Late Night TV Ratings For January 28-February 1, 2013

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February 7th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON DELIVER FOUR-WEEK HIGHS TO WIN THE JAN. 28-FEB. 1 WEEK OVER THEIR ABC AND CBS RIVALS

 

 

'TONIGHT' TOPS ABC'S 'KIMMEL' BY THE BIGGEST MARGINS IN THEIR FOUR HEAD-TO-HEAD WEEKS

 

'LATE NIGHT' LEADS 'Nightline' AND 'LATE Late Show' IN ALL KEY CATEGORIES; BEATS'Nightline' BY THE BIGGEST MARGINS IN THEIR FOUR HEAD-TO-HEAD WEEKS

 

'Last Call WITH CARSON DALY' HITS A 10-WEEK HIGH IN 18-49 AND A 12-WEEK HIGH IN TOTAL VIEWERS

 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – February 7, 2013 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has finished #1 in viewers 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54, as well as total viewers, versus its ABC and CBS time-slot competition for the week of January 28-February 1, with Jay generating his biggest 18-49 and total-viewer margins over ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in the four weeks since "Kimmel" shifted to the 11:35 p.m. ET hour.

 

For the week, “Tonight” topped “Kimmel” in viewers 18-49 by a 19 percent margin (with 1.081 million viewers vs. 911,000 for “Kimmel”), and in total viewers by a 47 percent margin (3.745 million vs. 2.544 million).

 

At 12:35 a.m. ET last week, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" ranked #1 versus the ABC and CBS competition in 18-49 viewers, total viewers and all other key ratings categories. “Late Night” beat ABC's "Nightline" for the week in their head-to-head half-hour by Jimmy's biggest margins in the four weeks since "Nightline" shifted to the half-hour -- a 42 percent advantage in 18-49 (with 726,000 viewers vs. “Nightline’s” 512,000 in the 12:30-1 a.m. ET half-hour) and a 29 percent margin in total viewers (2.001 million for the half-hour vs. 1.548 million).

 

"Tonight" and "Late Night" delivered their top results in 18-49 and total viewers in the four weeks since New Year's week, December 31, 2012-January 4, 2013.

 

At 1:35 a.m. ET, "Last Call with Carson Daly" generated its biggest 18-49 audience (393,000) in 10 weeks (since the week of November 19-23, 2012) and its biggest overall audience (972,000) in 12 weeks (since November 5-9, 2012).

 

WEEKLY AVERAGES

 

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of January 28 – February 1. 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,” 0.9 rating, 4 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

 

TOTAL VIEWERS

 

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

 

NBC “Tonight,” 3.7 million viewers

 

CBS “Late Show,” 3.1 million viewers

 

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.5 million viewers

 

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

 

ABC “Nightline,” 1.5 million viewers

 

 

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

 

NBC “Late Night,” 1.8 million viewers

 

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.4 million viewers

 

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

 

NBC “Last Call,” 1.0 million viewers

 

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,” 2.8 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 28 – FEBRUARY 1

 

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,” 0.7

 

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, 0.6

 

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,” 0.8 million

 

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

 

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million

 

 

 

 
  • Jumbo Shrimp

    Once again, Jay is da man! King of kings, Lord of Lords, the One who names the Stars, who died for our sins!

  • Diana Santiago

    Conan’s rating this week is so disappointing… for GAR and Gary, who expected a 0.3.

  • Gary Middleton

    I’m not disappointed, Diana. I don’t wish any of these shows bad numbers. Truth is, we don’t know exactly what Conan’s number was (could be 0.44, could be 0.35). Why? Because TBS chose not to include Conan in the release for the first time ever. It likely was not a good week.

    Meanwhile, Jay appears to be in dire straits. That great January might seem a lifetime away when next week’s numbers come out. Last night he lost the overnights to Dave and Wednesday is Jay’s *best* night. And there is no help on the horizon.

  • Michael

    Fallon is doing solid. Imagine how he’d be doing if he practiced his monologue and interviews beforehand.

