margin over "Late Show" to 22 percent (3.672 million vs. 3.006 million), up from the year-ago season-to-date advantage of 14 percent, while stretching its 25-54 advantage to 11 percent (1.406 million vs. 1.272 million) from last year’s 8 percent. Jimmy Fallon has established a total-viewer lead over "Late Late Show" this season of 21 percent (1.752 million vs. 1.442 million), up from last year's advantage of 6 percent. Jimmy has also increased his season-to-date lead over "Late Late Show" in adults 18-49 to 23 percent (705,000 vs. 572,000), up from last year’s 21 percent; in adults 18-34 to 52 percent (274,000 vs. 180,000), up from last year's 29 percent; and in adults 25-54 to 17 percent (846,000 vs. 722,000), up from 7 percent at this point last season.

 

"Tonight" delivered a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Show" for the 29thtime in their last 33 head-to-head weeks (excludes weeks of Olympic preemptions) and 11th week in a row, while Jimmy Fallon has attracted a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Late Show" for each of their last 36 head-to-head weeks.

 

WEEKLY AVERAGES

 

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of August 13-17. 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

 

CBS “Late Show,” 0.5/2*

 

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

 

ABC “Nightline,” 0.7/3

 

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

 

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.4/2*

 

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

 

NBC “Late Night,” 0.5/3

 

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.3/2 (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,” 3.5 million viewers

 

CBS “Late Show,” 2.4 million viewers*

 

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

 

ABC “Nightline,” 3.2 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,” 1.2 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

 

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

 

NBC “Last Call,” 0.8 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,” 0.4/2

 

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,” 3.0 million viewers

 

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

 

ABC “Nightline,” 3.7 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,” 1.4 million viewers

 

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

 

NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers

 

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF August 13-17

 

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 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, 0.6

 

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.28 million viewers

 

TOTAL VIEWERS

 

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. “The Daily Show,” 1.7 million

 

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

 

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

 

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.2 million

 

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

 

 

 

 

 
  • Mario

    Anyone who thinks Leno will beat Kimmel is posting from the looney bin! Leno will annihilate Kimmy and Letterman!

    Leno fans are very loyal!

  • Mario

    I meant anyone who thinks Kimmel will beat Leno! LOL!

  • Mark

    “Anyone who thinks Leno will beat Kimmel is posting from the looney bin!”

    That’s what we’ve been trying to tell you, resident of the loony bin. Glad you’re coming around!

  • Mario

    Danny, you ARE in the nut house! Leno IS the KING! For almost 20 years!

    Your boy Conan is just a loser and embarassment!

  • Mike

    This, aside from the Kimmel bit, was my favorite commentary from the Leno debacle.

  • Danny

    Told ya many times, there, Super Mario, I’m not a regular Conan viewer.

    Time for your pill…

  • Diana Santiago

    Craig Ferguson with his new studio tied Jimmy Fallon with an encore. I was expecting higher numbers for Craig.

  • anonymous

    Still curious about the quote regarding Arsenio’s syndicated show:

    “Most have given the show prime real estate as the lead out from their local late newscasts.”

    Does the CW have a local newscasts?
    Does this mean that most of the stations will be FOX affiliates?
    What percentage of the stations are ABC or CBS affiliates?

  • Mario

    Danny’s boy, Conan, got beat Monday by Chelsea Handler! LMFAO!

  • Aaron

    Mario, are you blind or simply mentally ill? Danny just said he’s not a regular Conan viewer.

  • Mario

    Conan fan, Dave fan, same difference. They both hate Jay for taking The Tonight Show from them. And they are both bitter of Jay’s success.
    Oh, Danny’s boys, the pipes, the pipes are calling…….

  • Danny

    Aaron, he’s probably a little of both.

    But I do feel a but for Mario. He’s made dozens of posts professing his love for Jay Leno. I know what it’s like to be a fan of someone or something, only to find out that the show, or whatever, has been canceled. He’s coming to the realization that many of us have been right…the decision to put him back at 11:30 did not work. And now NBC, likely, has told him that he will lose The Tonight Show, what he loves most. Mario’s king is king no more…even though he’s king of nothing now.

