Late Night TV Ratings For June 3-7, 2013

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June 13th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release


Leno, Fallon Best Letterman, Kimmel, Ferguson and ‘Nightline’ in Key Demos and Total Viewers; Leno Hits 2013 Ratings High in 18-49 With June 4 Telecast

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — June 13, 2013 — “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” both scored impressive wins in total viewers and key demos over their timeslot competition for the week of June 3-7.

From 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m., “The Tonight Show” outperformed both “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in the 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 demos, as well as total viewers.

In week-to-week “Tonight Show” comparisons from a year ago, the current week is up 21% in the 18-49 demo and up 5% in total viewers (3.585 million vs. 3.434 million).

The June 4 telecast of “The Tonight Show” earned the show’s best 18-49 demo in 2013.

Kimmel, which received the benefit of the NBA Finals lead-in on Tuesday and Thursday, had encore telecasts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Letterman offered original programs during the week, except for Friday.

Fallon bested “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in the 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 demos, as well as total viewers.

In week-to-week “Late Night” comparisons from a year ago, the current week was up 17% in the 18-49 demo and up 11% in total viewers (1.813 million vs. 1.624 million).

The June 4 “Late Night” telecast was the show’s best in the 18-49 demo since March 15, 2013, the final night of Justin Timberlake week.

Leno has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 29 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 20 of their 22 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 33 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 22 of 22 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 34 of the last 35 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 31 of the last 33 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 22 weeks in a row in viewers 18-49 and 17 of the last 19 weeks in total viewers.


(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of June 3-7.  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,” 0.6/3 with Friday encore telecast

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.7/3 with encore telecasts on Mon., Wed., Fri.

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET

ABC “Nightline,” 0.4/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET

NBC “Late Night,” 0.6/3

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.4/2

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.3/2 with Friday encore telecast


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

NBC “Tonight,” 3.6 million

CBS “Late Show,” 2.6 million viewers with Friday encore telecast

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.3 million viewers with encore telecasts on Mon., Wed., Fri.

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET

ABC “Nightline,” 1.5 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,” 1 million viewers with Friday encore telecast


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,” 0.6/3

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.4/2

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.3/2


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.



Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.6

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.5

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.4

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.0

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.7

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers


Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m.  “The Daily Show,” 1.4 million

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.1 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.8 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.1 million

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.7 million

Stuart Levine


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  • Brad

    Kimmel did well with the three encores he had, but wow is Leno on FIRE! Completely crushing the competition.

  • Gary Middleton

    Lead-ins a big factor. Kimmel’s Thursday demo rating was his biggest since moving to 11:30, as the NBA probably did well over a 6.0 into the final buzzer.

    Leno’s Monday rating was his biggest of the year with what I think was The Voice going right to 11.

    This week is a crapshoot with all kinds of sports lead-ins and delays. Funny that Fallon talked up the Chris Christie visit for weeks and when it finally happened, Christie went on at 3:15 a.m. in the east.

  • Nick

    Tuesday was actually Leno’s biggest demo lead-in, with the America’s Got Talent premiere running to 11. This week AGT also ran until 11 and was only down 0.1 from the premiere. Next week sees The Voice finale running until 11, which will easily be another season high in the slot.

    Too bad we haven’t seen overnights lately, but it’s fair to say Leno has definitely been on fire lately.

  • MichaelChickless

    Oh yeah, definitely time to dump Leno.

  • Gary Middleton

    Thanks, Nick.

    Some extra data via ABC. For the week, Kimmel did 0.66. When you consider Thursday rounded to 1.1, I believe that means the rest of his mostly-rerun week was around .56.

    Dave was exactly .60. Not great, but surely a little disappointing to those expecting .4s in the CBS summer doldrums. 0.38 for Ferguson.

  • Brad

    I’ve been watching Letterman and I’ve really enjoyed him, but I don’t know what the summer will bring to CBS. I wouldn’t count him out for going any lower. He should at least get a 0.5 one of these weeks.

