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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  • Gary Middleton

    “Stupidity or passion? I’ve experienced several hurricanes, and this is nothing to take lightly.”

    Diana, it’s a strange declaration for him to make because if the hurricane is bad enough the news departments will take over the time slot.

    If the spirit of Jimmy F’s pledge is that if necessary he’ll do a quasi-show from the office with no audience and no crew that wasn’t in the building anyway, it’s probably harmless. Obviously the skyscraper housing NBC News will be operational. If he’s still inviting an audience with Manhattan in evacuation mode, it’s more questionable.

    Jimmy K’s article implied they’re expecting the full audience to attend. I’m surprised if that doesn’t irk emergency management officials at least a little.

  • anonymous

    ABC was looking for a talk show, but one that would justify killing Nightline. My guess is that they concluded Leno was justified and Conan was not. Is Kimmel just cause? The Kimmel play as many have speculated is to position him ahead of Fallon and Ferguson’s advance, Nightline be damned.

    Yes, the network executives at FOX greatly wanted Conan because they did not even have a dog in the fight. Conan was a way for them to break into the game. Now it will be Arsenio filling some of the Fox affiliates’ late night hour.

    In the end, you might just be right and Leno and ABC was faking it the whole time.

  • Gary Middleton

    Not seeing much hand wringing over Nightline’s demise at this point. It isn’t the sacred journalistic jewel of the Koppel era. Arguably the opposite, as Ted and others in the hard news world took a lot of potshots at the entertainment program Nightline had become.

  • Aaron

    Chelsea Handler will be on Conan this week. I wonder if either one of them will bring up that her new studio is where the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien was previously taped.

  • Gary Middleton

    What a week ahead, Aaron. Daily Show and Colbert the week before a deadlocked election. Letterman on Kimmel. Leno on Ferguson. Handler on Conan. Possible hurricane pre-emptions. Exciting times.

  • Brad

    I never said Tebow was better than Manning or that Manning is no hall of fammer. All I’m saying is the Broncos are paying 10s of millions of dollars to get the same results as the year before, mediocresy. If ABC got Leno for something like $25m/year with a $100m+ budget, and enter the late night scene doing no better than what they were currently doing before Leno (2009), then it wouldn’t be worth it. That’s my point. It’s like buying a race car just to go grocery shopping around the block. Expensive and POINTLESS!

    My point about Trump is the Chinese products are everywhere. I bought a Hamilton Beach iron a few days ago and it turns out it was made in China. There is no getting away from Chinese goods. I don’t want to defend him, I am not a fan of him or much of what he says, and I do think it was fun to watch him get anlatied by Letterman. I would go on about defending Romney, because to infer he has no good ideas is ludacris (same can be said about Obama and his ideas), but I don’t believe this is the site for it.

  • Brad

    “What a week ahead, Aaron. Daily Show and Colbert the week before a deadlocked election. Letterman on Kimmel. Leno on Ferguson. Handler on Conan. Possible hurricane pre-emptions. Exciting times.”

    Actually late night drama across the board. It’s been away for too long.

  • anonymous

    Sorry, Brad, I misunderstood your analogy for fact.

    ABC would not have started their offer on the high side, on the contrary, they would have tried to lowball him first. Leno was being forced out at NBC, ABC would be thinking, hey we want you , but on our terms, where else are you going to go?

  • anonymous

    @Gary
    “They went 30 years without a QB, something tells me they were ok with it.”

    They were not going to put somebody up against Leno and Letterman in their prime just to be demolished by them.

  • Ann

    Brad, of course, Chinese products are everywhere. In your comment you seemed to miss that what was being discussed was Trump’s own clothing line.

    The old adage applies: “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part if the problem”. Trump having his own clothing line manufactured in China certainly makes him part of the problem and participating in the same blatant hypocrisy that Mitt Romney is.

    Dave obviously set Trump up big time. IMO it was great and well deserved.

  • Ann

    Oops, I meant “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem”

  • Aaron

    Ann, did you see the recent bit where Triumph the Insult Comic Dog went to where the pres debate was being held? I know you aren’t a fan of Conan but it was pretty funny.

  • Ann

    No, Aaron, I didn’t see it. I can image though. I stop watching Conan quite a while ago.

  • Ann

    stopped I meant. Sorry about all my typos.

  • Brad

    “Trump’s own clothing line”

    OH!!! Well that changes everything. Sorry. (See why I’m not and never was a fan of him).

  • Brad

    Stern says he’s considering canceling depending on how bad the storm gets. “I don’t want to disappoint the guy. I love him…. I don’t really want to die to go to Jimmy’s show…” he told Examiner.

    LOL! Oh Howard Stern.

  • Brad

    BREAKING NEWS: New York City Closes Tunnels Into and Out of City

    Got the alert from FOX News on my iPhone. Planned tapings may change.

  • GARebelman

    I hope Kimmel doesn’t start getting a high head with this storm barreling through. Guests are likely to cancel and aren’t going to risk their lives just to make his late night show

  • Gary Middleton
  • Brad

    Via Facebook, Jimmy Fallon sent his studio audience home but will still be doing his show. :)

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