Late Night TV Ratings For January 7-11, 2013

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January 17th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

'Tonight Show' SCORES #1 FINISHES FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF JAN. 7-11
'TONIGHT' TOPS ‘KIMMEL’ FOR THREE OF FOUR NIGHTS IN 18-49 VIEWERS AND FOUR OF FOUR NIGHTS IN TOTAL VIEWERS; BEATS ‘Late Show’ ON ALL NIGHTS IN BOTH MEASURES

FOR THEIR HEAD-TO-HEAD HALF-HOUR, JIMMY FALLON BEATS ‘Nightline’ BY 12 PERCENT IN 18-49 VIEWERS AND FINISHES WITHIN 1 PERCENT IN TOTAL VIEWERS

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – January 17, 2013 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has scored decisive wins over its ABC and CBS time-slot competition for the week of January 7-11 in total viewers and other key categories. In viewers 18-49, "Tonight" delivered bigger audiences Monday through Friday than the ABC and CBS time-period competition and finished in a near tie for first from Tuesday through Friday.

From Tuesday through Friday nights, "Tonight" out-delivered ABC's re-located "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on three of four nights in adults 18-49 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) and on four of four nights in total viewers. “Tonight” delivered bigger audiences than CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" on five of the week’s five nights in both measures.

At 12:35 a.m. ET last week, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" ranked #1 versus the ABC and CBS competition in 18-49 viewers. “Late Night” beat ABC's "Nightline" Tuesday through Friday in their head-to-head half-hour, 12:30 through 1 a.m. ET, by a 12 percent margin in 18-49 viewers and finished within 1 percent of "Nightline" in total viewers.

From Tuesday through Friday, "Tonight" averaged 3.526 million viewers overall, to top CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" (3.135 million) by a 12 percent margin and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (3.017 million) by a 17 percent advantage. In viewers 18-49 Tuesday through Friday, "Tonight" (1.064 million) and "Kimmel" (1.074 million) finished within 1 percent of each other and "Tonight" defeated "Late Show" (846,000) by a 26 percent margin.

For their head-to-head 12:30-1 a.m. ET half-hour from Tuesday through Friday, Jimmy Fallon's 667,000 adults 18-49 convincingly topped the 597,000 of "Nightline" and the 543,000 of CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson." In total viewers, it was 1.746 million for "Late Night," 1.760 million for "Nightline" and 1.591 million for "Late Late Show."

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of January 7-11. 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,” 0.6/3

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.8/3*

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET

ABC “Nightline,” 0.5/3*

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 (in encore telecasts)

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET

NBC “Tonight,” 3.5 million viewers

CBS “Late Show,” 3.0 million viewers

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.8 million viewers*

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET

ABC “Nightline,”2.0 million viewers*

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

NBC “Late Night,” 1.6 million viewers

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.4 million viewers

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.8 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

* On Monday, "Nightline" aired at 11:35 p.m. ET and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" ran at midnight.

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

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.8/3**

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET

ABC “Nightline,” 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,” 3.5 million viewers

CBS “Late Show,” 3.1 million viewers

ABC “Kimmel,” 3.0 million viewers**

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET

ABC “Nightline,” 1.8 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

** Since January 8.

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JANUARY 7-11

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, 1.0

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,” 1.8 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, 1.5 million

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  • Jim Laforte

    Hey everybody, hope all of you are enjoying this new late night race as much as I am, and that the New Year is going well for each and every one of you.

    Well, this past week was very interesting. Jay eeked out a win and Jimmy ran a very close second in the all important demo. I really believed that Jay’s viewers would migrate to Jimmy but instead, it was Dave’s and this greatly disappoints me.

    I wonder if Mr. Moonves will be making that telephone call that Dave discussed during the interview with Oprah?

  • Neal

    Leno is da man! Da King!

  • GARebelman

    Will be an interesting rat race in the weeks to come. The First week isn’t that much of an indicator as that is the initial buzz week.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Jay eeked out a win and Jimmy ran a very close second in the all important demo.”

    Jim, straighten me out on this. Because the way I’m reading it, Kimmel edged out Leno in the demo for the week. And not only that, he did it *including* the Monday midnight airing.

  • Jim Laforte

    Gary, Monday’s “JKL” was excluded. No? LOL

  • Gary Middleton

    Jim, I think it was included, strange as that seems. Usually the note below specifically says if a night is excluded, plus the “4 day” total viewers above differs from the weekly average below.

  • Joe

    @Jim LaForte, I wonder if Mr. Moonves will be making that telephone call that Dave discussed during the interview with Oprah?
    Why would Mr. Moonves need to call Dave for? Is he going somewhere?

  • GARebelman

    @Joe – He is referring to Dave in the interview when he said he would leave late night whenever Les Moonves called him and told him to leave.

  • Joe

    @GARebelman: Thanks for clearing that up. I remember now.

  • anonymous

    Kimmel won his premiere week at the new time:

    ?“Jimmy Kimmel Live” ranked as the week’s No. 1 show in late-night in Adults 18-49, beating runner-up NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” by 3% (1.070 million vs. 1.038 million).

  • anonymous

    That was the ABC spin. The NBC fine print is probably most accurate:

    In viewers 18-49 Tuesday through Friday, “Tonight” (1.064 million) and “Kimmel” (1.074 million)

  • TV Gord

    Disappointing, but it makes sense that Jimmy would syphon more viewers from Dave than Jay. Jimmy’s and Dave’s audiences have a similar sense of humor.

  • Gary Middleton

    So, Anonymous, the head to head difference was a fraction of one percent. Amazing.

    Looks like Leno is going to get substantially derailed by the 10 p.m. situation this week.

  • Diana Santiago

    If Comcast ever considered giving Jimmy’s (or Jay’s) job to Chelsea Handler, I’m sure now they are changing their minds.

    http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2013/01/chelsea-handler-told-to-lay-off-matt-lauer-jokes—report.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

  • Monikka

    I knew it! Letterman will NEVER leave on his own accord. It will take a call from Moonves or Death to get him out from behind that desk.

  • jcfreder

    Unsurprisingly, Kimmel’s overnights have dropped from premiere week. Add in a “clip show” tonight and it is likely that he loses the demo to Jay (although he should beat Dave unless Dave gets a significant boost over the overnight numbers, which had been happening fairly consistently but did not happen last week).

  • Gary Middleton

    Tough call, jc. I think Leno is going to slump from the 10 p.m. weakness. Last week Chicago Fire had a pretty big Wednesday. NBC has no aces in the lineup right now.

  • GARebelman

    Kimmel’s strongest night will be Thursday for now.

    What will be interesting is who wins the first round of sweeps this year.

  • Gary Middleton

    Starting to hear more complaints about the sound mix for musical performances on Leno. Reasonable to wonder if budget cutbacks played a role, though problems seem to long precede those, and even SNL has had some terrible sound mixes. It’s not easy to do well. But usually when I check out Conan, Fallon, and Kimmel they sound pretty great.

  • Joe

    I must be the only pro Letterman guy here!! Letterman has what one more year or so left on his contract? Chances are he will sign one more after this. He is still competetive and there are no other guys who can do any better. Although I do have a guy who can beat all of them but no one will have the balls to hire him, that man “Howard Stern”!!!!

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