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

NBC Entertainment develops and schedules programming for the network’s primetime, late-night, and daytime schedules. NBC’s quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards, and ratings success. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history. NBC’s roster of popular scripted series includes the Emmy Award-winning comedies "The Office" and "30 Rock," as well as the critically acclaimed “Parks and Recreation” and “Community,” and new popular comedies "The New Normal," "Go On," "Animal Practice" and "Guys With Kids." NBC’s drama slate is highlighted by the buzz-worthy new series "Revolution" and "Chicago Fire," veteran award-winning shows “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Parenthood,” and the acclaimed recent additions “Smash” and “Grimm.” Unscripted series for NBC include the vocal competition hit “The Voice” as well as "The Biggest Loser," "The Celebrity Apprentice" and the perennial #1 most-watched summer series, "America's Got Talent."

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

    “So what’s the problem with Stewart/Colbert, Conan, Kimmel? Compare their numbers to Leno and Letterman. They’ve had the same ratings drop.”

    I don’t think that’s true about Stewart/Colbert.

    And Conan hasn’t really dropped. He switched networks and found he could not draw a crowd at the new place.

    I’ll leave the teachers discussion to the rest of you.

  • GARebelman

    Gary has already proven he believes anybody “old” doesn’t deserve to be on TV. Despite the fact that these “old people” do better and have a more reliable audience than the “younger guys”. Kimmel is suppose to be knocking people out of the ball park using this logic but despite the strength of shows like Scandal and Castle he isn’t beating jack squat.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Gary has already proven he believes anybody “old” doesn’t deserve to be on TV.”

    You’d think I’d be more qualified to say what I believe than you, but ok.

  • GARebelman

    You keep saying that old folks should not be on TV because they aren’t good long term. Yet Bob freaking Barker , who has to be fairly entertaining for an hour, stayed on well in to his 70s and left at his own accord. And the show stayed number 1 at that.

  • Gary Middleton

    “You keep saying that old folks should not be on TV because they aren’t good long term. Yet Bob freaking Barker , who has to be fairly entertaining for an hour, stayed on well in to his 70s and left at his own accord. And the show stayed number 1 at that.”

    You’ll notice I quote people’s comments when I reply to them. That way I am replying to what they said, and not what I wish they said.

  • rif

    Ok it’s starting to get to me. Gary’s points are being misunderstood, oversimplified, and strawmanned to oblivion and it’s brutal to watch (read).

    He isn’t talking about TV, just Late Night.

    He isn’t saying older is incapable, just less attractive long-term.

    He has repeated these distinctions time and time again.

    I apologize for my snippiness, but lets put this to rest.

    Gary, I know you can speak for yourself, but this was bothering ME, so I’m speaking for myself.

  • Gary Middleton

    Great to hear that you still visit, rif. I know what you mean, “that’s not what I said” conversations are probably the toughest slog in the message board realm. If people want to quote something I actually said- ideally in context- and rip it to shreds it would be totally fine. I’d be honored, really.

    Please note: if the Padres win streak continues, rif might be able to tolerate this stuff more.

  • rif

    Werd. Just for the record, I don’t even totally agree with your stance. haha.

    INTERESTING PSYCHOANALYSIS THERE…hmmmm… :P

  • GARebelman

    (had to do it this way because the whole URL thing

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    Interview with Jay about leaving again. He was also asked if he would go on Dave’s show and he said Yes.

  • Gary Middleton

    Great interview with Jay. I wonder what part(s) made the NBC publicist try to have it all stricken from the record.

    btw, his answer to the Dave question wasn’t yes, it was “that might happen”.

    Funny that Dave’s comments about Jay come in an Oprah interview, and Jay’s retort comes in a guide to Minneapolis nightlife.

  • Gary Middleton

    More evidence that the popularity of Alec Baldwin is constantly overestimated: the limited run of his Broadway play will end 5 weeks early.

  • Gary Middleton

    Sure seems like Jay’s comments in the interview shoot down the idea that he’s going to another network.

  • GARebelman

    You never know, feelings can change as fast as the breeze comes as the months come by. Still very early.

    Loving Ferguson with Jay. Always hilarious. Loving that in order to stay on late night TV, you can’t be number 1. You have to be somewhere in the middle and unheard of :)

  • Gary Middleton

    Terrific night in Burbank, California.

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