Late Night TV Ratings For April 8-12, 2013

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April 18th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

LENO, FALLON CONTINUE TO TOP THE LATE-NIGHT COMPETITION DURING THE WEEK OF APRIL 8-12

 

 

Tonight Show’ Delivers Biggest 18-49 Audience in 10 Weeks While ‘Late Night’ Beats Ferguson, ‘Nightline’ in All Key Ratings Categories

 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — April 18, 2013 — “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” delivered its biggest 18-49 demo audience in 10 weeks as it defeated “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in 18-49 viewers and total viewers for the week of April 8-12.

 

At 12:35 a.m. ET, NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” delivered bigger audiences than CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and ABC’s “Nightline” during their head-to-head half-hour in every key ratings category. Note that CBS's Monday, Thursday and Friday results are excluded from the weekly averages due to delays for sports coverage, while Friday's "Kimmel" was an encore.

 

Leno bested Kimmel in all key ratings categories — adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. And while “Tonight” and “Late Show” both rounded to a 0.8 rating in 18-49, Jay delivered the bigger audience in that key demo, 1.047 million to 974,000. That 1.047 million viewers was Jay’s biggest 18-49 audience since the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 1.

 

Leno has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than Letterman for the last 21 weeks in a row and topped Kimmel for 12 of their 14 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered Letterman for 25 weeks in a row and Kimmel for 14 of 14 weeks.

 

Versus the same week last year, Fallon was up 10 percent in adults 18-49 (to 668,000 from the year-ago 610,000), up 21 percent in adults 18-34 (289,000 vs. 238,000) and up 3 percent in total viewers (1.658 million vs. 1.609 million). Season to date, Fallon is up 7 percent in viewers 18-34 (297,000 vs. 278,000).

 

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than Ferguson for 26 of the last 27 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 23 of the last 25 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC newsmagazine series for 14 weeks in a row in viewers 18-49 and 10 of the last 11 weeks in total viewers.

 

WEEKLY AVERAGES

 

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of April 8-12. 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,” 0.6/3*

 

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,” 0.4/3*

 

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,” 3.4 million viewers

 

CBS “Late Show,” 3.3 million viewers*

 

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.4 million viewers with encore telecasts*

 

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

 

ABC “Nightline,” 1.4 million viewers

 

 

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

 

NBC “Late Night,” 1.7 million viewers

 

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.4 million viewers*

 

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

 

NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers*

 

* CBS’s Monday, Thursday and Friday results are excluded due to delays for sports coverage. Friday’s “Last Call” and “Kimmel” were encores.

 

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 8-12

 

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,” 0.4

 

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,” 1.5 million

 

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

 

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.8 million

 

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.0 million

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • GARebelman

    Yeesh, Letterman’s rating is just two days and still lost.

    Kimmel is really destroying it up there, says nobody ever.

  • Gary Middleton

    Nick, we had a real contest in total viewers:

    NBC “Tonight,” 3.4 million viewers
    CBS “Late Show,” 3.3 million viewers*

  • Gary Middleton

    This was one of the most confident NBC press releases in recent years.

    “Leno bested Kimmel in all key ratings categories — adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.”

    ABC elected not to put out a late night release.

    btw, this is the kind of week when they would’ve done big business if Nightline was still batting leadoff.

  • jcfreder

    JKL was not in reruns last week, right?

  • Joel

    Those numbers for Kimmel are abysmal!

  • Gary Middleton

    That’s right, JC. It was our first look at JKL with collapsed 10 pm lead-ins: no new Castle, no new Scandal.

    As Warren Buffett likes to say, when the tide goes out you see who’s not wearing pants.

  • GARebelman

    Kimmel was original last week too except Friday. They only counted two of the five Letterman’s from last week.

  • Ann

    I guess Tom Cruise picked the wrong show at 11:35.

  • GARebelman

    Actually maybe not it claims they were encores? I don’t even watch. I do know they are originals this week

  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, new Kimmel episodes Mon. to Thurs. last week as usual.

  • Nick

    Definitely a close one, for sure, but NBC has to feel good that Leno managed to squeak out a win in every category. Still, the overnights vastly gave the edge to Leno – his 0.9 Wednesday-Friday still balanced out to a 0.8 (although very close to a 0.9).

    Kimmel – jesus, what a mess. Good news is he SHOULD win this week with Leno in repeats.

  • GARebelman

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Kimmel looses to Jay repeats. He tends to get very overstated in the overnights, more so than anybody I have ever seen.

    I’m sure if he wins any category, ABC will be the first to pop out a confusing press release :)

  • jcfreder

    Last week was about as close as an apples-to-apples comparison as you can get – Jay had only very slightly higher lead-ins than Kimmel, and he beat JKL pretty badly. It is still very possible that Jay repeats beat JKL this week.

  • Nick

    If Leno repeats win next week . . . lawd.

  • GARebelman

    Just remember, NBC fears Kimmel especially if Jay repeats beat Kimmel next week. Wrap your minds around that for a moment.

    If this is Kimmel during the more watched part of the season, can you IMAGINE how painful this summer is going to be? Letterman already sinks to new lows every summer.

  • Gary Middleton

    “It is still very possible that Jay repeats beat JKL this week.”

    It is possible, jc, but there would be nothing wrong with taking a pass on a projection this week. Monday and Wednesday could be subject to significant adjustments.

    “Jay had only very slightly higher lead-ins than Kimmel, and he beat JKL pretty badly.”

    For sure, and do we even know how badly since ABC issued no release and NBC didn’t give Kimmel’s exact number? If it’s the .61 you projected, then this was a huge rout on par percentage-wise with how badly Leno beat Dave in the old days.

  • Ann

    I doubt that next week will be a good measure of late night viewing given the tragedies taking place on Monday and last night. More people were/are probably watching cable news.

  • Ann

    If this keeps up, maybe ABC will dump Kimmel and hire Jay.

    Just kidding…kind of. :)

  • anonymous

    Anyone know when Kimmel’s contract is up? That would be the ultimate joke on Kimmel if Leno goes to ABC and pushes Kimmel back like he did to Conan.

  • Gary Middleton

    LOL!! I love it. But it’s not possible. Kimmel’s contract only runs to 2015, but ABC isn’t going to turn everything upside down for a 65 year old.

    Plus I think they like Kimmel. He’s good at the upfronts. He can host an awards show. Does a good special after the Oscars or Super Bowl. Useful on NBA playoff coverage. And whatever ratings he gets, he does it with a 4-show week. Networks can use someone like that around.

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