  • Gary Middleton

    There were a lot of doomsday scenarios here about what would happen when Dave- who was doing as shockingly low as .58 during sweeps- would see his lead-ins collapse in rerun season.

    That lead-in collapse has occurred, down about 40% from around 1.6 to .94. Dave has not gone lower.

    Plausible that Dave has a hardcore base that shows up no matter what, and we’re now finding out roughly what that is. Even if Dave has a dip to the mid-0.5s at some point that rounds down, it wouldn’t be more than a stone’s throw from his sweeps low.

    And holidays, golf, tennis and rerun weeks will all mess with summer numbers.

  • Sicilian Papa

    Letterman was never as good a comic as Leno. Also Letterman hates conservatives. I wouldn’t watch him if my mother was on his show.

  • RhinoHunter

    Great to see Leno going out on top…

    Although I will miss Leno, I think Fallon can fill his shoes…

    Maybe Ferguson will do better when he doesn’t have to compete against Fallon. Ferguson is underrated in my opinion…

    Letterman blows.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @RhinoHunter: I’m hoping that Ferguson will replace Letterman yesterday.

    It was Dave’s own fault. Before becoming a spokesman for the Democrat Party, Dave was still funnier than Leno, but that all changed. Dave is still doing Bush, Cheney and Palin jokes. But has concentrated on Chris Shristie fat jokes.

    Now that he’s broken Johnny’s record for hosting a late night show, he ought to step aside. Leno is an equal opportunity offender but has sort of balanced Letterman’s jokes on Republicans, like the very successful-Fox News to make up for all the liberal garbage on the other nets.

  • GARebelman

    Fallon isn’t that much of an equal opportunity offender either. I don’t know if it is the NY scene or what but the people on the West Coast tend to not care who they offend on the political side. NY East coast guys that is an entirely different story. NBC better hope that resonates with the whole country or they will be up the creek.

  • jimbo

    Wonder what NBC is going to do when fallon tanks? Have tried to watch a few shows and switched after 5 mins. Dumb, Dumb move…

  • anonymous

    Carson was said to be able to make or break a politician on his show. Letterman can destroy political figures with his wit. Despite all the bad talk about Leno, he does have the stature to go toe to toe with Presidents and presidential candidates on his show.

    Fallon — all he’s shown is to have the personality of a giggling teenage girl with his interview style, no serious stature whatsoever. Fallon openly campaigned for the DNC at their convention and looks like he will be another ass-kisser for the Democrats.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Carson was said to be able to make or break a politician on his show.”

    Eventually. But when he started, he faced very similar ‘lightweight’ allegations to those you level at Fallon.

    I mean, can you imagine the fiery Jack Paar replaced by a twitching, winking, stammering game show host?

  • Gary Middleton

    So, Leno will even make Betty White go 2nd behind Carson Daly to preserve his booking policy.

    It happened to work great. Carson Daly was a surprisingly terrific guest. Had no idea that was possible.

  • Gary Middleton

    Opening night aside, John Oliver’s Daily Show numbers seem materially lower than Jon Stewart’s. Perhaps the NBA finals aren’t helping.

  • Gary Middleton

    And a very rare case last night of Chelsea Lately, led by Ross Matthews, edging out Conan.

  • Brad

    You know Carson Daly was groomed a bit before going out there. They covered a lot of ground in his interview with Leno. Very much enjoyed it. Carson Daly is underrated in my opinion.

  • GARebelman

    I was expected to be put to sleep as Carson Daly has a tendency to bore me to death literally but pleasantly surprised. Would love to know what the overnights were this whole week but I Guess the NBC people are on vacation.

  • Brad

    So many people hate or dispise Leno or simply don’t like going on his show: Jimmy Kimmel, Tom Hanks, Conan O’Brian, etc. However, I’m curious as to who hate or dispises Letterman and Kimmel. Obviously Romney doesn’t want to sit down and talk with Letterman again but who else? As for Kimmel I have no one.

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