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.

 
  • Richard

    “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.”

    I always loved Jay and I think Jay has a wider impact on people than he gets credit for. Many of us watching him were college students in the 90s (I was) and it was always great to watch his laid-back show and watch him not take the world so seriously.

    Jay was the best at adding a funny spin to depressing news events, and the best at reminding us to see the humor in everything.

  • Richard

    “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. ”

    The Tonight Show has been on, uninterrupted, since 1953.

    Again, show me the show that Jay helped cancel.

  • Monte Cristo

    @santiago, if you are alluding to me for starting the cynical comment, i have to say it all goes back to you.

    I made my first comment a few months ago after seeing you post something like jay leno had to dumb down his show. As a leno watcher, i took it as an insult. you don’t know me, and i don’t know you. so no way you know whether i am dumb so can only enjoy the “dumb” version of a late night program. But you are entitled to your opinion, while i am entitled to taking jab at you in return.

    And please dont pretend you want to stay above the fray with that “my last cynical comment.” when eliz warren made that comment about keeping her clothes on to pay for her college, she opened the door for brown to fire back with “Thank God she didn’t”. When public figures make stupid remarks, when internet bloggers make silly comments, you put yourself to be ridiculed by others.

    when you said “obrien will be in TV history”, which in my view was a ridiculous statement, you open yourself for my critique

    when brad said obrien inspired a lot of comedians in the 90′s, but can’t seem to name any noteworthy alumni from obrien’s monstery, he opens himself for my questioning.

    when DTN implicated that obrien has longer longevity on late night, and thus better than leno because he will still be on the air when leno retires, he agains makes fool of himself and is prone to being cross-examined.

    just the way it is.

  • Gary Middleton

    “The Tonight Show has been on, uninterrupted, since 1953.”

    Richard, I say this not to be a stickler but purely for your amusement. The Tonight Show was sort of interrupted after Steve Allen left in 1957. The new show’s title was “Tonight! America After Dark” and the format was ‘news and features’ akin to the Today Show. It bombed for about 6 months, affiliates bailed, and then they switched back to the entertainment format.

  • Douglas in TN

    Boy, Monte Crisco just keeps on piling the Conan O’Brien hatred.

    What is it with Leno fans…nothing wrong with being a Leno fan…but so many of them do this “hating” thing against O’Brien?

    Between him and Neal….

    At least Monte doesn’t do the insane “he’s da king” crap.”

  • Monte Cristo

    @DTN,

    you just can’t stop making stuff up, can you?

    1. “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.”

    I think you are speaking nothing more than your own mental development. I think middelton has pointed out to you that leno’s viewership grew as time went on until the 09 late night shift. That’s not to say nobody who started as a leno follower never switched to watch letterman or other shows: letterman must have lost a lot of viewers since he swirls to the far left. But for leno, he gained more audience than he has lost. are you gonna continue to ignore that and hallucinate “millions” share the same feeling with you? do you have hard data to back you up?

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

    what challenge? the host of TNS is a just a job, you speak of it like how people viewed popes in the middle ages. I think you won’t find any challenge among those 3 milloon people who watch TNS regularly on whether leno is the host. ANd for the other late night viewers, they might not watch leno, but i doubt it would too much of a challenge for them to say the same.

    3. “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.”

    Being critical of his comedy skills is one thing, going on personal attack and calling leno a ball sucking corporate dog, and backstabber while keeping a blind eye on obrien who essentially did the same, is another thing. hating leno doesn’t make you evil, so what are you afraid of. Man up and admit it.

    4 “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.”

    let me offer you a different perspective. how about leno followers are more mature, rational, and composed. They chose to let actions speak for themselves, ie, sticking with him and keeping him ahead in the rating war? and may i ask how old are you? you really buy this Team Coco notion? where are those millions fans when his show is on? i forgot about your political inclination, but since you are from TN i assume you lean towards republican. So do you believe the frenzy in the 2008 presidential campaign is a true reflection on obama’s qualifications as a president?

