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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  • GARebelman

    ABC put out a weird yet hilarious press release for Jimmy Kimmel being “kidnapped”. I could help but laugh the PR team really are out in full force!

  • david sanchez

    @joe i’m also a letterman fan leno sucks, wish jimmy would knock him out of #1 spot….

  • Diana Santiago
  • Neal

    Keep dreaming David. Even Letterman admits Jay is the funniest!

  • lancelot48

    Its too early to tell. The main thing is longevity. Dave and Leno have that. Kimmel, speaks in a flat monotone, which lulls me to sleep. Plus there’s something about Kimmel, I dislike. Maybe its his vitriol against Jay or perhaps I just plain dislike the guy. Ferguson impresses me. He’s lively, profane and entertaining. At least he doesn’t criticize, viciously, other talk show hosts which I find refreshing.

    I can’t really see him stepping into Dave’s slot. He’d have to turn to serious interviewing and no profanity, which is his forte. Stars come on to be interviewed about their movies not to shoot the breeze.

  • Aaron

    Yes, Neal. You’ve said that already.

  • Jay

    NBC’s lead-ins have become abysmal.

  • rif

    “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.”

    They seemed to be happy with Men at Work and Sullivan & Son, so it might be something more like the last thing you said.

  • Gary Middleton

    Quite possibly, Rif. Let’s keep our eyes open to see if they keep greenlighting new shows, and renewing existing ones.

  • Brad

    I liked the show but it was too wild. The guy got his shirt stuck to a stripping dancer? Yeah… Not exactly a show I can recommend to anyone even though that was a funny scene.

  • Brad H

    Every TV Programmer knows that if you put a show after a #1 show the ratings are higher for the 2nd show. Because Jay Leno is #1 Fallon gets a boost in his ratings following Jay Leno. Craig Ferguson is much funnier than Fallon or Kimmel but has lower ratings because he doesn’t follow Jay Leno. So we now know that Jay Lenos’ everyday ratings are far higher that Jimmy Kimmels speccially higher ratings as people tune in out of curiosity when Kimmel first moved to 11:30 p.m. Has anyone noticed that about 90% of all late night advertisers are for products and services only used by Senior Citizens? why does it matter if Kimmel get more 18-49 year olds viewing if they don’t buy AARP; or buy walk-in Baths, or buy drugs meant for old age illnesses such as arthritis, or switch to a Social Security funded medical plan? Seniors have more disposable income than the 18-49 year olds AND there are soon to be more and more seniors over 60 to sell to as the baby-boomers reach 65-67 and retire. Besides 18-49 year olds who work and have money to buy anything are not staying up that late because they have to be at work early the next morning. The only night they don’t is Friday night and 18-49 year olds go out a lot on Friday night to blow off some steam from working all week. Statistics are only as good as the person interpreting them. So Jay Leno wins because he is funnier and more interesting.

  • Brad H

    The sole purpose of entertainment on TV is to sell ads to viewers. The more viewers the more money the Network makes. So the genius minds at Comcast take the highest rated NBC show and cut it’s budget 50%. Leno took a pay cut so he could retain enough staff to produce the show and avert so many layoffs. Now the show is even better since Jay has new young comics come in and do a type of Jay Walking during the day. It’s very funny. Watching everyday people be surprised at the punking/candid camera humor is classic and hilarious. They still sell Tonight show ads at the highest prices so now they are making even more money from the Tonight Show with Jay Leno!! What do they want to do? They want to kill the golden goose. Even children know better but not the Comcast Executives. You know the different between and ignorant person and a stupid person? An ignorant person doesn’t know any better for lack of experience and training and a stupid person is a comcast executive trying to ruin a cash cow because a a person opinion.

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