Late Night TV Ratings For June 17-21, 2013

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June 27th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

 

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON JUMP 14% VS. THE SAME WEEK LAST YEAR IN VIEWERS 18-49 AND DELIVER SLOT WINS FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF JUNE 17-21

Jay Tops All Time-Period Competition in Total Viewers While Jimmy Delivers Bigger Audiences Than ‘Late Late Show’ and ‘Nightline’ Head to Head in Every Key Category

For the Second Quarter to Date, ‘Tonight’ is Up 7% in Viewers 18-49 vs. Last Year and ‘Late Night’ is Up 6%

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — June 27, 2013 — NBC’s late-night lineup has delivered hefty gains versus the same week last year, with “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" jumping by 14% each versus the year-ago week in viewers 18-49.

Tonight Show” scored a decisive win over all time-slot competition for the week of June 17-21 in total viewers in an atypical week in which Wednesday NBC telecasts were excluded due to an NHL overrun. ABC’s Tuesday and Thursday shows were delayed by high-rated NBA Finals coverage and the remainder of the week for “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was programmed with encores. Despite ABC’s significant NBA boost, “Tonight” tied “Kimmel” in 18-49 rating (0.9 each) and outscored “Kimmel” in adults 25-54 (1.2 vs. 1.0) and total viewers (3.7 million vs. 2.5 million). Jay also delivered bigger audiences than CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” in every key ratings category.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" delivered bigger audiences than CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," as well as ABC's "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour, in all key categories -- adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

Versus the same week last year, Jay was up 14% in viewers 18-49 (1.084 million vs. 954,000), up 25% in viewers 18-34 (315,000 vs. 253,000) and up 6% in total viewers (3.637 million vs. 3.443 million). Jimmy Fallon scored gains versus the same week last year of 14% in viewers 18-49 (658,000 vs. 578,000), 27% in viewers 25-54 (830,000 vs. 653,000) and 10% in total viewers (1.756 million vs. 1.594 million).

Both Jay and Jimmy are generating growth 12 weeks into the second quarter of 2013, with Jay up versus one year ago by 7% in viewers 18-49 (with 1.075 million vs. 1.001 million), up 10% in viewers 18-34 (344,000 vs. 313,000) and up 1% in total viewers (3.553 million vs. 3.507 million), while Jimmy is up for the second quarter by 6% in viewers 18-49 (702,000 vs. 662,000), 16% in viewers 18-34 (294,000 vs. 254,000) and 6% in total viewers (1.775 million vs. 1.676 million).

Jay has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Show" for the last 31 weeks in a row and topped "Kimmel" for 21 of their 24 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Jay has out-delivered "Late Show" for 35 weeks in a row and "Kimmel" for 24 of 24 weeks.

Jimmy Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Late Show" for 36 of the last 37 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 33 of the last 35 weeks. Versus "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour, Jimmy has out-delivered the ABC series for 24 weeks in a row in viewers 18-49 and 19 of the last 21 weeks in total viewers.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of June 17-21.  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, 3 share*

CBS “Late Show,” 0.5/2*

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.9/4*

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

ABC “Nightline,” 0.5/3*

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

NBC “Late Night,” 0.5/3*

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.3/2

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,” 3.6 million viewers*

CBS “Late Show,” 2.6 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,” 1.8 million viewers*

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.3 million viewers

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers*

* Wednesday NBC results are excluded due to a hockey overrun. Tuesday and Thursday ABC programs were delayed by basketball overruns and Monday, Wednesday and Friday “Kimmel” telecasts were encores. Friday’s “Late Show” was an encore.

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,” 3.6 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 17-21

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.5

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.3***

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.3 with encore telecasts

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

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.5

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m.  “The Daily Show,” 1.2 million

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.8 million***

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.6 million with encore telecasts

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.0 million

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

*** Monday and Tuesday telecasts of “The Colbert Report” were encores.

 
  • Gary Middleton

    “Gary, sorry to correct you but Stewart is set up in Iran”

    Correct me any time you like, Brad. But he’s in Egypt.

    Would be pretty hard to shoot that movie in Iran. Tough to direct while you’re being tortured in prison.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Gary, what was Howards response to Seinfeld’s comments about Jay?”

    Richard, Stern frequently drops his hostilities when he’s in interview mode, and that was the case here. Nothing but rapid fire questions.

    Stern also asked Seinfeld what Letterman was like as a stand up. Seinfeld said Dave “was what we called a ‘commenter'”. Meaning he would make a joke and then comment on the fact that he had made a joke. Not consistent with Jerry’s approach to the craft, but “I admired his intelligence and charisma”.

  • Diana Santiago

    I watched the first episode of Carson on TCM. Amazing interviews. I particularly loved the one to Drew Barrymore. Conan O’Brien is doing a good job providing the necessary background to appreciate the clips.

  • Brad

    Diana, is Conan being a good host for the type of show it is or is Conan just being Conan?

  • Diana Santiago

    Brad, Conan is doing an excellent job. He lets Carson shine, providing the perfect tone and introduction to each interview.

  • kscottk11

    Where does Conan O’Brien get mentioned in the same sentence as Johnny Carson?

  • Gary Middleton

    On a channel with a “T” in front of it.

