Late Night TV Ratings For November 12-November 16, 2012

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November 26th, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release

NBC LATE-NIGHT RATINGS RESULTS FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 12-16

 

 

SEASON TO DATE, ‘TONIGHT’ HAS INCREASED ITS YEAR-AGO MARGINS OVER 'Late Show' IN VIEWERS 18-34, 18-49 AND 25-54 AND ‘LATE NIGHT’ EXTENDS ITS LEADS OVER 'LATE Late Show' IN 18-49 AND 18-34

 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – November 26, 2012 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has averaged a 0.7 rating, 3 share in adults 18-49 and 3.2 million viewers overall for the week of November 12-16. "Tonight" tied CBS’s "Late Show with David Letterman" in adult 18-49 rating and delivered a bigger overall audience than "Late Show" for the week.

 

For the week at 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" delivered bigger audiences than CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in adults, men and women 18-49 and total viewers.

 

Season to date for the 2012-13 season, "Tonight" has stretched its leads versus one year ago over CBS's "Late Show" in viewers 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54. In viewers 18-49, "Tonight" has established a margin over "Late Show" of 7 percent (990,000 vs. 923,000), eliminating last year's "Late Show" advantage of 5 percent. Jay has also generated a 25-54 advantage this season of 5 percent (1.268 million vs. 1.205 million) after trailing by 4 percent at this point last year, and stretched his 18-34 lead to 17 percent (336,000 vs. 287,000), up from last year’s 9 percent.

 

Jimmy Fallon has established a 13 percent lead over "Late Late Show" this season in viewers 18-49 (646,000 vs. 572,000), up from 9 percent at this point last season, and in viewers 18-34, Jimmy's lead over "Late Late Show" this season is 45 percent (280,000 vs. 193,000), up from a 34 percent margin at this point last season.

 

WEEKLY AVERAGES

 

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of November 12-16. 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

 

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,” 0.4/3

 

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,” 3.1 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,” 1.6 million viewers

 

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.5 million viewers

 

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

 

NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers*

 

*Friday’s “Last Call” and “Kimmel” were encores.

 

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 12-16

 

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,” 0.4**

 

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

 

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,” 1.9 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, 2.0 million

 

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million

 

**Monday’s “Conan” was an encore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Anne Bailey

    Jay Leno will always reign higher because even if he is a liberal, he hides it very well. David Letterman is so far to the left he loses half of America.

  • Gary Middleton

    Except that Dave reigned in the demo this time. Incredibly close shave, maybe the closest we’ve ever seen:

    Week of November 12, 2012
    PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS A25-54(000)/ Rtg A18-49(000)/ Rtg
    ABC ”Nightline” 3,868,000 1,430,000/ 1.2 1,079,000/ 0.9
    CBS “Late Show” 3,108,000 1,229,000/ 1.0 929,000/ 0.7
    NBC “Tonight Show” 3,220,000 1,226,000/ 1.0 927,000/ 0.7

  • Monikka

    Anne Bailey,

    The last election showed us that Letterman’s views are mainstream, majority views.

  • Aaron

    Exactly, Monikka. Some people accuse Conan of having a liberal agenda, but on Late Night his monologue would consist almost entirely of Clinton jokes during and after his trial.

  • Douglas in TN

    I don’t know…President Obama only received 50.6% of the vote…49.4 voted against him, so it’s a slim majority, although, amazingly, they’re still counting some votes. It was an Electoral College blowout, but not much of a popular vote mandate.

    But Letterman could gloat that since Romney didn’t visit it contributed to his loss.

    Those numbers above are some of the most interesting I’ve seen for late night television. Gary’s phrase, close shave, is right.

