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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  • Mario

    Pay no heed to the hateful comments by the one called Danny. They are the demented ramblings of a syphylitic mind!

  • Danny

    Hateful? No…I just call out bullsh#( when I see it…you must have brown eyes.

    But no hate.

    The weekend is coming up, Mario…I hope your mommy takes you to Chuck-e-Cheese and gets you lots of coins. Just remember your pull-ups and sense of fun.

    Speaking of smelly diapers, Jay Leno returns Monday night!

  • Mario

    Like I said….hateful comments. But what can you do, haters gonna hate! Still doesn’t change the fact that Jay is the KING of late night!

  • Danny

    for Super Mario/ Holly, and everybody else he is…

    de·lu·sion? ?[dih-loo-zhuhn] Show IPA
    noun
    1.
    an act or instance of deluding.
    2.
    the state of being deluded.
    3.
    a false belief or opinion: delusions of grandeur.
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    Psychiatry . a fixed false belief that is resistant to reason or confrontation with actual fact: a paranoid delusion.

  • Mark

    If Leno is the king, he’s about to share the fate of many other kings, notably Louis XVI of France…

    Mario…you sure are something. What, exactly, are you going to do when they announce (and it’s coming soon) that Jay is leaving his show?

  • Brad

    Stewart will probably crush Leno this fall with the election heating up, then Kimmel when he comes in at 11:35pm in January. If this becomes a reality Leno is gone. Sorry Mario, but I just can’t see Leno heating up down the road like these two will.

  • Eroll Muller

    @Aaron Are you kidding me?! Why must you think that every time somebody agrees with Mario is part of an orgy with Jay Leno?! That makes no sense at all! My little brother Elie and I were just backing Mario up for what he kept on trying to tell you for the past 3 years. That saying is that as long as Jay Leno is still one of the top 3 rated late night hosts, anything else will not matter. Of course, if David Letterman retires with Jay Leno, then we’ll have a problem. By the way, you’ve forgotten one other major thing in all of this. You were doing this to help you get your own late night talk show on tv. Let me tell you this! If you really want to see a real late night talk show host in training, then watch me on YouTube. My web show is called “Early Nightline”, and I’ve been doing it for 3 years now. Here’s an episode of my web show that will show you how more suitable I am for late night tv than you will ever be! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6FEeftPnxI Good luck to you if you ever upload videos on Youtube to be on tv!

  • Mario

    That’s right Eroll, to be the king, you gotta beat the KING!

  • Elie Muller

    @Aaron I can’t believe that you would make fun of Mario on this site every time that articles like this. I even know why you’re doing this! You want your own late night talk show on tv right now! Let me tell you 3 things! 1: You’re not funny enough to compete against anybody on late night tv, not even Carson Daly. 2: You don’t know that the big guys and girls in late night tv will stay in power for a while before you take over for them. 3: If you really want that to happen, then do what I did and start on YouTube. My web show on YouTube is called “Weeknight Update”, and I’ve been doing it for over 3 years now! Watch this episode of my web show, and see how funnier I am than you are! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrGlSVdAx84 Next time, before you even think about making fun of Mario on this site; think about how you’d feel if he decides to make fun of you. Good luck to you being on late night tv, you mini-David Letterman who knows that Maria from Sesame Street used to be fat in the 1980’s and early 1990’s, but doesn’t know any better!

  • Mark

    Wow.

    That’s all I can say.

  • Danny

    It took some hard work to find this, but through the magic of the WWW I found a portrait of Super Mario and his alter egos…

    http://blueridgebluecollargirl.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/nut-family-blog.jpg%3Fw%3D450

  • Brad

    What are is everybody’s thoughts about people who should get a late night show? And what did you think about my picks? Seth Meyers, Seth MacFarlene, Steve Martin (though he’s probably too old to want to), Tina Fey, and Whitney Cummings.

  • Mario

    Brad, do you truly believe Kimmel will beat Jay? If so, I’ll make you a gentleman’s wager. You pick the bet $10, $20, …. you name it. 2nd Quater of 2013, Jay will beat Kimmel. Loser has to donate to a charity of the winners choice purely by honor. I’ll even make it easy for you, my pick is the Salvation Army so you can go ahead and think about putting your money into the red kettle during Christmas time when the bellringers are out in force.

  • Eroll Muller

    @Mario I think that you’re in a very good position to win that bet because NBC actually has some awesome primetime shows this season that will help the late night talk shows over there get the bigger ratings. Of course, every tv network has some huge primetime shows this year to help the late night shows too; so you could be in trouble right there!

  • Elie Muller

    @Mario I think that you will win the bet because The Tonight Show will be on after the big primetime tv shows every night as it has been for a long long time. I hope that late night tv as a whole gets bigger ratings this tv season because these ratings are horrible. By the way, how long do you think it will be before my big brother Eroll and I will be on late night tv because of our web shows on YouTube? While we’re on the subject, what timeslots would you think that Eroll and I will be on for late night tv if the networks could hire us because of our web shows?

  • Aaron

    Eroll, I’m sorry but both your shows are pieces of crap. One is so incoherent and the other is completely mute. By the way, I’m in college right now so I don’t have time to film things for YouTube. No network would even consider taking you.

  • Aaron

    And Eroll, NBC’s primetime schedule is mediocre. Sure, I love Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, Community and the Office. But Community is being treated badly and will be relegated to the infamous Friday time slot. The Office is finishing but I expect it to be good since the original showrunner is coming back to do the last season. 30 Rock is also coming to a close soon. All of NBC’s good comedies are doing badly in the ratings. Go On looks like it won’t be special at all. I am glad to see Michael J. Fox coming back to do a new show on NBC, but I don’t have very high expectations for it. Frankly I am not interested in the New Normal or Jimmy Fallon’s new primetime program.

  • Brad

    This is my prediction… Jon Stewart wins from October thru December. Jimmy Kimmel wins from January to May. Then, sometime in the summer, Jay Leno starts to win as its announced he is leaving. If he does not leave in September and won’t until 2014, it’s Kimmel throughout 2013.

    So okay Mario. I bet that for the first quarter of 2013, from January 2013 to May 2013, Jimmy Kimmel will beat Jay in the 18-49 demo. I bet $5 to the Clean Water Foundation. I bet another $5 to the Salvation Army, if Leno does not leave Tonight in 2013, that Kimmel beats Leno in the same demo from June through Decemeber. Sounds good?

  • Mario

    Bet accepted, The Salvation Army thanks you in advance for picking the wrong side!

  • Brad

    I would make another bet that Jay Leno wins the total viewers from here on out, but you would only agree to that leading to no bet.

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