Late Night TV Ratings For January 21-25, 2013

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January 31st, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

'Tonight Show' OUT-DELIVERS ‘KIMMEL’ AND ‘Late Show’ FOR THE WEEK OF JAN. 21-25
JAY LENO RANKS #1 IN THE 11:35 P.M. ET HOUR IN VIEWERS 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS

JIMMY FALLON ENCORES TOP ‘Nightline’ ORIGINALS IN 18-49

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – January 31, 2013 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has finished #1 in viewers 18-49 and total viewers versus its ABC and CBS time-slot competition for the week of January 21-25, despite the highest-rated night yet for ABC's 11:35 p.m. ET edition of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Note that Monday results are excluded from the week's averages due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and that CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" was in rebroadcast last week.

For the week, “Tonight” topped “Kimmel” in viewers 18-49 by a 4 percent margin (with 999,000 viewers vs. 956,000 for “Kimmel”), while both shows rounded to a 0.8 rating in that demo. In total viewers, "Tonight" out-delivered "Kimmel" by a 24 percent margin (3.529 million vs. 2.855 million). Thursday's edition of "Kimmel," which featured Matt Damon and such guest stars as Andy Garcia, Sheryl Crow, Nicole Kidman, Demi Moore, Robin Williams and Sarah Silverman, earned the highest 18-49 and total-viewer results for "Kimmel" so far in its three weeks in the 11:35 p.m. ET slot.

At 12:35 a.m. ET last week, rebroadcasts of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" also ranked #1 versus the ABC and CBS competition in 18-49 viewers. The “Late Night” encores beat ABC's original "Nightline" for the week in their head-to-head half-hour by a 12 percent margin in 18-49 (with 615,000 viewers vs. “Nightline’s” 550,000 in the 12:30-1 a.m. ET half-hour). "Late Night" encores topped CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" rebroadcasts in adults 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, total viewers and most other key categories.

"Tonight" hit a three-week high in total viewers, with its 3.5 million being the show's top average since New Year's week.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of January 21-25. 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 (in encore telecasts)*

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.8/3*

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 (in encore telecasts)*

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.4/2 (in encore telecasts)*

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,” 2.6 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.9 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,” 1.5 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.3 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.8 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

* Monday results are excluded due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

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,” 0.4/2**

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

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET

NBC “Tonight,” 3.6 million viewers

CBS “Late Show,” 3.1 million viewers

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.9 million viewers**

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

ABC “Nightline,” 1.8 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 21-25

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,” 1.4 million

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

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.1 million

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

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  • jcfreder

    projections for last week

    TOTAL VIEWERS
    Jay 3.61M
    Dave 3.08
    JKL 2.61

    18-49 RATING
    Jay .85 (+1% from overnights)
    JKL .68 (-15%)
    Dave .62 (+7%)

  • Diana Santiago

    From Twitter: Post Super Bowl #LateLateShow 4.43 million viewers.

  • Gary Middleton

    So not in the same league as the 6.1 million Fallon drew for his post-SB show. The late start hurts badly, people go to sleep. Granted, Elementary was never likely to be the lead-in that The Voice was.

  • Drum

    If those numbers are correct ( https://twitter.com/soundbyte53 )Elementary had 20.8 m viewers. Ferguson held 21.3%.
    Voice had 37.6m viewers. Fallon held 16.4%.
    Ferguson started at 00:40, past his normal show start, while Fallon had a 23:30 start.
    To me it looks like those are pretty good numbers.

  • Drum

    Fallon started at 23:56 not 23:30.

  • Brad

    Can’t argue with those numbers Drum. Sounds like Ferguson did really well in holding onto what he could.

  • Brad

    Letterman better win tonight with Flacco and the Ravens on the progrom tonight. Especially with the good ads he had going from them during the Super Bowl.

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/02/03/ravens-qb-super-bowl-xlvii-mvp-joe-flacco-visits-cbss-late-show-with-david-letterman-monday-february-4/167779/

  • kscottk11

    “Letterman better win tonight with Flacco and the Ravens on the progrom tonight. Especially with the good ads he had going from them during the Super Bowl.”

    Brad, I’m not so sure. Flacco looks like he could be a boring interview.

    Plus, Leno has a strong guest list with Hugh Jackman, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Bolton.

  • Gary Middleton

    Super Bowl fatigue tends to set in around this point, imo. I think Dave’s huge edge tonight is Hawaii Five-O, which will destroy Deception.

  • Gary Middleton

    Chris Christie also has the potential to be quite entertaining.

  • kscottk11

    “Chris Christie also has the potential to be quite entertaining.”

    Gary, you’re probably right about Chris Christie.

  • GARebelman

    Chris Christie is pretty amusing. I’ve seen him on Fallon once and his bit on SNL. He is quite the character.

  • Douglas in TN

    Michael Bolton? I’ll have musical relics from the 90s for $200, Alex.

    Chris Christie is a fascinating man and was a good guest.

    Jay is da hack!

  • Diana Santiago
  • Brad

    And everyone think late night television is dying. Hmph.

  • Gary Middleton

    Conan completely excluded from the TBS press release. I don’t recall that happening before.

    0.3 for last week seems quite plausible.

  • Brad

    They probably don’t want to recognize or acknowledge failure.

  • GARebelman

    Wow it’s been ages since Conan has been that low, what has happened?

    Despite Deception being a poor lead in, at least according to the overnights, Jay won the demo. About second in viewers.

  • rif

    “Wow it’s been ages since Conan has been that low, what has happened?”

    In short, less BBT.

  • Gary Middleton

    It’s a departure, though, Brad. There’s always a number to latch onto. DVR for the previous week, median age, in a pinch there’s online and social media numbers. Conan had 0.3s in 2011 and they still talked him up in the PR.

    Not trying to make anything of one week. The bizarrely-huge nosedive is a statistical outlier at this point.

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