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

    When Letterman and Leno are both beating Kimmel in the demo he is suppose to be doing well in (adults 18-34) puts up red flags. I already posted what Kimmel’s median age is and its about 3-4 years younger than both leno and letterman. It isn’t like his demo is 45. I wouldn’t be surprised at how low he goes in the dog days of summer when Letterman routinely sinks to the 0.5 range himself.

  • Gary Middleton

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

    I would imagine that the bulk of demo viewership is between 35 and 49, and in that group I picture Dave and Jay’s viewers heavily clustered in the very high 40s. That’s the case I’m making, based in large part on the massive erosion in their demo viewership every single year.

    In other words, Kimmel might still be in the high 0.6s a year from now, and Jay might be down there with him. Let’s also remember that Kimmel is doing this with a 4-show week, which substantially reduces the cost vs. Leno’s.

    Laurence, the 4-show week is almost certainly a budgetary choice made by ABC/Disney.

  • Gary Middleton

    “I wouldn’t be surprised at how low he goes in the dog days of summer when Letterman routinely sinks to the 0.5 range himself.”

    Great point, GAR. Kimmel is doing .68 with a new Castle, new Scandal, new Bachelor, etc.

  • Gary Middleton

    “And ABC has to be pissed beyond all belief with Kimmel’s results.”

    Nick, possible evidence of your point: it looks like the first time in forever that ABC has not put out a late night press release.

    I think we can piece together the demo number for ABC’s full slate of late night programming: about 740 thousand. A big drop from the previous week, and likely a huge plunge year-over-year. The “flip” is perhaps not going well.

    Big bounce for Ferguson, from around .36 to .46. Conan appears to have a similar spike for the current week.

  • Gary Middleton

    Jay may have won the week, but the results make it pretty clear that Dave is in serious contention to win sweeps. Not something too many of us would’ve called in January.

    Maybe one poster hinted at it. Was it Jim Laforte?

  • Gary Middleton

    And really, another phenomenal call by JC, who basically predicted a photo finish. Has nailed it pretty much every week this year.

  • Nick

    Gary, with Kimmel lower than Nightline and Nightline lower than Kimmel, I just don’t see how they can be profiting from this move. ABC can’t be too happy – but, on the other hand, they might as well give him some time to grow. The only question is, how much time is available? They’ve already been pushing him like crazy. The Matt Damon stunt pulled in good ratings but gave the show no bump. The promotion has been consistent. Nothing seems to be helping it. And if we learned anything from the Conan situation, it’s that the networks aren’t here to play games like they were back in ’93.

  • manchild

    Are there any figures on what percentage of 18-34 and 18-49 are non-adults?

  • Neal

    You can now watch the King of late night anytime when you download the NBC app on your droid, iphone, or other device.

    Aaron, Jumbo is being sarcastic after reading my Leno posts. It was hilarious at first but has lost its luster now.

    Oh yeah, Jay is still da man! Da King!

  • Brad

    I remember saying either Kimmel takes the lead or it becomes a three way race. It looks like the second… For now. We’ll see what happens this summer.

  • bonnie blue

    Way to go, Jay! I know you’ll keep on keeping on!!! :-)

  • Douglas in TN

    “You can now watch the King of late night anytime when you download the NBC app on your droid, iphone, or other device.”

    Wow. We can really watch Conan O’Brien on the NBC app? That’s odd.

  • Neal

    Doug, you’re delusional. Leno is the king. Conan is forgotten as no one watches him.

  • Richard

    While Jay’s ratings are not that what they used to be, he is still edging Dave and comfortably beating Kimmel and Conan without much help from lead ins.

    I find it amazing that Jay still manages to stay on top despite all the anti-leno hate from Howard Stern and Jimmy Kimmel.

    I think it would be interesting if Howard started his own late night show and Jay beat him as well.

  • Richard

    I think it would be very interesting if Howard starts his own late night show and Jay *beats* him as well.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Jay still manages to stay on top despite all the anti-leno hate from Howard Stern and Jimmy Kimmel.”

    Richard, I suggest it’s more “with the help of” than “despite”. All Stern, Kimmel, et. al achieve with these rants is convey a signal that Leno is important.

  • GARebelman

    Jay may wind up winning the February sweeps (who won last year?) despite Gary saying Jay will loose because of the 10PM’s :) Bare in mind this week’s release was the one that had Do No Harm pulling CW network numbers.

    I don’t see Howard Stern doing well on a late night show either. If people thought Conan was an acquired taste, Howard is more so. Plus he really hates being censored.

    Seems from that link yesterday I put, the Kimmel thinks Jay “has no feelings” has spread all over the place now. I do find it hilarious that even the ones who say on the comments of those links who watch Kimmel STILL say he should just shut up already.

  • Brad

    Maybe it’s because every late night star is influenced by Letterman in some, never Leno. Maybe all the hosts are taking viewers away from each other, feasting off each others similarities and thus Leno wins nearly all the time because he stands out as someone else. Someone who represents the common folk who watch television.

  • Gary Middleton

    Without a doubt, Brad. Which is why I think Jay is the one most likely to get dented when Arsenio returns to the scene. There will finally be another irony-free show in the mix.

  • Brad

    Irony! That’s the word! Everyone else is too ironic. It gets sicking sometimes which is why every once in a very long while I have to go with Leno for a week. Arsenio Hall is definitely more like Jay Leno when it comes to his comedy and I have long agreed with you that Arsenio will do damage to Leno, as we both agree that when Arsenio left, Leno rose.

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