Late Night TV Ratings For October 15-19, 2012

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October 25th, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release

NBC LATE-NIGHT RATINGS RESULTS FOR THE WEEK OF OCT. 15-19
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – October 25, 2012 – Encore telecasts of NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” have averaged a 0.7 rating, 3 share in adults 18-49 and 2.8 million viewers overall for the week of October 15-19. "Tonight" delivered bigger audiences than CBS’s rebroadcasts of "Late Show with David Letterman" and the ABC time-slot competition in the hour of “Nightline” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in adults, men and women 18-34.

For the week at 12:35 a.m. ET, encore broadcasts of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" delivered bigger audiences than CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in adults, men and women 18-34 and adults, men and women 18-49.

Through the first four weeks of the season, "Tonight" has established a viewers 18-49 margin over "Late Show" to 4 percent (933,000 vs. 900,000), eliminating last year's "Late Show" advantage of 1 percent. Jay has also generated a viewers 25-54 advantage this season of 1 percent (1.191 million vs. 1.180 million) after trailing by 0.1 percent at this point last year, while stretching his 18-34 lead to 14 percent (317,000 vs. 277,000) from last year’s 10 percent.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of October 15-19. 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,” 0.7/3 (in encore telecasts)

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 0.9/3

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.5/3*

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

NBC “Late Night,” 0.4/3 (in encore telecasts)

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.4/3

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.3/2 (in encore telecasts)

TOTAL VIEWERS

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

NBC “Tonight,” 2.8 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

CBS “Late Show,” 3.0 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 4.0 million viewers

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.0 million viewers*

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

NBC “Late Night,” 1.4 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.5 million viewers

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.8 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

* Friday’s “Kimmel” was an encore

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,” 0.5/2

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

NBC “Late Night,” 0.5/3

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,” 3.0 million viewers

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 3.8 million viewers

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 1.9 million viewers

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

NBC “Late Night,” 1.5 million viewers

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.5 million viewers

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-19

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 1.0

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.8

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,” 2.2 million

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.7 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.7 million**

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.1 million

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

**Tuesday’s “Conan” was delayed by baseball playoff coverage and is excluded from these averages

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  • Aaron

    How has NBC been doing in primetime compared to last season?

  • anonymous
  • Brad

    The Stern situation is really simple. It is because he isn’t on regular AM/FM radio anymore, he’s on sateliate. There are less people talking about him at the water bubbler. Even Leno mentions this in Carter’s book saying that this why he doesn’t want to leave the networks and go on cable like USA (NBC subsidy). He wants to have an audience, not just money.

    Stern decided that having a quality show with no limits, along with being a top figure of Satelite Radio, was more important than broad appeal and a large audience. With the show he was running, I don’t blame him for leaving, but to think he’s hot stuff is crazy though he is an AGT judge. I assume there are many who simply don’t like him btw.

  • Diana Santiago

    Conan had two awesome Halloween bits outside the studio. The remote at the costume store and a sketch by Costume Designer Scott Cronick on how to make a costume (for kids).

    Conan brought his old studio during his interview to Chelsea Handler in a very classy way. On the other hand, Chelsea Handler was repugnant on the first segment.

  • Mario

    Brad, Stern is a no talent obnoxious jerk! All he does is talk about bodily functions and strippers! I don’t know why those morons at AGT would hire someone like Stern that has no talent!

  • Diana Santiago

    Is it just me, or Jimmy Kimmel was a little bit starstruck with Letterman?

  • Aaron

    Mario, that’s not what his show is. He’s a great interviewer and, whether you hate him or not, is probably one of the smartest people in show business today.

  • Aaron

    An interesting thing to note is that Jimmy Kimmel’s house band was playing the original NBC Late Night version of Dave’s theme song as he was walking onto the stage.

  • anonymous

    @Diana
    Nope, it’s not just you. Kimmel is nowhere near Letterman’s league, and it showed.

  • GARebelman

    Letterman on Kimmel was alright. Shockingly neither brought up Jay which I was expecting to hear something when they brought up the 11:30 shift. I didn’t realize Kimmel was THAT obsessed with Letterman in his late night days.

  • GARebelman

    As far as NBC goes, they are actually winning November sweeps in the Demo so far.

  • anonymous

    Ferguson hosting Leno — two associates in the field, with mutual respect for one another, speaking on equal terms.

    Kimmel hosting Letterman — like a dog with his master.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Is it just me, or Jimmy Kimmel was a little bit starstruck with Letterman?”

    Understatement, confirmed by Jimmy himself. Dave was his idol. The license plate of his first car was “L8 NITE” or some variation of that.

    Big number for Kimmel last night, and the great news for him is it was a terrific show. Excellent and timely remote at the barber shop, excellent and timely return of his Hallowe’en bit where they try to make kids cry, and then our first real look at the elderly David Letterman outside of his closed environment. So hilarious and miserable at the same time.

  • Gary Middleton

    Anonymous, it was interesting- and probably to his credit- that Kimmel didn’t try to emulate Dave’s more measured and dignified performance when Johnny Carson visited Late Night. I’m sure Kimmel has those episodes committed to memory. But he chose to be his own, less proud guy. I think that’s wise.

  • Brad

    I really enjoyed the Ferguson/Leno interview. That is the Leno I truly enjoy. I love it when he tells stories. They are nice, clean, funny, and fun. Nice and well-rounded… just like Leno! hahaha. seriously though, if you liked that Leno he is like that on Jay Leno’s Garage.

  • anonymous

    @Brad
    You watch that interview and you understand why he’s not “sentimental” and worried about any sort of legacy.

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