Late Night TV Ratings For December 3-December 7, 2012

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December 13th, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release

'Tonight Show' AND 'LATE NIGHT' EARN #1 FINISHES FOR THE WEEK OF DEC. 3-7

 

 

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

 

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. – December 13, 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 December 3-7, 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 the hour and "Late Night" topping CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," as well as “Kimmel” for their head-to-head half-hour, in all key categories. Note that "Kimmel" was in rebroadcast last week.

 

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 11 percent (1.030 million vs. 925,000), eliminating last year's "Late Show" advantage of 3 percent. Jay has also generated a 25-54 advantage this season of 8 percent (1.314 million vs. 1.214 million) after trailing by 1 percent at this point last year, and has stretched his 18-34 lead to 16 percent (343,000 vs. 296,000), up from last year’s 12 percent.

 

Jimmy Fallon has established a 16 percent lead over "Late Late Show" this season in viewers 18-49 (665,000 vs. 572,000), up from 11 percent at this point last season, and in viewers 18-34, Jimmy's lead over "Late Late Show" this season is 41 percent (282,000 vs. 200,000), up from a 39 percent margin at this point last season.

 

"Tonight" delivered a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Show" for the sixth time in the last seven weeks, while Jimmy Fallon has attracted a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Late Show" for nine weeks in a row.

 

WEEKLY AVERAGES

 

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of December 3-7. 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

 

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

 

ABC “Nightline,” 0.9/3

 

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

 

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.5/2 (in encore telecasts)

 

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

 

NBC “Late Night,” 0.5/3

 

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.4/2

 

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,” 3.2 million viewers

 

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

 

ABC “Nightline,” 3.8 million viewers

 

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

 

ABC “Kimmel,” 1.8 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

 

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*

 

*Friday’s “Last Call” was an encore.

 

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 DECEMBER 3-7

 

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

 

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.7

 

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

 

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.4

 

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.9

 

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,” 1.7 million

 

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.3 million

 

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 1.0 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

 

 

 

 

 
  • Gary Middleton

    GAR and Monikka, I assume Jimmy has discovered that talking about Jay Leno gets him some press, though less and less. And also gets him some high fives from the hipsters, though fewer and fewer.

    Kimmel really needs to look past Jay Leno now because it’s way behind the curve. He’s “fighting the last war”. If he tops Jay in the demo as I expect, it will be very interesting to people for about 5 minutes. Then Fallon arrives and we’ll see who was out of their depth.

  • Gary Middleton

    Mary, I think Jay handled this one better than Dave.

    We hear a lot of criticism about how Jay is no longer “80s Leno”, but Dave is no longer 80s Dave either. 80s Dave did not respond to the shuttle explosion with a 10 minute sermon about heroism and space flight. Neither did Carson. We also hear a lot of talk about how Jay is not the natural successor to Johnny, but in a great many ways he really is. One of those ways is to plow ahead and do the job, refraining from becoming a Pastor/social commentator.

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