Late Night TV Ratings For February 4-8, 2013

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February 14th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

“THE Tonight Show” SCORES #1 FINISHES IN 18-49 VIEWERS AND TOTAL VIEWERS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4-8
“LATE NIGHT” OUTSCORES ITS HEAD-TO-HEAD ABC AND CBS COMPETITION IN 18-49 VIEWERS
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – February 14, 2013 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has finished #1 in viewers 18-49 as well as total viewers, versus ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” for the week of February 4-8.

For the week, “Tonight” topped “Kimmel” in viewers 18-49 by a 14 percent margin (with 985,000 viewers vs. 867,000 for “Kimmel”), and in total viewers by a 42 percent margin (3.520 million vs. 2.478 million). “Tonight” also outscored Letterman’s 976,000 18-49 viewers and 3.474 million total viewers.

At 12:35 a.m. ET last week, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" ranked #1 versus its ABC and CBS competition in 18-49 viewers. “Late Night” beat ABC's "Nightline" for the week in their head-to-head half-hour by a 32 percent advantage in 18-49 (with 645,000 viewers vs. “Nightline’s” 490,000 in the 12:30-1 a.m. ET half-hour). “Late Night” also edged CBS’ “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in viewers 18-49 (645,000 vs. 593,000).

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of February 4-8. 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,” 0.8 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.8/3
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,” 0.5/3

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,” 3.5 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.5 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,” 1.6 million viewers
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.6 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers*

*“Last Call” was an encore on Friday

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 FEBRUARY 4-8

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,” 0.6

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, 0.7

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

 

 

 
  • GARebelman

    So Kimmel has officially fallen to third place in the Demo as well as total viewers. The overnights really do overstate Kimmel to a large degree.

  • jcfreder

    As has been the case since the move, Kimmel is about 15% below his overnights in the demo. Dave has averaged about 11% over his overnight demo (and about 17% over it last week) and Jay is about 1% over his overnight demo. Too bad we aren’t getting overnights from NBC this week (anymore?)

  • Justin

    Kimmel’s Thing right now is similar to The Chevy Chase Show… And I hope he lasts just as long.

  • GARebelman

    No clue why NBC hasn’t released anything this week. They must be on vacation this week or something. But I know a few of the regulars here said Jay would do horrible in this release due to how badly rated Do No Harm was last Thursday.

  • Mike

    This is the NBC release

  • GARebelman

    Kimmel bashing Jay Leno again

    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20673356,00.html

  • Gary Middleton

    “But I know a few of the regulars here said Jay would do horrible in this release due to how badly rated Do No Harm was last Thursday.”

    Mainly me, GAR. Not just Do No Harm but also the jaw-dropping failure of the Smash premiere. And increasing reliance on interviews with soft-spoken singers and zoo keepers.

    Not to diminish Jay’s accomplishment, nor my predictive misfire, but Jay is obviously benefiting a little from the Kimmel vs. Dave battle.

  • ZJW

    I believe they’re referring to overnight releases, which have been absent. It’s really too bad. Letterman has had a monster line up this week. Of course big name guests don’t always translate into viewers…

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I believe they’re referring to overnight releases, which have been absent.”

    We had the late night ratings blurbs last week, and posted them as usual in the overnight ratings posts.

    This week, the regular NBC PR guy that sends us the overnight ratings info is on vacation, and his temporary replacement just hasn’t included the late night info.

    I wouldn’t read anything more into the lack of data, which I would assume will resume when the vacation is over.

  • Nick

    Leno’s overnights were terrible last week, but he ends up in first place with a solid 0.8? The overnights really understated him, and Dave as well, it seems while extremely overstated Kimmel. Weird. I thought for sure Jay would have a 0.7 and most likely third place. Well, NBC has to happy with these results.

    And ABC has to be pissed beyond all belief with Kimmel’s results. With these ratings he’s a big loser.

  • Joe

    How does Leno win when last week Dave beat him just about every night in the people meters?

  • Gary Middleton

    “Kimmel has already admitted defeat. He’s not building an audience or out-waiting anybody.”

    Anonymous, I think he’s managing expectations. Something he did even before the debut, when he predicted a 3rd place finish.

    He can outwait Leno and Letterman, imo. Dave and Jay have massive demo departures in the next few years. Leno fanatic Charles Barkley leaves the demo on Monday, there’s one right there. Kimmel’s decline will come slower, imo. Hilarious that Kimmel loses 18-34, I love that. But it’s a small part of the late night equation.

    Wonder why CBS picked this moment to start putting out deceptive victory laps like the other networks would.

  • Gary Middleton

    Nick and Joe, Leno absolutely annihilated on Friday night, possibly with the help of a lot of northeastern pre-emptions for storm coverage.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Leno’s overnights were terrible last week, but he ends up in first place with a solid 0.8? The overnights really understated him”

    Jay’s overnight average was .78, which is exactly where he ended up.

  • Mike

    Did Leno win? Look at the Letterman Press Release – looks like he did – or am I reading it wrong?

  • Laurence Glavin

    Where does Kimmel get off running a “Best of” show on Friday nights? He’s had a four-night schedule for a long time, but his after midnight starting time placed him on Saturdays. OK, fine; but his task now is to establish himself at 11:35 against two gentlemen who appear every night of the week when not on vacay.

  • Jumbo Shrimp

    Wow, way to go Jay! Leno’s da man! All praise our savior, Jay, the one who cures illnesses, brings peace to the nations, saves our economy and fights murderers.

  • Joe

    Gary, I forgot about that. Are we to believe that Kimmel is done? I think he will stick unless I am missing something.

  • Aaron

    Ok, so now we know that Jumbo Shrimp is nothing more than a troll.

  • anonymous

    Kimmel cannot possibly outlast Leno when he is getting beat in adults 18-34.

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