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

 

 

 
  • Brad

    That little bit of Fallon and Colbert holding Stewart back was really something. Probably my favorite moment of the Emmy’s. I think Kimmel was a bore. Sad because WH dinner and Oscar night was absolutely killer. He really is a mix of Leno and Letterman, so when things go bad, things go really bad.

    As for Fridays Kimmel will be showing new episodes. Whether its taped that day or another hasn’t been made public. I would assume he will pre-tape it on Thursday.

  • Brad

    Looks like NBC will be getting some hit shows this fall. Go On and Revolution lead the pack in polling and comments about who’s going to get a full season order first.

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/09/19/which-new-fall-broadcast-tv-show-will-get-a-full-season-order-first-poll/149262/

  • GARebelman

    Judging from yalls comments, I wonder if ABC will start biting their nails about shoving Kimmel up half an hour. Will probably have to wait a month to see where that dust settles.

  • GARebelman

    And Stewart again? I see why I don’t bother. A waste of time and clearly predictable. I thought Colbert or Fallon deserved some love.

  • Diana Santiago

    The Colbert Super-PAC thing was so great. It’s ridiculous that Stewart keeps getting those awards for swearing.

  • Aaron

    I’m glad to see that NBC may finally start getting more successes. Here’s an interesting article about the new Executive VP of comedy.

    http://www.haaretz.com/culture/arts-leisure/the-producer-who-is-determined-to-bring-nbc-back-to-its-glory-days.premium-1.465740

  • Monikka

    GARebelman said ” shoving Kimmel up” “Half an hour” is not what I expected to see follow the first line of your post.

    Kimmel is mildly talented but he’s not remotely of the same caliber as Letterman, Leno, or Ferguson–all of whom have stand-up experience. Letterman and Ferguson are also extremely intelligent.

    Kimmel’s lackluster Emmy performance must give the ABC suits some pause but I doubt they’ll reverse their decision to shove him up…half an hour.

    It will be interesting to see if ABC puts out a press-release after Kimmel’s first 11:30 show declaring him the “King of Late Night.”

  • Mario

    Adam, you’re still a sore loser that no one watches your boy Conan despite all the yapping by morons on here that his weekly ratings would go above .5!

    Any OBJECTIVE person would tell you Leno has more comedic talent in his pinky than Conan has in his entire 6’4″ body! Remember if Conan’s ratings were good enough and if he wasn’t losing to Letterman than he’d still be t Tonight!

    Monikka, that will NOT happen since Leno will beat Kimmel in the ratings. Probably soundly!

  • Monikka

    Over at Deadline Hollywood Daily (which I discovered during the writer’s strike) someone said: “I think Jimmy is believing his own publicity!this show seems way above his pay grade!”

    Couldn’t have said it better myself: Kimmel hosting the Emmy’s is “way above his pay grade.”

    As for believing his own publicity, it’s easy to see how he would. His (or ABC’s) publicity machine is operating on full throttle, trying to convince the public he’s worthy of 11:30 in late night. He’s not.

  • Adam

    Overnight reviews for Kimmel are all over the board….even among sites like EW, some loved him, some hated him.

    But I doubt if this affects his move to 11:30 for two reasons. One, that’s a near lifetime away. Two, the move is intended to bring the younger viewers from the fading Letterman and the increasingly comatose Leno. We’ll have to see the numbers, but it’s hard to imagine the 18-34s were watching the Emmys with that much scrutiny.

    Man, awards shows are painful.

  • Andy

    Kimmel wasn’t that bad.

    Could have been worse. They could have hired Jay Leno, or Sarah Silverman, two people who wouldn’t know funny if it bit them in the a##.

    Next year they need to bring Conan back. He was the best.

  • Brad

    “The Colbert Super-PAC thing was so great.”

    Stewart mentioned that in his speech.

  • Gary Middleton

    I think Kimmel gave a very decent performance at the Emmys in the face of severe audio problems.

    The social media culture we live in has determined that everything is the “best ever” or “worst ever”, but most things fall in the middle.

  • Adam

    I was wondering if there were audio problems on the telecast of if I was having audio problems of my own.

  • JB

    Kimmel was boring…I expected more from him. It was about as memorable as Jane Lynch hosting but at least she has the excuse of not hosting her own late night show. His monologue was OK but the Tracy Morgan bits (is he coming to ABC or something? Got way too much airtime) and the In Memory Of Jimmy Kimmel with Groban singing were a waste of time.

    So does CBS get NPH to host again next year? Letterman and Ferguson don’t want to touch any award shows. Maybe Drew Carey?

  • Ann

    Kimmel was pretty mediocre last night. His “In Memoriam” bit about himself was embarrassingly tasteless. It smacked of an egomaniac trying to give the impression he wasn’t but just wound up reinforcing the fact that he is.

    It will be interesting to see how his 11:35 move will pan out. IMO it’s a dumb move by ABC.

    I enjoyed the “scuffle” between Jon, Stephen, and Jimmy Fallon when Jon won–again. I was rooting for Jimmy to win this year. Oh well, maybe next year…

  • GARebelman

    He didn’t make any late night cracks or smart Jay comments?

  • Brad

    I thought the Tracy Morgan prank was decent, but over-hyped. I think that was the entire show, decent/mediocre but over-hyped leading to major disappointments for folks like us. History will show Kimmel was a fine host. But about the prank, I feel like I’m the only one who saw it for what it was. An attempt to skew the ratings up as Kimmel essential told people to turn on ABC via Tweet.

  • Diana Santiago

    GAR, I didn’t watch the complete show, but Jay Leno was not mentioned. AT ALL. He wasn’t even on the Variety montage (and I think he was the only late night host not included).

  • Anonymous

    Jay Leno won an Emmy something like 300 years ago. (Actually 1995.) The following year, the Emmy people realized Leno’s show was a stinking pile of dung, which has not changed.

    No reason for Leno to be mentioned at the Emmys. Those awards are intended to recognize excellence in television, which you will never find on Leno’s show.

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