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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  • anonymous

    @Brad
    Not at all. What you say sounds true. It would be rock solid if you could find a reputable source to confirm your assertions.

    “Advertisers paid $21,800 in October for a 30-second commercial during “Nightline,” according to the most recent data available from Nielsen.”

    [“Late Show with David Letterman,” which is averaging a nightly audience of 3.05 million, including 907,000 viewers ages 18 to 49, charged $26,500 for a commercial. On “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” a commercial cost $30,200, with the show drawing 3.44 million viewers, 1.03 million of those in the target demographic, according to Nielsen.]

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-08/abc-s-kimmel-elbows-into-late-night-slot-against-leno.html

    Those numbers are from October 2012, just 3 months ago.

  • Aaron

    Neil, Conan, Fallon and Ellen all have big online followings. The internet is becoming more important to advertisers.

  • Gary Middleton

    Another remarkable find by Anonymous. Obviously, there is a bit of a discrepancy between the 13% differential in what Jay and Dave charge for a spot and the 1.9% differential in their annual billings. (Does Jay run fewer spots?)

    But it certainly shatters the idea that Nightline was beating anybody and goes a long way to explain why ABC made the flip.

  • Diana Santiago
  • Neal

    Diana, nice try at deceiving us! That link you posted is from 2 years ago! Conan is not even on the top 10 list this year and is quickly becoming irrelevant! The top 10 this year are:

    1.Ellen DeGeneres

    2.Mark Harmon

    3.Jon Stewart

    4.Jay Leno

    5.Jim Parsons

    6.Bill O’Reilly

    7.Anderson Cooper

    8.Oprah Winfrey

    9.David Letterman

    10.Tom Selleck

  • Diana Santiago

    Lesson to self: remember that trolls don’t know how to read.

    I’m congratulating Jay for getting back on the list, since in 2010 he was clearly out of it.

    Since we are going to compare arbitrary success facts about Conan and Jay, we can check:

    Number of Emmy nominations
    Number of interns that later developed an artistic career
    Number of Facebook and Twitter followers
    Number of episodes of shows with your name on the title

    As a final exercise, google “I met Jay Leno” and “I met Conan O’Brien”, and compare the stories.

    This is the last post I’m addressing to a troll. I apologize to the other posters for violating my own “don’t feed the trolls” policy.

  • Diana Santiago

    Tonight, Conan starts sweeps with the fansourced episode “Occupy Conan”.

  • Brad

    Let’s get this straight. Conan and Leno are two different from two different eras. If you want to claim its who gets paid the most and who has the most viewers then Leno is your winner. If you want to go by amount of awards and online followers then Conan is your winner. Comparing these two is not Coke vs Pepsi like it is for Letterman/Leno, it is more like comparing Coke to Dr Pepper, cola with a kick, exactly how I view Conan as.

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