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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  • Stone

    Wow! Monkka actually got Bill to check IP Addresses of posters she thought were all this monotonous, one note ninny named Mario. I have Never seen this bottom dweller behavior on any blogs ever. Shame on you Monikka! Perhaps there’s another reason besides irritating you, that so many different praise Leno so highly, so often. Think about it, if you can think

  • Douglas in TN

    I think Monikka was in the right. This Mario/ Neal (who I am convinced is the same person) not only will not have intelligent discussions about the late night landscape, but has such a deep hatred of Conan it detracts from the site.

    Monikka…it’s hard to describe. When Jay Leno comes out to do those weird high fives and hand slaps, it seems to give him such a rush. The same is true of Letterman when he comes out at the beginning, slaps his wrist, and opens his show. It’s the performer in them. Carson fans could, indeed, tell for a while that he was ready to go…especially after his son died. I would estimate that I stopped seeing the fire in his eyes around 1986 or so. They say that Johnny missed the comedy and, to a lesser degree, the performing and the lights and such. I don’t really see Leno and Letterman missing the comedy…they themselves do nothing original anymore…but see them missing the lights and hearing their names called by the announcers.

  • Gary Middleton

    Decent chance Leno ends up with a 0.7 for last week as NBC 10 p.m. averaged 1.1 from Wednesday through Friday.

    When sweeps begins, they’ll be trying a new drama on Thursdays. To me, the February sweeps demo race rests on whether that drama does any business.

  • Gary Middleton

    “I don’t really see Leno and Letterman missing the comedy…they themselves do nothing original anymore…but see them missing the lights and hearing their names called by the announcers.”

    Dave would severely miss his relationships with much younger subordinates, imo. Probably more than anything else, given the central motivating factor of human male endeavors.

  • Douglas in TN

    So, by your logic, that’s what kept others, like Leno, on the air? Leno’s carefully built persona was partially shattered a few years ago. Can we assume that he maintains his grip on NBC 11:30 because he has the same craving for young subordinates?

    Weird argument.

  • GARebelman

    Here is Friday’s overnights:

    In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC’s press release):

    * In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.8/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.6/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.1/5.

    * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.6/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.8/3.

    * From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.7/5 in metered-market households and a 0.6/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    * From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).

    * At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

  • Douglas in TN

    So being that Friday’s Kimmel is and may be a clip show, not a bad result.

    So far, what’s really interesting is that while this appears a true see-saw battle, Kimmel doesn’t seem to be siphoning too much of Leno and Letterman’s audience.

  • Joe

    I want to say that I enjoy reading all the posts here. Some make me laugh while others leave me wondering. As most of you know I am a Letterman guy. I know Leno is funny but some of the reasons on my dislike for him is that I find him forced and contrived. I feel that his interviewing skills are weak. Being in my 50’s I grew up a Carson guy and when he left I felt that the Tonight show should have went to Letterman. Of course this is a known fact. I watched Kimmel and he is good so now I watch one and DVR the other. So for all you who love Leno great. I never will and as long as I can I will rave for Letterman here until he retires. Oh and one more thing for those of you that think Dave is grumpy it is an act.

  • Stone

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  • Nifty

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbZgHR0ZZoQ

    Did Leno’s monologues used to be this funny, or is this rare?

  • Monikka

    Thank you Douglas in TN for your support. Asking the moderators to check for sock puppets has been necessary in the past, has resulted in sock-puppeteers being banned from the board and resulted in greatly improved discussions here. I will not apologize for asking for their help.

  • Neal

    Nifty, Leno is still that funny or even funnier but not every night. The only difference I see in that clip is he’s younger so maybe his timing is a little faster.

  • Douglas in TN

    ” I find him forced and contrived. I feel that his interviewing skills are weak.”

    That’s not only modern (post 1994 Jay Leno), but pretty much all these guys now.

    Letterman can be an absolutely awesome interviewer, but at the same time there is nothing more vapid than Letterman interviewing, say, a Kardashian last week.

  • Gary Middleton

    “So, by your logic, that’s what kept others, like Leno, on the air? Leno’s carefully built persona was partially shattered a few years ago. Can we assume that he maintains his grip on NBC 11:30 because he has the same craving for young subordinates? Weird argument.”

    That’s what’s known as a straw man.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man

  • Douglas in TN

    Get over yourself. You’re more obsessed (perhaps a strong word) with Letterman’s relationships with younger subordinates than anybody, even Letterman. Nobody else gives a rat’s ass.

  • Gary Middleton

    Was Wedding Band a victim of the success of Big Bang Theory reruns? TBS really threw this one away.

  • Diana Santiago

    And that is relevant to the late night discussion because…?

  • rif

    I’d say it’s tangentially relevant because when I think BBT reruns I can’t help but think of leading in to Conan.

    Gary, is that to say you liked the show and it’s too bad about the numbers, or that the numbers were decent but pale in comparison to what they could get from BBT reruns instead?

  • Gary Middleton

    “Gary, is that to say you liked the show and it’s too bad about the numbers, or that the numbers were decent but pale in comparison to what they could get from BBT reruns instead?”

    I happened to like it. I figure the numbers are kind of irrelevant, a Saturday 10 p.m. slot is basically flushing the show. Maybe when they went through all the effort of developing it they thought “hopefully this is something we can air Saturdays at 10″, but I doubt it.

    “I’d say it’s tangentially relevant because when I think BBT reruns I can’t help but think of leading in to Conan.”

    Potentially more than that, if TBS is blinking on originals. The success of BBT has turned originals into a ratings drag. No TBS original occupies more airtime than Conan. Conan is in that dicey position of being a 5th place (give or take) show on a first place network, so if TBS is going to place ratings over pride going forward, could be a problem for the towering ivy leaguer.

    Possible that they just hated Wedding Band, or its producers, or its cost, and wanted it dead.

  • Gary Middleton

    0.42 for Conan last week, btw, as originals interrupted the BBT momentum on 2 nights.

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