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

 

 

 
  • Gary Middleton

    Come to think of it, maybe sweeps don’t matter to a show that’s ending and a time period that will annihilate sweeps regardless due to the Olympics.

  • Hector

    I think I remember that. Any idea on when or if he did that for multiple Olympics?

  • Hector

    That question was about Leno doing monologues during the Olympics.

  • Gary Middleton

    Can’t recall for sure, Hector.

  • Monikka

    Where’s Alanis Morissette when you need her?

    There’s an Emmy campaign for Leno now on Deadline Hollywood Daily. NOW? Isn’t it ironic?

    Brad,

    One thing you neglected to mention in your analysis of Kimmel’s mediocrit rise is that women find him repulsive.

  • jcfreder

    PROJECTIONS WEEK OF 5/13/2013

    TOTAL VIEWERS
    Jay 3.53M
    Dave 2.70
    JKL 2.41

    18-49 RATING
    Jay .91
    JKL .65
    Dave .54

  • Brad

    “One thing you neglected to mention in your analysis of Kimmel’s mediocrit rise is that women find him repulsive.”

    Is that true? Last I heard was that Kimmel had a greater percentage of his viewers being females when compared to Leno and Letterman.

  • Gary Middleton

    JC, a weekly 0.5 for Dave in the heart of sweeps would be an incredible story. But makes sense. 42 year old pitcher.

  • Nick

    That Alanis Morissette joke has been beaten to death. Seriously.

  • Monikka

    I use the same writers as Letterman.

  • Ann

    “Come to think of it, maybe sweeps don’t matter to a show that’s ending and a time period that will annihilate sweeps regardless due to the Olympics.”

    Leave it to Gary to put a palling on anything positive about Jay. Sheeesh.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Leave it to Gary to put a palling on anything positive about Jay. Sheeesh.”

    I wasn’t talking about Jay, I was talking about Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Follow the thread, we were discussing when Fallon would stop doing Late Night.

  • Ann

    Sorry, Gary, I only read the current page.

  • Ann

    Is the backlash beginning?

    www dot nypost dot com/p/news/local/axing_jay_liberal_nbc_laugh_gaffe_YWJ7VKHrUpefO3jLs2lc1N

    I don’t know if I buy Jay’s Obama jokes caused his ouster. I think he’s pretty even handed sticking it to both Republicans and Democrats. But if the NBC honchos have zero tolerance for it, maybe it did contribute to it.

    Jay has always said that people never knew how Johnny Carson voted.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Jay has always said that people never knew how Johnny Carson voted.”

    And they don’t know how Leno voted, regardless of what that vile Rupert Murdoch employee spewed in the Post. I strongly suspect Leno would rather not have allies like that. This sequence is especially ridiculous:

    “Leno harbors a filthy, little secret. He’s the lone conservative to swim in the shark tank of Republican-bashing, President Obama-worshiping TV hosts.”

    Seriously doubt she knows more about Leno’s politics than anybody else.

  • anonymous

    According to the Carter book, Rupert Murdoch was the biggest obstacle to Conan ending up at FOX as the FOX network executives were very eager to have Conan but were afraid to go against Murdoch.

    Murdoch just might be political enough to bring Leno to FOX if he sees the late night landscape as another battlefield in the culture wars. You have Stewart/Colbert (everybody knows where they stand), Fallon dancing with Michelle Obama, Letterman as another mouthpiece for the Democrats with Stooge of the Night and his other blatant Republican bashing bits.

    Murdoch just might be tempted to bring Leno to FOX to poke fun at Obama if he feels the late night environment has become dominated by the “lame-stream liberal media.”

  • GARebelman

    I guess it will be safe to say Fallon or Myers won’t say anything remotely negative against the Obama administration. Fallon doesn’t do it now. If they start doing that, they will have the Letterman factor. Jay has done a perfect balance.

  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, they will all say negative things about the Obama administration. That Post columnist is spreading nonsense, and recklessly tarnishing Leno with both her endorsement and misinformation.

    Was pretty clear in the Carter book, to me, that Conan could not go to Fox because key affiliates had already committed enormous capital to other programming.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Murdoch just might be political enough to bring Leno to FOX if he sees the late night landscape as another battlefield in the culture wars.”

    Leno will never become the televised shill for any political party, imo. I don’t believe it’s what he wants to be, and he knows that once you’ve gone there, there’s no coming back.

    Obama has been on the Tonight Show five times, three as President. I presume that’s the most of any non-news program.

  • Ann

    I think Jay describes himself as a fiscal conservative and a social liberal. His wife is very active in supporting feminist issues and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize one year for her work with Afghan women’s rights.

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