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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Gary Middleton

    “Dont want to change the subject but has anyone noticed an improvement in SNL’s writing this season?”

    So glad you said that! SNL is having a fantastic start!

    The key, imo, is the departure of Kristen Wiig. She was great, but her recurring characters were taking up the whole show. Now there’s all kinds of airtime for trying new things, the cast looks like a team again, the new women are rocking the place, and some of the vets like Kenan Thompson and Bobby Moynihan seem like they’re having fun again.

    It will always be hit and miss but the whole thing has a joyful feel to it now.

  • Gary Middleton

    That was a great moment, Mary.

  • Brad

    Anybody have any opinions about Letterman visiting Kimmel’s show when in Brooklyn?

  • Aaron

    Brad, I’m guessing he’ll appear either on the first or last day.

  • Diana Santiago
  • Gary Middleton

    Brad, I consider it an endorsement. Like Carson going on Letterman’s show near the end. I feel like he doesn’t care much for Ferguson, and the Conan thing got a bit too weird.

  • GARebelman

    I don’t guess Ferguson cares much about Letterman thinks either after booking the guy he bashes all the time on as a guest.

  • Gary Middleton

    And let’s remember too, GAR, that Dave’s appearance on Kimmel is likely to overlap with Ferguson’s show on a sweeps night. So Dave isn’t showing a ton of concern either.

  • Monikka

    Letterman and Ferguson haven’t clicked but I don’t think it matters. Les Moonves just got extended at CBS through 2017 and Les loves Craig.

  • Brad

    I’ve never seen Letterman concern about ratings or sweeps. If he was he would’ve done things a lot differently in the past 15 years. Instead Dave continues being Dave. However, I do sense he is more interested in Kimmel than others. Remember, it was him and Kimmel that got together to close out the bashing of Leno and Conan and the entire NBC/Tonight Show break out. It wasn’t him and Ferguson, or him and Stewart. And when it was with Conan, it was two years later and quite awkward.

    I also sense Ferguson is ranked highly by CBS especially with Les Moonves’s extension. It doesn’t mean he is the automatic successor though.

    As for my falling out with Stewart. I think it was sometime last year? Idk. All I know it is every blue moon I watch his. I really like Colbert’s show much better! I just don’t have the time I use to have in watching all these late night shows. I’m all about baseball right now.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Letterman and Ferguson haven’t clicked but I don’t think it matters. Les Moonves just got extended at CBS through 2017 and Les loves Craig.”

    I think most of us are in agreement on that, Monikka. This is why Dave is- in my opinion- conferring his support beyond his own network to the guy who will ultimately go head-to-head with his successor.

    Occurs to me that Kimmel is by far the most Carson-like of the whole current late night scene. Very modulated and stoic. Whether he’s being kind or viciously cruel, the tone barely changes.

  • Monikka

    One person’s modulated and stoic is another person’s dull and soporific.

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