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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • anonymous

    Pat Sajak (young host) was a ratings flop and lasted one year (very risky investment).

    Kimmel is ABC’s choice and as long as ABC is sticking with him, he will be the benchmark of acceptable ratings performance.

    Just admit your prejudicial views of old people shouldn’t be advanced.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Pat Sajak (young host) was a ratings flop and lasted one year (very risky investment).”

    Arsenio was a young host too. The point was that the landscape is not static, and frequently in life the threat is not the thing you’re thinking about.

    “Just admit your prejudicial views of old people shouldn’t be advanced.”

    I’ll choose my own views, thanks.

  • GARebelman

    Moving toward the 25-54 Demo would be better suited these days. At least in late night. I”m sure CBS wishes that was the case already since there audience skews way past 50.

    I really don’t see Kimmel growing. He has been on TV longer than Fallon in late night and people already know if they like him or not. Leno on the other hand never had a late night show and pretty much had to start from scratch unlike Letterman and Kimmel (being on later).

  • Gary Middleton

    Interesting that TBS has left Conan out of the ratings release again. He almost certainly bounced to 0.5 last week, so it’s not like they’ve been shamed into silence. Maybe it’s a new policy.

  • Nick

    Poor Letterman, at a 2.0 HH and 0.5 demo last night. Leno has been handed worse lead-in’s than CBS gave Letterman last night, and Leno never dipped that low.

  • GARebelman

    Nick, can you imagine what Letterman would be pulling if he had Read for Love as a lead in? That could get ugly fast.

  • Gary Middleton

    Nick, Dave’s number is in a whole lower league when there’s no new H5-0. He’s a few weeks away from plunging into 4 months of that darkness.

  • Ann

    “Interesting that TBS has left Conan out of the ratings release again. He almost certainly bounced to 0.5 last week, so it’s not like they’ve been shamed into silence. Maybe it’s a new policy.”

    That certainly doesn’t bode well. When Lopez started getting left out, the next thing was cancellation.

  • Nick

    That was my point though – Leno can pull a 0.8 out of a 0.8 lead-in, has many times before. He’s hit a 0.6 in the fast nationals rarely out of low lead-ins, but usually stays at 0.7 or higher. Letterman plummets straight to a 0.5.

    It’ll be interesting to see how Kimmel will fare this summer. Is ABC giving him any good 10pm lead-ins? I haven’t even checked the schedules. I know Letterman will be stuck with repeats. His ratings could definitely be ugly for awhile, no doubt.

  • Gary Middleton

    Ann, Conan was just renewed for 2 years, so it likely isn’t any kind of omen at this point. And the overnights strongly point to a better ratings week than the previous one, which has always been a thing they like to tout. So it’s a situation we haven’t seen during Conan’s run. Maybe just an attitude shift about when to talk about his numbers.

    Maybe a decision that Conan’s ratings don’t look good relative to most competitors, so why trumpet them.

  • Ann

    I think it’s odd not to report their star’s ratings. I do think the discrepancy between him and his competitors is the reason which doesn’t make it any better.

  • Ann

    Jay finally got a better line up of guests this week.

  • Bumfuzzled

    It is obvious NBC Executives have their collective heads so far up their rear ends they don’t need colonoscopies.

    How can you run off someone with such large numbers? They should be milking the Leno cow as long as they can.

    Note to Leno- want to make NBC mad? Keep boring Ricky and continue with the zero chemistry concept.

  • Nick

    Lol. Leno and Ricky literally do have zero chemistry. Eubanks is greatly missed. I truly believe that’s a big reason why TTS’s ratings are no longer what they used to be.

  • Brad

    “Like it or not, but Kimmel will be the benchmark for broadcast tv, and Conan will be the benchmark for cable.”

    In short, I agree.

    Anyways, I don’t get why we can’t advocate to get Leno’s Garage a spot on television rather than talk about him getting another daily talk show.

  • Ann

    Sorry, I have never gotten the so-called Leno-Eubanks chemistry. Kevin always seemed slow on the uptake and most of Jay’s jokes went over his head. In that respect I guess it was funny.

    I think Conan’s loss of Max Weinberg was a real loss. Max’s deadpan straight man was a better foil for Conan than Andy Richter who is competing for laughs.

  • Nick

    Whoa . . . Tom Cruise on Leno tomorrow? This wasn’t originally scheduled, was it? It isn’t on NBC’s schedule at least. That’s a big land out of nowhere, even though it’s over a week after he was on Kimmel and Fallon.

  • GARebelman

    I seriously just LOLed when a girl on Jaywalking said she works at a non profit organization and Jay said she should come work at NBC :)

  • Nick

    I knew he would say that . . . predictable as hell, but funny as hell. When it comes to making fun of NBC, Jay is sharper than ever.

  • Brad

    I think Weinberg was a real loss too. He brought a sense of seriousness and formality to the show. He kept it for going off-the-rails silly. No one on that show fills that void, they just show more Andy, and more Andy is not what they needed. He’s good and all, but everything in moderation as he is simply too much about breaking the format as Conan is which makes the show like a giant roller coaster ride. Sometimes it’s just too much too handle.

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