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

 

 

 

 
  • Neal

    Aaron and Doug, Leno even beat Carson some nights in the ratings when he guest hosted. On the strength of Leno’s monologue Leno has been the King of late night for most of the past 20 years! Ever Letterman admitted to Oprah Leno is funnier than anyone else in late night! HOW on earth do you consider that selling out?? Unless you mean the building sells out wherever he goes!

  • Douglas in TN

    Sure, Leno got some higher demo numbers than Carson. True, many nights Jay’s monologues sparkled more than Carson’s. His comedy bits were weak, other than “Headlines,” which wasn’t original then, and his interviewing skills haven’t improved much.

    Then he and his manager slit Carson’s throat.

    But within a few short years Leno went from some marvelously crafted jokes (he was masterful with the English language)to OJ/ Nicole Simpson jokes.

    Quoting Nathan Rabin:

    “After taking over “The Tonight Show” everything changed. In the words of comedy guru Patton Oswalt, it was as if a switch had been flipped. Leno stopped evolving and began devolving rapidly. Leno no longer seemed interested in the art of comedy. He pandered to the lowest common denominator with material that didn’t even attempt to hide his contempt for his audience. He came to symbolize everything crass and mercenary about comedy. As the years went on, Leno became synonymous with Monica Lewinsky and O.J. jokes. His name became shorthand for lazy, dumb and obvious comedy. To comedy snobs, “The Tonight Show” under his nightmare realm was one long Dancing Itos sketch.”

  • Gary Middleton

    Leno has been wise to discard the opinion of “comedy gurus”.

  • anonymous

    And what is Patton Oswalt up to now?

  • Neal

    LOL…Patton Oswalt is a nobody while Leno is the King of late night AND the funniest guy in late night even according to Lettermen!

  • Douglas in TN

    Do all fanbois end their rantings with an exclamation point!

    Leno is da schmuck beaten in the ratings by cable cartoons!

  • Aaron

    Neal, how is Patton Oswalt a nobody? Oh, I see. Anyone who criticizes your dear Leno is a nobody.

  • Douglas in TN

    Aaron, I know others have tried, but JumboShrimp Neal Mario loves the attention…he should just be ignored. He, and his favorite host, who is beaten by cable cartoons, are one note sambas.

    Even Leno would tell him to get a life.

  • Diana Santiago

    For the fanboys, it doesn’t matter how many recognized comedians think Jay Leno is a sellout. The world is wrong and they are right. We could make a list, but the fanboys have blinders on.

  • GARebelman

    The late night guest list got updated. I still don’t think Jay has had a guest on recently that has went on Kimmel first.

  • Gary Middleton

    “it doesn’t matter how many recognized comedians think Jay Leno is a sellout. The world is wrong and they are right.”

    Comedy club green rooms are not ‘the world’.

  • Gary Middleton

    “The late night guest list got updated. I still don’t think Jay has had a guest on recently that has went on Kimmel first.”

    That’s right, GAR. One could reasonably ask, though, if he *should* be having post-Kimmel guests instead of talking to the likes of Tim McGraw for 2 very long segments.

    The new week of shows listed includes two of Jay’s go-to names during times of booking strain: Arsenio Hall and Chelsea Handler. I happen to love both bookings, but overall it’s thin.

    So great to see Kevin Eubanks coming a week from now.

  • GARebelman

    It was good seeing Bradford back and Kevin will be as well. I think Kevin has showed up a few times for brief moments in segments such as a second segment and such here and there and that is about it.

    Jay is the least lead in dependent of Kimmel and Letterman so as some of you have predicted doom and gloom for February sweeps you may be surprised. Do No Harm had a 0.7 demo Thursday yet the preliminaries had Jay at a 0.8.

  • Aaron

    I guess we know now that the speculation stating that Leno and Eubanks were on bad terms is not true.

  • Neal

    Doug, you’re not only not bright but you don’t have much to do in TN! You realize if those cartoons beat Leno then they ALSO beat all other late night hosts! Leno is still #1 and you’re so butthurt over that it’s pathetic!

  • Douglas in TN

    And Jumboshrimp Neal reveals himself some more…at least he acknowledges cartoons beat Leno.

    Leno is da pathetic comedy stealer from Howard Stern!

  • Douglas in TN

    As fascinating as I find the Adult Swim numbers to be, it’s not actually new that the cartoons beat the network talk shows in demos. From 2003:
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    Most shocking however is that as a whole “Adult Swim” has beaten every one of the late-night broadcast network talk shows in delivery of men 18-24 and other key demographics in the past month. Here’s some highlights taken from the week of April 28 – May 1:

    – Vs. CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman” (11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.) “Adult Swim” beat “Letterman” in adults 18-24 by 72% (321,000 vs. 187,000), men 18-24 by 198% (253,000 vs. 85,000) and men 18-34 by 73% (412,000 vs. 238,000).

    – Vs. CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn” (12:30-1:30 a.m.) “Adult Swim” beat “Kilborn” in adults 18-24 by 74% (214,000 vs. 123,000), men 18-24 by 325% (170,000 vs. 40,000) and men 18-34 by 80% (237,000 vs. 132,000).

    – Vs. ABC?s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (12-1 a.m.) “Adult Swim” beat “Kimmel” in adults 18-24 by 63% (268,000 vs. 164,000), men 18-24 by 114% (216,000 vs. 101,000) and men 18-34 by 23% (312,000 vs. 254,000).

    – Vs. NBC?s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.) “Adult Swim” beat “Leno” in men 18-24 by 58% (253,000 vs. 160,000).

    – Vs. NBC?s “Late Night with Conan O?Brien” (12:30-1:30 a.m.) “Adult Swim” beat “O’Brien” in men 18-24 by 7% (170,000 vs. 159,000).

    – Vs. NBC?s “Last Call with Carson Daly” (1:30-2 a.m.) “Adult Swim” beat “Daly” in men 18-24 by 4% (81,000 vs. 78,000).

    – On its own “Family Guy” topped “Leno” and “Letterman” in adults 18-24 by 11% (384,000 vs. 347,000) and 127% (384,000 vs. 169,000)

  • Neal

    Aaron, everyone knows who Leno is. No one knows who Patton what’s his name is. Leno has had the best monologue in late night for 20 years running!

  • Aaron

    Neal, Patton was chosen by Pixar to do the voice for the main character in Ratatouille (one of the best moves in the past 5 years) so obviously people know who he is, you moron. And Patton Oswalt has a high reputation among a lot of comedians, too. Wouldn’t surprise me if you don’t know who Oswalt is, though. You seem to think that Leno is the only good comedian out there.

  • Aaron

    And Neal, Douglas isn’t saying that those cartoons haven’t beaten other talk shows. He’s not in a state of denial.

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