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

 

 

 

 

 
  • Justin

    @Elie Muller

    I’d actually like to see a Kristen Bell hosted show. Can’t be worse than Kathy.

    @Danny, “Bland Senior Citizen for the iPod Generation.” Are you talking about Leno or Letterman? PS, Leno is 62, Letterman is 65.

  • Danny

    Yeah…you don’t see the kids flocking much to Letterman either.

    Frankly, the youth are watching, for their comedy, Colbert and Stewart, and Conan on multiplatforms.

    They don’t release the numbers, but I’d bet Conan gets as many views online than Letterman and Leno do on tv.

  • Danny

    Most celebrities skew left. Many have lost touch with the real world, and don’t see a problem with the idea of a big controlling government.

  • Eroll Muller

    @Justin I’d think that Kristen Bell is in good position to have a late night talk show after Craig Ferguson and David Letterman at 1:30AM right now! She’s been on Craig Ferguson about 24 times, and her 25th time is coming this Monday in his new studio. She’s also appeared on David Letterman more than 30 times from 2000 to right now. Both of them think that she’s funny, and they both want to produce her 1:30AM show. If you want to see that happening, then I’d suggest that you email David Letterman and Craig Ferguson’s shows and make it official!

  • Elie Muller

    @Justin Of course, you’d love Kristen Bell’s talk show at 1:30AM on CBS. Why?! Carson Daly on NBC will actually have competition at 1:30AM every morning! Of course, Craig Ferguson and David Letterman wanted to produce her show and to tell her about it since 2009; however, they never had the chance to tell her because she was hungry for junk food after her appearances on their shows. If you could email them right now, then they will make that announcement before January of next year when Jimmy Kimmel on ABC moves to 11:30PM. @Danny I know that you’d love to see somebody new on late night tv, and that’s why Kristen Bell’s going to CBS’s 1:30AM timeslot; however that does not mean that you have to destroy David Letterman before he retires and gives the Late Show to Craig Ferguson!

  • Danny

    Oh, I should say that I am a thirty year fan of Letterman…with him since the morning show. I still watch his show most of the time…but am sad to see how the show has fallen.

    I was also among those who thought Frank Sinatra should have stopped recording in the late 1980s…

  • Monikka

    Danny,

    Thank you for your opinion on Frank Sinatra and for your political “analysis.” We’ve all been waiting breathlessly for you to educate us.

    As for Conan’s multi-platform numbers, maybe they’re not releasing them because they want to maintain the illusion that America’s youth are watching 49 year old Conan on an endless digital loop.

    I suspect if the numbers were high, they’d find a way to publicize them.

  • Danny

    Oh, Monikka continues to prove she has absolutely nothing to share except her incredible ignorance.

    Good night Mario/ Monikka….

    From AdAge:

    Turner is making the case that Mr. O’ Brien’s combined online and TV audience reaches 20 million people between 18 and 49, and telling sponsors they recall ad messages a few percentage points better than is the norm for people who watch late-night talk shows. The average time spent viewing “Conan” content on his website, TeamCoco.com, has increased 30% since the show launched, and the average time spent per visitor on the site has increased 103%, according to Turner. On Facebook Mr. O’ Brien has 1.7 million “friends,” according to the network-more, as it turns out, than his average TV viewership in his first year on the air so far.

  • James

    Ignore her/him/them…look up troll on the Internet dictionary, you’ll see the name Mario/ Holly/ Monikka…..

    They’re a blend of ignorance and hate.

  • Monikka

    James,

    Are you really so stupid as to think my brilliant posts could come from the Leno-deranged and simplistic mind of Mario/Holly?

    Danny,

    AdAge is about ads, right? “According to Turner” Neither of these is a red flag for you?

  • Diana Santiago

    “Brilliant posts”… Do you mean arrogant?

  • Danny

    Yes.

    I’d add pointless to arrogant.

    They add absolutely nothing.

  • Monikka

    I’m not arrogant. I’m superior.

  • Danny

    A looney tune of the highest order….

  • Monikka

    The juxtaposition of a Frank Sinatra reference and an assumption that teenagers are enthralled with a middle aged man with dyed red hair was interesting to me. What a strange mishmash of generational references.

    My grandfather was a Frank Sinatra fan and he would have been 85 in July. You?

  • Mark

    Evidently Monikka/ Mario has no capability for either humor or analysis. DON’T FEED THE TROLLS!!!!!

    Pathetic losers.

  • Mario

    Danny, Jose is right. Leno is the KING!

    You’re just sore because Conan is a pathetic loser who got another .4 for the week!

  • Danny

    Mario/ Holly/ Monikka are part of that dwindling lobotomy patients that give Jay Leno that small margin of victory every week.

    They’re the ones with tears in their eyes laughing at “Meal or No Meal.”

  • Danny

    You’ve got to be kidding…a king with a 3 share?

    About as impressive as being a prince in Lichtenstein.

  • Drum

    I don’t find Ferguson to be left skewing.

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