Late Night TV Ratings For May 6-10, 2013

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May 16th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON CONTINUE LATE-NIGHT RATINGS DOMINANCE IN WEEK OF MAY 6-10 AGAINST ABC, CBS TIME-PERIOD COMPETITION

Leno Outperforms Letterman, Kimmel in 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 Demos as Well as Total Viewers While Fallon Defeats Ferguson, ‘Nightline’ in Same Categories

Leno and Fallon Generate Gains vs. the Same Week Last Year and for the Second Quarter to Date

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – May 16, 2013 – Both “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” delivered bigger audiences than their respective ABC and CBS time-period competition in every key ratings category for the week of May 6-10.

Leno delivered his biggest 18-49 audience (1.104 million) since the week of Dec. 17-21, while it was Fallon’s largest audience in the demo (679,000) in four weeks and biggest overall audience (1.768 million) in five weeks.

Leno has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show with David Letterman” for the last 25 weeks in a row and topped “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for 16 of their 18 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 29 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 18 of 18 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” for 30 of the last 31 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 27 of the last 29 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 18 weeks in a row in viewers 18-49 and 13 of the last 15 weeks in total viewers.

Versus the same week a year ago, Leno was up 7 percent in viewers 18-49, 27 percent in viewers 18-34 and 3 percent in total viewers, while Fallon was up 9 percent in viewers 18-49, 14 percent in viewers 18-34 and 11 percent in total viewers.

Both Leno and Fallon are posting strong numbers six weeks into the second quarter of 2013, with Jay up versus one year ago by 4 percent in viewers 18-49 and up 5 percent in viewers 18-34, while Jimmy is up for the second quarter by 6 percent in viewers 18-49, 18 percent in viewers 18-34 and 7 percent 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,” 0.9 rating, 4 share

CBS “Late Show,” 0.6/2

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.7/3*

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

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,” 2.7 million viewers

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.6 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,” 1.8 million viewers

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.3 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,” 3.0 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,” 1.5 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, 1.8 million

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

 

 

 
  • Brad

    “Jay’s contract expires in September of next year, are they going to sever it right at February and pay him out?”

    My bet is the will pay Leno through the contract plus a bonus for early departure, then they will tell him that he cannot be on television until the end of his initial contract being the month of September. (I believe the first half is already true)

  • Brad

    15 Celebrities Whose Politics Have Made Them Unpopular (Dennis Miller makes it in at #15)

    styleblazer dot com/135103/15-celebrities-whose-politics-have-made-them-unpopular/

  • anonymous

    “NBC will cough up about $15 million for Jay Leno as a sweetener to step down from “The Tonight Show” months before his contract with the network expires, industry sources say.”

  • Gary Middleton

    “If Fox wanted to they could’ve given Dennis Miller a talk show on their network. Maybe a weekly gig, maybe a nightly one, whatever on FNC (more realistic possibility). The point is Dennis Miller could’ve countered Bill Maher on HBO but FOX has never done such a thing. If they haven’t done it with Miller, a Conservative Comedian who is frequently on the Fox Network and had nearly 10 years of success with Dennis Miller Live on HBO, then it isn’t going to happen.”

    Brad, the #1 requirement for one of these shows: the host has to be a potential ratings draw. Dennis Miller struck out in syndication and later on CNBC. HBO is not ratings-driven.

    You can’t get a network of Fox stations to dump its various late night options, in some places quite successful, for a guy who is not a candidate to deliver big numbers.

  • Gary Middleton

    If one wanted to make the case Leno is trying to win over Fox with a political bent, last night was plenty of ammo. Leno gleefully hammered Obama for the first 5 or 10 jokes right out of the gate.

    But the volume of Obama jokes last night was quite necessary for Leno. Most of the news is about a deadly tornado, so a guy who does 30 jokes a night has to totally mine whatever else is out there. Right now it’s a trio of Obama scandals.

  • Ann

    I agree, Gary. Jay’s monologues are news driven, so with Obama in hot water right now, that’s where the jokes are. I don’t think there’s any agenda behind it.

  • GARebelman

    While Jay was hammering Obama since he is in the news. Fallon thought it was necessary to hammer Joe Biden because he is . . not . . . in the news.

  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, Fallon did do at least one joke about the IRS scandal last night. But I’ll say this one thing in Fallon’s defense. It’s a less political and more youth driven show than Leno, and as such it’s a lot tougher to do jokes about these particular scandals than if Obama had sex with an intern or had awkward press conference gaffes. Benghazi is a much tougher joke set up. I would imagine Fallon did do a lot of material about Anthony Weiner (D).

    Lewinsky didn’t get more jokes than Iran-Contra because it was more important, it got more jokes because it was easier.

  • Diana Santiago

    Nominations for the Critics’ Choice Awards:

    BEST TALK SHOW
    • Conan – TBS
    • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Comedy Central
    • The Ellen DeGeneres Show – Warner Brothers Television Distribution
    • Jimmy Kimmel Live! – ABC
    • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC
    • Marie – Hallmark Channel

  • Douglas in TN

    Who needs an excuse to poke at Joe Biden? He’s a great gift to comedy…almost every day he destroys the language more than George W. Bush.

    Heck, I think it was yesterday he said that Obama was learning to “speak without a teleprompter.”

  • Badlands

    Douglas said:
    “Heck, I think it was yesterday he said that Obama was learning to “speak without a teleprompter.””

    Actually, what he said was that was the standing joke. Of course, the irony is that the reason that Obama and EVERY recent president has relied on the teleprompter so much is so they don’t make the type of gaffes Joe does so often.

  • Badlands

    Marie Osmond has a talk show?? Of those nominees, I’d give the nod to Ellen DeGeneres, with Jon Stewart the only one in serious contention.

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