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

 

 

 

 
  • Diana Santiago

    Jay Leno will be remembered for shooting jokes on the deck while the Titanic is sinking.

  • Joe

    @Brad, Yes the top ten is old. But where is Leno’s talent? Where is his original ideas? Letterman some nights seems to mail it in I understand. But I just can’t find myself watching Leno and I have tried.

  • Gary Middleton

    Some shows are meant to break ground, some are meant to be comfortable. The Tonight Show, since 1962, has been the latter.

    As far as talent, it’s pretty silly to think that Dave booked Jay as lead guest on Late Night over 40 times because he had no talent.

  • Douglas in TN

    Don’t forget…Leno features that guffaw-inducing “Meal or No Meal.” Comedy genius…if you’re blind and deaf.

  • Douglas in TN

    And don’t forget that the Jay Leno that Letterman invited on “Late Night” is NOT the Jay Leno who hosts The Tonight Show. That Jay Leno is gone, maybe forever, soul having been sold to get the gig.

  • Monikka

    JBS said: “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.”

    Brad said: “Ferguson’s tiring act of constant sex jokes and improvised interviews don’t play out like Letterman’s repeats.”

    Ferguson has hardly shown us “everything he has to offer” on his late night show and I wish he’d elevate the discourse too. He’s a brilliant writer and he’s written another screenplay that will be produced. http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=100012

    If he does decide to take over for Letterman–he’s waffling in the press again– I hope he’ll trust the earlier audience enough to gives us some of his smarts and gravitas. I don’t know why he’s decided the later audience only wants “silly.”

  • Gary Middleton

    “And don’t forget that the Jay Leno that Letterman invited on “Late Night” is NOT the Jay Leno who hosts The Tonight Show.”

    I don’t agree. In the 80s, Jay Leno did 8 minutes on Letterman every couple of months. Today, of the 5 hours he’s on TV every week, about one minute of it is similar to what he did on Letterman. That’s 8 minutes every couple of months.

  • Douglas in TN

    What a comment…that one minute per week Jay Leno is the gifted comedian he used to be. That’s terrific, and maybe accurate. So for four hours and 59 minutes he’s a sold out has been. That’s accurate.

    He’s da washed up sell out!

  • Monikka

    I watch Leno once every 6 months, if that, but let’s give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe, like Ferguson, he’s decided what The Tonight Show audience wants and has decided to give them that part of his talent. If you watched Leno on Ferguson’s show, you’d have seen a different side of his character, one we don’t get on Tonight. I understand his standup is also different from Tonight.

    Remember, these guys are performers and they can tailor their performances to suit. We may not agree with their decisions but I think they are decisions.

  • Neal

    LOL…it’s funny seeing all the butthurt on here of all you who can’t face the reality that Leno has been the King of late night since 1995 and will keep doing so as long as he’s on the air!

  • Gary Middleton

    “What a comment…that one minute per week Jay Leno is the gifted comedian he used to be. That’s terrific, and maybe accurate. So for four hours and 59 minutes he’s a sold out has been.”

    Hell hath no fury like a hipster scorned.

  • Douglas in TN

    JumboShrimp Neal, frankly, we really don’t care. These are TV shows with little importance to everyday life, and little meaning to our real lives. The fact that Jay sold his should for a corporate paycheck bothers me not at all. Doesn’t bother him, doesn’t bother me.

    I just enjoy looking at the numbers, and reading the comments of others. Your king is dethroned by cable cartoons.

  • Aaron

    Neal, you’d have to be blind not to see that Leno changed his routine right after he got the Tonight Show.

  • JBS

    Monikka: I don’t know why he’s decided the later audience only wants “silly.”

    To me it seems more like he’s doing that cause it needs less effort. I totally agree that he has shown what he’s capable of and that he could do a way more varied show at 11.30 if he wants to.
    But at this point even the monologues which I used to think were always worth watching fall flat half of the time. I’m not sure if they got weaker or if it’s just cause I’ve seen so many of them.

    Brad: 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.

    imo the comedy part between monologue and guests is the weakest part of Jay’s show. Headlines and Jaywalking are acceptable but “shoulda woulda coulda”, “meal or no meal” or when he presents mock products and stuff like that is quite unwatchable. Jay has no timing or spontaneity for that, the writing is bad and the comedians he invites for these segments only make it worse. Ross Matthews alone makes me want to destroy my TV.

    All in all it sure comes down to which host you can connect with. As for what Gary said about some shows are meant to be comfortable, I feel very comfortable watching Dave. I’m just interested in what he has to say (same with Conan). Dave reading a top ten list or just talking about something that’s on his mind is so much more interesting to me than Jay’s awkward comedy bits.
    Same thing with the monologue. Of course Jay can deliver a monologue and there are good jokes in there but for me personally Dave’s is much much more interesting and entertaining. I like the more relaxed and ironic feel it has and I guess I just want Dave to tell me what’s happening every night.

  • Neal

    Aaron, I started watching Leno as a kid when he was the guest host on Carson’s Tonight Show. I immediately noticed how much better Leno’s monologue was than Carson’s. That’s the only Leno I’ve known since I’ve never seen his night club stand up routine.

    Douglas you don’t have much to do in TN and aren’t very bright are you? Bill can verify Jumbo Shrimp is a different poster than me and you are so clueless you can’t detect sarcasm when you see it!

  • jcfreder

    Projections for week of 2/4/13

    TOTAL VIEWERS
    Jay 3.54M
    Dave 3.41
    JKL 2.69

    18-49 RATING
    Jay .79
    Dave .72
    JKL .71

  • Gary Middleton

    jc, that storm may have saved Jay. Northeastern delays and pre-emptions, as those with Sandy, seem to widen the gap in Leno’s favor. And probably helped the Rock Center lead-in considerably.

    Trickier endeavor this week. Most of Jay’s lead is due to Friday, but Friday’s data is riddled with irregularities and subject to more than the usual revisions.

  • Aaron

    I didn’t mean to insult you, Neal. I just think Leno’s style changed ever since he got the Tonight Show. I understand that he couldn’t come up with new stand-up style material every night for the Tonight Show (after all, stand-up comedians often use the same material on a certain tour and/or period of time). I think his routine became more routine that it could have been.

  • Gary Middleton

    “But at this point even the monologues which I used to think were always worth watching fall flat half of the time. I’m not sure if they got weaker or if it’s just cause I’ve seen so many of them.”

    I bet it’s more of the latter. Ferguson is like a guy trying to sprint the Boston Marathon. If he crashes and burns here in mile 6, the remarkable thing would not be the demise but how long he kept it going.

  • Douglas in TN

    It explains a lot. If Neal/ JumboShrimp has only been watching Jay Leno since he started guest hosting The Tonight Show, he has never really experienced what used to be the awesome Jay Leno. Jay used to do a sharp political monologue as guest host, but even then he toned down the humor a bit. The complete sellout didn’t come for years later.

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