  • Justin

    Where are the Kimmel Fans? Cause they’re not watching Kimmel.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Fallon is doing solid. Imagine how he’d be doing if he practiced his monologue and interviews beforehand.”

    Funny you should say that, Michael, because Fallon has been known to engage in the highly unusual practice of trying his entire monologue out in front of NBC Tour groups.

  • Joseph

    Jimmy Kimmel’s ratings will likely continue to drop.

    By September, I wouldn’t be surprised if Kimmel goes back to 12 Midnight (ET/PT) and “Nightline” goes back to 11:30 P.M. ET/PT (unless Kimmel leaves ABC instead of moving back to 12 Midnight).

  • Aaron

    Bill, are Jumbo Shrimp and Neal the same user?

  • GARebelman

    Isn’t this this lowest Kimmel drop yet? I don’t know what numberic value was without a rounding for each one but I think this proves the overnights over-estimate Kimmel by quite a bit.

  • Andies

    I can’t believe Carson Daly still has a show.. it’s unreal how many years he’s been on .. I forget he even has a show..

  • Aaron

    The Conan episodes which have been airing these past days feel almost like Late Night. I have been enjoying the show a lot more right now.

  • jcfreder

    GAR, yes this was Kimmel’s worst week yet. The overnights have consistently overrated Kimmel, although rather than a 15% drop off he had about a 10% drop off last week.

    Dave is having a good week and Jay a pretty poor one so it will be interesting to see how the finals shape up.

  • rif

    “Bill, are Jumbo Shrimp and Neal the same user?”

    I’m not Bill, but all it takes to have a different IP address is a new location or new router. Just saying.

    There could be a reason Mario doesn’t post anymore.

  • bonnie blue

    Garry M, What ARE you talking about, that Jay may be in dire straits? Do you not read the news? He wins and wins, and you still predict doom. I really don’t get it.

  • Diana Santiago

    Bonnie: that’s Gary’s style. He’s always undermining Jay, lowering expectations; then to “be amazed” by his performance.

  • Johnny O

    Conan’s ratings are the perfect demonstration of the power of the lead-in.

    I think the show is getting better every month, but I fear more original (read: non-TBBT) programming will continue to ding the ratings.

  • bonnie blue

    Thanks, Diana. Just doesn’t make sense to me … it is what it is. :)

  • Gary Middleton

    “He’s always undermining Jay, lowering expectations”

    The Nielsen ratings are undermining Jay and lowering expectations.

    Through 3 nights this week, he is tied with Dave, who in January was an also-ran. CBS numbers have a history of upward revision, so quite likely that Dave is in front, with NBC’s weakest night still ahead.

    Conan also continues to have trouble. Last night held only 27% of BBT’s audience. Really curious what the reaction is in Atlanta when he follows the number one half-hour in all of cable and loses to Friends reruns on Nick at Nite.

  • Gary Middleton

    “I think the show is getting better every month, but I fear more original (read: non-TBBT) programming will continue to ding the ratings.”

    This is a pretty stinging indictment. It’s saying Conan, the TBS flagship show, can’t follow TBS original programming.

    Give Stewart-Colbert an original with a .8 in front of them, and they’ll follow that with a 0.7 or better. 75-100% higher than Conan.

    If TBS is really ok with this, it would be so fascinating to find out why. Because it would blow up a lot of this site’s axioms about what can or can’t ‘save your show’.

  • Jim LaForte

    I am of the thinking that “Conan” generates plenty of revenue with a 0.4 in the demo. If you compare his demo and total viewing numbers to any of the big three in Late Night, Conan is quite competitive and has the YOUNGEST audience.
    With that being said, it is a double-edged sword in that he may have become “trendy” and as you and I know, trendy things (like “Arsenio” was back in the day)have a short shelf life. Also, Conan is approaching twenty years on the air and there may be some audience fatigue with his act which has not seemed to change with his age.

    Is Conan killing his show to get fired in time to take over for Dave on CBS? Hmmmmmmm. LOL!

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