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.

 
  • Douglas in TN

    Exactly right, Brad…many in the 1980s, indeed, and including myself, really looked up to Jay Leno as a masterful stand up comedian. Then he turned the funny off when the red light at NBC turned on.

    But you may be challenged to find somebody who looks up to him as host of Tonight Show.

    And enough of this crap of Leno “hating.” It’s weird to say the least that because somebody is critical that they “hate.” Complete abuse of the language.

    Neal, also known as Mario around here…always cried that Leno had tons of experience before taking over Tonight…when in fact O’Brien had more experience pre-Tonight than Leno ever did as a television personality.

    Millions of “Team Coco” fans rallied to him in 2010…not seeing any real sadness or “team Leno” trying to save Leno’s job. Seems as if nobody really cares.

    Maybe Monte should, along with Neal, stop the Conan “hate,” whatever that means.

  • Monte Cristo

    @brad,
    “Conan O’Brien, much like Letterman and Carson, inspired a lot of comedians during his prime. ”

    So here comes a new prop: the deciding factor in judging a late night guy’s success is how many comedians he has influenced.

    First of all, brad, you need to clarify are you referring to talk show host, or comedian? because i think most people here agree these are two different groups though there might be some overlap. as a leno fan i agree with his haters that his interview skills, one of the key ingredients of a talk show host, is mediocre. Yet in your statement you were mixing these two.

    second, suppose i agree with your assertion above that indeed one’s influence on his peers matters, just who are the comedians/hosts that were influenced by obrien?

    according to wikipedia, carson influenced letterman, leno, etc. Letterman influenced kimmel, obrien etc, and i know kimmel went on the record to confirm that. But there was nobody in wiki record who has claimed to be influenced by obrien. So if obrien’s been on the air for 20 some years, and nobody who worships him has risen to the top in these two professions, would you say his influence is positive?

  • Douglas in TN

    Man, this Monte Crisco is a real Conan O’Brien hater.

  • Monte Cristo

    @DTN, is that all you got? i was trying to join an educated conversation with substance. you are welcome to contribute if you dont reduce yourself to pale and meaningless labeling.

  • Diana Santiago

    I’ll give you something Monte Cristo: Jay Leno is the #1 backstabber in late night TV. No one can top that!

  • Diana Santiago

    In a serious note, I’ll compare two most memorable quotes on The Tonight Show tenure of the last two hosts:

    “Why did you do it?” – Jay Leno to Hugh Grant

    “If you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen” – Conan O’Brien to the audience.

  • Monte Cristo

    santiago, again is that all you got? the three obrien defenders here, in this one blog alone, jumping from one defense to another, can’t really bring up any encouraging news about the obrien show anymore, so choose to talk down leno, and yet refuse to admit they are leno haters.

    And this accusation is from someone who supports obrien wholeheartedly who, 1) in 2004 thought he was ready to move up the time slot and somehow worked out a deal to force leno out, and 2) forced lopez from his time while claimed he was the victim of the same act by leno. how hypocritical.

  • Richard

    “I’ll give you something Monte Cristo: Jay Leno is the #1 backstabber in late night TV.”

    Thats not very smart. It’s like me saying that Conan is the #1 cry baby in late night (which to a lot of people, he is).

  • Gary Middleton

    Holy cow, Stewart is working in Cairo during a military coup! Incredible.

  • Gary Middleton

    “It’s like me saying that Conan is the #1 cry baby in late night (which to a lot of people, he is).”

    Or saying he’s the #1 backstabber, if stealing the Tonight Show behind your back is the definition. That’s exactly what Conan did.

    btw, I have no problem with what Conan did. All the name calling since then is just noise that matters less and less to anybody, anywhere.

  • Diana Santiago

    Hypocritical is saying “Conan, it’s all yours. See you in five years, buddy!”, and then staying on the background waiting for a chance to pounce.

    And for your information, Lopez Tonight had serious production problems in season 1, and the rumor is that the show was going to be cancelled; Conan’s intervention gave Lopez a second season. George Lopez is doing great now.

    I can list numerous achievements of “CONAN”, including several Emmy nominations and awards; the strong social media platform and online presence; the three shows on the road in three years; the successful “Clueless Gamer” section, giving Conan O’Brien strong creed in the video game industry and fans; the acclaimed “Serious Jibber-Jabber” and many more, granting Conan O’Brien a contract extension until 2015. Mr. O’Brien has also other numerous merits and recognitions, like the honorary doctorate degree at Dartmouth and his commencement speech (which is considered one of the best commencement speeches on record); the establishment of the Conan O’Brien day at the the UCSD Sixth College; the recent hosting of the White House Correspondents Dinner; and being a speaker at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

    I can keep on and on, but my experience in this website is that fanbois cannot look further a chin.

  • Diana Santiago

    I love how people think Conan is a crybaby, while Leno ran to Oprah’s lap to whine that he got screwed.

  • Diana Santiago

    Gary, show me the closet where Conan hid to stole The Tonight Show.

  • Gary Middleton

    “while Leno ran to Oprah’s lap to whine that he got screwed.”

    He didn’t run to Oprah’s lap. He was a huge story and he owed one to Oprah. She no doubt begged for that interview. Jay did not particularly look like he wanted to be there.

    “Hypocritical is saying “Conan, it’s all yours. See you in five years, buddy!”, and then staying on the background waiting for a chance to pounce.”

    No more hypocritical than Conan reacting to the Jay Leno Show with “it’s always been an honor to follow Jay Leno and I’m lucky to do it again”. And then complaining about it later when it helped take his show down.

    In other words, it isn’t hypocritical at all when the statement is one that is compelled by your network. I mean, if people want to make the argument that Jay would have been giving Conan a better shot by announcing the truth- “the network has asked me to leave to make room for Conan and I wish it weren’t the case, but that’s showbiz”- I think they’re being silly.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Gary, show me the closet where Conan hid to stole The Tonight Show.”

    Why?

  • Richard

    “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.”

    Nothing against his show, but how can you say he is having a bigger impact on television when no one watches him?? Because of Youtube??

  • Gary Middleton

    Richard, I think it’s possible to have a bigger impact in the sense of influencing more people, particularly younger people. Putting a style of humor on TV that perhaps hadn’t been there before.

    Conan made a choice to be the guy who connects with hipsters, Jay made a choice to be the guy who connects with the biggest crowd. Conan’s prize is he gets to be honored and told he had impact. Jay’s is he got to host Tonight for a couple of decades. Everyone wins.

  • Diana Santiago

    Just go back to the comments on this thread and check who started the cynical comments.

    Jay Leno sure is an inspiration for the best.

    This is my last cynical comment. Continue your woes until February 2014.

  • Richard

    “Gary, show me the closet where Conan hid to stole The Tonight Show.”

    Show me the show that Jay helped cancel.

  • Douglas in TN

    Diana…what’s in February 2014?

    Oh, that’s right…The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

    Show me the show that Jay helped cancel.”

    The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.

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