Late Night TV Ratings For April 1-5, 2013

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April 11th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

 

‘THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ DEFEAT ABC AND CBS TIME-PERIOD COMPETITION IN TOTAL VIEWERS, KEY DEMOS FOR WEEK OF APRIL 1-5
LENO HITS NINE-WEEK HIGH IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS WHILE FALLON REACHES 13-WEEK BEST IN 18-49

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — April 11, 2013 — “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” topped their ABC and CBS time-period competition for the week of April 1-5 in the 18-49 demo, total viewers and other key categories.

Leno had his best week in 18-49 viewers and total viewers in nine weeks while Fallon hit a 13-week high in 18-49 viewers.

For the week, Leno delivered bigger audiences than CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” in every key ratings category — adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. Fallon was the winner in every key measure against ABC’s “Nightline” during their head-to-head half-hour and versus CBS’s encore “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.”

For the week, it was Leno’s biggest 18-49 audience (1.021 million) and biggest overall viewership (3.610 million) since the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 1. Fallon generated his biggest 18-49 audience (693,000) since New Year’s week (Dec. 31, 2012-Jan. 4, 2013) and biggest overall audience (1.797 million) since Jan. 28-Feb. 1.

Leno has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 20 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 11 of their 13 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 24 weeks in a row and for all 13 weeks since Kimmel moved to 11:35 p.m.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 25 of the last 26 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 22 of the last 24 weeks. Versus ABC’s newsmagazine “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 13 weeks in a row in viewers 18-49 and nine of the last 10 weeks in total viewers.

The week included Leno’s biggest Monday overall audience in 15 weeks and biggest Wednesday viewership in nine weeks. The Monday show averaged 3.8 million viewers overall (best since Dec. 17, 3.9 million) while Wednesday’s episode averaged 3.8 million, his best since Jan. 30 (3.9 million).

With 1.8 million viewers overall, Fallon delivered his biggest Monday overall audience in nine weeks (Jan. 28, 1.9 million). With 2.0 million viewers tuning in Wednesday, it was his biggest for that night of the week since Sept. 5, 2012 (2.1 million viewers).

Leno and Fallon performed a duet at the start of the Monday “Late Night” and Wednesday’s “Tonight” and “Late Night” telecasts followed NBC’s announcement that Fallon would succeed Leno as host of “Tonight” in the spring of 2014.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of April 1-5. 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,” 0.7/3

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,” 3.6 million viewers

CBS “Late Show,” 2.9 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,” 1.3 million viewers*

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET

NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers

* “Late Late Show” was in encores for the week. “Kimmel” 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,” 0.7/3**

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,” 3.6 million viewers

CBS “Late Show,” 3.1 million viewers

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.6 million viewers**

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET

ABC “Nightline,” 1.6 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 APRIL 1-5

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.7

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.6

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.5

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,” 1.6 million

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.2 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 1.0 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.2 million

Adult Swim 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET 1.5 million

 

 

 

 

 
  • Ann

    @Diana

    “Alec Baldwin has been doing interviews to celebrities since October 2011 in his podcast, so he has the interviewing skills. ”

    I listened to Baldwin’s interview with Dave Letterman, and it was very good and very funny IMO.

    If I were doing the choosing, I would pick Baldwin over Meyers. Although I would see Baldwin doing more of an interview oriented show. I’ve never been impressed by Meyers, but then again I wasn’t impressed with Jimmy Fallon when he was on SNL. He was quite a surprise when he took over LN.

  • Brad

    I’m sorry if I was too harsh on Alec Baldwin. I do like him and I enjoy him on Letterman and when Letterman was on Baldwin it was decent, however, I just can’t see me watching him on a daily basis.

    I can seen a Baldwin show being much like The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder. His show was rather cheap to produce and the amount of people needed would be less then a Late Night show, or at least less hours. I don’t know how much Baldwin knows how much goes into a daily show but he has done live shows with great success like the Oscars so its not like he can’t handle the gig short term, but long term is the question. 55 is tough to do a daily show too. I also don’t know if he’s ready to quit Hollywood.

    Whether or not Baldwin gets a late night gig, I can see NBC going back to a variety show for grooming once Fallon is older. At 38, that is hardly a concern.

  • Ann

    @Brad

    “I can seen a Baldwin show being much like The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder.”

    We’re definitely on the same wave length. I was thinking of bringing up the example of Snyder in my comment.

    I’ve read that NBC extended Baldwin’s contract for 2 years. They’re also supposedly kicking around the idea of restoring the 90 minute format for TTS and having a 30 minute show following, although I think it’s unlikely that will fly.

    It would be interesting to see behind the scenes, i.e. whether Meyers’ people and Baldwin’s people are lobbying Michaels/NBC for the gig.

  • Gary Middleton

    “They’re also supposedly kicking around the idea of restoring the 90 minute format for TTS and having a 30 minute show following”

    I wonder if part of that plan involves reducing the show to a 4 day week in line with the new industry standard.

  • Brad

    “I wonder if part of that plan involves reducing the show to a 4 day week in line with the new industry standard.”

    If its a 90 minute show I would. I don’t see what is wrong with recording four shows and putting on the best episode of that week on Friday as a rerun. However, on paper this is good but I never enjoyed a rerun of Kimmel on Friday when he did that.

    In the end it is all about advertisement money. I think they would want a new episode for Friday even though that is the weakest day for television shows, at least at night. As we know, advertisers pay more for new episodes then they do for reruns, even at the same ratings.

    What may be a cool suggestion is morphing Friday’s show with new and old content to not lose money. Maybe they can record two shows on Thursday like Letterman does. Who knows. Just some thoughts.

  • GARebelman

    Why not just do a best bits Friday and compile the best bits for Friday. Hell if they did that for re runs that would be better too.

  • Monikka

    Brad, you are very young and you need to recalibrate your idea of what being “old” means. Being 55 does not limit a person to working less than 5 days a week, especially when one is married to a young yoga instructor, as Baldwin is. ;-) Look around the corporate world–there are lots of vibrant 55 year olds who work constantly.

  • Brad

    I’m sorry. I don’t think 55 is old. For television though on a daily basis, live in front of a studio audience when you are use to cut and takes of a Hollywood movie, with breaks in between, it is a lot different and can be tough on someone who is already well set in his ways. The amount time, dedication, and energy put into these shows are ridiculous and is nothing like Baldwin’s podcast. I’m sure he knows how prep goes into a live show as he has done them before, but to do it on a regular basis is an issue I see with Baldwin. If his background was more like Fallon or Meyers where they are hard press to get a show together on a weekly basis like SNL had them do, then we are going places.

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