Late Night TV Ratings For October 1-5, 2012

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October 12th, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release

NBC RATINGS RESULTS FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF OCT. 1-5
JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON FINISH #1 IN TOTAL VIEWERS VS. THEIR ABC AND CBS TIME-PERIOD COMPETITION

JAY GENERATES HIS BIGGEST WEEK-TWO TOTAL-VIEWER MARGIN OVER 'Late Show' SINCE 2008

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – October 11, 2012 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has averaged a 0.7 rating, 3 share in adults 18-49 and 3.2 million viewers overall for the week of October 1-5. In total viewers, "Tonight" out-delivered CBS’s "Late Show with David Letterman" and ABC’s combination of “Nightline” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for the week. At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" delivered a bigger overall audience than CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," as well as versus "Kimmel" in their head-to-head half-hour.

Jay won the week over "Late Show" by a 10 percent margin in total viewers (3.167 million vs. 2.873 million). That's up from an 8 percent advantage for the second week of the season last year and is "Tonight's" biggest total-viewer lead over "Late Show" during the second week of a season since 2008. Jimmy Fallon out-delivered "Late Late Show" in total viewers by a 6 percent margin for the week (1.515 million vs. 1.426 million), the second-biggest total-viewer advantage for "Late Night" over "Late Late Show" during the second week of a season since 2008.

Through the first two weeks of the new television season, "Tonight" has increased its margins over "Late Show" versus one year ago in viewers 18-49 (to 2 percent from a year-ago deficit of 2 percent) and viewers 25-54 (to 2 percent from last year's 1 percent).

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of October 1-5. 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

CBS “Late Show,” 0.7/3

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 0.8/3

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.5/3*

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

NBC “Late Night,” 0.4/2

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.5/3

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,” 3.2 million viewers

CBS “Late Show,” 2.9 million viewers

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 3.8 million viewers

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 1.8 million viewers*

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

NBC “Late Night,” 1.5 million viewers

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.4 million viewers

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers*

* Friday’s “Kimmel” and “Last Call” were encores


SEASON TO DATE

ADULTS 18-49

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

NBC “Tonight,” 0.7 rating, 3 share

CBS “Late Show,” 0.7/3

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 0.8/3

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.5/3

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

NBC “Late Night,” 0.4/3

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.4/3

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,” 3.2 million viewers

CBS “Late Show,” 2.9 million viewers

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 3.7 million viewers

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 1.8 million viewers

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

NBC “Late Night,” 1.5 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 OCTOBER 1-5

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.8

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,” 1.8 million

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.4 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.8 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.9 million

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Ralph Hahn

    Interesting: Season-to-Date/18-49. Leno is tied with Letterman and Fallon is tied with Ferguson. NBC had only total audience bragging rights this week.

  • Dr. TV

    Ah yes, a wonderful press release reminding us that over 99% of the country do not watch these shows.

  • Mario

    Leno is still da man!

    Conan with a .4! LMAO! It’s obvious the CocoNUTS on here are the only ones who watch his show!

  • Brad

    Like I’ve always said, Conan’s audience is just a cult. It’s down to his core viewers. At least on cable. Online it is a totally different thing but I don’t see it being THAT much better.

    And I agree with Aaron on his last comment on the other page. Fallon is practing for the Tonight Show job, now incorporating videos into his monologue.

  • Diana Santiago

    Hail to the 0.7 King!
    Can we scratch NBC poor lead-ins in the Fan Bingo?

  • Gary Middleton

    Ralph, your pal David Letterman clearly took the demo last week. And Craig Ferguson stomped Jimmy Fallon in the demo too.

    Unfortunately, there seems to be no Nightline press release lately. Maybe they don’t want to explicitly promote a show they’re bumping. So we have to dig into the Kimmel release for some figures and maybe inferences.

    Fallon: 548,000
    Ferguson: 591,000

    Late night demo average:

    CBS 2,134,000 741,000

    NBC 1,973,000 622,000

    Obviously NBC’s is pulled down by a half hour of Carson Daly stretching to 2:05 a.m., but I’m thinking Dave took Jay by more than a photo finish.

  • Diana Santiago

    This is a surprise: last night Conan pulled a 0.6 with an encore with no extraordinary guests and with a 1.5 hr delay.

  • rif

    Re: Conan’s 0.6 – it’s all about the lead-in, which was an extra-inning 2-1 nailbiter in the Bronx. Last October, delayed Conan repeats pulled 0.6s under similar circumstances.

  • rif

    I never watch Conan repeats, but even I stuck around after finishing up the Yankee game to watch a monologue I’ve already seen.

  • Brad

    “I never watch Conan repeats, but even I stuck around after finishing up the Yankee game to watch a monologue I’ve already seen.”

    Same here. Rarely do I watch a Conan repeat but I did so last night.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Can we scratch NBC poor lead-ins in the Fan Bingo?”

    Absolutely. NBC’s 10 p.m. average last week was actually a hair’s width higher than the CBS average.

  • Brad

    “Earlier this year, CBS took partial ownership of The Late Late Show from Worldwide Pants when Ferguson and Letterman extended their contracts with the network through 2014.” – Deadline

    Is Deadline trying to say that Leno’s LLS appearance is only happening because it isn’t solely owned by Worldwide Pants? I call b.s. but maybe Deadline knows something we don’t?

  • Mario

    Brad and Aaron, WHAT do showing video clips have to do with hosting Tonight??

    Craig Kilborn showed video clips sometimes but he never hosted Tonight! LMAO!

  • Aaron

    Mario, more of the traditional talk shows incorporate videos into the monologues. Conan started doing it when he was hosting the Tonight Show, Jay started doing it when his show began to come into its own, and Dave started doing it at the Late Show. Fallon, I believe, is attempting to practice for the Tonight Show.

  • Aaron

    His monologues seem to be slightly longer now, too.

  • Diana Santiago

    Yesterday, Conan received the Bram Stoker gold medal of honorary patronage from Trinity College’s Philosophical Society. During the Q & A after his presentation, he gives a glimpse of what could be a possibility for a future show (probably after his kids are grown up). Check @ 33:45, if you don’t want to watch the whole presentation (which is worth it).

  • Dan

    So Mario,

    Why do you think Jay lost in the demo to Dave last week? Are there more 2nd place finishes to come?

  • Diana Santiago

    Why Jimmy Kimmel has to book Honey Boo Boo?

  • Brad

    Thanks for the clip Diana. Maybe when he’s not renewed in 2014 he’ll be able to write his comedy book and travel world. Lol! I’m only kidding.

  • André

    NBC “Tonight,” 0.7 rating, 3 share
    CBS “Late Show,” 0.7/3
    (CC “The Daily Show,” 0.8 + CC “The Colbert Report,” 0.6) /2

    Yeah, Leno is the King, etc. lol.

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