    Fanfare is just that, most often lacks substance and endurance. i feel sorry for you if you fall for this, and have the dilution that this so-called online movement can carry obrien’s show.

    I was planning to say my feeling about obrien in another post if i have the time to write, but you brought it up here, let me put it this way:

    professionally i don’t like his style of comedy; personally i resent the way he blames others for his failure as the TNS host. if that’s your definition of hate, so be it, i admit it.

    actually i had no ill-feeling towards obrien before taking over TNS. i occasionally watched his late night, and watched his first TNS. I did find his monologue in the first TNS was much smoother and natural than his late night delivery. But thats just that. Since leno was still on, i didn’t care about obrien’s TNS, i just chose not to watch it. it was after the debacle and how he reacted, really annoyed me. i dont pretend to be DTN who always knows he represents “millions of people” or “many of us”. i just feel maybe, just maybe, his behavior alienates a lot of TNS viewers who might from time to time tune in to watch his show.

  • Monte Cristo

    @ DTN,

    “What is it with Leno fans…nothing wrong with being a Leno fan…but so many of them do this “hating” thing against O’Brien?”

    There are several Leno fans on this website, Ann, richard, nick, Neal, myself, maybe Gary, and GAR? so stop using the blank canvas, outside of Neal?mario, i would say everybody else has been rational and measured in their posts.
    what do you think it is with Leno fans?

    And apparently according to certain lady here, there is something wrong with being a leno fan because we are dumb. Thanks to the internet i don’t have to take that crap.

    some of my comments are targeted at obrien, but other “hatred” are towards his supporters who chose to insult others.

    “Between him and Neal….”
    finish your sentence. what do i have in common with Neal?

    “At least Monte doesn’t do the insane “he’s da king” crap.”

    because i choose not to lower myself by responding to every Neals “da king” rant with “the TNS with jimmy fallon starts on Feb. 2014″

  • Nick

    I applaud Monte Cristo for trying to have a real argument/discussion here, while Douglas and Diana do nothing but bash Leno and brush off any real type of discussion brought forward. Diana is really giving it to Leno good, yet you keep picking on Monte for being a “Conan hater.” Douglas, you’re doing the same thing. He’s making some really good points.

    And let’s just make one thing clear: Conan is the most immature host in latenight. Leno took back TTS from him, but Conan stole it from Leno in the first place. And when it happened, Conan really went out with a lot of dignity, didn’t he? With genuine, charismatic quotes like “You can do anything you want – unless Jay Leno wants to do it too” and the countless amount of times he “stuck it” to NBC and Leno in his last week on the show.

    It’s hard to make any kind of comment in these latenight threads when it’s filled with so much bias.

  • Brad

    Conan O’Brien influenced and spawn comedians like Robert Smigel, John Krasinski, Louis C.K., and others. Someone else knows the list better than I. The point though is that what Conan did on Late Night was influential to the comedy world. He deconstructed the formula of a late night show and brought out the humor in a being an average joe with a talk show. Doing things any typical guy would do with a talk show. He pushed boundaries much like Letterman in the 80′s.

    While Leno did a good job in replacing Carson, he did not push any boundaries. He simply did the job at hand and appealed to wide audience for not becoming niche like Letterman and Conan were. There is nothing wrong with what Leno did, but I’m just saying that the bits he did weren’t innovative. Everyone has done some sort of version of “Man on the Street” or “Small Town News” since the 50′s/60′s.

  • Brad

    What Conan did to Lopez still leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Some of you say that Lopez’s show was on the verge of cancelation anyways so Conan coming to TBS gave him a second chance assuming CONAN will be the proper lead-in for Lopez Tonight. Boy did that go over well. The problem I have with it all though is that if the reason Lopez was cancelled was because Conan couldn’t revive a talk show or the verge of cancelation from the previous season, THEN WHY DIDN’T ANYONE SIMPLY SAY THAT! How hard would it have been for someone at TBS to say “Lopez Tonight was given a second chance when we signed Conan O’Brien to do a show as its lead-in but it ended up not working out and so, due to its low ratings, we had to cancel Lopez Tonight.” Would that really have been that difficult?

