Late Night TV Ratings For April 15-19, 2013

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April 25th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

Tonight Show’ ENCORES TOP ‘KIMMEL’ ORIGINALS FOR WEEK OF APRIL 15-19
With ‘Kimmel’ Airing First-Run Telecasts on Four of Five Nights, Jay Leno Rebroadcasts Deliver Bigger Audiences in 18-49, 25-54, 18-34 and Total Viewers

Fallon Encores Best ‘Late Late Show’ Originals in All Key Categories and Top ‘Nightline’ Originals Head to Head in All Key Demos

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — April 25, 2013 — Encore telecasts of NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" have delivered bigger audiences than ABC's mostly original "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and all-original newsmagazine "Nightline," respectively, in adults 18-49 and other key measures during the late-night ratings week of April 15-19. Note that “Kimmel” aired a rebroadcast on Friday, but was otherwise in originals last week.

The "Tonight Show" encores also beat CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" rebroadcasts in every key ratings category — adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers — and Fallon encores topped CBS's "Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" originals in every one of those key measures.

Tonight Show” rebroadcasts generated bigger audiences than ABC's mostly original "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in adults 18-49 (1.001 million vs. 962,000), adults 25-54 (1.269 million vs. 1.250 million), total viewers (3.010 million vs. 2.802 million) and even adults 18-34 (332,000 vs. 297,000).

While Leno and Kimmel rounded to a tie in 18-49 rating for the week (0.8 each), 'Tonight' prevailed over ' Kimmel' by a 4 percent margin in 18-49 viewers.

For their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon rebroadcasts out-delivered ABC's original "Nightline" in every key demo — adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54. Fallon’s margin in 18-49 viewers for that half-hour was 18 percent (704,000 vs. 599,000).

Leno has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Show" for the last 22 weeks in a row and topped "Kimmel" for 13 of their 15 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered "Late Show" for 26 weeks in a row and "Kimmel" for 15 of 15 weeks.

Jimmy Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Late Show" for 27 of the last 28 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 24 of the last 26 weeks. Versus "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC newsmagazine for 15 weeks in a row in viewers 18-49 and 10 of the last 12 weeks in total viewers.

Versus the same week last year, Leno was up 16 percent in 18-49 viewers (1.001 million vs. 866,000) and up 18 percent in 18-34 viewers (332,000 vs. 282,000). Fallon was up 25 percent in 18-49 viewers (651,000 vs. 519,000), up 34 percent in 18-34 viewers (265,000 vs. 198,000) and up 15 percent in total viewers (1.525 million vs. 1.330 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, encore telecasts of "Last Call with Carson Daly" were up versus the same week last year by 8 percent in viewers 18-49 (370,000 vs. 344,000) and up 43 percent in viewers 18-34 (164,000 vs. 115,000).

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of April 15-19. 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, all encore telecasts

CBS “Late Show,” 0.6/3, all encore telecasts

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.8/3*

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

ABC “Nightline,” 0.5/2

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

NBC “Late Night,” 0.5/3, all encore telecasts*

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.4/2

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.3/2, all encore telecasts

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET

NBC “Tonight,” 3.0 million viewers, all encore telecasts

CBS “Late Show,” 2.5 million viewers, all encore telecasts

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.8 million viewers*

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

ABC “Nightline,” 1.8 million viewers

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

NBC “Late Night,” 1.5 million viewers, all encore telecasts *

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.4 million viewers

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.8 million viewers, all encore telecasts

* Friday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was an encore. The first 24 minutes of Thursday’s “Late Night” are excluded due to preemptions for news coverage from Boston.

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,” 3.5 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 15-19

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, 0.6

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. “The Daily Show,” 1.6 million***

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.3 million***

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.9 million

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

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.3 million

*** Comedy Central’s Monday telecasts were encores.

 

 

 

 

 
  • GARebelman

    I called it, Jay Leno repeats beat Kimmel originals in practically every category LOL

  • Nick

    Dear lord.

