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.

 

 

 

 

 
  • Nick

    Lol yes I’m sure Fallon’s contract has a “no take-backs” clause.

  • Neal

    You pro Conan fanbois are delusional! Conan BOMBED!

    Even Fox and CNN said the President was funnier and had better timing! Conan kept looking at his index cards and then looked up at the punchline! Total amateur! HORRIBLE!

  • Gary Middleton

    Meanwhile back here on Earth, Ben Kingsley and Larry The Cable Guy made the most of their unlikely pairing tonight. Great show in Burbank.

  • Monikka

    “Boston Celtic Jason Collins would be a massive booking for whoever gets him first. ”

    I long for a future in which one’s sexual orientation is as much a non-issue as the color of one’s eyes. No one would book mediocre NBA player because he announces he has brown eyes.

    I don’t care what any two (or more) consenting adults do in private. “In private” being the important concept. Can we talk about something more interesting?

  • Brad

    I 110% agree with you Monnika. I remember campaigning for Richard Tisei and once asked if the one of the ladies working there happen to be his wife. Two of the turned to me stunned and told me she isn’t and that he was gay with a husband back at home. I remember wondering, “why aren’t we using this to our advantage?” He would have become the first openly gay Republican elected to Congress if voted in. But then I realized this is how things should be, that your sexual orientation should not matter. Some people were upset he wasn’t very open about being gay as if he was ashamed of it, but the truth is he wasn’t ashamed, he just wanted to run an honest campaign where people voted for him on the matters at hand. Him being does not make him more or less a better candidate. It is sad to see him lost an honest campaign, but at least he stuck to it and for that I commemorate him.

  • Gary Middleton

    The whole point of this story is it’s going to take sexual orientation from being a big deal to being no big deal. That’s the contribution Jason Collins is making, that’s why he is something of a historic figure.

    I don’t know who the last guy to take a space walk was, but I know of Neil Armstrong.

  • Gary Middleton

    “But then I realized this is how things should be, that your sexual orientation should not matter.”

    Keeping it on the down low says it does matter.

    If the vast number of candidates who parade their wives and kids in the name of “family values” also kept their orientation out of it, I’d buy your argument.

    If Tisei would rather be known for his policies and not as a groundbreaker for gay Republicans, it’s certainly his right to do that. But having a Jason Collins in the Republican party would make it a lot easier for all the Tiseis to do that.

  • Brad

    “The whole point of this story is it’s going to take sexual orientation from being a big deal to being no big deal. That’s the contribution Jason Collins is making, that’s why he is something of a historic figure.”

    Oh I see. ESPN didn’t explain well to me.

    In the end, for television, it does not matter. If they can get ratings out of it they will have him on. Letterman and his crew know it better than anyone else to get hot guests as soon as they go viral. Jason Collins is just the latest one.

  • Brad

    sportsillustrated dot cnn dot com/magazine/news/20130429/jason-collins-gay-nba-player/

  • Aaron

    Neal, Conan fanboys are delusional? You’re the Leno fanboy who insisted he would not go due to you calling NBC and being denied the news.

  • Gary Middleton

    Jay’s booking problems might be a blessing in disguise, from an entertainment point of view. Not-so-mainstream comedians Jen Kirkman and Marc Maron will make their Tonight Show debuts this month.

    Maron in particular is very closely associated with Conan, and with a podcast on which comedy guru guests love to take aim at Leno. And any way you slice it, it’s incredibly deep into Maron’s career for him to be making his first appearance on the show.

    Big fan of these clashes of culture.

  • Diana Santiago

    Hey, Jay fanboi: this is all for you.

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before….

    That wasn’t the set-up for any of Jay Leno’s jokes Saturday night at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

    And good thing: It would have brought a big chunk of his performance to a screeching halt.

    Many jokes in Leno’s WHCD routine came — more or less word for word — from the comedian’s prior appearances on “The Tonight Show” and his short-lived prime-time gig, “The Jay Leno Show.”

