Late Night TV Ratings For April 29-May 3, 2013

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May 9th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

JAY LENO DELIVERS DOMINANT WINS OVER ‘Late Show’ AND ‘KIMMEL’ FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 29-MAY 3

‘Tonight’ Generates Bigger Audiences Than ‘Late Show’ and ‘Kimmel’ in Every Key Ratings Measure, With Jay’s Second-Biggest 18-49 Audience in Three Months

Jimmy Fallon Out-Delivers ‘Late Late Show’ in Every Key Category – Adults, Men and Women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, Plus Total Viewers

‘Tonight’ Has Topped ‘Late Show’ for 24 Weeks in a Row in 18-49 Viewers and Beaten ‘Kimmel’ for 15 of 17 Weeks

‘Late Night’ Has Out-Delivered ‘Late Late Show’ in 18-49 Viewers for 26 of 28 Weeks and ‘Nightline’ Head to Head for 17 of 17 Weeks

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – May 9, 2013 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has delivered dominant victories versus CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for the week of April 29-May 3, generating bigger audiences than both rival shows in all key ratings categories -- adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

Jay generated his second-biggest weeklong 18-49 audience in three months (1.039 million adults 18-49, biggest since April 8-12 and second-biggest since January 28-February 1). Note that "Kimmel" was an encore or Friday.

The "Tonight" margin of victory over "Late Show" is 36 percent in 18-49 viewers (1.039 million vs. 766,000), Jay's biggest advantage in the 19 weeks since December 17-21, the week of the "Voice" finale. Versus "Kimmel," "Tonight" prevailed by 27 percent in viewers 18-49 (1.039 million vs. 820,000), Jay's biggest margin in three weeks.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" attracted bigger audiences than CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and ABC's "Nightline" in 18-49 and total viewers, while beating "Late Late Show" in all key categories. "Late Night" topped "Late Late Show" in viewers 18-49 by a 22 percent margin (596,000 vs. 488,000) and head-to-head versus "Nightline" from 12:30-1 a.m. ET, Jimmy generated a 26 percent advantage (645,000 vs. 512,000).

Jay has now accumulated bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Show" for the last 24 weeks in a row and topped "Kimmel" for 15 of their 17 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Jay has out-delivered "Late Show" for 28 weeks in a row and "Kimmel" for 17 of 17 weeks.

Jimmy Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Late Show" for 29 of the last 30 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 26 of the last 28 weeks. Versus "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour, Jimmy has out-delivered the ABC series for 17 weeks in a row in viewers 18-49 and 12 of the last 14 weeks in total viewers.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of April 29-May 3.  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

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,” 0.4/2

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,” 3.4 million viewers

CBS “Late Show,” 2.8 million viewers

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.5 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,” 1.6 million viewers

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.4 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET

NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers*

* Friday's "Last Call" and “Kimmel” 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 29-MAY 3

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

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.9

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,” 0.8 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.9 million

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.3 million

 

 
  • Brad

    I’ll have to watch those episodes Hector and Diana.

  • Ann

    Oh, come on, Diana. The Pump Cast thing was funny. It’s sad that you can’t concede anything.

  • Hector

    Late Night with Seth Meyers is official.

  • Gary Middleton

    And now SNL has to find a new Update anchor as the musical chairs game continues.

  • GARebelman

    I love how Diana only comes here to mock and bash everything just for the sake of doing it now :)

  • Diana Santiago

    Hey guys, it’s not my opinion. I don’t watch Leno. I just quoted an article.

  • Ann

    BS on Diana. Most of the articles about it are positive. You had to hunt for that one.

    Would you rather we talk about Conan getting a 0.4…again? LOL

  • Gary Middleton

    The Gawker article is strikingly childish. Something about that low-caliber sniping from critics and bloggers has always served Jay pretty well. It’s like a fuel source.

    Having said that, I think ‘going viral’ is extremely unimportant. Anyone who falls off a stripper pole can go viral.

  • Ann

    It’s a funny, enjoyable video that’s gotten nearly 5 million views already.

    I’m suspicious of people who haven’t seen it judging it. I don’t think it’s in the “stripper falling off a stripper pole” category–that would be the Conan/Handler naked video. The one is genuinely entertaining.

  • Gary Middleton

    Ann, my point wasn’t that this was like a stripper falling off a pole. My point was that going viral is unimportant.

    Getting people to consistently watch your TV show is important.

  • Ann

    “I think ‘going viral’ is extremely unimportant.”

    LOL Tell that to the owners of Grumpy Cat. They’re now making a mint off their kitty.

    :)

  • Ann

    Gary, no one said anything about whether it will get people to watch. Then again it might get some people to. Who knows? I don’t think soothsayers know.

  • Ann

    I will agree that the Conan/Handler naked video didn’t get people to watch his show judging by the numbers. Neither did the Correspondent’s Dinner appearance nor did the Atlanta road trip.

    Conan seems to be running out of rabbits to pull out of his hat.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Gary, no one said anything about whether it will get people to watch.”

    Including me.

    I’m saying that viral videos are not important.

  • Diana Santiago

    “BS on Diana. Most of the articles about it are positive. You had to hunt for that one.

    Would you rather we talk about Conan getting a 0.4…again? LOL”

    Yes, Ann, I spend my days googling crap about Jay Leno, LOL.

    And, yes, let’s talk about Conan… having his contract extended until 2015; about Conaco producing five shows on Fall on three different networks, about the support TBS is giving Conan to take his show on the road three times in three years.

    You can make fun of Conan’s ratings all you want; that doesn’t change the fact that Conan will still have a show after Jay is gone. On the 21st century, monarchies are obsolete; being “a king” is worth nada.

    Keep weeping.

  • jcfreder

    JKL and Craig have to be extremely excited about NBC abandoning LA.

  • kscottk11

    Both the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Myers from New York City, that’s a lot of NBC Late Night television anchored in New York. And throw in Saturday Night Live.

    That could become a real gamble because NBC could lose a big share of the West Coast audience by moving the Tonight Show East to New York after all those years stationed in Burbank, California.

    There are so many more questions about how well Fallon is going to work at the 11:30 Tonight Show hour.

  • Gary Middleton

    “about Conaco producing five shows on Fall on three different networks”

    Fill me in, Diana. What’s Conaco up to this Fall?

  • Gary Middleton

    “That could become a real gamble because NBC could lose a big share of the West Coast audience by moving the Tonight Show East to New York after all those years stationed in Burbank, California.”

    Does it work that way? Does Jersey Shore do better in Jersey, and did CSI: Miami do better in Miami? Just curious.

    ks, I do wonder if a certain sameness will be a problem. Ex-SNLers from 30 Rock for 2 hours a night. The best late night batteries of all time were Johnny/Dave and Jay/Conan, which had very different locales and tones.

    There was a time when NBC Thursdays seemed like wall-to-wall comedies set in NYC: Seinfeld, Friends, Single Guy, Caroline in the City. It was kind of ridiculous, but they sort of got away with it.

  • GARebelman

    I wonder if there will be a booking war in NYC with two NBC franchises in the same town.

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