    Neither hosts seem to have bad blood between each other. Conan made an appearance in Lopez’s recent HBO performance last year but I haven’t seen Lopez come onto Conan’s show after the whole debacle. Lopez does have a book to promote.

    Just wanted to say my two cents on the matter.

  • Richard

    “Neither hosts seem to have bad blood between each other. Conan made an appearance in Lopez’s recent HBO performance last year but I haven’t seen Lopez come onto Conan’s show after the whole debacle. Lopez does have a book to promote.

    In his last interview, Lopez called Conan a big “crybaby”, saying that he instead took it “like a man” when he was given the boot.

    He also made negative comments about Jay as well, probably to get some exposure.

  • Richard

    I don’t know about you guys, but over the years I’ve also become a David Letterman fan.

    I know this is wishful thinking on my part but….

    It would be great if, once Leno is booted from the Tonight Show, that he calls Dave and says “Let me help you with your show. We will kick everyone’s butts like in the old days”.

    I’d love to see Jay and Dave team up again, even if it means having Jay in his interviews.
    I’d also like to see Leno return to the style that made him so famous in the 80s.

  • Brad

    Lopez said that Conan was a crybaby prior to his signing on TBS. I never said they loved each other but I didn’t think they had blood with each other. Oh well.

    I do have admit Conan is a crybaby. However, 17 years of work at NBC with 5 years knowing that you’ll be taking over The Tonight Show and then not getting to keep after having it for less then a year is really tough to swallow. Two years of Lopez Tonight and then being cancelled is nothing compared to that though Lopez did take it like a man. No running to the press saying “I got Leno’d by Conan! Oh woe is me!”

    Lopez has some beef with Leno. Something about how Leno acts towards him or something like that. Maybe a respect factor? I don’t remember but it wasn’t very significant. Lopez is no Kimmel or Stern when it comes to Leno.

    In the defense of Conan being outsed to TBS with ratings at half of what he got at Late Might.

  • Brad

    Lopez said that Conan was a crybaby prior to his signing on TBS. I never said they loved each other but I didn’t think they had blood with each other. Oh well.

    I do have admit Conan is a crybaby. However, 17 years of work at NBC with 5 years knowing that you’ll be taking over The Tonight Show and then not getting to keep after having it for less then a year is really tough to swallow. Two years of Lopez Tonight and then being cancelled is nothing compared to that though Lopez did take it like a man. No running to the press saying “I got Leno’d by Conan! Oh woe is me!”

    Lopez has some beef with Leno. Something about how Leno acts towards him or something like that. Maybe a respect factor? I don’t remember but it wasn’t very significant. Lopez is no Kimmel or Stern when it comes to Leno.

    In the defense of Conan being outsed to TBS with ratings at half of what he got at Late Night.

  • Brad

    ^Sorry for the double post. Didn’t think the first one went through.

  • Richard

    “Lopez said that Conan was a crybaby prior to his signing on TBS.”

    Well he said it again earlier this year. He also made a remark that Conan left with $40 million and still was complaining, while he left with hardly nothing and he took it “like a man”. You can find the interview online. It’s called “George Lopez Disses Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien”.

    I don’t think there is bad blood coming from Conan, but I do think that Lopez does resent the fact that Conan’s show isn’t doing any better ratings wise than his show was, but Conan gets to stay and he gets the boot.

  • Richard

    “17 years of work at NBC with 5 years knowing that you’ll be taking over The Tonight Show and then not getting to keep after having it for less then a year is really tough to swallow. ”

    True. And working your butt off for 20 years and delivering the best ratings of all late night shows (beating Dave, Conan, Kimmel) even with poor lead-ins, and then you are asked to leave… that is tough to swallow too.

