Late Night TV Ratings For The Week Of September 3-7, 2012

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September 13th, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release

Tonight Show’ AND ‘LATE NIGHT’ SCORE SEASON HIGHS DURING THE DISRUPTED WEEK OF SEPT. 3-7
JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON EARN THEIR TOP WEDNESDAY RATINGS SINCE EARLY 2010 WITH TELECASTS DELAYED BY AN NFL OVERRUN

SEASON TO DATE, JAY HAS STRETCHED HIS TOTAL-VIEWER LEAD OVER ‘Late Show’ TO 23 PERCENT FROM THE YEAR-AGO 15 PERCENT; JIMMY FALLON HAS INCREASED HIS MARGIN OVER ‘LATE Late Show’ TO 22 PERCENT, UP FROM LAST YEAR’S 7 PERCENT

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – September 13, 2012 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” have delivered their top-rated weeks of the television season in adults 18-49 and their biggest Wednesday ratings since early 2010, to win the late-night week of September 3-7.

During the disrupted week, Monday results were excluded due to the Labor Day holiday, NBC and CBS excluded multiple nights due to overrun coverage of the Democratic National Convention and NBC’s Wednesday results, which are included, were delayed by a high-rated NFL overrun. Also note that Friday’s “Late Show” and “Kimmel” were encores.

On Wednesday, with telecasts delayed by the overrun of that night’s primetime “NFL Kickoff” coverage on NBC, “Tonight” delivered a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49, the show’s highest for a Wednesday edition since March 3, 2010, and “Late Night” scored a 0.8, the show’s best for a Wednesday since January 20, 2010.

That keyed a weeklong 1.1 rating for “Tonight,” its highest weekly rating since January 31-February 4, 2011, and a 0.7 for “Late Night,” its strongest since the week of September 5-9, 2011.

Through the first 51 weeks of the 2011-12 broadcast year, "Tonight" has increased its total-viewer margin over "Late Show" to 23 percent (3.664 million vs. 2.987 million), up from the year-ago season-to-date advantage of 15 percent, while stretching its 25-54 advantage to 11 percent (1.402 million vs. 1.262 million) from last year’s 9 percent and its 18-34 lead to 26 percent (347,000 vs. 275,000) from last year’s 24 percent.

Jimmy Fallon has established a total-viewer lead over "Late Late Show" this season of 22 percent (1.750 million vs. 1.434 million), up from last year's advantage of 7 percent. Jimmy has also increased his season-to-date lead over "Late Late Show" in adults 18-49 to 24 percent (706,000 vs. 568,000), up from last year’s 22 percent; in adults 18-34 to 54 percent (275,000 vs. 178,000), up from last year's 30 percent; and in adults 25-54 to 18 percent (844,000 vs. 718,000), up from 9 percent at this point last season.

"Tonight" delivered a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Show" for the 32nd time in their last 36 head-to-head weeks (excludes weeks of Olympic preemptions) and 14th week in a row, while Jimmy Fallon has attracted a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Late Show" for each of their last 39 head-to-head weeks.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of September 3-7. 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,” 1.1 rating, 5 share*

CBS “Late Show,” 0.4/2*

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 0.7/3*

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.4/2 (in encore telecast)*

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.7/4*

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.3/1*

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.4/3 (in encore telecasts)*

TOTAL VIEWERS

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

NBC “Tonight,” 3.6 million viewers*

CBS “Late Show,” 2.2 million viewers*

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 2.9 million viewers*

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 1.4 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

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

NBC “Late Night,” 1.9 million viewers*

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.0 million viewers*

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

NBC “Last Call,” 1.1 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

* Tuesday and Thursday NBC telecasts and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday CBS programs were delayed by convention coverage and are excluded. Wednesday’s NBC telecasts were delayed by a high-rated NFL overrun but are included. 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,” 1.7 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 SEPTEMBER 3-7

 

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,” 0.6**

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 1.27 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS

 

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. “The Daily Show,” 1.4 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, 2.0 million

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

** Monday’s “Daily Show” and “Colbert Report” were preempted and last week’s special Friday telecasts are excluded. Monday’s “Conan” was an encore.

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  • Diana Santiago

    Jimmy Fallon just won an Emmy for hosting SNL.

  • Diana Santiago

    Another Emmy update: Team Coco won an Emmy for interactive media.

  • Danny

    Just came across this interesting tidbit, on another article on this site:

    TBS’s late-night series Conan has averaged 1 million viewers this summer, up 7% over Summer 2011. Conan is in a tie for the youngest audience of all the late-night talk shows, with a Summer median age of 39. Conan also outranks all of the late-night talk shows on the broadcast networks in delivery of adults 18-34, as well as cable rivals on E! Entertainment and Bravo.

