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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  • Douglas in TN

    Your arrogance and, in this case, ignorance is astounding sometimes. If you don’t want to add anything meaningful, why not just stay out of the discussion, Gary?

  • Clark

    I think this Neal guy is just out hear trying to make Leno fans look foolish with his comments and isn’t really a fan of Leno at all.

  • Clark

    here*

  • Neal

    Clark, you sound like another butthurt Conan fan! Get over it! The better man won! Below is proof of what I said:

    While in Hollywood, Jay Leno, a great supporter of MatchingDonors.com, invited the MatchingDonors team to the NBC Tonight Show and met with them after the show to thank them for the great work they are doing.

    Tuxedos worn by the MatchingDonors team at the Hollywood Awards Gala were provided by Richard Lewis Formal Wear in Canton.

    Nineteen people die every day in the United States waiting for a kidney transplant, most waiting seven to nine years. The team at MatchingDonors.com is working hard to make sure that doesn’t happen by finding altruistic living organ donors for people needing kidney transplants. Many patients get their transplant through MatchingDonors within six months of signing up on the web.

    http://www.thecantoncitizen.com/2012/11/28/matching-donors-award/

  • Aaron

    Neal, I think you’re actually a Leno fan, but if you make ignorant comments saying stuff like “Conan doesn’t do any charity work unlike Leno”, you’re gonna get a lot of criticism.

  • Douglas in TN

    Aaron, I’ve only been posting here since about October or so, but I think “Neal” is the same person as “Mario” and is an overly zealous Leno fan…may be the only one in the world. Not only is his love of Leno over the top, his hatred of Conan is just strange.

    Leno’s work with Matching Donors is terrific…but so many of these hosts do wonderful things to make society better…including scholarships and such.

  • Diana Santiago

    Douglas, there is a charity called Labels are for Jars that was co-founded by Conan. Among other things, they have a dining room in Lawrence, Mass. called Cor Unum. Conan not only supports them economically, but he serves as a volunteer serving food when he visits his home state.

    Neal, keep it up. You are a true reflection of the person you most admire.

  • Douglas in TN

    Didn’t know that, Diana. Thanks. Imagine what these guys do that we don’t know about.

    I was astonished to see and learn how much Carson did in his lifetime for various causes once he was gone. In terms of philanthropy, they’re good inspirations.

  • Neal

    Aaron, I never said Conan doesn’t do any charity work. Most multi millionaires do some charity. I just said he doesn’t do MatchingDonors like Leno. Props to Conan for his charity work. His monologue still sucks!

  • bonnie blue

    Way to go, Jay!!! I knew you’d do it … and will keep on doing it!

  • Gary Middleton

    Jay is down to two female stand ups as first guests next week. Charlie Sheen replaces Aubrey Plaza.

    In other news, we’re well aware of the galaxy of stars who won’t do the Leno Tonight Show. But there are some who, for whatever reason, seem to favor Leno over Dave. Hugh Jackman is one of those. Very fortunate because HJ brings a lot to the gig.

  • Diana Santiago

    Hugh Jackman was an awesome guest during Conan NYC.

  • bonnie blue

    Gary, list the galaxy of stars who will not do Leno … really. Will Ferrell won’t, and I’m delighted as I can’t stand him. Tina Fey, Norm Mac Donald … their loss. Jay has Bill Maher, Wanda Sykes, Terry Bradshaw, Tom Cruise, many, many biggies and friends who are happy to do his show. If the others don’t want to promote themselves with Jay because of a big, red-headed, whining loser who hurt himself (his career) more than Jay, with his tantrams because he couldn’t cut it, so be it! Jay is laughing all the way to the bank … well, not really. He’s the decent one!

  • jcfreder

    Based on the overnights vs. real numbers of the previous two weeks, the projected numbers for last week are:

    Total viewers:
    Jay: 3.36M (in repeats Monday)
    JKL: 2.75 (in repeats Monday)
    Dave: 2.61 (in repeats all week)

    18-49 rating:
    Jay: .76
    JKL: .74
    Dave: .56

    The demo numbers are easily close enough where JKL could have won it.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Gary, list the galaxy of stars who will not do Leno”

    We’ve been around this block a few times, but ok. This list is by no means complete:

    Will Ferrell, Tom Hanks, Bill Murray, George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Johnny Depp, Julia Roberts, Brian Williams, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Bruce Willis, Howard Stern (good, I agree), Zach G, Jon Hamm. Chris Rock has also skipped Jay for several years, as has Brian Williams.

    Several who had been on the list have returned to Leno, most notably Steve Martin and Martin Short.

  • Gary Middleton

    Great analysis, JC. I think, using your methodology, it’s even closer than that because Monday will almost certainly be excluded due to the holiday.

    I also think Jay has a history of being revised a bit lower. And I think ABC gave us a hint that the huge Thursday number did not take a huge downward revision. So I think JKL takes the week.

    Whole new ballgame as Smash returns, an NBC Thursday drama debuts, and Kimmel returns to a 5-show denominator including a rerun. Will be interesting to see if JKL has any sweeps aces to play.

  • bonnie blue

    Brian Williams is frequently on with Jay!!! In the huge galaxy of stars, you name a few. Most stars are delighted to be on with Jay … if it makes the others feel good to stay away, fine … their loss. Jay is still the King!

  • Gary Middleton

    “Brian Williams is frequently on with Jay!!!”

    Since Jay returned to the Tonight Show, Brian has been on Letterman’s show 11 times. And Leno’s zero times.

  • bonnie blue

    Letterman recently complained to Williams about having been on Jay’s show; I think you’re wrong!

  • jcfreder

    Yup, if they don’t count Monday, Jimmy probably wins the demo.

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