  • Doug

    BRUTAL and embarrassing for Kimmel…

  • GARebelman

    Perhaps ABC hired Gary to spin the numbers as he is afraid old man Jay can’t shore up that 18-34 demo ? ;)

  • Gary Middleton

    Funny when NBC PR decides to pour it on:

    “and even adults 18-34″

  • Gary Middleton

    This is the kind of damage Jay can do when NBC substantially beats ABC at 10 pm (1.68 to 1.34 last week).

    Jay had some very good luck schedule-wise. Big lead-ins, but reruns so his five 35-joke monologues didn’t have to stickhandle around the elephant in the room.

  • janiecec

    Does NBC have a death with? Why in the world would they replace Jay Leno who delivers with a insipid character? Jay Leno reins supreme…I now can get to sleep earlier without NBC offering a decent program..To watch Fallon play stupid games is a total waste of my time…Good bye NBC.

  • GARebelman

    If Kimmel does this bad with originals trying to beat encores, can you imagine how dry this summer is going to be? NBC is at least programming something. CBS tends to not. ABC only tends to program maybe two days a week.

  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, it was disappointing to see NBC’s new summer drama will air Sundays.

  • GARebelman

    NBC doesn’t care about Jay anymore probably why they did that. I guess it is good Jay doesn’t need a lead in to win for the week. I don’t see Fallon pulling in any huge ratings next year either since NBC obviously doesn’t know how to fix its network. Why air a canceled show after the Voice?

  • hahaNBC

    LOL NBC please fire Leno

  • Nick

    NBC literally went from 14 million viewers to 2 million viewers on Tuesday night. I have never seen anything like that before, ever.

  • Brad

    “All that breaking news and Nightline was still stuck at 0.5. And apparently lost to Fallon reruns.” – Gary from Last Week’s Post

    Its embarrassing for sure. The whole late night programming on ABC really. I just wish ABC could explain that its all about the money, not about the ratings, only that the ratings help pitch your product. Kimmel is also able to advertise all throughout his show with his Sony Music Performance and such. I don’t see this being done on Letterman or Leno.

    Also, keep in mind that Kimmel makes peanuts for hosting JKL. Last time I checked it was $6-7 million. Leno currently make double that. Letterman and Leno use to make 4-times that but that time is surely gone by now.

  • Brad

    I hate defending Kimmel, but I have to. Someone has to. It’s to easy to just pick on him for his lackluster ratings.

    Okay guys. New question. To those who will be saying goodbye to NBC once they do away with Leno, who will you be watching instead?

  • Nick

    But when you’re losing to a 63-year old guy who’s on his way out in every single demo, even the one you’re supposed to be winning in, against repeats from both of your competitors, there’s no way to defend that. This was the guy that NBC was scared of. This was the guy that supposedly forced Leno out earlier than planned. And he’s losing. Across the board. Against repeats.

    And Brad, I will most likely be watching Fallon, but probably not every night like I have been watching Leno lately. Or maybe cable reruns.

  • Neal

    Totally agree Jani!

    Jay is DA MAN! DA KING!

  • Justin J. Poppiti, Esq.

    For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been watching the Tonight Show and Late Night. Jay has been funnier than I remembered. And, he’s a much better interview than Fallon.

  • Gary Middleton

    “This was the guy that NBC was scared of. This was the guy that supposedly forced Leno out earlier than planned.”

    Nick, I think that was just a media construct. Several here had Leno pegged to be gone in 2014 long before we had any idea Kimmel was going to be moved to 11:35.

    When a story breaks, the media- trying to get through their day like anybody else- scrambles for reasons. They read each others’ stuff until some kind of consensus forms, and that consensus becomes fact.

  • Gary Middleton

    Kimmel’s 0.8 overnight after a 2.8 Scandal is very low by his own 2013 standards.

  • GARebelman

    I’ll probably watch Fallon though not with as much interest especially if he keeps doing some of the dumber bits. And the jury is out if I hang around until 12:35 pending on who they pick.

    And Kimmel is doing bad no matter how you put it. Scandal puts up a 2.8 Demo and Hannibal a 1.0 and Both Jay and Kimmel get a 0.8 in the overnights.

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