    Among the repeats, shown in the accompanying video montage:

    — From “The Tonight Show” (March 16): “If you took all the money the Republicans have spent trying to stop health care, and all the money Democrats have spent trying to get health care, we could afford health care, you know that?”

    — From Saturday’s routine: “If you took all the money Republicans spent trying to stop health care, and all the money Democrats have spent trying to get health care, you know somethin’? We could have had health care!”

    — From “The Tonight Show” (March 22): “Supporters of the bill say the American people now get the same health benefits members of Congress get, which is great. See, if we could just get some of those other perks: The free travel, the envelopes with the cash in them, the get-out-of-jail-free cards….”

    — From Saturday’s routine: “Supporters of the bill say that the American people will now get the same health benefits that members of Congress get, which is great. How about some of the other perks? The free travel, those envelopes with the cash in them, how about some of that? The get-out-of-jail-free cards. Why can’t we get that?”

    — From “The Tonight Show” (April 7): “They said President Bush did a better job throwing out the first pitch. But on the other hand, President Obama can talk.”

    — From Saturday’s routine: “I’ll tell ya something, a lot of critics felt that President Bush did a better job of getting the ball over the plate, that’s what they said. On the other hand, President Obama can talk.”

    News that Leno recycled parts of his routine won’t do much to counter the narrative coming out of the dinner – that amateur comedian Barack Obama did better than the seasoned pro.

    www dot politico dot com/ click/ stories/ 1005/ leno_whcd_jokes_recycled dot html

  • Gary Middleton

    It will be a huge breakthrough for Conan when he can be praised without reference to Jay Leno.

  • Diana Santiago

    He has been, Gary.

  • Brad

    “Jason Collins has nothing to be ashamed of — it’s not like he plays for the Lakers.” — Craig Ferguson

  • Brad

    “Big fan of these clashes of culture.”

    I agree Gary. It makes things entertaining. Marc Maron is much more, umm, mature I would say. I don’t think he will go on Leno’s show and be a jerk. I actually think he might suck up to Leno a bit. Then again he is still brutally honest so things should get interesting.

    Also, it is one thing to reuse the same joke, but when you are reciting them nearly word for word, that’s just not right, especially to the White House Correspondents Dinner. Could he not have let his writer’s come up with anything before then? It wasn’t like he was filling in for somebody last minute I don’t think. However, Gary is right in that Leno was just trying to take on a gig he shouldn’t have only because he was starting to become infamous rather than famous after the Tonight show debacle.

  • Gary Middleton

    Brad, I’m sure he’ll just do his material. By and large, all the “alternative comics” who have gone on Leno have just tried to do their best. Which is entertaining. I always find it more fun watching those comics try to connect with the mainstream than get rubber stamped on the hipster shows. Usually they kill pretty hard.

    Good excuse to share something. Little while ago I got to ask a very big hipster comedy star why he avoided Leno for many years, and why he recently returned to Leno. He seemed a little hostile to Jay in their return appearances. Was that just the act? Does he hate Leno? Is that why he never went on? Did he come back just to take some shots?

    Answers were not at all what some of us would have conjectured.

    On the hostility: “Totally the act. Jay is a great guy, been friends with him for decades.”

    On why they stayed away: “The audience.” Paraphrasing now, but he found it a slog playing to a crowd that had very little comedy sophistication, and possibly very little sophistication in general.

    On why he returned: he had tickets to sell for upcoming live appearances.

  • Gary Middleton

    Sorry to be confusing, a couple of times I used “they” when I just meant “he”. Basically he said there were a couple of other guys in his circle who mirrored his attitude about doing Tonight.

  • Diana Santiago

    Typical Marc Maron audience will watch him two days earlier on Conan.

  • Douglas in TN

    Aaron and Diana…good to stomp out insanity when it starts.

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