Late Night TV Ratings For November 5-November 9, 2012

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November 15th, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release

'TONIGHT' AND 'LATE NIGHT' SCORE #1 RANKINGS FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 5-9

 

 

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON DELIVER BIGGER 18-49 AND OVERALL AUDIENCES THAN THE ABC AND CBS COMPETITION IN THEIR TIME SLOTS

 

SEASON TO DATE, JAY HAS INCREASED HIS YEAR-AGO MARGINS OVER 'Late Show' IN VIEWERS 18-34, 18-49 AND 25-54 AND JIMMY EXTENDS HIS LEADS OVER 'LATE Late Show' IN 18-49 AND 18-34

 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – November 15, 2012 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" have generated #1 results for the late-night week of November 5-9, with Jay delivering bigger 18-49 and total-viewer audiences than CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" and ABC's combination of "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in that hour, and Jimmy topping CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in every key ratings category. Note that all regular programming was preempted on Tuesday for election coverage.

 

For the week, "Tonight" delivered bigger audiences than "Late Late Show" in adults, men and women 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54; and adults and women 18-34, plus total viewers. Jimmy Fallon out-delivered "Late Late Show" in adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

 

Season to date for 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 (1.001 million vs. 922,000), eliminating last year's "Late Show" advantage of 4 percent. Jay has also generated a 25-54 advantage this season of 6 percent (1.276 million vs. 1.201 million) after trailing by 3 percent at this point last year, and stretched his 18-34 lead to 20 percent (344,000 vs. 286,000) up from last year’s 7 percent.

 

Jimmy Fallon has established a 13 percent lead over "Late Late Show" this season in viewers 18-49 (651,000 vs. 575,000), up from 12 percent at this point last season, and in viewers 18-34, Jimmy's lead over "Late Late Show" this season is 47 percent (285,000 vs. 194,000), up from a 35 percent margin at this point last season.

 

WEEKLY AVERAGES

 

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of November 5-9. 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,” 0.8/3*

 

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

 

ABC “Nightline,” 0.9/3*

 

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

 

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.6/3*

 

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

 

NBC “Late Night,” 0.6/3*

 

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.5/3*

 

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,” 3.6 million viewers*

 

CBS “Late Show,” 3.3 million viewers*

 

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

 

ABC “Nightline,” 3.8 million viewers*

 

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

 

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.0 million viewers*

 

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

 

NBC “Late Night,” 1.7 million viewers*

 

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.7 million viewers*

 

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

 

NBC “Last Call,” 1.0 million viewers*

 

*Tuesday telecasts were preempted by election coverage.

 

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,” 0.5/3

 

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,” 3.4 million viewers

 

CBS “Late Show,” 3.1 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 NOVEMBER 5-9

 

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,” 0.8

 

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.4

 

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.8

 

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.5

 

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,” 1.6 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

 

 

 

 
  • Gary Middleton

    Jay’s 0.9 required some extreme rounding from 0.846. But kind of impressive that they knocked out Nightline on election week. And very quietly, time slot king Adult Swim slumped below Tonight.

    PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/ Rtg A18-49(000)/ Rtg

    ABC “Nightline” 3,801,000 1,412,000/ 1.2 1,099,000/ 0.9

    CBS “Late Show” 3,267,000 1,242,000/ 1.0 1,008,000/ 0.8

    NBC “Tonight Show” 3,594,000 1,376,000/ 1.2 1,082,000/ 0.9

  • Hugh

    WTF “Late Show,” 0.8
    I swear it only got a 0.8 once last week. The rest of the time it got 0.6s & 0.7s

  • Monikka

    So, Chelsea Lately’s not listed here. I caught her “monologue” last Wednesday (I think), in which she talked about Pat Robertson’s thoughts on the Petraeus scandal.

    It may have been the worst piece of comedy I’ve ever seen and I’ve been to open mike night in a Dayton Holiday Inn.

    Her flat voice and zero comedic timing would destroy the best joke ever written, not that she had any well-written material. Couple that with thrusting motions with her hips –something something about sex–I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

    She’s not attractive and she’s not funny. No one deserves a television show less than Chelsea Handler.

  • JBS

    Monikka: Her flat voice and zero comedic timing would destroy the best joke ever written, not that she had any well-written material.

    I occasionally watch an episode for the interview guest. With all the other shows we discuss here, I watch the whole episode in that case, Chelsea is the only one where I skip the first part and jump right to the interview.

    While her flat voice and no timing might work as her style (though it really is annoying after a moment) I have to agree that the material is very bad and the “something something about sex” makes you angry. Plus I’m kinda allergic to (celebrity) gossip talk and tabloid magazine stuff so the panel part with the comedians is mostly unsufferable for me too.

