Late Night TV Ratings For The Week Of September 10-14, 2012

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September 20th, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON GENERATE #1 RESULTS FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF SEPT. 10-14

 

 

‘TONIGHT’ DELIVERS BIGGER AUDIENCES THAN ‘Late Show’ IN ALL KEY CATEGORIES, IN A WEEK OF MOSTLY ENCORES

 

AT 12: 35 A.M. ET, JIMMY FALLON ALSO TOPS ‘LATE Late Show’ IN EVERY KEY MEASURE: ADULTS, MEN AND WOMEN 18-34, 18-49 AND 25-54, PLUS TOTAL VIEWERS

 

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 20, 2012 – In a week of mostly encore telecasts in the time slot, NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” out-delivered the ABC and CBS time-period competition for the week of September 10-14. Jay generated bigger audiences than CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” in every key ratings category: adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. The “Tonight” rebroadcasts also out-delivered ABC’s combination of “Nightline” originals and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” encores head to head in the hour in adults and men 18-34; adults, men and women 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54; and 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,” while delivering bigger audiences than “Kimmel” head to head in their common half-hour in adults, men and women 18-34; adults, men and women 18-49; adults and women 25-54; and total viewers.

 

Through the first 52 weeks of the 2011-12 broadcast year, "Tonight" has stretched its total-viewer margin over "Late Show" to 23 percent (3.651 million vs. 2.974 million), up from the year-ago season-to-date advantage of 15 percent, while increasing its 25-54 advantage to 11 percent (1.396 million vs. 1.254 million) from last year’s 10 percent and its 18-34 lead to 26 percent (345,000 vs. 274,000) from last year’s 25 percent.

 

Jimmy Fallon has established a total-viewer lead over "Late Late Show" this season of 22 percent (1.746 million vs. 1.430 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 (703,000 vs. 566,000), up from last year’s 22 percent; in adults 18-34 to 55 percent (275,000 vs. 177,000), up from last year's 31 percent; and in adults 25-54 to 17 percent (840,000 vs. 715,000), up from 9 percent at this point last season.

 

"Tonight" delivered a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Show" for the 33rd time in their last 37 head-to-head weeks (excludes weeks of Olympic preemptions) and 15th week in a row, while Jimmy Fallon has attracted a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Late Show" for each of their last 40 head-to-head weeks.

 

 

WEEKLY AVERAGES

 

 

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of September 10-14. 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,” 0.7 rating, 3 share (in encore telecasts)

 

CBS “Late Show,” 0.5/2 (in encore telecasts)*

 

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,” 0.4/3

 

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.3/2*

 

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,” 3.0 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

 

CBS “Late Show,” 2.2 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

 

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 (in encore telecasts)

 

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

 

NBC “Late Night,” 1.5 million viewers

 

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.1 million viewers*

 

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

 

NBC “Last Call,” 0.8 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

 

 

* Monday’s CBS broadcasts are excluded from these averages due to a U.S. Open tennis overrun.

 

 

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 SEPTEMBER 10-14

 

 

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

 

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.9

 

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.5

 

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

 

 

TOTAL VIEWERS

 

 

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. “The Daily Show,” 0.8 million (in encore telecasts)

 

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.7 million (in encore telecasts)

 

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.8 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

 

 

 
  • Hillbilly

    They better be glad RedEye is on at 3am. ;)

  • Brad

    Its sad that the folks who watch Colbert and Stewart don’t watch Conan when their guys are in re-runs. I know the shows almost entirely different, Political Comedy vs Hollywood/Topical Comedy, but still? Really? No love for Conan? I think this really proves that Conan is at his base which is 0.4. I know he said he isn’t concern about the broadcast numbers, even TBS wishes they were higher, because he has his online success, but I would still be looking to get out of there.

  • Brad

    Because this is a new post, I figure I’ll add this here…

    I wish Conan would have more love for Boston. All his specials have been elsewhere. Toronto, Chicago, New York. Your hometown isn’t important to you? I doubt it. Something does tell me if he was to go to Boston, it would either be during his 20th anniversary or when he (or the network) calls it quit.

  • Aaron

    I love how we’re all ignoring Mario/Luigi/Bonnie/Ann. It’s actually leading to some of the most interesting discussion I’ve ever seen on this site. I guess the statement “don’t feed the troll” rings true again.

