Late Night TV Ratings For October 22-26, 2012

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November 2nd, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release

'Tonight Show' AND 'LATE NIGHT' SCORE #1 RANKINGS FOR THE WEEK OF OCT. 22-26, GENERATING SEVEN-WEEK RATINGS HIGHS

 

 

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON TOP THEIR TIME-PERIOD COMPETITION ON ABC AND CBS IN EVERY KEY RATINGS MEASURE

 

THE OCTOBER 24 APPEARANCE BY PRESIDENT OBAMA ON 'TONIGHT' DELIVERS JAY'S BIGGEST WEDNESDAY AUDIENCE SINCE MARCH 2011

 

THROUGH THE SEASON'S FIRST FIVE WEEKS, JAY HAS INCREASED HIS YEAR-AGO MARGINS OVER 'Late Show' IN 18-34, 18-49 AND 25-54

 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – November 2, 2012 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" have generated seven-week highs to finish #1 for the late-night week of October 22-26 with bigger audiences than the time-period competition on ABC and CBS in every key category: adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

 

Wednesday's "Tonight Show," which featured as guest President Barack Obama, averaged 4.6 million viewers, the most for a Wednesday telecast of "Tonight" since March 23, 2011. That Wednesday result helped boost "Tonight" and "Late Night" to their biggest weekly adult 18-49 audiences (1.1 million and 675,000 viewers respectively) since September 3-7, the week of the Democratic National Convention. In total viewers, it’s the top "Tonight' week (3.7 million) since July 23-27, which included the high-rated night of the London Olympics Opening Ceremony.

 

Through the first five weeks of the 2012-13 season, "Tonight" has stretched its leads versus one year ago over CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" in viewers 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54. In viewers 18-49, "Tonight" has established a margin over "Late Show" of 9 percent (981,000 vs. 900,000), eliminating last year's "Late Show" advantage of 2 percent. Jay has also generated a 25-54 advantage this season of 6 percent (1.249 million vs. 1.182 million) after trailing by 1 percent at this point last year, while stretching his 18-34 lead to 25 percent (340,000 vs. 273,000), up from last year’s 9 percent.

 

WEEKLY AVERAGES

 

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of October 22-26. 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,” 0.9 rating, 4 share

 

CBS “Late Show,” 0.7/3

 

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,” 0.5/3

 

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.4/2

 

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,” 3.7 million viewers

 

CBS “Late Show,” 3.2 million viewers

 

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

 

ABC “Nightline,” 3.9 million viewers

 

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

 

ABC “Kimmel,” 1.9 million viewers*

 

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

 

NBC “Late Night,” 1.7 million viewers

 

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.5 million viewers

 

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

 

NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

 

* "Kimmel" was an encore on Monday and Friday. Monday's "Last Call" was an original.

 

SEASON TO DATE

 

ADULTS 18-49

 

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

 

NBC “Tonight,” 0.8 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,” 0.5/3

 

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,” 3.3 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,” 1.6 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 22-26

 

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

 

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.9

 

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.7

 

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.5

 

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,” 2.0 million

 

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.5 million

 

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.9 million

 

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.9 million

 

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.2 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Brad

    Yes, great job reporting Diana, and thanks for answering my questions. :)

  • Gary Middleton

    “Anyways, please let me know what Letterman says about it all.”

    I happened to watch Dave with Brian Williams to see what Brian Williams had to say, and was amazed how much of it was Dave ranting and Brian sitting there.

    It was basically a Dave victory lap over the extreme right wing crazies, as well as a kick of dirt into the face of Karl Rove. Didn’t realize what a pundit Dave has become. I guess Jon Stewart has helped shift the whole late night spectrum closer to opinion.

  • Brad

    “I guess Jon Stewart has helped shift the whole late night spectrum closer to opinion.”

    Yup. Pretty much. I don’t see what else it can be about. Now do you guys realize why I went nuts for a few days, asking why there can’t be a late night humorist on the other side.

  • anonymous

    If only Dennis Miller had a show. As it were, Romney was not going to go into “enemy territory” to be ambushed by Letterman. He had no way to humanize himself in the eyes of the voter which these visits to talk shows were meant to accomplish. I would say people knew him as a candidate, but were uncertain of him as a person outside of a controlled environment so they could judge his temperament. On polster called it the “empathy gap” which Obama held an advantage where he felt comfortable to appear on any and every show he liked.

  • Aaron

    I wonder why Conan never hosted an episode of SNL while he was at Late Night. To be fair, Letterman never did but Conan was actually involved with Saturday Night Live at a point in his career. Conan’s Late Night era was the first of the show to be produced by Lorne Michaels, too.

  • anonymous

    Apologies to those who don’t want politics on this thread; but this is how you go on Letterman’s show and own him:

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  • Aaron

    Wow, Bush really aged in the first 4 years of his presidency.

  • Diana Santiago

    What, Aaron, Conan did host SNL! March 10, 2001 (season 26). It is available in Netflix.

  • Diana Santiago

    Here’s one bit of SNL hosting Conan O’Brien:

    http://vimeo.com/20616652

  • Diana Santiago

    Sorry I’m not doing my Conan report today. I’m very tired (still fighting with jetlag).

    Monikka, Craig looks great in person. :D

  • Aaron

    He did? Then I should check it out

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