  • Douglas in TN

    Agreed with Diana. Conan recognizes what he’s introducing and shows tremendous respect.

    This is going to be a nice series. The new Carson from the Vaults DVD series is fascinating…a terrific time capsule. It’s fun to watch, because you’ll never see the likes again.

  • Diana Santiago

    Where does Conan O’Brien get mentioned in the same sentence as Johnny Carson?

    In TV history.

  • kscottk11

    Where does Conan O’Brien get mentioned in the same sentence as Johnny Carson?

    Mistake on my part. I didn’t know Conan was hosting a Carson series on TCM.

    I thought it was about comparing Carson and Conan as Late Night hosts. That is a different narrative.

  • Brad

    I hear you kscott. It is okay. And I totally agree with you Diana. Conan will be in the history books for sure. Same can be said for Leno, Letterman, Stewart, and Colbert. Still unsure about Kimmel, Ferguson, and Fallon. Only time will tell.

  • Douglas in TN

    Conan may have one of the most unique stories, too…

    A comedy writer, with accolades for work on SNL and The Simpsons, picked out of relative obscurity to replace Letterman on Late Night. Lambasted by critics, praised early by Letterman, but survives for a while on 13 week renewals, some not given until the last possible moment.

    Hosted Late Night longer than Letterman. NBC makes unprecedented deal five years in advance for O’Brien to host Tonight Show. NBC bungles that incredibly. O’Brien goes into a wilderness for a few months, lands on cable, builds a successful franchise on TBS, albeit with smaller ratings.

    And, just for Neal’s reading pleasure, O’Brien will likely end up with more time as a permanent host of a late night show than Jay Leno.

  • Monte Cristo

    Where does Conan O’Brien get mentioned in the same sentence as Johnny Carson?

    In TV history.

    Yeah right, as the shortest lived tonight show host.

    If you are serious about your comment, and you douglas in TN, you have no right to laugh at NEal for being insane.

  • Douglas in TN

    So you agree that Neal is insane?

    Well, Conan will be on TV long after Leno is in retirement-land.

  • Monte Cristo

    so you agree you are on par with Neal?

    Wait until obrien hits 60 before you brag about longevity.

  • Monte Cristo

    @Douglas in TN,
    “Well, Conan will be on TV long after Leno is in retirement-land.”

    Seriously, is that all you got? Johnny carson is dead when leno is still on TV, what in the hell does that even matter?

    you just took leno bashing to a whole new level, but unfortunately just not on the intelligent side as sandiago would like to an obrien fan should demonstrate.

  • Brad

    If you are trying to say the Leno has better longevity because he will leave in his 60’s at the age of 63, he didn’t beat Johnny Carson who retired at age 66 or Letterman who will at least retire at the age of 67.

    How far Conan will go into his 50’s? Will he even make it to his 60’s? Who knows. But Conan did last as a late night talk show host for over 20 years now. He and Leno will be remembered because of their 20 years on television for sure. Which one had a bigger impact on television? I think most of us will go with Conan for that. People look up to Conan as a host.

  • Monte Cristo

    @brad, read carefully. it was DTN who tried to argue that somehow obrien is better than leno because obrien will be on the air next year when leno “retires”. i happen to think it was as stupid an argument as one can be. i am glad you feel the same way.

    and by the way, who are “WE” that will go with orien? you mean the 0.3 demo and about 700k daily viewers as opposed to 0.8 demo and over 3 million viewers who happen to think leno is better?

    “How far Conan will go into his 50?s? Will he even make it to his 60?s? Who knows”. once again i fully agree. let’s wait to see how long obrien can survive the late night battles before we throw him all the accolades.

  • Brad

    Conan O’Brien, much like Letterman and Carson, inspired a lot of comedians during his prime. I think of late night television hosts who had the most inspiration as this: Carson for the 70’s, Letterman for the 80’s, O’Brien for the 90’s, and Stewart for the 00’s. I know what you must be thinking, “where is Leno on this list?” Leno was definitely inspirational, but in the 80’s as a comedian.

    Btw, if I had to guess I would say Fallon for the 10’s. I know it is only 3-4 years in but the way he has worked with social media and his music comedy is really innovative and key to this decade of late night television.

  • Monte Cristo

    and by the way, this is a new twist to try to revive obrien’s late night credential. got to give credit to the folks who tried to bundle Tonight and late night together as if they are equal. among those 20 some years, obrien did 17 years in late night. it’s plausible that he lasted that long with decent ratings. yet just like many players have longevity in minor league or D-league, yet fail to even step on the floor or plate in major league or the nBA, it’s how you fare in the toughest competition that cement your legacy. and in that department, even you, @brad, admitted obrien failed when he went head to head with much more established franchises in letterman and nightline.

    @DTN: you want to compare leno and obrien in terms of longevity? i give you a figure: 21 years vs. 7 months. go figure.

    @brad, i guess a lot of people here feel that leno isn’t done on talk shows. so suppose he goes into his 70’s on another program, what would you say about his longevity and popularity? would you say he is better than carson and letterman?

    and once again that is not my argument, it is DTN’s, and i find it dumb to judge an entertainer by how long he is in the business, not how well he does in competition. for me it is leno’s tenure at the tonight show, the 2nd longest host and a constant winner of the overnight ratings, that matter.

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