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

 

 

 
  • Ann

    Diana,

    I think Leno not being mentioned is more about sour grapes and ABC (i.e. Kimmel) not wanting to mention the #1 guy–as small as the margin may be. IMO having Kimmel host was part of the PR package surrounding him at the moment.

    To a certain degree it backfired too, It was a lackluster performance by Kimmel especially when you compare it to Jimmy Fallon’s hosting 2 years ago. Fallon brought an energy that was certainly lacking with Kimmel. Trying to sell Kimmel as the “fresh face” at 11:35 is a stretch to say the least.

  • Adam

    It will be interesting to see if come Christmas, as they start to really build up Kimmel, if there is residual talk about the Emmy awards.

    He surprisingly received more good reviews than I imagined, using Google news as a guide. Several called him “serviceable,” which isn’t much of a compliment to me.

    But he clearly wasn’t as good as Fallon and Conan. Fallon was so good I thought they should have, then and there, signed him to 11:30.

  • Mario

    You might not know this, but I like to sleep with a Jay Leno doll and pretend I’m Mrs. Leno.

  • Peter in MO

    What’s the deal with these wacky postings? Cry for attention?

  • Monikka

    “decent” “very decent” “boring” “serviceable” “wasn’t that bad” “could have been worse” “pretty mediocre”

    These are OUR comments on Kimmel’s performance. Coming as they are from a group of people more interested in late night than the norm, it doesn’t look good for Kimmel’s ascent to 11:30.

    I also had to laugh at the image of Kimmel being a “fresh face.” The toupee and the heavy makeup don’t help him in that regard.

  • Brad

    When Conan hosted the Emmy’s, he should have been signed onto The Tonight Show and eventually was. Fallon deserved the same thing when he hosted the Emmy’s. I still find it sad networks aren’t taking more of an interest in Fallon like the were with Conan 8-10 years ago. Fallon is the future of late night whether you think he is ready or not.

    For the awards, as Leno said it, it is common for the award shows to ignore the more popular show. I do think he won the Emmy in 1995 because he was finally being a competitive rival to Letterman.

    Also for the awards, I was rooting for Fallon to win the Emmy but when I remembered about Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC, I thought this would be his year. Fallon’s SuperBowl intro that was shown reminded me how much energy and fun Fallon and his show is, how much work they put into their show.

  • Aaron

    For anyone interested in technology, I’d recommend checking out “On the Verge.” It’s a monthly online show put together by the staff of The Verge, one of the best technology websites. It’s supposed to resemble a late night talk show. In fact, Joshua Topolsky, the host of the show and editor-in-chief of the Verge is the tech correspondent on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy was on one of the episodes.

    Here’s part 1 of the interview with Jimmy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJBN2j921TI

    The latest episode of the show is here:

  • Aaron

    Whoops, linked to the wrong video. Here’s the link to the latest episode of the show:

  • Aaron

    Hmm, for some reason I’m getting linked to the wrong video for the latest episode. This is the link to the Fallon interview:

  • Mario

    That last Mario was some asshat impersonating me!

    Ann, Kimmel will be VERY aware of Leno when Leno destroys Kimmel in the ratings in Jan.. Nobody cares about the emmys. It’s a bunch of elitist snobs mking decisions that often don’t reflect popular culture. It’s already forgotten!

  • Mario

    I dream about Jay Leno all day and giggle like a schoolgirl when he comes on every night. I wish he would come do a hot monologue just for me.

  • Mario

    Very funny NOT!

    I see you guys get your sense of humor from that moronic goofball Conan!

  • Adam

    Monday’s numbers were interesting. I expected Hawaii Five 0 to perform well, but it was rather disappointing.

    I sampled all three 11:30 shows last night. I had to turn off Leno after five minutes. Steve Martin saved Letterman from being boring. Nightline was uninteresting, and all commercials…yet it kicked Letterman’s and Leno’s butt.

    With nights like lastnight, I wonder if ABC is making a mistake.

  • Aaron

    Seems as if NBC is finally starting to improve in the ratings, not counting the Tonight Show. Maybe Greenblatt and Co’s efforts are finally starting to pay off?

  • GARebelman

    Looks like Letterman isn’t winning premiere week this year with things like 5-0 being down sharply from last years 3.4 propping it.

  • Luigi

    Looks like Mario has won the arguement. His opponents are left with conducting guerrilla attacks instead of debating him out in the open. Pathetic.

  • GARebelman

    Been a while Adam. Last I checked my Atlanta market, ABC is first while FOX’s half show is second and NBC and CBS battle for third and forth.

  • Luigi

    @Anonymous — LOL! That guy needs to be a correspondent for The Daily Show!

  • Mario

    Thanks Luigi. What else do you expect people as classless as Conan fans to do? They’re imitating their idol!

  • Brad

    I still believe in Kimmel for the win.

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