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, never heard of that movie and don’t care. Obviously you realize Leno is a much bigger name than Oswalt.

    You obviously don’t know much about comedians. Both Dennis Miller and Bill Maher defended Leno and said he never should’ve left Tonight! Those are much bigger names than the bozo you cited. Doug keeps bashing Leno but fails to acknowledge all those other hosts do even worse than Leno against those cartoons!

  • Douglas in TN

    Aaron…ignore this person like you would a steaming pile of dog doo. They’re the same.

    Leno is da thief of Howard Stern’s material!

  • Douglas in TN

    I liked this review of the brilliant “Occupy Conan.” And agree that between this and Kimmel’s stunt, Leno and Letterman are increasingly creaking like broken down furniture. But Jay will triumph as he stares at his cue cards!

    O’Brien airs delightful ‘Occupy Conan’
    POP CANDY
    Whitney Matheson3:07p.m. EST February 1, 2013

    TAGS
    Matt Damon
    Did you catch “Occupy Conan”?

    Yes, last night’s episode of TBS’ Conan was certainly worth staying up for. Several weeks ago the talk-show host posted an ep of the show and then asked fans to reinterpret it however they liked. The result is delightful and incorporates animation, live action and, as Conan notes, “hundreds and hundreds of bad red wigs.”

    The full episode made me smile from start to finish; watch it if you haven’t already! You can also see all the fan entries.

    Such inspired efforts from Conan and Jimmy Kimmel (with last week’s Matt Damon episode) have really raised the bar for late night. Note to Dave and Jay: It’s your move.

  • Diana Santiago

    12 Grammy artists on Conan: http://teamcoco.com/content/grammy-artists-on-conan

    I imagine other late night shows can make a list like this one, but only Conan can brag of giving (most of) them their first chance on TV.

  • Aaron

    Neal, you obviously don’t know much about Leno’s standup career if you can only name things that happened during his tenure as a guest host for Carson up to now.

  • Brad

    All I was trying to say was that I give props to Leno for not doing Headlines five days a week because he could easily do that like Letterman does Top Ten List. Regardless of how he got his second act bits, my point is that Leno tries to give his audience something different rather then the same thing day after day after day. Whether you like it or not is an entirely different thing.

  • Brad

    By the way, I introduced my girlfriend to late night. She likes Kimmel the most.

  • Neal

    Aaron, most of the nation only knows Leno from his guest hosting duties on Tonight from the late 80s till now. Only a small percentage has seen his nightclub act.

  • Douglas in TN

    And that’s the shame…that when they turn on NBC at 11:30 and see this old guy staring at cue cards and firing off lame jokes like a gatling gun that they are looking at what was once America’s sharpest comedian. It’s a shame.

    Brad…what is it about Kimmel that she likes?

  • Art

    Jimmy Kimmel wasn’t the only one to have his show hijacked. Johnny Carson had a similar idea in 1953. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1HM66mxOys

  • Aaron

    Well, Neal, you can get a sense of how his act was by watching clips of the old interviews from Late Night with David Letterman.

  • GARebelman

    Monday Feb 12th 56 meter half hours:

    Letterman 3.1/7 2.4/7
    Leno 3.0/7 2.0/6
    Kimmel 2.9/7 1.8/5
    Nightline 1.4/5
    Fallon 1.4/5 1.1/4
    Ferguson 1.5/5 1.2/4

  • Brad

    Jimmy Fallon won a Grammy for Best Comedy Album, ‘Blow Your Pants Off’.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2013/02/11/jimmy-fallon-wins-grammy-for-blow-your-pants-off_n_2661385.html

  • Douglas in TN

    A funny, often accurate, biography of Jay… those of some of the other hosts are worse…

    http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Jay_Leno

  • Douglas in TN

    Maybe Comcast will finally make the late night changes they need to…as well as AM, with the sinking Today Show.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/12/nbc-comcast-buying-general-electric-stake_n_2672268.html

  • Gary Middleton

    Charles Barkley just told Jay Leno “I watch Headlines religiously and the last two were fabulous.”

    Charles Barkley leaves the 18-49 demo one week from today.

    Thanks for the numbers, GAR.

  • Brad

    Geez was that NBC/GE article a long one!

  • Gary Middleton

    “Such inspired efforts from Conan and Jimmy Kimmel (with last week’s Matt Damon episode) have really raised the bar for late night. Note to Dave and Jay: It’s your move.”

    A note they are wise to ignore. Just like Johnny was wise not to start experimenting more when Arsenio got big. There is no strategic edge in doing that.

    0.39 for Conan last week.

  • Brad

    My girlfriend on Conan:

    “He’s almost 50! I don’t like that. I don’t like how he’s trying to look 30. And where the heck did that guy on the couch (Andy Richter) come from?”

  • Aaron

    Isnt Jimmy Kimmel 45 or so?

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