Late Night TV Ratings For November 26-November 30, 2012

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December 6th, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release

 

NBC'S 'Tonight Show' AND 'LATE NIGHT' SCORE #1 FINISHES FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 26-30
JAY LENO GENERATES HIS BIGGEST OVERALL VIEWERSHIP IN FIVE WEEKS

IN REBROADCAST, JIMMY FALLON OUT-DELIVERS 'LATE Late Show' ORIGINALS IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS

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

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – December 6, 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 26-30, with Jay delivering bigger 18-49 and total-viewer audiences than CBS's encore telecasts of "Late Show with David Letterman" and ABC's combination of "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in the hour, while "Late Night" rebroadcasts topped originals of CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in 18-49 and total viewers. Note that "Kimmel" was in rebroadcast on Thursday and Friday.

Jay delivered a five-week high in total viewers, with his 3.6 million being "Tonight's" top average since the week of October 22-26 (3.7 million).

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 plus total viewers. In viewers 18-49, "Tonight" has established a margin over "Late Show" of 11 percent (1.026 million vs. 924,000), eliminating last year's "Late Show" advantage of 3 percent. Jay has also generated a 25-54 advantage this season of 9 percent (1.313 million vs. 1.206 million) after trailing by 1 percent at this point last year, stretched his 18-34 lead to 18 percent (347,000 vs. 295,000), up from last year’s 10 percent, and increased his total-viewer margin to 12 percent (3.456 million vs. 3.085 million), up from last year's 11 percent.

Jimmy Fallon has established a 15 percent lead over "Late Late Show" this season in viewers 18-49 (664,000 vs. 579,000), up from 10 percent at this point last season, and in viewers 18-34, Jimmy's lead over "Late Late Show" this season is 42 percent (286,000 vs. 201,000), up from a 38 percent margin at this point last season.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of November 26-30. 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,” 0.8 rating, 3 share

CBS “Late Show,” 0.7/3 (in encore telecasts)

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 0.9/3

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.5/2*

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

NBC “Late Night,” 0.5/3 (in encore telecasts)

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,” 3.6 million viewers

CBS “Late Show,” 2.9 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 4.3 million viewers

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.1 million viewers*

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

NBC “Late Night,” 1.6 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

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)

*Thursday and Friday’s “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,” 3.5 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,” 1.7 million viewers

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.5 million viewers

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26-30

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.8

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.6

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, 0.7

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

 

 

 

 

 
  • JB

    Sambora was pretty good on the LLS. Would be nice if this started a trend for the show with these guest house bands for a week. If CBS would pony up the budget, 4-5 weeks out of the year would be good. It doesn’t even have to be a big name like Sambora either, although for sweeps it would be wise.

  • Monikka

    “But for anyone to suggest that sex as a major motivating factor for human males is a “load of crap” is kind of strange.”

    Sex can be a major motivating factor within a loving relationship. Not all men are always on the prowl for strange.

  • Gary Middleton

    Absolutely, Monikka. Or a series of loving relationships, concurrent with another long running relationship.

  • brad
  • Diana Santiago

    The greatest writing staff made the worst show in TV history:

    http://splitsider.com/2012/12/inside-the-greatest-writers-room-youve-never-heard-of/

  • Gary Middleton

    And a couple of reported highlights from a Stewart-Colbert fundraiser:

    -Stewart’s least favourite guest of all time is Hugh Grant, “and we’ve had dictators on the show”. Grant spent his time at the studio complaining that he had other places to be. “He’s giving everyone (bleep) the whole time, and he’s a big pain in the (bleep),” Stewart recalled. Grant also complained to the staff about the clip that was selected of the movie he was promoting, Did You Hear About the Morgans? Stewart recalls Grant angrily asking “What is that clip? It’s a terrible clip.” “Well, then make a better (bleeping) movie,” Stewart said, adding that he would “never” have Grant back.

    -Colbert said that to him, “the show” isn’t the performance in front of his audience. The “show” is really what he does all day with his staff. “There’s the joy in doing this hard thing,” he explained. “That hard work together IS the show…. I then have the responsibility and pleasure of SHARING what that joy was [with the audience].”

  • Aaron

    Anyone noticed that Conan’s show has been getting better guests lately?

  • Gary Middleton

    Aaron, I noticed that he just posted his best Monday number in recent memory.

  • Aaron

    Gary, what was the number?

  • Gary Middleton

    0.5 from a lead-in of 0.7, Aaron. Usually he doesn’t score high enough on Monday to register on the chart. He did a lower number last night with twice the lead-in.

  • Diana Santiago

    Conan had Jack White as musical guest. That might be the difference.

  • Gary Middleton

    Another pretty solid win for Jay Leno last week. Late Show having a rough patch.

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