    The interviews are very bad as well, even when she has someone on I really like I normally ask myself afterwards what that was good for, It’s just nonrelevant AND unfunny chattering with investigative questions like “do you remember when we met at that event and I said OMG I love your shoes?”

  • Diana Santiago

    I have said this more than once: Chelsea Handler has a show because she’s an expert at sexual favors.

  • Nick

    King Leno leads again!

  • Gary Middleton

    “WTF “Late Show,” 0.8
    I swear it only got a 0.8 once last week. The rest of the time it got 0.6s & 0.7s”

    Hugh, we have found that the overnights consistently and materially understate the CBS results. Presumably a disproportionate number of the fans of CBS shows live outside the 26 metered markets.

  • Gary Middleton

    I think Chelsea is a little analogous to Joan Rivers, who was the all-time killer guest host. When Joan got her own show, it was over quickly.

    If Chelsea Handler had only showed up for 8 weeks a year in Jay or Dave’s slot, recklessly spewing her acidic inappropriateness at the audience and guests, it would be a big hit. Every night year-round was a tough sell.

    Having said that, yes Joan Rivers in her prime was 10 times the comedian Chelsea Handler is.

  • Diana Santiago

    For those interested, next episode of Conan O’Brien Serious Jibber-Jabber with Judd Apatow will be out November 20.

  • Aaron

    I think Clueless Gamer is one of the best bits Conan has done in a long time. It is clear that he can’t do remotes as often anymore, due to him being more occupied with family, but this bit allows him to use the same humor without having to travel anywhere.

  • Diana Santiago

    What’s interesting about the Clueless Gamer bit is that Conan is showcasing games that are not yet on the market.

  • Neal

    Leno is da man!

    And Conan definitely isn’t!

  • Douglas in TN

    I’ve watched late night television for decades, but haven’t followed the ratings much since Letterman’s first days at CBS.

    How rare has it been, at this point in the season, to have Leno and Letterman so close?

    Neal…are you and “Mario” brothers? You both end everything with an exclamation point!

  • Gary Middleton

    “How rare has it been, at this point in the season, to have Leno and Letterman so close?”

    Very rare until about 2 years ago and kind of par for the course since.

    “Neal…are you and “Mario” brothers? You both end everything with an exclamation point!”

    Mr. Gorman has shown a tremendous facility for vaporizing those using multiple ids from the same ISP. If these “!” posts become a big problem to anyone, they can alert him. Although it sure seems to me like Mario himself does not engage in the multiple id stuff.

  • Douglas in TN

    Not a problem; he’s just a very ardent Jay Leno fan.

    And I just wonder to what extent, now, ratings reports reflect real life. In the old days, I wondered if, indeed, ratings were what they said they were, as we never knew anybody who ever was a Nielson or Arbitron family. In 1982, we were asked to keep a ratings log book by a company and got paid $5 for the month.

    Today, in theory, somebody could track viewing via ISP, dish transmission, etc. Back when I had Direct TV, in the early 2000s, you could see the most popular shows being watched during that time period. When I checked, Letterman was always higher than Leno, but you would hear how Leno was always cleaning Letterman’s clock.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Back when I had Direct TV, in the early 2000s, you could see the most popular shows being watched during that time period. When I checked, Letterman was always higher than Leno, but you would hear how Leno was always cleaning Letterman’s clock.”

    Do you mean they showed you the most popular shows among Direct TV viewers? I think it’s probable, especially at that time when they only had about 10 million subscribers, that the the Direct TV base was not representative of the nation in many key demographic and geographic respects.

  • Diana Santiago

    This is something I’ve never seen before: Conan O’Brien doing his show outside 30 Rockefeller Center due to a fire in the building (1996).

  • Eroll Muller

    Do you kids remember when I told you that Craig Ferguson is going to get a house band for his late night talk show, and you said that it’ll never happen? Guess what? Richie Sambora agrees to be his band leader for his show starting next week (Dec. 3rd) after Thanksgiving. What do you have to say to that now?

  • Elie Muller

    Late Night Television is changing very quickly! Craig Ferguson’s getting Richie Sambora as his band leader, Kristen Bell is going to be on after him and David Letterman at 1:30 on CBS very soon, and Chelsea Handler is still doing the same old boring late night talk show at E!, despite her being in the new studio. What do you have to say to me now?! I told you that it’ll happen one of these days!

  • Gary Middleton

    “Do you kids remember when I told you that Craig Ferguson is going to get a house band for his late night talk show, and you said that it’ll never happen? Richie Sambora agrees to be his band leader for his show starting next week (Dec. 3rd) after Thanksgiving. What do you have to say to that now?”

    Sambora will be on next week and only next week.

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