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.

 

 

 

 

 
  • Gary Middleton

    The interesting aspect for me is getting to see him in front of a non-typical Maron audience.

  • Gary Middleton

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

    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

  • Douglas in TN

    Indeed…that’s why I applaud Aaron and Diana for throwing some reality in idiot Neal/ Mario’s attempted grenade launch. We know what he’s implying…that Leno’s WHCD appearance was superior to Conan’s, which is laughable. Conan’s wasn’t the best…I think Colbert really has that crown…but Leno’s is the nadir.

    It’s also worth pointing out to fanboi Neal that Conan will be on long after his mancrush is off the air. In fact, when Conan’s contract is up he will have more years as a late night host than his mancrush…so his claim that Leno is a king of something is even more deflated.

  • jakeshween

    Don’t get the late nite victories by Leno. Jimmy Kimmel is quite refreshing in comparison.

  • Ann

    Marc Maron too hip for TTS? What BS.

    Effete snobbery.

  • jcfreder

    PROJECTIONS FOR WEEK OF 4/22/2013

    Total Viewers
    Jay 3.37
    Dave 2.78
    JKL 2.33

    18-49 Rating
    Jay .79
    Dave .61
    JKL .60

  • Gary Middleton

    “Indeed…that’s why I applaud Aaron and Diana for throwing some reality in idiot Neal/ Mario’s attempted grenade launch.”

    Of course. Because the first thing I do when an insane person on the street yells something obviously ridiculous: debate with them.

    They invariably see the error of their ways, and the whole scene reflects well on me.

  • Gary Middleton

    Thanks, JC.

    The CBS lead-in advantage last week was only 25%. That has generally not been enough for Dave to compete.

    Wonder if the vaunted CBS 10 pm lineup is vulnerable. H5-0 only did 1.7 Monday. For Dave, H5-0 has for some reason been the key to everything.

  • Diana Santiago

    Of course, it’s only insanity when Conan fans expose facts.

    Meanwhile, everyone can express their (deluded) opinion.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Of course, it’s only insanity when Conan fans expose facts.”

    Nothing was exposed. Anyone who didn’t already know that Conan killed and Leno put on one of the worst displays ever is never going to know.

    If a crazy guy on a crowded street starts yelling that rhinos are eating his eyeballs, and you explain why that isn’t the case, you haven’t changed a single mind. But some people might wonder about the seemingly sane person who chose to engage in that argument.

  • Douglas in TN

    Here’s one for Mario/ Neal…looks like the comedy team of Obama/ O’Brien beat NBC and Leno in the overall numbers.

    Depends on how the math is done.

  • Ann

    Saying that Conan “killed” is a matter of opinion. I’ve always thought the hyper critical opinion of Jay’s performance at the dinner was more about the Conan backlash by the media than anything else. There’s nothing new in that.

    IMO Conan gets a free pass much of the time. He could never stand up to the microscope Jay is put under.

  • Douglas in TN

    People are critical of Jay Leno’s performance at the WHCD because it was rancid. You’d be hard pressed to find somebody who said otherwise, except our resident fanboi.

    The shame is there was an opportunity for him to turn off the Tonight Show glaze and become Jay Leno, and he failed to rise to that. As somebody else wrote he didn’t even try.

  • Gary Middleton

    “I’ve always thought the hyper critical opinion of Jay’s performance at the dinner was more about the Conan backlash by the media than anything else.”

    I think the exact opposite on both counts.

    1) Jay’s performance was the worst imaginable because it was a non-effort. A tragic embarrassment because he’s so much better than that.

    2) Jay caught a break because the media backlash against him was over at that point and started to tilt in Conan’s direction. Jay’s lead balloon in Washington was completely ignored and Conan’s 60 Minutes piece that same weekend was not well received.

    And it was 3 years ago so I’ll step away from this issue now. It debases Conan’s achievement that the talk- again- turned to Leno.

  • Ann

    It wasn’t “rancid”. Did I roll around laughing at it? No. Did I LOL at Conan. No. IMO they both were nervous and had some good shots and some clinkers.

    The audience’s response at the dinner was pretty much the same for both. One difference I did see that a number of times people would clap at some of Conan’s jokes INSTEAD of laughing which was more about politeness than actually finding it funny judging from all the straight faces seen in the crowd.

    When the President comes off being funnier and having better delivery than the comic on board, it’s far from a “killer” night for that comic.

  • Gary Middleton

    Stewart/Colbert owned last night in an interesting way. They both did 0.9. And Colbert came very close again to overtaking Stewart in viewers.

    btw, if that’s what they can do with a lead-in of 0.9, I wonder if it makes sense to move the whole operation to CBS when Dave steps down. Would be fascinating to see just how well they would or wouldn’t do.

  • Ann

    Gary, IIRC you don’t even watch Conan’s show with any regularity if at all. Is that still true?

  • Gary Middleton

    “When the President comes off being funnier and having better delivery than the comic on board, it’s far from a “killer” night for that comic.”

    That’s not true. The President is being judged as a President, not a comic. “Why don’t YOU get a drink with Mitch McConnell” destroys because the President is saying it. It’s barely a laugh if Jay or Conan or Seth Meyers say it.

    Plus, the President is not following the President. Makes a big difference.

    Comedy is extremely context sensitive.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Gary, IIRC you don’t even watch Conan’s show with any regularity if at all. Is that still true?”

    Yes.

  • Ann

    Nope, Gary. IMO the President was funnier and with better delivery. Conan was very nervous and glued to his index cards. He did loosen up after a while, but not a “killer” performance by any means.

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