    It’s one thing your given the boot because your show is not delivering, and another when you are delivering the best ratings and you are still asked to go. In Jay’s mind he’s probably thinking “My show is still #1, what else do you want me to do?”

    But that’s showbusiness. Jay knows this and Conan should’ve known this before acting like a self-entitled prima donna.

  • Gary Middleton

    For the record, one article said that Stewart’s “Cairo-based” movie is currently shooting in Jordan.

  • Brad

    Still want to know where that $40 million went towards. Andy Ritcher said that they weren’t buying golden parachutes with the money, that it wasn’t used like what people were thinking it’d be spent towards, but what did it end up going to? Everybody gets their places remodeled?

    I believe Lopez got shafted. A smaller budget show with the same ratings as Conan with far less promotions and yet he gets the boot? That’s tough. That’s really though. But that is show business. There’s always more to it. Something lies beneath the surface. And that is exactly why Fallon is replacing Leno regardless of the 20 years of loyalty with the majority of they time being the #1 rated show.

  • Monte Cristo

    @brad,

    I respect your insight and posts. It’s impossible for a fan to be completely unbiased, but you write with reason, head and shoulder above the two nutcase obrient supporters her. I let my emotion run high yesterday because i had refrained myself from commenting sandiago and DTN for some time, and I apologize if i categorically put you in the same boat as them, and if you were offended by my tone or words.

    Back to your comments about obrien’s influence. and i mean absolutely no cynicism or sarcasm.

    1. “Conan O’Brien influenced and spawn comedians like Robert Smigel, John Krasinski, Louis C.K., and others. ”

    i didn’t know obrien crossed path with these people, and thanks for pointing them out. However i did google and find these are primarily obrien’s colleagues. i think it’s a bit of stretch to say obrien influenced them, if indeed there was inspiration i would venture to say it is more than likely mutual. it’s different from master-padavan type of generational influence that carson had on leno and letterman, or letterman on kimmel.

    2. “He deconstructed the formula of a late night show and brought out the humor in a being an average joe with a talk show. Doing things any typical guy would do with a talk show. ”

    “While Leno did a good job in replacing Carson, he did not push any boundaries. He simply did the job at hand and appealed to wide audience for not becoming niche like Letterman and Conan were. ”

    i see a little conflict here. i would assume an average joe with a talk show would appeal strongly to the wide audience. but that obviously, and i agree with middleton’s conclusion, is not the hipster type of comedy obrien has put on the tv, but more in line with leno’s forte. Between him and leno, i think a harvard graduate who succeeded as a white-collar writer for tv shows, is much more elite, or not so much “typical” than a guy who made his name as a stand-up.

    3. “There is nothing wrong with what Leno did, but I’m just saying that the bits he did weren’t innovative. Everyone has done some sort of version of “Man on the Street” or “Small Town News” since the 50?s/60?s.”

    the same Shakespear plays have been produced and reproduced hundreds if not thousands of times (just in the last two years two oscar winning actors starred in two broadway productions of merchant of venice: al pacino and murray abraham); the same Mozart masterpieces have been played by thousands of bands and orchestras for 250 years; that’s not including the franchises like superman, batman, lone ranger, night rider, bionic women, charlie’s angles etc that hollywood continues to reproduce.

    The point is, repeating something that has been done before is not as easy as you make it to be, and i would say it’s probably harder because you have to be “innovative”, whether it’s injecting new twists or better delivery, to top the predecessors and make cultural and societal relevance. if leno’s signature bits jay walking and pumpcast have been on the air for 20 some years and audience still likes them, that means he has made an old format of comedy to appeal to the contemporary viewers. in my opinion, that’s certainly a job not easier than reinventing the wheel.

    4. “I’m just saying that the bits he did weren’t innovative”

    Anything “innovative” is a tall order. However not everything new is innovative. “new” in my view, is just one of the three conditions: it has to be new; it has to have endurance; and it has to be emulated by his peers or others.

    So Brad, which bit you think obrien innovated?

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