Late Night TV Ratings For January 14-18, 2013

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January 25th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

Tonight Show’ TOPS ‘KIMMEL’ AND ‘Late Show’ FOR THE WEEK OF JAN. 14-18

 

 

JAY LENO WINS AT 11:35 P.M. IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS; DELIVERS BIGGER AUDIENCES THAN ‘Late Show’ IN EVERY KEY MEASURE

 

JIMMY FALLON BEATS ‘Nightline’ IN THEIR HEAD-TO-HEAD HALF-HOUR IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS; OUT-DELIVERS ‘LATE Late Show’ IN ALL KEY CATEGORIES

 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – January 25, 2013 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has finished #1 in adults 18-49 and total viewers versus its ABC and CBS time-slot competition for the week of January 14-18, the second week since ABC moved “Jimmy Kimmel Live” into the 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET time period.

 

In week two of the new ABC schedule, “Tonight” topped “Kimmel” in viewers 18-49 by a 12 percent margin (with 1.053 million viewers vs. 939,000 for “Kimmel”), with Jay growing versus the prior week’s Monday-through-Friday average by 1 percent in 18-49 viewers while Kimmel was down 13 percent versus the previous week’s Tuesday-through-Friday 11:35 p.m. results.

 

In total viewers, "Tonight" out-delivered “Kimmel” during the January 14-18 week by a 26 percent margin (3.459 million vs. 2.743 million), up from a 17 percent margin from Tuesday through Friday the prior week.

 

At 12:35 a.m. ET last week, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" also ranked #1 versus the ABC and CBS competition in 18-49 viewers and total viewers.

 

“Late Night” beat ABC's "Nightline" for the week in their head-to-head half-hour by a 33 percent margin in adults 18-49 (with 689,000 viewers vs. “Nightline’s” 517,000 in the 12:30-1 a.m. ET half-hour), up from a 12 percent margin the prior week. Jimmy grew week to week in the half-hour by 3 percent in 18-49 viewers (689,000 vs. 667,000 from Tuesday through Friday last week), while “Nightline” shrunk by 13 percent (517,000 vs. 597,000). In total viewers, “Late Night” topped “Nightline” in their common half-hour by a 7 percent margin for the week of January 14-18 (1.816 million vs. 1.695 million), after “Nightline” had led by a 1 percent margin the prior week.

 

For the week, Tonight” delivered bigger audiences than CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” in all key categories: adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. At 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night” also out-delivered CBS’s “Late Late Show” in each of those key categories.

 

WEEKLY AVERAGES

 

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of January 14-18. 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

 

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.7/3

 

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

 

ABC “Nightline,” 0.4/2

 

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,” 3.2 million viewers

 

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.7 million viewers

 

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

 

ABC “Nightline,” 1.7 million viewers

 

 

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

 

NBC “Late Night,” 1.7 million viewers

 

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.4 million viewers

 

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

 

NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

 

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,” 0.4/2

 

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,” 3.1 million viewers

 

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.9 million viewers**

 

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

 

ABC “Nightline,” 1.7 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 14-18

 

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,” 0.4

 

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,” 1.7 million

 

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

 

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.9 million

 

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.2 million

 

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.5 million

 

 

 

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  • Gary Middleton

    3 female comics are first guests on Leno next week. Dave did Jay a huge favor when he ceded that whole area. How is it even possible that Wanda Sykes has never been on a Letterman show? It’s unbelievable.

    One of the little-talked-about ways Jay effectively competes when Dave’s lineup gets stacked with movie stars.

  • Neal

    How long will CBS put up with Dave being in 3rd place? YEARS ago even Dave admitted he sometimes gets tired of hosting the show!

    No one cared about his Oprah interview.

  • Aaron

    Neal, I’m sure every tv star sometimes gets tired of working, especially if he or she is getting older.

  • Diana Santiago

    I don’t watch Kimmel, so I cannot evaluate his show, but this tweet has been retweeted by several journalists on Twitter:

    @carlreiner I say that M.Damon usurping J.Kimme’ls job was one of the funniest and creative shows in the history of late-night T.V.

