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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Brad

    Gary, maybe Tom Cruise is concern about his new movie doing well and decided to take an open slot on The Tonight Show. It could really be that simple. I’m going to say it is because his last movie “Rock of Ages” bombed and “Jack Reacher” was mediocre as it was one of his lowest box office movies in the past decade. So with his new movie “Oblivion” isn’t looking so hot, considering it has a rating below 60% on Rotten Tomatoes, and Iron Man 3 around the bend, the time for this Sci-Fi action to do well in the box office is now.

  • GARebelman

    “In celebration of Earth week, NBC is completely running its prim time lineup in to the ground”

    LOL :)

  • Gary Middleton

    But notably, GAR, he then said that the prime time lineup is doing much better and went into some detail. Which led to the great joke that Ready For Love wasn’t canceled by the network, it was shut down by the Center For Disease Control.

  • Nick

    So the Earth Week joke was clever . . . Ready For Love joke, not so witty, but still funny. Jay’s definitely been having some fun with this Earth Week stuff (and, as always, the “NBC’s ratings suck” stuff).

    Tom Cruise in the teaser tonight, and seemingly a 2nd guest. I’m guessing that Brad is right, Leno for some reason had an open slot and Tom Cruise decided to stop on by and promote his movie a little more.

  • Gary Middleton

    Wow, Cruise is a straight-ahead, unqualified second guest. Just amazing how Leno always finds a way.

    Can anyone recall an A list film star as a scheduled second guest on a regular episode of a currently existing talk show? i.e. not a post-Super Bowl special, not a premier or a finale?

  • Gary Middleton

    Agree, Nick, Brad has a great point about Iron Man breathing down Tom’s neck.

  • Him

    I’d imagine that what happaned was they had already promised the first spot to Blunt/her agent and, in that case, the choice was between having Cruise as a second guest or not having him at all. TTS chose the former.

  • Nick

    It’s even more interesting that Emily Blunt is only getting one segment and Tom Cruise is getting two . . . in that sense, Tom is technically the second guest, but he’ll be getting double the time in the interview seat. Certainly a tad strange.

  • Gary Middleton

    Him, I’m of the view that this is exactly how Tonight would want it. It maintains the policy- which I thought would be long gone by this point- that if you do Kimmel first, the only way you get on Tonight is by being 2nd. The unusual development is that Tom Cruise agreed to that.

  • Gary Middleton

    I remember once in the 1980s when they were both A Listers with current movies, Jane Fonda and Steve Martin were on Late Night and Steve went 2nd. It must have happened since then.

  • Brad

    To be fair, Tom Cruise did have a cold open with Jay Leno before the episode began. (Unless Leno’s Facebook page lied to me)

  • Douglas in TN

    Maybe it’s a strategy to bump up Leno’s second half-hour, which is usually abysmal ratings-wise.

  • Nick

    It’s actually a great strategy if that’s true. If Tom Cruise was on first, I would’ve gone to bed before the second guest came on. Instead I ended up watching the entire show.

  • Gary Middleton

    The ABC PR machine is back on the Kimmel train this week.

    I think all late night numbers from last week are questionable, between the reruns and breaking news interruptions.

  • Gary Middleton

    Letterman kicks off sweeps tonight with Jim Parsons on a Big Bang night, something that has worked well for Conan. Kimmel counters that with Kaley Cuoco. Maybe another case where they eat into each other’s audience and Jay sneaks up the middle. Gwyneth Paltrow is a pretty timely booking, just recently labeled the “Most Hated” and “Most Beautiful”.

  • Gary Middleton

    Jay nabbed the lead actor of ’42′ for 2nd guest Friday. Strong move.

  • Gary Middleton

    All that breaking news and Nightline was still stuck at 0.5. And apparently lost to Fallon reruns.

  • Tony

    Jimmy Kimmel’s Lie Witness News segment is a hit. It’s becoming the new Jaywalking

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