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

    Stewart and Colbert cancelled. Jimmy Fallon sent audience home, doing the show anyway. No news from Letterman’s camp.

    I still think that it is stupid to keep employees away from families during a hurricane. Once the taping is over, they won’t be able to exit the building. Hurricane is approaching faster. I might not know a lot about late night, but I’ve had my fair share of hurricanes and storms.

  • Gary Middleton

    It’s plausible that this episode is going ahead with not many employees present and those present being joined by their families. If I had to ride out a storm in NYC, I think I’d rather do it at 30 Rock than anywhere else. The place probably has nuclear capability.

  • Monikka

    The hubris of these guys is astounding. Man may have caused this climate-change-induced storm but only an idiot would disdain it.

  • Gary Middleton

    Funny thing is there’s a great chance these episodes won’t even be aired in half the country.

    But I’m not sure I follow, Monikka. I think the 6th floor of 30 Rock is likely a secure place to hunker down.

  • Monikka

    Where are the staffer’s families–not “plausibly” but acutally? I sure as hell wouldn’t want to hunker down with Fallon at 30 Rock when my family is in Hoboken.

  • Brad

    I think Fallon is only going forth with taping because he is in 30 Rock. If he was else where he would have cancelled. He might also be under the influence that all the other 30 Rock employees are working through the storm so what excuses him to not work. Either way, I applaud Fallon for continuing his plans of taping today.

  • Brad
  • Gary Middleton

    “Where are the staffer’s families–not “plausibly” but acutally? I sure as hell wouldn’t want to hunker down with Fallon at 30 Rock when my family is in Hoboken.”

    I don’t know, but I’d rather bring my family to 30 Rock. I think Hoboken is, for the most part, pretty low lying.

  • Monikka

    So, not only am I astounded at Fallon’s hubris, I’m astounded you applaud it, Brad. What possibly could be gained from this arrogance except publicity?

  • Monikka

    Gary Middleton,

    They can’t go anywhere right now from what I understand. It would have been better to be together in Hoboken than have one family member at 30 Rock applying Fallon’s makeup.

  • Brad

    I work on a boat in the summer months. I go out as much as possible, no matter what the weather is. Every day, life will throw you a challenge. How you handle that challenge really shows who you are as person. Do you run away? Face your fears? At what point does it become too much? I like how Fallon sent his audience away for their safety, but plans on continuing his show because it is his job.

    I am not a fan of Kimmel saying “the show will go on” and hours later cancelling his show. I understand why you would want to cancel, totally, but to get all the publicity saying you will go on and all of sudden not? Not cool. Breaking promises are not cool at all.

  • Mario

    Ann, don’t worry. No one watches Conan anymore! LMAO!

  • Gary Middleton

    “They can’t go anywhere right now from what I understand. It would have been better to be together in Hoboken than have one family member at 30 Rock applying Fallon’s makeup.”

    I think their plans would have been made on the weekend when they could still move around. It’s plausible that some of them chose to be together at 30 Rock, that this would be safer and frankly a lot more comfortable. Power failures are no fun in cold weather.

    The office building I work in is the first place we plan to go if we lose power, if we can still get there. I thought about staying there until the storm passes.

  • Gary Middleton

    Brad, I get the sense Kimmel didn’t realize what he was up against. In fairness, neither did the New York Stock Exchange until pretty late in the game.

  • Brad

    Thought I’d share my reporting with you all…

    YouTube Views + Amount of Videos + Average Views Per Video

    Kimmel: 695,118,907 w/ 1421 = 489,176/video
    Handler: 107,549,603 w/ 973 = 110,534/video
    Conan: 107,798,956 w/ 1447 = 74,498/video
    Fallon: 37,272,952 w/ N/A = N/A
    Leno: 3,985,530 w/ 164 = 24,302/video
    Lopez: 13,084,260 w/ 671 = 20,412/video

    Ferguson and Letterman are apart of CBS’s YouTube Channel
    Stewart and Colbert do not part-take in YouTube

  • Brad

    Fallon was questioning if he should have a sleepover via Facebook. I think they did bring immediate family members in to work today.

    Handler talks about her experience as a sitcom producer with the one and only Chuck Lorre. Also brings up her experience working (or not working) with E!

  • Aaron

    Letterman is doing tonight’s show without a studio audience.

  • Aaron

    Mario, stop making generalizations. It’s fine to like Jay Leno but you think you speak for everyone. No one watches Conan anymore? Stop speaking nonsense. You can say that Conan lost much of his audience, but it’s still asinine to say that no one watches him. If I said no one watches Jay Leno anymore, that would be me doing the same thing as you.

  • Brad

    Look at the YouTube video count Mario! Nobody watches Leno! Nobody! Kimmel is King I tell you! KING!

  • Gary Middleton

    Really interesting, Brad, thanks. The irony is that Kimmel was, for the longest time, the most outspoken host against putting stuff on the internet. His logic being that “live” viewers are what keep these shows in business.

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