Late Night TV Ratings For April 22-26, 2013

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May 2nd, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

‘THE Tonight Show WITH JAY LENO’ AND ‘LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON’ CONTINUE TO OUTPERFORM TIME-SLOT COMPETITION IN WEEK OF APRIL 22-26

 

Leno Has Now Defeated Letterman in 18-49 Demo for 23 Consecutive Weeks, Fallon Bests Ferguson in 18-49 for 28 of 29 Weeks

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — May 2, 2013 — “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” outperformed their respective time-slot competition in every key demo as well as total viewers for the week of April 22-26.

Leno won in the 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 demos in adults, men and women over both “Late Show With David Letterman” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” In total viewers, Leno drew 3.5 million viewers while Letterman drew 2.8 million and Kimmel, which was in encores Tuesday and Friday but original telecasts the rest of the week, garnered 2.4 million.

Fallon outperformed “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “Nightline” in their 12:30 a.m. timeslot in all key demos. Fallon (1.7 million) also drew more total viewers that Ferguson (1.3 million) and “Nightline” (1.5 million).

Leno has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than Letterman for the last 23 weeks in a row and topped Kimmel for 14 of their 16 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered Letterman for 27 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 16 of 16 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than Ferguson for 28 of the last 29 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 25 of the last 27 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 16 weeks in a row in viewers 18-49 and 11 of the last 13 weeks in total viewers.

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of April 22-26. 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.”)

WEEKLY RESULTS

ADULTS 18-49

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

NBC “Tonight,” 0.8 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.6/3
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,” 0.3/2

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,” 2.8 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.4 million viewers*

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.5 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.7 million viewers
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.3 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers

* The Tuesday and Friday editions of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” 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,” 3.5 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 22-16

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 with encore telecasts

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,” 0.7 million with encore telecasts

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

Tom Bierbaum

(814)452-2091

tom.bierbaum@nbcuni.com

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In late-night, NBC regularly delivers #1 broadcast results with "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "Saturday Night Live." NBC Daytime's "Days Of Our Lives" consistently ranks among daytime’s top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category. The five-time, Emmy Award-winning NBC.com streams full episodes and provides original content for NBC entertainment shows online and through apps for mobile and tablet devices. NBC recently launched NBC Kids, a new Saturday morning programming block designed specifically to address the developmental needs of preschool-aged children. Programmed by the kids’ experts at Sprout, the nation's first 24-hour preschool television channel, this new three-hour block will feature educational series that promote active, healthy lifestyles for younger children.

 
  • Gary Middleton

    Looks like specific numbers won’t be coming our way, but for what we did get, JC nailed it once again.

  • Nick

    Incredible for Leno, once again. 0.2 ahead of both of his competitors. 3.5 million is also right on par with what he’s been doing lately for originals.

  • jcfreder

    Too bad we don’t get the specific numbers. JKL actually won the 10pm leadin race last week, so if Dave actually beat him, that has to be concerning (although I’m aware that JKL had an extra repeat last week).

  • Nick

    Original Kimmel’s were beat by a week of Leno repeats. It’s already concerning, jc.

  • MBSTYLES

    damn. Jay is killin’ it. long live the king JC. i don’t think i will be watching any late night after fallon takes over.

  • GARebelman

    Craig Ferguson returns to the Tonight Show next Wednesday as the first guest. Those two seem to really enjoy each others company.

    And Kimmel isn’t going to be dominating jack squat. People overrated the guy here and in the media.

  • Nick

    I love Craig on Leno. They have great chemistry

  • Gary Middleton

    Jay will be hard to catch with Revolution, Grimm, and Chicago Fire all competitive at 10. And we’re exactly 2 weeks away from the end of Kimmel’s 10 pm hit parade.

    Jay has only one sweeps month after this one.

  • Gary Middleton

    Fascinating how Jay and Craig have aligned. But Craig was just there 7 weeks ago, so this last-minute booking suggests Leno’s bookers are not having the easiest time.

  • Gary Middleton

    Dave’s lead-ins have lost considerable firepower. H5-0 finished third on Monday, Golden Boy was a fairly distant third Tuesday, and CSI failed to break 2.0 last night.

    Dave is really likely to struggle in that kind of environment.

  • GARebelman

    And Dave is consistently under 3 million viewers now and seems to be cracking some routine 0.6 Demos WITH TV shows on. I can’t imagine how low he could fall this summer (0.5’s perhaps?) . Kimmel might be more sunk than now. He is in the low to mid 2 million viewer range and in the same vicinity as Dave in the Demo.

  • janiecec

    NBC must have a death wish…To not support Jay Leno is crazy…They should suck it up and beg him to continue entertaining America.

  • janiecec

    Re: Dave Letterman He lost me a long time ago by inviting guests on his show so he could bully them..His life has not been so exemplary..Pot calling the kettle black.

  • Nick

    I think a lot of people see Dave in that way nowadays, janie.

    But I think his poor ratings have less to do with what people think about him and more with how his lead-ins are performing. And lately CBS has been hitting lows in the 10pm hour.

  • GARebelman

    Interesting show tonight. Matt Lauer and Jay gushing over each other. Then the comedian afterward was fun too.

    Regarding the ratings, imagine Dave with repeats of all those shows and Kimmel as well. Will be fun to watch as those two seem to tank without being propped up. I Feel Fallon will have the same problem too.

  • Gary Middleton

    Lauer and Leno obviously have a lot in common, but Jay has never let himself look as shaken by it as Lauer. Matt’s voice cracked when he thanked Jay. We’d heard through TMZ and elsewhere that Matt was taking it very hard, and he perhaps inadvertently let us see that tonight.

    I think Fallon is going to be big. The key word is “crossover”.

  • Gary Middleton

    “He lost me a long time ago by inviting guests on his show so he could bully them”

    Another problem with that, janie, is it doesn’t track logically. You can’t invite someone on your show, have them basically do what they’re famous for, and then act all upset about it. It’s like ordering spaghetti at a restaurant and then acting outraged when the waiter brings you spaghetti.

  • Gary Middleton

    Through the first 3 days of the week, the average 10 pm lead in has been 1.8 for NBC, 1.8 for ABC, and 1.63 for CBS. Not often have we seen NBC that competitive during a sweeps period.

    Obviously NBC will get destroyed the rest of the week with Hannibal and Rock Center. Still, it’s quite a foothold and nice that Jay doesn’t have to get it done all by himself anymore.

  • GARebelman

    Despite the demo averages, most of the CBS and ABC (except Nashville) funnel in more actual viewers and they still don’t beat Jay overall the 56 metered markets are shown each day

  • jcfreder

    You’re right about the overall numbers, GAR. What we’ve seen over the recent past is that the “new guard” hosts have huge, huge problems bringing in older viewers. Jay, and to a lesser extent, Dave destroy Conan’s and now Jimmy’s total viewer number. Even though the public is a little more savvy about demos now, the title “king of late night” (assuming it even means anything anymore or has not been handed to Adult Swim) is not about how much ad revenue you bring in. Total viewers matter in the court of public opinion. I am much more skeptical than Gary of Fallon’s ability to retain Jay’s older viewers. No matter what happens with the CBS demo numbers, Dave should still have a big advantage in the older viewer leadins. And I still think there is a chance JKL and Fallon split the “new guard” audience. I hear what Gary says about the irony/earnestness divide, but these late night shows are so much like comfort food, I think Jay and Dave overlap more than people think given that they are the long-term veterans.

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