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

 

 

 
  • Eroll Muller

    Kids that are on this website, I have to ask you one question. How would we have many late night talk show hosts today if Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, and David Letterman weren’t so edgy on tv many years ago? I’ll tell you how! We wouldn’t have Carson Daly, Craig Ferguson, or in a bad sense; Jimmy Fallon and the fat Chelsea Handler! As a matter of fact, if those guys weren’t so edgy between the 50’s all the way up to the early 90’s, then we wouldn’t have this website right now! Therefore, late night talk show hosts have to be edgy to keep their audiences happy. When the audiences are happy, the tv networks are happy. Plus, late night tv should start getting back to the glory days before we even had all of this mess. That’s why Carson Daly will be the new king of late night tv along with Jimmy Kimmel as the co-king, and Elie and myself will be the princes because NBC will hire us in 7-10 years. Why?! Our web shows are funny, cool, and edgier than Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night” show on NBC! Of course, we’re on YouTube; so everything could change eventually!

  • Adam

    Mentioning Jack Paar…shame he is almost forgotten. That may be because NBC stupidly erased most of his episodes of “Tonight”. But what survives is worthy of checking out. You will see a show with intelligence that wouldn’t stand a chance on network television. I see Letterman’s show slowly evolving into something like Paar’s show.

    I wonder what Paar thought of the classless carnival Leno turned Tonight into.

  • Jason

    What Eroll/ Elie (same person)

    No comments on how overweight people are on PBS kids shows?

    And there is nothing fat about Chelsea Handler.

    What’s this kick with weight?

  • Adam

    Found this interesting article about Letterman’s Oscar-hosting a while back. Some got it at the time, and some didn’t then and don’t now. Dave was mocking one of the most stupid ceremonies humans ever concocted, and it misfired because he was performing to people whose lives revolve around the most stupid ceremony ever concocted.

    It was a terrific predecessor to Ricky Gervais at the recent awards shows.

    http://splitsider.com/2011/08/16-years-later-defending-david-lettermans-notorious-oscar-hosting-performance/

  • Adam

    This is one of the reasons it’s terrific Letterman is getting a Kennedy Center tribute. I only wish they would do more off the wall stuff like this…

  • Adam

    Sort of a slow Saturday….how about some Dave and Regis. TV never gets better than when these two are together…

  • Elie Muller

    I’ll tell you something right now! Late night tvhas really changed these days! We used to have David Letterman, Johnny Carson, and 2 other people in the old days, but that was it. Now, we have a lot more than those guys. We have Carson Daly, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, and a whole buncvh of other people. We even have the 2 unfunniest people in the world, who are Jimmy Fallon and Chelsea Handler. Think about it! Eroll and I have been doing our web shows on YouTube for 3 years now, and we want to be on late night tv someday. Have you ever noticed that our web shows look almost exactly like some of the late night talk shows on tv? The only things that we don’t have are a house band, and a studio audience. Other than that, I think that we’re ready to be on NBC!

  • Eroll Muller

    Late Night TV has changed dramatically in the last 60 years or so. Everybody is doing the same show, except for Carson Daly because he has the best format in late night tv ever. Anyway, Elie and I have our own web shows on YouTube so that we can prepare ourselves to be on NBC’s late night lineup between 2:00AM and 3:30AM/4:00AM someday. Our web shows on YouTube and the late night talk shows on tv have one similar thing in common. That thing in common is the comedy. We don’t have the celebrity guests or a house band or a studio audience is because we don’t have the money for them. Even though we lack those things, doesn’t that still mean that we’re preparing ourselves to be on late night tv with our web shows that people tune in at nearly 3:45AM?

  • Jason

    I’m not understanding why one person is posting as two separate people, and why they are embarrassing themselves with these youtube home movies.

  • Adam

    Some may want to see a moment in time when Jay Leno was a funny man.

  • Adam

    The historic moment when Jack Paar walked from The Tonight Show.

    He was an emotional firecracker, but an amazing wit.

  • Adam

    And another classic moment, featuring the three classic hosts of The Tonight Show…

  • Aaron

    Both Jack Paar and Steve Allen passed away not too long ago, correct?

  • Adam

    Yeah, Paar(2004), Carson (2005), and Steve Allen(2000) all died relatively close to each other.

    I once wished there was some type of moment when all TS hosts (even, ugh, Jay Leno) were gathered together, was not to be.

    Carson had Paar on a few times, and Paar appeared on Letterman a few times.

    Pat Sajak refers to having Paar on his CBS show. That would be something to watch.

  • Diana Santiago

    Nice reminder that The Tonight Show used to have hosts with spine.

  • Aaron

    I think Leno had Steve Allen and Jack Paar on his show at certain points in time. I also heard that Carson called Conan to congratulate him when the news came out that he would be succeeding Jay Leno.

  • Adam

    I do remember seeing Steve Allen on Leno, but not Jack Paar. Paar was on record as saying he hated planned crude humor for a laugh, which became Leno’s MO as he transformed Tonight, so I’d be surprised if Paar went on.

    Yes, Carson was fond of Conan and what he had accomplished on Late Night, and Carson preferred Conan to Leno, who Carson didn’t care for for many reasons.

  • Elie Muller

    Do you kids remember when Craig Ferguson used to have banters with both Geoff and Michael? Back then, Michael let Craig do whatever he wanted on his show. Now that he has Beth on his back, he can’t do anything edgy on his show anymore. Also, he thinks that he’s going to be fired in less than 2 years, and Beth agrees with him. Didn’t you kids notice that recently? Call me crazy, but if Craig Ferguson wants a band leader so bad, then he’d better give Michael the job on that now because Beth just stole his producing job.

  • Eroll Muller

    It’s not just Beth’s fault that Craig Ferguson’s show has changed. The new studio has made the show look more like a traditional late night talk show now. Think about it! He already has the chance to replace David Letterman, a follow up show to produce with Kristen bell as the host, and a sidekick who’s a robot. Let’s not forget the “CBS executive” who’s trying to fire him since September began. All he needs now is a 4 piece house band, and he’s ready to be on at 11:30PM! Does Craig’s show even look like his show anymore?! It doesn’t look like it to me! On top of that, the only late night talk show that’s not following the format is “Last Call With Carson Daly” on NBC at 1:30AM! The other late night shows don’t even count because they’re on cable!

  • Mario

    Adam, GET REAL! Conan lost the Tonight Show since it was a HORRIBLE show!

    Conan showed what a no talent guy he is by spinning his wedding ring and zooming in on his beard during the writers strike. On his TS Conan did awful stuff like focus group and looking at celebrity cars which weren’t really celeb cars and stupid stuff like that!

    For the first time in nearly 15 years Letterman consistently beat the TS since pathetic Conan was host!

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