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

 

 

 
  • kscottk11

    “It truly is a wonder but I think it’s because he is an irony-free show. He is the only one running a typical, vinalla late night show. That’s why I believe Fallon is the perfect successor for Leno. Unlike Conan was the exact opposite if Leno, Fallon runs a traditional late night show like Leno but instead of it bring simply vinalla, it’s vinalla with whip cream, sprinkles, chocolate syrup, cookie crumbs, and a cherry on too. He makes you like that vinalla ice cream we’ve grown up with and get bored of.”

    Brad, I totally agree with you. But, how long will a wide audience stick with those extra flavors?

    As fragmented as the late night landscape is right now, I think the late night future is going to become even more splintered.

    From a TV economic stand point, will Fallon or any of the hosts in the future be able to grab an audience and hold onto it? Will they be able to get the right audience long term to cover the current production costs and make the shows profitable?

    I think they might have to change the current network late night model financially, to make these shows work better economically.

    There are so many late night network and cable players right now, how much permanent “ratings traction” will any of the new hosts get in the future?

    I think late night TV could continue a slow down-ward spiral in the future.

  • Question

    Gary, I’m sorry I can’t find the Daily Overnights for Late Night shows to match up to the Daily ratings for Prime Time. Did you say they were somewhere in this site?

  • Gary Middleton

    “Gary, I’m sorry I can’t find the Daily Overnights for Late Night shows to match up to the Daily ratings for Prime Time. Did you say they were somewhere in this site?”

    Yes, the site puts out a daily post. “TV Ratings Monday”, “TV Ratings Tuesday”, etc. Has the ratings for the prime time shows, and then the late night overnights underneath. Some of those overnights were unavailable this week, but most days they are there.

    So if you put “TV Ratings Monday”, etc. into the search engine all the past ones should come up (along with a lot of other stuff).

  • Gary Middleton

    “BTW, did a JKL clip show possibly beat out Jay and Dave on Friday? Interesting development.”

    Kimmel has been doing 0.9s on Fridays for about a month. The clip shows seem to be working.

  • Neal

    Brad, that’s what I’ve been saying. Leno has been the King since 95 and it’s amazing!

  • Douglas in TN

    No, Jay Leno’s average viewer is 95. You’re confused.

  • Gary Middleton

    Watched Bill Maher’s Conan appearance from last week. When Conan asked Maher about the Trump lawsuit, Maher told Conan to “tell the audience why he’s suing me.”

    Conan said it was because of remarks Maher made on “your show”. Maher let it slide, but in fact it was remarks made on Leno’s show. Curious of Maher was trying to get Conan to say it, and also if Conan knew the truth and didn’t want to say it. Could easily be neither, just wondering.

    Notable that Maher helped Conan deliver his best ratings number year-to-date. Maher rarely delivers a strong number for Jay and Dave, and was the first celebrity to come out against Conan’s position during the 2010 blow-up.

  • Brad

    Maher likes Conan. He has been long time buddies with Leno yet he still went onto Conan’s show when he succeeded Leno in 2009. But Maher got what he wanted. He wanted to take a shot at Conan about the Tonight Show fiasco for bringing up the Donald Trump lawsuit.

    Obviously, Maher likes Conan and has a good time on the show, and it seems like Conan really enjoys having him on too. I think Maher likes Conan’s wild style of comedy with his intellect while Conan likes Maher’s controversial and political intellect.

    Gary, it makes you wonder if Maher is more suited for Conan’s Californian-liberal audience and cable television freedom. I’d say YES! I also think Maher and Conan gel a lot better than Maher does with Letterman or Leno. I feel like Leno and Letterman hold back on the controversy Maher unravels on their show, which amazes me how calm and collective Letterman because of his political views obviously more left than right.

    http://teamcoco.com/video/47667/bill-maher-is-over-donald-trumps-ridiculous-lawsuit

  • Brad

    Conan had a great interview session with Bill Maher. Both of them made me laugh out loud which is surprising coming from an interview conducted by Conan. It seems like Conan shines during interviews when the right comedians is on the hot seat. Otherwise they seem to be real lackluster-ous.

    By the way, how has Cougar Town gone for TBS

  • Gary Middleton

    “Gary, it makes you wonder if Maher is more suited for Conan’s Californian-liberal audience and cable television freedom.”

    Tried to reply a few times. I don’t mind that my stuff apparently triggered the spam filter, I’m just so curious which word or phrase did it. Anyway, what you’re saying about political alignment is without a doubt true.

  • Neal

    Brad, Maher likes Leno more. Maher defended Leno on Larry King in 2010 when it was brought up that Conan was losing Tonight.

  • Douglas in TN

    Maher related to Conan O’Brien more as a comedian and humorist. He knows what Jay’s show is all about…selling a film or tv show. Bill would probably agree that today’s Jay, the cue card starer, is a shadow of the former Jay but that Jay does what he is paid to do.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Maher related to Conan O’Brien more as a comedian and humorist. He knows what Jay’s show is all about…selling a film or tv show.”

    That’s a lot of speaking on behalf of another person.

  • Neal

    Brad, Maher likes Leno more. In 2010 Maher defended Leno when Conan’s Tonight Show dream was brought up.

  • Joel

    Tonight’s “Tonight” was one of the best overall since 2010. Great guests, great monologue, great interviews, Eubanks killed it on the guitar. In the words of Jay – “Fantastic!”

  • GARebelman

    Jay handled Rodman having a cry breakdown rather well not expecting that particular question to create that particular reaction.

  • Neal

    Sorry about the double post!

  • GARebelman

    Monday Feb 18th Overnight 56 Meters:

    Castle 6.9/10 (overall)
    Hawaii 5-0 6.2/10 (overall)
    Deception 2.3/4 (overall)

    Leno 3.3/8 2.2/6
    Letterman 3.0/7 2.1/6
    Kimmel 2.4/6 1.5/4
    Nightline 1.2/4
    Fallon 1.5/5 1.1/4
    Ferguson 1.2/4 1.0/4

  • Brad

    And in that Larry King interview in 2010 he said how he wouldn’t want to be Jay Leno. That he wouldn’t want to be a network star with a good read on American culture’s pulse. I am very certain Maher doesn’t care about Leno’s Tonight Show job beyond how much his friend loves his job. He only defends Leno in that prospective. I do feel though that Maher is not a fan of Leno’s Tonight Show work. It is vinalla and he is never there to offend or to truly speak his views. Maher on the other hand is daring and will speak his mind whenever he damn well pleases.

    So as for work. Maher and Leno are total opposites. As for being friends and stand up and other things, they are pals and willing to stick up for each other.

  • mary

    So Castle has the highest rating and Kimmel still comes in 3rd? Hmm.

    Impressive for Leno…

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