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

 

 

 

 
  • Douglas in TN

    Jumbo Shrimp? Really? Mario/ Neal sure is going off the deep end. So sad.

    It is hard for me to imagine a show like “Conan” being profitable, with talent costs and production costs, at such a rating.

    Shame too, for Conan’s shows recently have been outstanding.

  • Neal

    Jay shows his might with his biggest win of the year!

    Aaron, quit with your nonsense! We are all individuals here!

  • Douglas in TN

    And Adult Swim still beating the network boys in the demo. Fascinating numbers, as they are every week.

    Jay is da hack!

  • Gary Middleton

    “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.”

    Jim, expand on that if you get a chance. It doesn’t look to me like Conan is competitive with anybody whose show starts earlier than 12:35.

  • Brad

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

    Conan doesn’t need to kill his show in order to get picked up by CBS. Both Letterman’s and Conan’s contracts end at the end of 2014 if I’m not mistaken. Can CBS talk to Conan directly about taking it over? No, not exactly, but they have their ways, and I doubt one of them is to have Conan suck so much that TBS drops its negotiation clause.

  • Monikka

    In reference to our Leno sock-puppets, Gary Middleton said:

    “all it takes to have a different IP address is a new location or new router. Just saying.” If this Leno fan is determined and conscientious enough to mask her sock-puppetry (as she seems to be), it’s a shame she doesn’t use some brain power to at least try to say something meaningful.

    Brad, I think of you as intelligent and as a person who is interested in and knows a lot about late night television. That’s why your speculation that CBS would EVER consider Conan to replace Letterman amazes me. There’s not a chance in hell Conan will replace Letterman given the performance of his shows at 11:30 on NBC and on TBS. That’s your fandom talking.

  • rif

    ““all it takes to have a different IP address is a new location or new router. Just saying.” If this Leno fan is determined and conscientious enough to mask her sock-puppetry (as she seems to be), it’s a shame she doesn’t use some brain power to at least try to say something meaningful.”

    That was me, not Gary, unless you meant to also accuse us of sock-puppetry…heheh.

    I don’t think it took that much determination…Mario may have simply moved and started using a new name. I wonder why Mario doesn’t post anymore from whatever IP address that was.

  • Nick

    Gary, you should be the one to realize that overnights have very little correlation with the finals. Jay has been receiving 0.6s and 0.7s this week, but he’ll most likely see a high 0.7/low 0.8 in the finals. Might be able to squeak out a win but it’ll definitely be much closer.

    It’s NBC’s own fault though. The Tuesday airing killed him. But that’s when happens when you substitute a 1.0 for a 2.0 at 10pm.

    Meanwhile, he did fantastic this week.

  • Nick

    I totally meant Jay did fantastic last week! lol. I’m loving that 0.9!

  • JBS

    Monikka: There’s not a chance in hell Conan will replace Letterman given the performance of his shows at 11:30 on NBC and on TBS.

    But I think we can all agree that former Letterman viewers are more likely to switch to Conan than former Leno viewers.
    Conan replacing Dave is an interesting thought but I’d rather place my money on Ferguson or Colbert.

    If Ferguson gets the gig he’d have to change his show a lot imo. After watching every Late Late Show for about 1.5 years I stopped some months ago and now only watch if I he has guests I wanna see. I still like Ferguson but at this point I feel like I’ve seen everything he has to offer, it’s so so repetitive and he doesn’t even put effort in most of the interviews, it mostly falls into silly sex jokes instead of talking to people.

    Of course these shows are all repetitive to some extent but I NEVER got tired of Conan and Dave!

  • Gary Middleton

    Perspective on how badly NBC is doing at 10. When Leno’s prime time show was declared a catastrophe, it was averaging about 1.4 to 1.5. This week, NBC 10 pm will average about 1.1. That’s mid-sweeps, new episodes of everything, including 4 dramas.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Gary, you should be the one to realize that overnights have very little correlation with the finals.”

    Nick, I think there are correlations, as JC has demonstrated. Kimmel tends to be down about 15%. Jay’s finals tend to recede slightly from the overnights, though maybe less so lately. Dave’s final number tends to rise from his overnights, sometimes substantially, and that’s why I think Jay is highly vulnerable.

    Also, we have seen Dave come out of nowhere to take a sweeps month before. I think it was November, 2011. When CBS revs up all 5 10 pm dramas, it can be formidable. They will beat NBC by about 85%(!) this week.

  • Drum

    Joel Mchale on Stern talking about stand up says that Leno gets a million per gig

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8mzZ4ANhvs#t=45m25s

  • Gary Middleton

    Not much to glean from the ABC press release this week because ABC late night did so badly, but there are a couple of things.

    Ferguson did 0.36 again. Obviously Dave’s slump has a lot to do with it and Ferguson should do a significantly higher number this week, but still…0.36. Again.

    Also, ABC late night averaged 786,000 viewers and they claim that’s up year-over-year. But I’m wondering if last year was a rerun week because that is a much lower number than the mid-800s ABC would do most of the time. In other words, thusfar, the Kimmel/Nightline flip doesn’t seem like it’s been great for the ratings.

  • GARebelman

    ABC is the king of PR spin with late night figures more so than NBC so there really isn’t much clue what they are spinning.

    Jay’s demo is higher than Do No Harm last night which isn’t horrid all things considered.

  • GARebelman

    Anybody curious about Do No Harm’s 56 metered overnight it is 1.6/3. Yeesh.

  • Aaron

    I do think CBS wants Craig at 11:30. The guest lineup on his show has improved ever since he’s moved into a new studio.

  • Gary Middleton

    So now NBC will have reruns at 10 pm Thursday during sweeps.

    Do No Harm did make its mark in the history books, though: “It had the lowest-rated in-season premiere of any 4-network scripted program ever.”

  • Joe

    Letterman is and always will be the king regardless what you Leno lovers think. The best interviewer on late-night. We know Leno delivers a good monologue vs Letterman but the buck stops there. He stole from Howard Stern and Dave because he wouldn’t know a good idea if it smacked him in the face. My prediction is Dave will win the sweeps, Kimmel second and the hack third. Now spin that all you want!!!

  • Brad

    Yes Joe, because The Top Ten List five days a week isn’t tiring after 30 years. I give Leno this, he tries to do something different each night. Tries to be diverse. He’ll give a good monologue and he’ll do headlines, jay walking, or some other second act which isn’t always a weekly thing like the first two.

    Sorry, I like Letterman and he will be remembered a lot more then Leno. I just hate how so many people don’t look at Letterman and say he’s tired old man who should really bow out. I’m sorry, but someone had to say it,

    As for why Ferguson’s tiring act of constant sex jokes and improvised interviews don’t play out like Letterman’s repeats, it’s because of the hosts. We all know where Ferguson is in life. What he’s done, the regrets he had, and how he has books about his past. With Letterman he is a tough cookie to figure out. His character is like no other and it is exactly what historians look for when they talk about greats in the art of comedy like Johnny Carson or author Jonathan Swift.

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