  • lancelot48

    What’s with Howard Stern and Jay Leno. I watched an old repeat of Letterman and Jimmy Fallon in which the vitriol directed at Jay by Stern was getting embarrassing. I’ve never heard such nasty remarks as those by by Kimmell, Stern and Letterman. What’s the beef? To his credit, or maybe discredit, I’ve never heard Leno be vindictively insulting. Letterman I can understand> He was passed over for the Tonight Show but the other two are annoying.
    At least Craig Ferguson shows some class. He had a Guest who was insulting Leno and he politely told him Leno was a friend and he didn’t appreciate the on air views.

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Obama did get 51% of the vote. Mitt ironicly got 47%. But that isn’t really relevent. People who watch late night lean to the left more than the right.

  • GARebelman

    lancelot48 – Stern must feel his age to keep doing that crap whenever chance he gets. I’m uber surprised Stern didn’t bring that up on the NY shows that Kimmel did. Oddly, unless it has been removed(I think it has last I checked) there is footage of Stern on the Tonight Show with Jay around 1992/93 leveling similar vitriol to Carson and Ed McMahon as well as Arsenio. He does whatever is convenient to get a rating, which doesn’t work anymore.

  • albetelli

    1st of all…..you just said ” über” you shud return to under your rock…Stern rules……you’re all a bunch of haters. When Sir J. Kimmel moves to 11:30 we will see who the real king of late nite is…

  • albetelli

    Jay Leno is about as funny as a school bus fire….

  • Palbetelli

    Lancelot…you have NEVER heard such nasty remarks? Really?? Never??? Ever??? Wow ….thats amazing..Please….go on lance-a-little, tell me more stuff about nothing..

  • Brad

    I remember us talking about how we know little about the behind-the-scenes of The Tonight Show. I’m rather big on Christina Perri and found an old video blog of her’s going to perform her breakout song “Jar Of Hearts” on Leno. It was really interesting to watch. I like how they gave her a keyboard in her makeup room to practice on. There was also a brief appearence by the staff who seemed very chill. Not exactly on their toes, but not off putting either, which is the opposite of what I hear of Letterman’s crew.

    Anyways. Here’s the clip.

  • Diana Santiago

    Brad, I remember her on Conan, so ICYMI:

    http://teamcoco.com/content/christina-perri-jar-hearts

    Speaking about guests, Mel Brooks was on Conan tonight. There are no words to describe the exquisite experience.

  • Douglas in TN

    Mel Brooks was great on Conan last night. Just over 50 years ago he was one of the first guests on Carson’s Tonight Show. I loved the story of the “censored” lines from “Blazing Saddles.” Would love to see the outtake if it survives.

    This week’s discussion seems to be on the light side. Where are some of the regulars who chime in every week?

  • Palbetelli

    Chime….I have to agree…I could watch Mel B brush his teeth and probably never be more entertained. Hes a little before my time but i still can recognize how infinitely great he is. I’m not sure they will make many more pure legends like him, don rickles, Rodney D.Richard P… True real live art….

  • Diana Santiago

    Another legend on Conan tomorrow. Unfortunately, I cannot type his name here because the comment auto censor will delete the post.

  • Brad
  • Brad

    I was watching Leno last night and he had a female comedian for a second act. I think I’ve seen more female comedians on Leno’s show then any other late night show (if you exclude those on Handler’s gossip board).

    Does anybody know if there is going to be any changes to JKL in January with his move to 11:35? My wish list would be a new or improved theme song and a rebuilt studio.

  • Brad

    Really interesting read. Great blend of what I love and hate about the new TBS show.

    Gee, Conan, That Joke Seems Familiar

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/10/arts/television/gee-conan-that-joke-seems-familiar.html

  • Diana Santiago

    Brad, I’m sorry, but you are wrong. Following is the list of female stand up comedians that have performed on Conan on 2012:

    Jamie Lee
    Nicky Glaser
    Beth Stelling
    Cristela Alonzo
    Tig Notaro (she has been there twice as stand-up and once as guest)
    Erin Foley

    The absence of female comedians on late night shows was discussed in an article that I’ve posted before (but I can’t find the link right now). That article mentions that Conan is the host that gives more opportunities to female stand-up comedians.

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