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

    “Probably only in your mind, Gary. I read at least 5 news articles and saw the video, and the word creepy didn’t come once.”

    News articles generally don’t use the word “creepy”. In the HuffPost comments section, it’s on all of the first 5 pages. And those tended to be the kinder comments.

  • Brad

    I hope Letterman addresses it again sometime during his final months so people can get the understanding of what happened again. Just simply saying how wrong it was and so glad CBS let him stay afterwards. It probably won’t happen, especially sense the common thought being that you are not to dig up the past or remind people about that scandal.

  • Diana Santiago

    “Just simply saying how wrong it was and so glad CBS let him stay afterwards.”

    It was really wrong, but I doubt people will judge him for that. Having an affair with an intern is even “Presidential”…

    Brad, I don’t remember who, but a recent guest brought up the intern thing.

  • Diana Santiago

    Ahhh, the HuffPo commenters… really reliable crowd. ;)

  • Gary Middleton

    Yes, Brad, I think you can count on him never mentioning it again.

    People are absolutely judging Dave for it, imo, but not in a moralistic way. But because it wrecked the comedic persona he traded on, and still trades on.

    If Charlie Sheen did it, nobody would care because it was consistent with his persona. When Bill Clinton did it, the electorate was fine with it because it was consistent with the guy they thought he was. If Reagan or Obama did it, I think it would be lights out. Leno would be gone overnight.

    It slightly derails nearly every facet of Dave’s TV personality. The guy who innocently flirted with guests and staff. The guy who did jokes about the Bill Clinton or Tiger Woods or Bristol Palin of the day. The guy who waxed on about family.

  • Gary Middleton

    Last holiday NBC still lets Jay work. Clearly a ‘live’ episode. Tagged Romo for interceptions thrown today. All of the questionable Elmo jokes a military crowd wants to hear. Pretty expensive thing to do in this era, fun vestige of another era.

    Wonder how much of that huge NFL audience was still around by the 12:20 a.m. ET start.

  • Diana Santiago

    Hooray for a show that made their employees work on a holiday that is mostly dedicated to the family.

    I apologize for the cynicism. I know that’s how showbiz rolls.

  • Gary Middleton

    It’s a good point, Diana. All TV screens should have gone black on Thursday, and those poor Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys should have been home with their heartbroken families, and the Macy’s Parade should not have been carried out by oppressed float operators and shot by abused cameramen, and the crews for whom stat holiday gigs are a coveted prize because of double and triple time should have been sent away with a stern lecture about priorities, and…

  • Diana Santiago

    Gary, I forgot that The Tonight Show is an essential Thanksgiving classic. My excuses.

  • Douglas in TN

    It can be considered an essential Thanksgiving classic because many viewers and critics consider it a true turkey.

    But if The Tonight Show is not the cash cow it once was, as we think we learned over the summer, it is indeed surprising they would fork over those union wages for a holiday themed episode.

  • Brad

    “It slightly derails nearly every facet of Dave’s TV personality. The guy who innocently flirted with guests and staff. The guy who did jokes about the Bill Clinton or Tiger Woods or Bristol Palin of the day. The guy who waxed on about family.”

    Thanks for the reminder.

    Diana, Leno & NBC wants The Tonight Show to be apart of the Thanksgiving classics. They are trying to get it in people’s minds that TTS is one of the shows to watch with your family that day. I did.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Gary, I forgot that The Tonight Show is an essential Thanksgiving classic. My excuses.”

    Eye of the beholder. Tonight has done Thanksgiving shows for generations and probably hopes to continue them well into the Fallon era. There were hundreds of troops in the crowd that looked quite euphoric, despite Diana’s disapproval. Bradley Cooper repeated many times that he was honored to be there for the troops, despite Diana’s disapproval.

    This conversation is a silly exercise, though, even by our standards. They’ve all done a lot of Thanksgiving episodes, including Carson and Letterman and Conan. Crews love it and are easily replaced for the day if they feel otherwise.

  • Diana Santiago

    My apologies to the troops.

  • Diana Santiago

    Gary, let me remind you that you were the one who made a big fuzz about TTS being taped on Thanksgiving. I also find ironical the fact that you have said that Jay Leno doesn’t care for legacy, and now uses the “classic” argument.

    I apologize to the rest of the posters for causing a big issue out of nothing. Lets be grateful for people that do their best job entertaining us.

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