Late Night TV Ratings For June 24-28, 2013

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July 5th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

 

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON RULE THE SECOND QUARTER VS. ABC AND CBS SLOT RIVALS, WINNING ALL KEY MEASURES AND STRETCHING THEIR LEADS VS. PRIOR QUARTERS

Jay and Jimmy Are Up Across the Board vs. the Year-Ago Quarter, Generating Their Biggest 18-49 Audiences in the Last Five Quarters

Jay and Jimmy Deliver Their Biggest Second-Quarter 18-49 Margins Over ‘Late Show’ and ‘Late Late Show’ in Four Years

‘Tonight’ and ‘Late Night’ Stretch Their Leads vs. ABC’s ‘Kimmel’ and ‘Nightline’ vs. First-Quarter Margins

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — July 5, 2013 — NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" have dominated the second quarter of 2013 over the ABC and CBS time-period competition, topping them in every key ratings category and with increased margins of victory versus the prior quarter and year-ago quarter in adults 18-49 and total viewers.

Jay and Jimmy are up across the board versus their results for the second quarter of 2012, delivering bigger audiences in every key measure – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

“Tonight” and “Late Night” generated their biggest 18-49 audiences (1.080 million for Jay, 701,000 for Jimmy) in five quarters, since the first quarter of 2012. In total viewers, it’s the biggest quarter for Jay (3.6 million) in five quarters and “Late Night’s” biggest (1.8 million) in six quarters, since the fourth quarter of 2011.

“Tonight” and “Late Night” earned their biggest second-quarter margins over CBS’s “Late Show” and “Late Late Show” respectively in four years, since 2009. Jay led “Late Show” by a 39% margin in 18-49 viewers (1.080 million vs. 777,000), up from 11% last year, and Jimmy topped “Late Late Show” by 43% (701,000 vs. 491,000), up from the year-ago 26%. In total viewers, it’s the biggest margin for “Tonight” over “Late Show” (+29%, 3.6 million vs. 2.8 million) in four years and the biggest second-quarter lead for Jimmy Fallon over “Late Late Show” (+28%, 1.8 million vs. 1.4 million) in the five years Jimmy has hosted “Late Night.”

“Tonight” also increased its margins over ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” versus their only prior quarter of head-to-head competition in the hour, the first quarter of 2013. For the second quarter, Jay outscored “Kimmel” by 22% in 18-49 viewers (1.080 million vs. 885,000), up from a 9% margin in the first quarter. In total viewers, “Tonight” increased its lead to 44% (3.6 million vs. 2.5 million), up from 34% in the first quarter.

Jimmy Fallon likewise pulled away from ABC’s “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour from 12:30-1 a.m. ET. In the second quarter, Jimmy prevailed over “Nightline” by 48% in viewers 18-49 (752,000 vs. 508,000), up from 30% in the first quarter, and in total viewers, the “Late Night” edge grew to 23% (1.9 million vs. 1.6 million from 12:30-1 a.m.), up from 15% in the first quarter.

Versus the second quarter of 2012, Jay is up 8% in 18-49 viewers (1.080 million vs. 999,000), up 12% in 18-34 viewers (346,000 vs. 308,000) and up 2% in total viewers (3.6 million vs. 3.5 million). Jimmy is up 6% in 18-49 viewers (701,000 vs. 660,000), up 16% in 18-34 viewers (295,000 vs. 255,000) and up 6% in total viewers (1.8 million vs. 1.7 million).

Jay has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Show" for the last 32 weeks in a row and topped "Kimmel" for 22 of their 25 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Jay has out-delivered "Late Show" for 36 weeks in a row and "Kimmel" for 25 of 25 weeks.

