Late Night TV Ratings For The Week Of August 20-24, 2012

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August 30th, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release

JAY LENO DELIVERS #1 RESULTS FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF AUG. 20-24, TOPPING THE ABC AND CBS SLOT COMPETITION IN ALL KEY CATEGORIES

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

JIMMY FALLON BEATS ‘LATE LATE’ ENCORES IN ALL KEY MEASURES AND OUT-DELIVERS ‘KIMMEL’ HEAD TO HEAD FOR THEIR COMMON HALF-HOUR IN ADULTS 18-34, 18-49 AND 25-54, PLUS TOTAL VIEWERS

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 30, 2012 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has out-delivered the ABC and CBS time-period competition for the week of August 20-24, generating 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 encores of “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” while delivering bigger audiences than “Kimmel” head to head in their common half-hour in adults 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54; men 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54; and adults and men 25-54, plus total viewers.

 

Through the first 49 weeks of the 2011-12 broadcast year, "Tonight" has increased its total-viewer margin over "Late Show" to 22 percent (3.663 million vs. 2.995 million), up from the year-ago season-to-date advantage of 14 percent, while stretching its 25-54 advantage to 11 percent (1.402 million vs. 1.266 million) from last year’s 8 percent and its 18-34 lead to 25 percent (345,000 vs. 276,000) from last year’s 23 percent. 

Jimmy Fallon has established a total-viewer lead over "Late Late Show" this season of 21 percent (1.747 million vs. 1.438 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 (703,000 vs. 570,000), up from last year’s 21 percent; in adults 18-34 to 53 percent (273,000 vs. 178,000), up from last year's 29 percent; and in adults 25-54 to 17 percent (842,000 vs. 720,000), up from 7 percent at this point last season.

"Tonight" delivered a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Show" for the 30th time in their last 34 head-to-head weeks (excludes weeks of Olympic preemptions) and 12th week in a row, while Jimmy Fallon has attracted a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Late Show" for each of their last 37 head-to-head weeks. 

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of August 20-24.  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,” 0.3/2 (in encore telecasts)

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET

NBC “Tonight,” 3.3 million viewers

CBS “Late Show,” 2.3 million viewers*

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 3.3 million viewers

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 1.6 million viewers* 

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

NBC “Late Night,” 1.5 million viewers

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.1 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 “Late Late Show” were delayed by an NFL overrun and are excluded from these averages.  Friday’s “Kimmel” was an encore.

 

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,” 0.5/3

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,” 1.7 million viewers

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

NBC “Late Night,” 1.7 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 20-24

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.4 in encore telecasts

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.3 in encore telecasts

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,” 0.7 million in encore telecasts

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

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.8 million in encore telecasts

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.1 million

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million

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  • Brad

    Sorry Justin for starting that. Just saying that NBC is in one giant rut. I do want to say Arsenio Hall will be on some Fox affiliates. Yes Conan couldn’t get 100% clearance on Fox, but he would have gotten 60%. Fox affliates are interested in airing a late night show so we’ll see who will. Another good factor for Arsenio Hall is that he will (probably) have a website and maybe even be OnDemand so anyone can watch him without the headache of when is he on.

  • GARebelman

    Week of August 20, 2012
    PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/ Rtg A18-49(000)/ Rtg
    ABC ”Nightline” 3,340,000 1,206,000/ 1.0 926,000/ 0.7
    CBS “Late Show” 2,318,000 910,000/ 0.8 647,000/ 0.5
    NBC “Tonight Show” 3,250,000 1,190,000/ 1.0 975,000/ 0.8

  • Diana Santiago

    What a bittersweet goodbye for Brian McCann… “For legal reasons, we cannot show you clips”… A big chunk of the great classic Late Night clips were performed by McCann. He will be missed.

  • Brad

    Has Craig ever shown something behind that big new curtain? I know he teased in on Tuesday but I missed last night’s show so wondering if anything happened. I find it really lame that he hasn’t been the studio to its fullest. Really upset by it. I guess CBS just wanted to keep Ferguson as long as they can so might as well pay the price for it.

  • Mario

    Mike, you realize anyone else at the Tonight Show besides Jay will result in even lower ratings? Fallon?? No way in hell is he ready! I’ve seen him and he might be redy one day but not now!

    There is still plenty of time to sign an extension. Once NBC sees how Leno beats Kimmy and Letterman it will give Jay more leverage to get re – signed.

  • Mike

    No, he’s done, and I think he knows he’s done.

    As somebody mentioned on the other board, ABC sees Kimmel as the host of the next generation. He may not get the best numbers at first, but will attract the younger viewers more than Jay and Dave.

    There is just no way the execs at NBC see Leno as the host of the future. What does he bring to the table to connect with the demo?

  • Mike
  • Danny

    Wow. Mario’s writing at 5:00AM. Did his inflatable Leno doll deflate?

  • Mario

    Mike, Leno will only be done when HE wants. He can sign an extension next September! There is no deadline!

    As someone else said there are bodies littered everywhere of the fools who underestimated Jay Leno!

  • Mike

    No, no no…Leno does not call the shots. If NBC doesn’t want him, they don’t sign him.

    And with the lack of public support for him the last few weeks, and with his sinking numbers, they’re looking elsewhere.

  • Danny

    This article cites that NBC had been considering Fallon for 11:30…would have been the only right decision Zucker would have made…

    http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/tv/tv-zone-1.811968/is-jay-leno-worried-about-a-jimmy-fallon-tonight-succession-1.3922236

  • Mike

    ” An NBC spokeswoman declined to comment on the record and said Leno would not be available.”

    This is one of the lines that speak volumes…if NBC isn’t commenting and saying “Jay is our guy” then Jay is not their guy.

  • André

    Sad to see McCann going. Him and Stack are my favorite guys there.

  • Mario

    Mike, you’re nuts. You’re posting stupid opinion pieces that don’t mean JACK!

    You act like Leno has already been fired and a replacement named! I see you are off your meds! Fallon is NOT ready for the Tonight Show next year!

  • Mario

    Danny, your article says “Jay is still in a pretty solid position of power”.

    LMAO! Glad to see you’re pro Leno!

  • Aaron

    At least Stack is staying. But Brian was a great comedian; I hope he finds work elsewhere. Maybe he’ll do stuff for Funny or Die? Will Ferrell owns that website, plus Conan and Will Ferrell are really good friends.

  • Brad

    I’m sure McCann will do fine. Any NYC show looking for a comedic writer and doesn’t pick him up is an idiot. Maybe he’ll find some brand new shows to work but we’ll see. And like you noted Aaron, McCann has a lot of connection after all his years with Conan and all the bits he worked on with guests.

  • Mike

    Mario…or whoever you’re pretending to be this week, you’re clearly not right.

    If you have nothing constructive to say, then be quiet.

  • Aaron

    The “ass-stamp” used on Late Night with Conan O’Brien made an appearance last night on “Conan”.

  • Diana Santiago

    Deon Cole was awesome with his reports from the RNC.

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