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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Diana Santiago

    I think the people that criticize Conan should start watching the show. This is not 2010, and “Conan” is not “new”.

    Making fun of being on cable is the new “I’m in 12:30 am… and Houston airs my show at 2:30 am” that went on for 16 years on NBC. It’s Conan’s self-deprecating nature.

  • Aaron

    Jeff Zucker is now president of CNN. I wonder how Conan feels since they are both employed by Turner.

  • Aaron

    I don’t think a lot of people realize that Conan and Andy can’t put in as much time into the show anymore because they both have growing children to look after. Regardless, it seems as if there’s been an uptick in working on the show. Many of the recurring sketches that were introduced in 2010 have been improved significantly.

  • Aaron

    There’s also more of a contribution to online media so they also have to put more focus on those bits too. Serious Jibber Jabber is probably one of the best online bits I’ve ever seen.

  • Brad

    “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.”

    I understand Diana, but I think the tables might be turning or it at least appears like more comedians are on Leno. Also, I don’t know what the qualifications are for that article we all saw, but Leno gives his second act to some female comedians and their sketches. I’ve never seen Conan give up his second act to a female comedian, at least not with any constancy.

    I do agree old-time fans need to see CONAN now as it is significantly better than his early days. My father’s employee was a big fan of Conan on NBC but won’t watch him on TBS regardless of what I say. He does say Conan has run its course and I don’t blame him for that. I’d think 20 years is enough for a lot of those long-time fans.

  • Brad

    “Jeff Zucker is now president of CNN. I wonder how Conan feels since they are both employed by Turner.”

    I sure they were disappointed or weren’t exactly thrilled to hear the news, but I’m sure they got over it quickly when they realized they only have to speak heads at TBS.

    I can only imagine the akwardness the heads will have when they meet, how TBS is so adamant about Conan while Zucker at CNN is all like “can’t believe that f***ing red-head cost me my presidency at NBC. Couldn’t have gone along with the midnight idea. Really?”.

  • Brad

    I’ve been thinking about this for the past few hours… Should Jimmy Kimmel get a true sidekick for the show? (aka not Guillermo)

  • Diana Santiago

    Brad, show me the list. Post a link.

    Regarding Zucker, the rest of the world is making fun of him and CNN.

  • Gary Middleton

    I agree with Brad completely, none of the shows come close to Leno’s Tonight for giving exposure to female comics. Rather than have them do their act late in the show, which is a guaranteed low-rating endeavor in this era, he more often gives them repeated appearances in segments near the top of the show.

    If there’s a funnier woman than Kira Soltanovich I haven’t seen her. She does at least 6 segments a year, right near the top of the show.

    Sarah Colonna, Heather Macdonald, Natasha Leggero, and others from the Handler farm system have been on very frequently along with Gina Yashere.

    Unknowns doing straight stand up is a really tough sell in 2012. Dave frequently puts them on at the end of his Friday show, a total throw-away to avoid 2 band set ups in one taping day.

  • Diana Santiago

    Here’s the article, Brad.
    Quotes:
    “Conan (TBS) encouraged stand-up comedy most frequently, with 23 performers taking center stage on his Burbank lot.”
    “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) only managed to book one stand-up act early in 2012, and that was longtime performer (and Seinfeld touring partner) Mario Joyner.”

    http://thecomicscomic.com/2012/07/25/late-night-tv-stand-up-demographic-scorecard-first-half-2012/

  • Diana Santiago

    Seems like The Tonight Show started booking female comedians since July 2012.

  • Diana Santiago

    Thanks for the list, Gary. I had to google the names because I didn’t recognize any of them. I recognize the photo booth skit, but I cannot recognize the comedian doing it.

    “Unknowns doing straight stand up is a really tough sell in 2012.”

    Does this mean that late night hosts should stop booking stand-up comedians?

  • Aaron

    Gary, it has been shown that many people don’t stay up to watch the musical guest, too. A stand-up comedian at least costs less to book than a popular band.

  • Brad

    I would think a musical performance of a new song circulates the Internet far better than a stand up comedians performance. Though I don’t have anything to back this up with.

    Thanks Gary for backing me with facts. When all you do is research for school, you don’t always want to do it for your late night thoughts.

  • Brad

    I was watching Jimmy Kimmel last night and glad I did. Turns out Kimmel is a conservative. Martin Short, bless his soul (especially for being a liberal being sympathetic to a conservative), said that he was sorry to Kimmel about the elections saying how hard it must be for him. Why would it be so hard for him unless Romney lost eh? Also, his conservatism makes sense thanks to his buddy Adam Carolla’s sharing his thoughts constantly, being the one to have Herman Cain on his talk show after his “scandal”, and his taste in political jokes. Jokes featuring Romney weren’t so hateful but fun (i absoletly LOVED Romney’s jet pack clip). I also see him bring to light more of Joe Biden’s gaffes and craziness then anyone else in late night.

    I hope you all don’t stop watching him now because of the discovery, but I’m glad to see that it isn’t 100% liberals running late night television.

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