    And Mario can’t accept the fact that Conan will outlast Jay on TV, and by the time Conan hangs it up, Conan will have more years as fulltime late night television hosting than Leno will have had.

    Yes, I feel genuine compassion.

  • Aaron

    Mario, Dave had the right to feel pissed. I’m not saying he should keep on stating his dissapointment every chance he got, but he was loyal to both NBC and Carson. Letterman and Leno used to be great friends. Leno never told Letterman about him wanting to get the Tonight Show; Dave felt betrayed by both Jay and NBC when he heard about Leno getting the Tonight Show.

  • Mario

    Yes, Dave had every right to be pissed at not getting what he felt he deserved. But don’t blame Jay. Your boss at work gives the promotion to your friend and collegue over you who has more seniority, you have every right to feel betrayed. But don’t blame your friend; go and ask your boss why he chose who he chose. It is his company and his decision. Dave’s gone on and had a long and distinguished career at CBS; no point in letting the past eat him up.

  • Brad

    ^Easily your best comment on here Mario. Couldn’t say it better myself. Dave should be happy that he beats Leno in the advertisement dough and his huge salary paychecks while Leno should be happy with getting the best ratings in late night and still is. It is as simple as that. I’d pick Letterman’s money over Leno’s ratings, especially when it comes to the fact that Letterman does what he wants and makes major bucks while Leno is under performing his comic abilities for the high ratings.

    Anyways, this whole Arsenio Hall Show thing is so confusing. I just don’t get it like you guys, who is going to air it? Will The CW air any of the shows? What are the common times stations are looking to play it at? What percentage of the 11:35pm timeslot will it have? How will this affect Letterman considering it is a CBS syndicated programming against a CBS program? It is so confusing I stopped trying to figure it. It won’t be on for another full year, 12- 14 months. I’ll take more interest in it later.

    As for Ferguson’s new studio, it is nice, better lite, and just nice. Lol. I love the gorgious curtain for the African American female comedian (add that to your comedian count Diana). In the end though it is way too big for just one man. What’s the point of having a huge stage if you arent having bands come on, have your own band, have skits, do dances, give way cars if the price is right; I mean really?! I just hope he will use the studio to its fullest.

  • Charles

    No. There is a difference between not getting a job based on merit, and not getting a job because somebody, behind the scenes, is pulling all sorts of dirty tricks.

    That’s what pissed Dave off…not necessarily that he didn’t get the show, but that Jay and his manager got it in a very sneaky and backhanded way. Or, as Dave calls it, “vintage Jay.”

  • Monikka

    Brad said, ” Easily your best comment on here Mario. Couldn’t say it better myself.”

    That’s the original Mario, not Mario/Holly/Megafauna on Imdb.

    The linguistic “fingerprints” of the two Marios are completely different.

    “What’s the point of having a huge stage if you arent having bands come on, have your own band, have skits, do dances, give way cars if the price is right; I mean really?! I just hope he will use the studio to its fullest.”

    I totally agree. Ferguson has said before that skits cost more money than he has so I hope the fact they spent so much money on the new stage doesn’t mean skits will be even rarer. Talented as he is, Ferguson REALLY needs to shake up his show. I was so disappointed to see the stupid segment-ending games back on the new stage.

  • Brad
  • Brad

    Also, Bill Carter wrote a follow up to the Kimmel news now that has more facts and comments to go on. Proves just how Kimmel’s move is 50-50 and ABC has some big cojones to be changing perfection. Same goes for Kimmel too.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/27/business/media/jimmy-kimmels-new-time-slot-may-seal-fate-of-nightline.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&ref=billcarter&adxnnlx=1346256238-JVWozotAs+aDiCLOLkJpzA

  • Brad

    To support your belief Anonymous, when there was that writer’s strike in 2007 Conan had a mock feud with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert in order to obtain solid ratings. Nothing helps ratings quite like rivalries, whether the are faux or real.

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