Jimmy Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Late Show" for 37 of the last 38 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 34 of the last 36 weeks. Versus "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour, Jimmy has out-delivered the ABC series for 25 weeks in a row in viewers 18-49 and 20 of the last 22 weeks in total viewers.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of June 24-28.  Ratings reflect “live plus same day” data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted.  Second-quarter and 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*

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.6/3*

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 with encore telecasts*

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.4/2

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.3/2 with encore telecasts *

TOTAL VIEWERS

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

NBC “Tonight,” 3.7 million viewers*

CBS “Late Show,” 2.8 million viewers*

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.3 million viewers*

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

ABC “Nightline,” 1.5 million viewers

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

NBC “Late Night,” 1.7 million viewers with encore telecasts *

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.3 million viewers

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers with encore telecasts *

* Monday NBC results are excluded due to a hockey overrun. Friday’s “Late Show” and “Kimmel” were encores.

SECOND QUARTER 2013

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

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,” 3.6 million viewers

CBS “Late Show,” 2.8 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,” 1.4 million viewers

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

NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers

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 24-28

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, 0.9

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.6

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,” 0.9 million

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

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million

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  • Dr. TV

    YAY for Kimmel.

  • Brad

    So did Kimmel beat Leno in the 18-34 ratings marginally this week? I’m assuming so if they aren’t talking about it. I am disappointed though. I thought Kimmel would’ve done better than a 0.6 after the 0.9 last week where he wound up beating Leno. Now I, I am starting to get concern about Kimmel’s move to 11:30 being the right move for ABC. It is all about revenue, not ratings, but the ratings aren’t suggesting the large revenue increases have been worth while for advertisers. It is still early, but the signs are starting to show how one can argue their Nightline/Kimmel swap isn’t panning out to what was expected.

  • janiecec

    How can NBC be so idiotic to remove Jay Leno? We watch him…Not Fallon who seems so immature..Fallon may be a great guy, but he will not appeal to the various age groups that Leno can and does…NBC brass may not like Jay Leno, but you sometimes decide on being a business person and what is best for your network…Wake up NBC.

  • Gary Middleton

    “I am disappointed though. I thought Kimmel would’ve done better than a 0.6 after the 0.9 last week where he wound up beating Leno.”

    The 0.9 was a function of the NBA finals, nothing else.

    What the Kimmel fans can be happy about is he is nearly doing the same rating with weak summer rerun lead-ins as he did with blistering hot sweeps lead-ins. There were dire predictions in these parts.

  • Gary Middleton

    0.9 for the *quarter* (barely) is a remarkable performance from the late night king. Dave’s 0.6 is equally remarkable. What a rout. 40% margin in the demo, holy cow.

    Pretty clear that Kimmel has affected Dave’s numbers.

  • MichaelChickless

    Yep, time to dump Leno out on his butt.

  • Brad

    I know about the NBA Finals for last week’s ratings, but I though he’d be able to at least carry some of the new viewers into next week. Obviously, that didn’t work out.

  • Gary Middleton

    “So did Kimmel beat Leno in the 18-34 ratings marginally this week? I’m assuming so if they aren’t talking about it.”

    Come on. This press release was almost exclusively about Q2. The 2 paragraphs at the end are boilerplate.

    For the week, Leno wiped the floor with everybody. I suggest there is no way Kimmel won 18-34. Apart from the obvious clue that Kimmel was mauled in 18-49 and total viewers, ABC’s release would have mentioned an 18-34 win for sure.

  • Brad

    I really want Dave gone. I’ve had it. I feel like someone else can be more enthusiastic about the job at hand. The worst is how every time I feel like checking up on him (yes, checking up on him like senior citizen – making sure he’s doing okay and what not) he’s never there. That frustrates me beyond belief. That alone should be an outcry within CBS. That the personnel for their daily 11:30 show don’t show up. Really said when the guy who follows that show produces five new shows nearly every week. It must be even more frustrating to know that the guys Letterman picks to do a follow up show are picked knowing they won’t be able to succeed Letterman at 11:30. First a person older than Dave, then a man with no personality, and last a man with a Scottish accent. All three were obviously meant to fill the 12:30 slot. Not to be groomed for 11:30 once Letterman enters his 60’s. Hopefully CBS starts to figure this out sooner than later.

