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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  • Gary Middleton

    Rif, he also came in extremely light on the night BBT did its usually 3 million viewers at 10:30. Maybe the lack of BBT on two nights, and the weakness of BBT when it follows Cougar Town, is affecting overall viewing habits.

    This set up will continue at least into early March.

  • GARebelman

    I haven’t heard much of anything about Conan in ages in the news. Even with the whole “Kimmel is going to shake up late night” I didn’t hear his name mentioned regarding it. Hell I’ve heard more about Arsenio coming to late night than anything.

  • anonymous

    Oddly enough, Leno needs Conan to stay on the air. People are more forgiving of Leno if Conan is still doing his show.

  • Gary Middleton

    Anonymous, could argue the opposite: cancellation by TBS would mean that NBC is no longer the only network that deemed Conan un-viable.

    But I think all that stuff is very 2010.

  • Aaron

    So Gary, you think Conan is going to be cancelled?

  • Douglas in TN

    Conan has a contract…and likely a decent payoff if they cancel.

    Hard to imagine a profitable show at those ratings. Shame, too, as his is now often the bright light in an exhausted field.

  • Gary Middleton

    “So Gary, you think Conan is going to be cancelled?”

    Haven’t really thought about it, Aaron, was just addressing the theory that Jay needs Conan on the air.

    Long way to go before TBS has to make a call on that.

  • Brad

    I hear you Gary. I just wanted to cause a commotion in that “will TBS be looking to cancel Conan?” Cause guess what, they honestly could be. Nothing is set in stone in the land of TBS. The only person who had actually success on that station is Tyler Perry. Everyone else gets canned on TBS’s time.

    Hopefully Conan is doing well for TBS. My assumption is that is very difficult to make it profitable. You have the app, the online episodes, web videos, YouTube videos, website, and OnDemand ON TOP of traditional broadcasting. Geez! Sounds like a lot of work.

    PS: Leno and Conan do need each other. If Conan goes before Leno, Team Coco will go NUTS!!!

  • Monikka

    Team Coco? Team Coco disbanded.

  • bonnie blue

    Look at the guest list for Leno & Kimmel next week.

    http://www.interbridge.com/lineups.html

    What’s that I hear about Jay not being able to get the good guests? Complete B.S.

    You can call Leno a schmuck, a hack, whatever you like, as long as you admit he’s STILL the KING, whether name-callers like it or not. BTW, Jay doesn’t need any forgiveness from anyone … and Conan will go from TBS. How long can they afford to carry him?

  • Gary Middleton

    Leno’s guest lists are quite thin. Tonight the musical guest is also the interview. Last night Josh Duhamel said he had been asking to get back on the show for 3 years. Found it endearing and humble and unaffected for him to admit that, but it also reveals that Jay is now saying “yes” to people who had been a “no” for a long time.

    The Smash situation is really something. It means Jay has a lead-in in the vicinity of 1.0 for 4 nights out of 5. Not sure how he can win sweeps that way.

  • Aaron

    “Conan will go from TBS.”

    Bonnie, tell us more, dear fortune teller.

  • Diana Santiago

    “You have the app, the online episodes, web videos, YouTube videos, website, and OnDemand ON TOP of traditional broadcasting. Geez! Sounds like a lot of work.”

    It also sounds like the way of the future. Traditional broadcast TV is dying.

  • Gary Middleton

    It’s the way of the present, but not necessarily for the entertainment business. The web is a place where the general public mostly entertains each other, they have little need for pros. Especially pros who run commercials.

    Not much evidence yet that it provides a business model for Hollywood entertainment, and Hollywood is more than little freaked out about that.

  • anonymous

    “BTW, Jay doesn’t need any forgiveness from anyone”

    I don’t believe Leno did anything wrong. But you can’t deny that his public image took a beating at the hands of Conan. Conan having his show plays a part in Leno getting back on that popularity list after disappearing from it.

  • bonnie blue

    anonymous, I think Jay would have continued to be popular with those who count, no matter what happened to Conan. Jay has done JUST FINE ever since returning to The Tonight Show. And again, his guest lists are not thin. Whoever’s on his guest list, he’s WINNING, right? He has always now and then had guests who both sing and do an interview. Nothing odd about that. It doesn’t take a fortune teller to know that TBS will have to cut a loser like Conan.

  • Gary Middleton

    But Jay doesn’t need to be on that list. You can be #1 in the ratings when you’re off the list, and you can get canceled when you’re on it. People can “love Conan” but not watch his TV show, and collectively dislike Jay while he continues to outdraw the competition.

    Again, I think all that Conan/Leno stuff is ‘fighting the last war’. They’ve both got way bigger problems.

  • bonnie blue

    Gary, what you’re saying makes no sense. What list are you talking about?

  • Gary Middleton

    Was replying to Anonymous. Sorry for the confusion.

  • Brad

    Dave Grohl is hosting Chelsea Lately for a special Grammy’s week of episodes. Burns Brittney Spears.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/dave-grohl-burns-britney-spears-on-chelsea-lately-20130205

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