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/08/28/ratings-notes-for-tnt-tbs-adult-swim-cartoon-network-trutv-major-crimes-perception-sullivan-son-conan-hardcore-pawn-adventure-time-more/146548/

  • Diana Santiago

    In not-a-surprise-at-all news, The Daily Show writers won again. Ridiculous.

  • Aaron

    But Danny, Mario said that Conan will be cancelled and that we’re all delusional!!

  • Justin

    Good news for Jimmy winning. He deserved it.

    I think why Fallon bashed Romney was cause Romney hasn’t been on his show to have a burger (If you watch Late Night, You’ll get why I said that)

    @Aaron, I agree about the contributors. Especially Lewis Black, Larry Wilmore, and Kristen Schaal.

    @Brad, Colbert has sworn many times.

  • Brad

    Oh right. Romney has not even responded to any of Jimmy Fallon’s requests to meet. Whatever bashing he’s been doing, Romney deserves it. However, you got to wonder if Romney is exiling Fallon after Fallon’s band and audience was so disrespectful to Michele Bachmann. He has good reason too if that’s the case. The Roots played a song about being a bitch, literally, and the audience didn’t even applaud for her when Fallon greeted her.

  • Mario

    Danny, Chris, and Aaron you know when I knew Conan was a no talent moron? During the 2008 writers strike late night hosts had to come up with their own material. Leno did a kick ass monologue that even according to entertainment reporter Mike Evans “destroyed” all other late night hosts in the ratings!

    What did Conan do? He spinned his wedding ring on the desk and had the camera zoom in on his beard! Just HORRIBLE and not even remotely funny! Any one of us can do those things and those things aren’t even comedic! I knew there was no way he’d make it as Tonight Show host after that disaster and I was right!

    Come on guys! You know NO ONE watches those TBS shows. It’s just 2 pages ago and I already don’t recall since they’re not worth recalling! If you took a survey of 1000 people on the street you may find 1 or 2 who watch it. Same results with Conan’s show.

  • Danny

    Mario, if you have nothing constructive to add, as usual, pull your lip over your head and swallow.

  • Brad

    Okay. Can we at least give Leno the credit that he didn’t lay down and die when the writers strike happened? Conan had to have a fake feud with Stewart and Colbert because of the lack of content. Leno never had to resort to such a thing. These are facts.

  • Frank

    Right…Jay did his monologue all by himself, pissing off the writer’s union…and it was pathetic anyway…a third grader can predict Leno’s monologue jokes. The shame is that they got worse when his writers returned.

  • Danny

    This stuff was lightyears better than some corny predictable monologue…

  • Elie Muller

    I think that we should have an online group to get Craig Ferguson a house band for his late night talk show because I have sent his show an email about that last night, but it didn’t really work. If we all come together and do that right now, then CBS will have to give him a house band for his show, and he’ll do wonderful in the ratings. Let’s give Craig Ferguson a chance to get ready to replace David Letterman!

  • Eroll Muller

    I think that we should have an online group to get Kristen Bell her own late night talk show on CBS at 1:30AM. She has been a regular on David Letterman’s show and Craig Ferguson’s show for a long time, and she deserves her own show to be on after them. I’ve sent Craig Ferguson’s show an email about that last night, but it didn’t do well enough for it. I’d figure if we all come together and do that, and if 300,000 people join us, then CBS will have to give her a show and Craig Ferguson and David Letterman will produce the show. Let’s change late night tv forever!

  • Adam

    What, no bizarre rants about how heavy some people on childrens’ shows are?

  • Chris

    Ferguson’s show is unique as it is (or was…I think the new studio was pointless). If they give him a band, it would make it like every other late night talk show out there. No point to it.

  • Mario

    Danny, you’re just butthurt since Conan is a pathetic cartoon writing loser who can’t get above a .4 for the week!

    Leno, on the other hand, has been the KING of late night for almost 20 years!

  • Danny

    Go back to your inflatable Leno doll if you aren’t going to say anything intelligent.

  • Charles

    If Leno were on TBS he would barely pull anybody at all…he’d be pulling OWN numbers.

  • Charles

    I hadn’t seen most of the “feud” with O’Brien, Stewart, and Colbert. Absolutely funny stuff. And you can tell that those three genuinely like each other and were having a good time.

    This stuff ranks up there with Jimmy Kimmel’s smackdown of Jay Leno as the great moments of late night the last ten years.

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