  • Too Old to Count

    Oh Brad you can’t hate Dave– he hates himself enough already. I can’t watch Leno. What happened to him? He used to do some good observational humor and now it’s schtik. Letterman never had monologue as his forte. He had great bits– The Velcro Suit,The Stupid Pet, The Stupid Human, The Deli bits, The Spiderman at the Dunkin Donuts, and who can forget when he worked a drive through at a Burger King? He barely does any bits anymore. He should get back to that. Go find a lamp shade Dave. You are performing in the greatest city in the world– use it! Somebody go wake up Merrill Markoe and see if she has some ideas. Go do some old people bits. I know we don’t count as a demographic but there are a lot of us. If only we all didn’t fall asleep by eleven.

  • Gary Middleton

    I think Dave has been through all the Steve Allen footage there is. No more bits to be had.

    Doesn’t matter anyway, he’s a 45 year old pitcher. That’s the end of the line.

  • Gary Middleton

    John Oliver might be getting a little traction.

  • anonymous

    Need we be reminded again that “45 year old pitcher” Letterman is season-to-date tied with Kimmel and Stewart and “out pitching” Conan and Colbert?

    It is hypocritical for people here to be constantly calling for Letterman’s head on a platter while at the same time praising Kimmel and the rest. Age discrimination raising its ugly head again.

  • anonymous

    “For the second quarter, Jay outscored “Kimmel” by 22% in 18-49 viewers, up from a 9% margin in the first quarter.”

    What’s wrong with Kimmel? This is his opportunity to establish himself as the new “king of late-night” and he’s losing ground to a lame-duck Leno.

    Kimmel WILL fall to 0.5 this summer.

  • Brad

    The lame-duck has been the host of The Tonight Show for 20 years now. People believe this to truly be the end. I don’t think the audience is going to go anywhere. That they are going to hang in there for another few months, even though the guests won’t, to see their beloved host leave The Tonight Show for good. Real change will begin as soon as Fallon takes over in the spring of 2014. We’ll know after 6-12 months how things look for Kimmel, but honestly it takes a couple years after a big change, like the departure of a veteran host, to see how things will go.

  • Brad

    I hear you Too Old to Count. I miss them both when they were in their prime. At least Leno tries. He still does remotes and what not. Letterman doesn’t even step out of his theater anymore or so it seems. Last time I remember Letterman outside his theater was when he asked Paul Schaffer if they should still do the show even though they were in the midst of Hurricane Sandy.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Need we be reminded again that “45 year old pitcher” Letterman is season-to-date tied with Kimmel and Stewart and “out pitching” Conan and Colbert?”

    This isn’t true. Kimmel beat Dave in the demo by 7% in Q1 and 14% in Q2. That would make Dave 3rd place out of 3.

    I’m glad he’s ‘out pitching’ some guys on cable whose network averages about 0.3 in prime time, but I don’t think any other show on CBS would survive if its claim to fame was beating its Comedy Central competition. If his claim to fame is beating Conan’s TBS show, well, yikes.

  • Richard

    Speaking of Conan again, anyone know why TBS never mentions Conan in its press releases anymore?
    I thought they were proud of showing him off despite 0.3 ratings…

  • Brad

    To put it bluntly…

    CBS: 1st Place Prime Time. Last Place Late Night. – Conclusion: Letterman keeps his job.
    NBC: Last Place Prime Time. 1st Place Late Night. – Conclusion: Leno loses his job.

    Amazing how things work in show business.

  • Gary Middleton

    Brad, it’s funny to say out loud: “Last place network cancels first place show.”

    But we have seen this kind of thing before. As Seinfeld said recently in the Stern interview, his floundering sitcom stayed on the air in the first four seasons because the people who watched it were affluent. Conversely, many time slot winning shows were gassed during the “rural purge” of the early 70s, from Mayberry RFD to Hee Haw to Lawrence Welk, because their viewers weren’t worth as much to advertisers.

    Maybe there’s a lot more money to be made from a Fallon 0.7 than a Leno 0.85. Add in the fact that Leno will be a 39-year-old pitcher and it isn’t that tough of a call.

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