  • Rebecca C de Baca

    I wonder if Kimmel thinks that he might be the one selling out now? Jay is consistent, whether you like him or not, he is consistent. Kimmel will do whatever he can to beat Jay. I used to enjoy Kimmel, wouldn’t watch him now if you paid me to. When he started dissing Jay at every turn, I realized he wasn’t my cup of tea. He seems to be more concerned with beating Jay, and telling everyone how Jay sold out. I have always thought that you give your audience what they want, and on tv, Jay does exactly that. Go see him in person, still a great guy, still clean and funny, but a little different than what you get on tv. Btw, look at the people who make up his audience, they aren’t all 50, 60 and on up, a lot of those in attendance are young people. Kimmel needs to face facts, along with Conan and Dave, Leno is liked!

  • Diana Santiago

    On the other hand, today the guest speaker for Kimmel’s star ceremony was:

    Carson Daly.

    Really?

  • GARebelman

    He can’t keep doing all these stunts for ratings forever unless he wants to become the Howard Stern of late night.

    I hadn’t realized that Letterman shuns female comics? I know Jay has them on frequently

  • Gary Middleton

    “Kimmel needs to face facts, along with Conan and Dave, Leno is liked!”

    Rebecca, one of the challenges Leno’s rivals have had in trying to paint him as unfunny and unpleasant in real life is that he really is funny and, by most first hand accounts, a nice guy. So just when his enemies think they’ve finally submerged him with a wave of bad press and internet bile, this latent support for Jay floats him back to the surface.

    For the record, from my experiences, Leno’s studio audience is quiet elderly. They make a point of seating any young audience members in very visible spots.

    btw, Jay might get a boost in sweeps when Smash returns on Tuesdays.

  • Aaron

    Gary, a family friend was actually the nurse of Jay’s father-in-law. She said that both of them were very nice people.

  • Neal

    Leno is well liked by everyone who meets him but Dave isn’t!

  • Aaron

    Neal, Conan is well-liked by everyone he meets too. Jay must be much nicer, though, cause he is somehow untouchable in your mind.

  • Douglas in TN

    Leno seems liked by many, and seems to like anybody except those who even think about hosting The Tonight Show…then he’s like a cobra…

    But I would proposed, based on watching these guys for decades, that among fans and fellow celebrities and the entertainment establishment, Conan is more liked and respected.

  • Diana Santiago

    Douglas, I might add that Conan is well liked and respected because he goes the extra mile to please his fans, and I’ve personally witness it; also, he’s seen as honest and genuine. Unfortunately (for them), that cannot be said of Jay and David.

  • Gary Middleton

    “seems to like anybody except those who even think about hosting The Tonight Show…then he’s like a cobra…”

    While the other two took losing Tonight extremely well.

  • Douglas in TN

    That’s true. Twice this year Letterman publicly said that him getting the CBS deal ended up being the best for him…beyond dispute. He’s made hundreds of millions, and CBS made hundreds of millions and got a viable foothold at 11:30 and ended NBC’s stranglehold on the timeslot.

    Conan’s a bit more debatable, although TBS seems happy with him, and he got a nice two year renewal, better than the 13 week deals NBC gave him at first.

  • Diana Santiago

    As a person who waited one year for a promised promotion in a company that never happened, I think that Conan took his 5-year broken promise quite well. But, of course, saying over and over that he’s doing great and he’s enjoying working with TBS will never be enough proof for some people.

  • Douglas in TN

    Yes, it seems to be a good relationship…although this is probably enough to make Neal/Mario spit with anger…

  • Neal

    Leno has donated his time and image to non profits like MatchingDonors.com which helps people find kidneys who need transplants. Conan hasn’t done anything like that!

  • Douglas in TN

    How about this list of charities Conan O’Brien is on record as supporting, Mario…

    Autism Speaks
    Bob Woodruff Foundation
    Entertainment Industry Foundation
    Farm Sanctuary
    Fresh Air Fund
    St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters
    STILLERSTRONG

    Some of the causes he supports: Animals, At-Risk/Disadvantaged Youths, Cancer, Children, Creative Arts, Education, Health, Hunger, Mental Challenges, Poverty, Veteran/Service Member Support…

    Letterman’s awesome “American Foundation for Courtesy and Grooming” does some awesome work.

  • Gary Middleton

    “That’s true. Twice this year Letterman publicly said that him getting the CBS deal ended up being the best for him…beyond dispute. He’s made hundreds of millions, and CBS made hundreds of millions and got a viable foothold at 11:30 and ended NBC’s stranglehold on the timeslot.”

    Sure, when in doubt, change the subject.

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