  • Justin

    Repeats of Leno tied New Nightline.

    That’s All.

    Oh, and Ferguson’s New studio is BAD IMO.

  • Aaron

    Justin, why don’t you like Ferguson’s new studio? To me it looks like a better lit version of his old one, although I wish he’d take it to its full potential.

  • Adam

    I never paid attention, but I never noticed that more younger viewers are watching Adult Swim than the network late night shows. That’s fascinating.
    Maybe Stewie Griffin should be named the next host of The Tonight Show.

  • Adam

    Didn’t Conan do one of his anniversary shows in Boston?

    Actually would be fun if they did the show from there full time…but at the very least he should high-tail it back to NYC.

  • Aaron

    I think it would be awesome if a late night show had its permanent location in San Francisco. Great city with a lot of quirks. At least Conan and Dave have both done shows there but it would still be nice if there were a late night show that’s taped in SF.

  • GARebelman

    Week of September 10, 2012
    PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/ Rtg A18-49(000)/ Rtg
    ABC ”Nightline” 3,349,000 1,212,000/ 1.0 875,000/ 0.7
    CBS “Late Show” 2,163,000 782,000/ 0.7 620,000/ 0.5
    NBC “Tonight Show” 2,989,000 1,109,000/ 0.9 897,000/ 0.7

  • Adam

    Cool, GAR. You seem to have a good handle on this stuff…with the premieres coming up, how do you see the numbers going?

  • Dennis

    If I were an NBC or CBS exec, I would be very concerned over the 18-49 numbers, even though these numbers are for repeats.

  • Elie Muller

    Don’t you folks understand that late night tv doesn’t have the ratings that it used to have?! It’s true! Think about it! At this point, nearly everybody is a contender to have a late night talk show on tv. With that in mind, I wouldn’t be surprised if a web show host on YouTube gets a late night talk show because they have more edge than David Letterman did in the 1980’s. I’m not playing! If you think that I’m lying, then check out this new episode of my web show “Weeknight Update” on YouTube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1woA25yNOiQ It may not have the big ratings yet, but it’s edgy.

  • Eroll Muller

    My little brother Elie is absolutely right. YouTube web show hosts are ready to host late night tv talk show hosts someday, and we are very edgy. Check out this brand new episode of my web show “Early Nightline” and see how funnier and edgier it is than a lot of these late night tv talk shows. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_MIv5oEKuA Trust me, you don’t see anybody on late night tv do stuff like that. Also, the last time that David Letterman answered letters from fans on tv was in 2006. No pun intended! When was the last time that Conan O’Brien did “In The Year 2000/3000″? That was back in 2010 before he left NBC! What do those facts tell you? It tells me, Elie, and all of you that a lot of late night tv talk show hosts have lost their flames. The only ones who kept their edgy styles going are Carson Daly and Jimmy Kimmel. Do you agree with us on that?!

  • Diana Santiago

    When I was 11, I had a tape recorder and interviewed my two-year old twin sisters. It was funny and edgy.

  • Elie Muller

    @Diana Santiago You probably did that, however; you didn’t post it on YouTube, and you didn’t get noticed by Spike Feresten. Therefore, it doesn’t count. Did you know that Eroll’s web show and my web show got noticed by Spike Feresten right in our first year on YouTube? It’s true! He wanted us to be on late night tv someday.

  • Eroll Muller

    @Diana Santiago He’s right once again! Our web shows on YouTube got noticed by Spike Feresten when we began in 2009, and he actually put it on his MySpace page. Because he did that, he wanted us to have our own late night talk shows on NBC someday. Meanwhile, you did your own web show on a tape recorder, and didn’t post it on YouTube. If you wanted to be on late night tv someday, then do what Elie and I did and start your own web show on YouTube. It’s the best way to get started in show-biz these days.

  • Adam

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK……

  • Adam

    Carson Daly is as edgy as Lawrence Welk in his heyday.

    (I can’t think of Carson Daly without thinking of Letterman’s line…having a show at that time is almost like not having a show…)

  • Michael D

    Spike Feresten was one of the few bright spots in comedy talk in the last decade. He has a great talent for the genre. He would have no time for such absolutely dreadful nonsense as on these youtube pages.

    Oh, and I see you two (or one) average 6 views. Congratulations. You’re catching up to Leno in the 18-49s.

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