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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  • Diana Santiago

    Gary, I might have overreacted to your comment because I got irritated by the insinuation of a charity pledge being a “trick”.

    Of course, Conan is coming to play. He’s talented and a hard worker. Sorry if I have to state the obvious.

  • rif

    Diana- I understand you…sometimes passion for something can make us defensitive. (I thought of that word myself! :P)

  • Aaron

    Did anyone here about the death of the children of one of the NBC execs? I think he is the head of digital operations for CNBC.

  • Gary Middleton

    Yes, Aaron. About as horrific a nightmare as there is.

  • Mario

    Diana, what Monte was trying to say is NO ONE cares about Conan’s awful show regardless of how many remotes he does!

  • Monte Cristo

    Diana Santiago, you sounded like you expected others to appreciate your post. Seriously? what contributions have you made to this forum other than being the opposite of mario who is ignored by most of the posters?

    people choose to post under pseudo names because, using your words, they “want to”. it does not make them trolls, and similarly posting under real names (assuming santiago is your real name) does not make your points any more legit either.

    as has been said million times here, comedy is subjective. you can go ahead and enjoy obrien’s program, along with 700k viewers on an average night. But millions more choose to tune in to other late night programs, and certainly don’t share your view of his brilliance. Bob costas said in the closing remarks of the london games that “if olympics were to bring peace to the world, it would have happened by now”. with all the publicity he’s got and if his show is really appealing, his rating would have shown it by now. It hasn’t, and i doubt it will ever. But at least he is still on the air, and you may enjoy every bit of it in private.

    You have your rights to continue posting how much you like obrien’s show (and frankly i think everyone here knows where you stand, so there really is no point of repeating it), while others voicing their preference of leno’s, it does not make one side smarter or dummer than the other. But i hope you stop telling people how great obrien’s show is because: 1, it really isn’t according to the majority of the audience; 2; it’s annoying; and 3. it really makes obrien’s fans look desperate.

    Nobody is trying to stop mario because it is no avail, but at least i hope you show the type of intelligence that you keep telling us that the obrien’s show embodies.

  • Aaron

    Mario, stop making generalizations.

  • Douglas in TN

    Once again, some interesting numbers this week. If Jay Leno is the so-called king of late night, his crown is either rusted or is around his ankles.

    Conan’s show has improved significantly. Triumph was great, typically irreverent. Conan’s problem may be that too many have left, and it will be hard to get back.

    With Trump and Bill O’Reilly, Letterman proved he’s the best interviewer, wit, and sharpest mind on TV. Shame, then, to see his devolve to a Snooki interview.

    Letterman’s “Obama Lies” gag was terrific.

  • Diana Santiago

    I think that it is very probable Letterman wins the November sweeps again.

  • Monte Cristo

    see diana santiago, i’ve never joined the debate since i came to the board three years ago, if that’s your definition of a troll, i guess i am. But seeing the stupid comment like obrien should try “sleep with interns or dumb programs down” really pushed me over the top.

    So far i have refrained myself from passing judgment on obrien’s show. To put it politely, he has his own brand of comedy. i don’t like it but i can understand others who do. it’s a personal preference. and like i said, being a fan of obrien does not make you smarter or dumber than other late night followers. why can’t we stop at that?

    do you really need to insult the millions of viewers of the late show and the TTS as if they watch it only because of letterman’s affair, or TTS being dumb? And you call obrien’s childish posture and fake laugh intelligent?

  • Diana Santiago

    I watched The Late Late Show tonight, and I noticed that the show still carries the Worldwide Pants vanity card, but no reference to CBS producing the show. Wasn’t that part of the changes in Ferguson’s show?

  • Aaron

    Diana, maybe the CBS ownership kicks in later.

  • Hector

    Monte Cristo sounds like a delight.

  • Hector

    Gary, why do you hate Kimmel as a person?

  • Ann

    Did anyone catch Trump on Letterman on Thursday. I saw a clip on Rachael Maddow’s show. It was classic. Trump went on a rant about China and that China was “tearing America’s heart out”. Then Dave start pulling out Trump’s branded men’s clothing looking at the labels. First he brought out the shirts and asked Trump where they were made. Trump said Bangladesh. Then Dave brought out his ties and ask Trump where they were made. Trump said he didn’t know. Then someone off stage said, “China” and was speechless for a minute and then tried to smooth it over with some BS. It was priceless…LOL

  • Diana Santiago

    I saw the clips on YouTube… Only Letterman can pull that! Love it.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Gary, why do you hate Kimmel as a person?”

    I’ll pass on that one, Hector, just because I don’t want to trigger a whole backward-looking free for all.

    His sweeps is off to a great start and he hasn’t even gotten to Brooklyn yet. Chris Rock, David Letterman, Stewart and Colbert together all on the show with bigger than usual Nightline lead-ins. Very conceivable he could win sweeps for his time period.

  • Gary Middleton

    Ann, what struck me was how shattered Trump looked from the minute he walked onto Dave’s stage. All the bravado replaced by a kind of timid shakiness. The colossal culture-wide beating he took in the preceding 24 hours really got to him.

  • anonymous

    @Gary
    Sorry to go back on my word here. I know you’re not going to change your views. But saying ABC did not make an offer for Leno is as unbelievable as thinking the Broncos would not make an offer for Peyton Manning after the Colts decided to replace Manning with Andrew Luck.

    It costs next to nothing to make an offer. What’s the worst that could happen? You get rejected. What’s the best? You get what you want for the price you are willing to pay. ABC has demonstrated that it has no loyalty to Nightline.

  • Gary Middleton

    “But saying ABC did not make an offer for Leno is as unbelievable as thinking the Broncos would not make an offer for Peyton Manning after the Colts decided to replace Manning with Andrew Luck.”

    Not sure I understand this analogy. We know the Broncos made an offer because he’s playing there. I’m sure there are lots of teams that didn’t make an offer.

    “It costs next to nothing to make an offer. What’s the worst that could happen?”

    You end up with an expensive cost structure for a show hosted by an old guy who has been off the air a little while, whose declining and aging audience may not follow him, at a company that prefers stinginess, as the world financial system was sliding into a black hole and hoarding cash was the trend across corporate America.

    I believe that last item was a big part of what made Zucker think a 10 p.m. talk show was consistent with the future landscape of network TV. 2008 was a fairly historic economic moment when everything but US dollars crashed at the same time. Easy to say now that we came back from the abyss, but the prevailing opinion at the time was we were down for the count and cash was king.

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