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

‘THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ CONTINUE TO TOP LATE-NIGHT TIMESLOT COMPETITION FOR WEEK OF JUNE 3-7

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.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(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

TOTAL VIEWERS

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

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,” 0.6/3

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 JUNE 3-7

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

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

TOTAL 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

818-777-9828

Stuart.Levine@nbcuni.com

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  • Nick

    Let’s not forget Howard Stern – the #1 hater of Leno.

    There are a lot of celebrities who still refuse to go on Leno’s show. Some have come around since the 2009 fiasco, but some still hold the grudge. It’s sad that big-name celebrities act that way.

  • Nick

    I personally hope Stern will come around and do Leno one last time before he leaves. The numbers could potentially be huge.

  • Richard

    “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.

    More people hate you when you are at the top. When you are irrelevant, no one cares.

  • Richard

    “Let’s not forget Howard Stern – the #1 hater of Leno.”

    Jay doesn’t need these people. He does quite well without them. Heck, he still wins even when Howard Stern is on Letterman’s show.

  • Richard

    “I personally hope Stern will come around and do Leno one last time before he leaves. The numbers could potentially be huge.”

    It would only because everyone knows how much Howard hates Jay.

    But Jay must be enjoying his late dominance now more than ever. Even if his ratings are not what they used to be, he is beating many more opponents than ever before. And all this while persevering through endless adversity (poor lead ins, guests that don’t like him, haters, etc).

    Not only are his ratings equal or higher than Conan and Dave’s combined, he also beats Howard Stern when he is interviewed.

    In fact:

    ‘Leno + average guest’ gets higher ratings overall than ‘Howard + Letterman’

  • Gary Middleton

    “More people hate you when you are at the top. When you are irrelevant, no one cares.”

    It’s a great point.

    “Heck, he still wins even when Howard Stern is on Letterman’s show.”

    In the years many of us have been watching overnights here, the ‘King of All Media” has delivered strikingly low numbers at just about any show he has guested on.

    Some of these guys who are exciting by radio standards have trouble holding our attention on TV.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Obviously Romney doesn’t want to sit down and talk with Letterman again but who else?”

    Brad, awhile back put a list together and I’ve already forgotten it. Anne Hathaway was a big one, but she has since reconciled with Dave.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger is an example of someone who has done the Leno show 25 times, while best as I can tell has never done Letterman’s CBS show. Pretty sure Wanda Sykes has been on Leno 39 times, Letterman zero. Larry the Cable Guy: Leno 20, Dave 0. Plausible that Dave never invited Larry.

    It wasn’t so much a list of people who ‘hate’ Dave as much as a list of people who do Leno’s show and not Letterman’s. Because a lot of the people who would skip Leno’s show like Jay, they just didn’t enjoy playing to his un-hip audience. Several of those, btw, have since returned to the Leno show.

  • GARebelman

    Howard Stern still thinks he is relevant in media. Despite the fact that he hasn’t been relevant since the 1990s. No ratings spikes for America’s Got Talent or any show he is the first guest on.

  • Neal

    Jimbo, hopefully Leno or NBC will pull a surprise and Leno stays or gets another show! He is da King! Da man!

  • Nifty

    Are people sure stars don’t go on TTS or TLS because of the host and not the fact that they’re 3,000 miles away from each other?

  • Douglas in TN

    Leno stays where? You actually think there’s a chance? Uh huh.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Are people sure stars don’t go on TTS or TLS because of the host and not the fact that they’re 3,000 miles away from each other?”

    I don’t see distance as an issue. Stars tend to hit both coasts when they have something to promote. And lesser lights will think nothing of hopping a plane to do an 11:30 talk show.

    Though, FWIW, there is an interview where Ferguson producer Peter Lassally claims a lot of celebrities only do New York. I find that pretty hard to believe, he might just be making excuses. But I guess with Letterman, Fallon, the network morning shows, and Kelly & Michael all in NYC, maybe it’s possible.

  • Neal

    Doug, of course NBC can change their mind. They’ve already done it before. All you guys know Fallon will be a disaster! He’s nowhere near as entertaining as Jay!

    Or Jay can get another show.

  • Douglas in TN

    So they (NBC) sign Fallon to a major contract promoting him to the Tonight Show (and although we don’t know, I think we can assume this time period is guaranteed plus a guaranteed time length), began building Fallon a new studio even before the news was formally announced, and hints of the upcoming promotional blitz and dropping out.

    And you seriously think that they’ll pull back and keep Leno? Because he occasionally hits a 0.9?

    And you can bet Fallon is better lawyered than Conan was…I’d bet the penalty is astronomical if NBC tried any of that crap.

    No, after the Olympics, the only time you’ll see Leno on NBC 11:30 is as a guest. Hopefully Fallon lets Meal or No Meal go into the dustbin of history.

  • Gary Middleton

    “I think we can assume this time period is guaranteed plus a guaranteed time length), began building Fallon a new studio even before the news was formally announced”

    Leno is done for sure, but my understanding is that new studio idea was abandoned.

  • Brad

    NBC will advertise the crap out of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon come February. This is the perfect time to make the switch with nearly the whole country watching NBC’s showing of the Olympics.

    As for people not liking Kimmel, I found one feud as of recent where Morrissey is likely to not come on JKL anytime soon.

    www dot salon dot com/2013/02/27/morrissey_bashes_jimmy_kimmel/

  • Brad

    I’m just saying that I highly doubt NBC will back out of this late night switch. They have the new host locked into Tonight, they found an excellent host for Late Night, have the perfect setup for it all in February, have Leno willing to partake in the move (unlike last time), and have major financial repercussions if they don’t go through with this. You can even include the miss out on tax breaks and tax incentives for not moving Tonight to New York. I think it is all set and done when you consider the property Leno is currently working on has already been sold out from under him and is now apart of a real estate company.

  • Gary Middleton

    “have Leno willing to partake in the move (unlike last time)”

    He was as willing last time as he is this time. Didn’t want to go then, doesn’t want to go now. But Leno’s will is irrelevant. When you’re fired, you’re fired.

    The main difference this time is he will be 64 instead of 59. That makes him a 39 year old pitcher. End of the line.

    ‘Leno will come back to replace Fallon’ is a punchline, not a serious idea needing refutation.

  • Brad

    I don’t know Gary. Doing bits with your fellow successor is a lot different than Leno’s one interview with Conan prior to Leno’s temporary departure. Leno and Conan did nearly nothing together. Is it a big point? No, but it certain help ease the transition.

  • Brad

    It just shows Leno and Fallon are willing to work together and I don’t think you can ask for much more than that when are taking over one’s show.

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