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.

 

 

 

 

 
  • Ann

    So, Gary, you aren’t interested in actually watching Conan whom you constantly praise, but you are hypercritical of Jay whom you do watch and analysis his every twitch.

  • Nifty

    “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.”

    Yep. It’s pretty embarrassing, I think, that Obama’s video has WAY more views on YouTube than Conan’s. Also, I think Obama had better delivery, overall, though I’m sure a lot of you will counter that. I mostly didn’t like how Conan seemed to almost be screaming the entire time, maybe that’s what he usually does, I don’t know.
    I wonder if Obama’s monologue only seemed really funny because it was the president saying it, though. The NBC joke he made, for example, only would get a chuckle from me if it was someone else, even Conan, but the President making fun of them cracked me up. Same with the marijuana joke.

  • GARebelman

    I have noticed Gary bashes what he watches and praises what he doesn’t. I think I’m going to start praising SNL despite not watching ever :)

  • Gary Middleton

    “Nope, Gary. IMO the President was funnier and with better delivery.”

    The implication that if Obama had chosen comedy instead of politics that he would have had a career is beyond preposterous.

  • Douglas in TN

    It’s advisable, if one hasn’t done so in a while, to catch Conan. The show has improved quite a bit. It’s now often the most imaginative late night talk show. It’s slowly morphing back towards the Late Night mold. (And avoiding the, in a different definition, Tonight Show mold.)

  • Gary Middleton

    “So, Gary, you aren’t interested in actually watching Conan whom you constantly praise, but you are hypercritical of Jay whom you do watch and analysis his every twitch.”

    Comedy is context sensitive. Someone can like Conan at the White House but not on his show. Someone can like Jay on his show but not at the White House.

  • Douglas in TN

    One thing I hadn’t read, if known, is who wrote Obama’s materials.

    The year of Leno’s rancid appearance I thought I had read that Obama’s lines were written in part by the Comedy Central folks.

  • Douglas in TN

    My favorite from the Leno evening, supposedly written by the daily Show folks:

    “The only person whose ratings fell more than mine did last year is here. Great to see you, Jay!” Obama dinged the off-and-on Tonight show host, who, when his turn came on the podium at the Washington Hilton, proceeded to confirm just why that might be true.

    (Observer)

  • Ann

    “I have noticed Gary bashes what he watches and praises what he doesn’t.” watching ever :)

    ‘Seems so. :)

  • GARebelman

    Deadline dot com website just posted an article called “How Embarrassing: Ted Harbert becomes Paul Telegdy’s gofer” pertains to Late night. More drama at NBC.

  • Nick

    I don’t think anyone is funny at these press correspondent dinners. Everyone just seems to fall flat, year after year. I love Leno, love TTS, think he’s hysterical, but he stunk up the joint in 2009.

  • Ann

    “Deadline dot com website just posted an article called “How Embarrassing: Ted Harbert becomes Paul Telegdy’s gofer” pertains to Late night. More drama at NBC.”

    The comments are interesting. It seems as if a lot of New Yorkers are resenting the $10 million tax break Comcast is getting for constructing the New York studio for Fallon. At the same time Comcast is putting hundreds out of work in LA.

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