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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  • anonymous

    Late Night Landscape Show Site Traffic
    Avg Monthly (Jan-Feb ’13)

    Unique Visitors(000s)

    “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” 1,539
    “The Colbert Report” 956
    “Conan” 661
    “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” 372
    “Jimmy Kimmel Live” 216
    “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” 206
    “The Late Show with David Letterman” 194

    ………………………………………….

    Total Visits (000s)

    “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” 5,707
    “The Colbert Report” 3,506
    “Conan” 1,304
    “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” 607
    “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” 341
    “The Late Show with David Letterman” 298
    “Jimmy Kimmel Live” 327

    source: comScore MediaMetrix, 1/1/13-2/28/13

    Info found at rbr(dot)com

    From the data, Stewart and Colbert dominate online viewing with Conan a respectable third and the rest left in the dust. Kimmel’s and Fallon’s youtube presence likely hurting their show site traffic.

  • anonymous

    For what it’s worth:

    FACEBOOK FANS

    “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” 3.7MM
    “The Colbert Report” 2.8MM
    “Conan” 2MM
    “Chelsea Lately” 1.6MM
    “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” 571,000
    “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” 544,000
    “Jimmy Kimmel Live” 427,000
    “The Late Show with David Letterman” 413,000
    “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” 267,000
    “Watch What Happens Live” 124,000
    “BrandX with Russell Brand” 28,000
    “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” 19,000

  • mike

    Iwish these guys had more confidence in themselves,
    and let others sub in .Rather than re-runs.Are they that insecure

  • Gary Middleton

    Good stuff, Anonymous. Would be interesting to see the web data from, say, one year earlier to see if this is truly the hyper-growth area they make it out to be.

    At this point, late night internet still strikes me as extremely immaterial, except for the Comedy Central shows. Which makes sense because Stewart, Colbert and Maher have the type of shows that people would conceivably watch in their entirety online. Hugely opinionated and topical, very fast paced, and most critically just 5 hours or so of content a month.

    Even for Conan, I’d say 1.3 million internet visits a month is like changing a .41 rating to a .43, charitably. Assuming every single visitor is 18-49.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Are they that insecure”

    Sure. And it’s a bad strategy anyway, for any host who wants to keep their gig. Why risk that someone blows your numbers away?

    If I’m CBS, I’m putting Bill Burr on Comedy Central for 6 months. Then if it that show looks decent, announcing Dave’s departure for 2015.

  • Brad

    “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” 5,707
    “The Colbert Report” 3,506

    Wonder why that is? Viacom/Comedy Central posts content from their shows only on their websites. The other shows use a combination of YouTube and their own website (mostly for the full-length episodes). This makes the survey of online traffic to their sites an inaccurate attempt to judge a late night show’s online success.

  • Gary Middleton

    “This makes the survey of online traffic to their sites an inaccurate attempt to judge a late night show’s online success.”

    Not if you own the ads on your own site and Youtube owns the ads on their site. Then it’s a very accurate judge.

  • Brad

    You do make money from YouTube. Just not all of it. My understanding is you can buy space on YouTube and have a little more dictation over the whole thing with ads, graphics, and what not. Think I read that about Kimmel’s YouTube channel.

  • Richard

    I’m just surprised about Jimmy …
    Him and Jay are getting close to the same amount of online-unique visitors.

    I thought Jimmy would have a larger online following.

  • Gary Middleton

    Brad, I just clicked on 5 different videos on the Kimmel youtube channel and none of them had ads.

    I genuinely believe, with the exception of Stewart/Colbert, that the whole online issue is irrelevant to late night.

  • Gary Middleton

    Just clicked on 5 videos from the Fallon channel and none of them had ads.

    Let’s say a video did have a 15 second ad. Even if the video got *five million* hits, and every single hit was from someone in the 18-49 demo, and the show kept 100% of the revenue instead of sharing it with Youtube…it would be the equivalent of going from .5 to .575 for a *single night*.

    Obviously, most of the collected videos from each show combine for far less than 5 million. A great many of those who watched saw no ad. Many who saw an ad were under 18 or over 50. For the remainder in the demo who saw an ad, the revenue was shared with Youtube.

    Hard to imagine this is a material revenue stream.

  • Brad

    “I thought Jimmy would have a larger online following.”

    Same here, Rich. Same here.

    “Hard to imagine this is a material revenue stream.”

    Maybe not, but you got to pass clips online to your friends to convince them to watch JKL, Leno, or whoever.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Maybe not, but you got to pass clips online to your friends to convince them to watch JKL, Leno, or whoever.”

    Which is such a ‘who cares’, you know? I mean all that noise about whose promos are being seen the most, can you imagine?

    But I think it’s even less than that. Because these ‘promos’ carry the message that you don’t have to watch the show, since if anything funny happens the clip will get sent to you.

    There’s really no evidence of the relationship between ratings and viral clip watching.

  • Brad

    Yeah. I posted a video from JKL on my Facebook page last night. No likes. Doesn’t amount to much sometimes. 0-2 as of late. Couldn’t even get my (ex) girlfriend to watch Baby Bachelor and she is going to school to teacher kindergartners. You’d think she’d want to watch. Oh well.

    Still waiting to a find a girl who likes late night television. I found one who absolutely loved Jimmy Kimmel. She was cool, but she had a drunk for a boyfriend back at home. How lovely. Lol.

    Anyways, point is Late Night TV is not popular amongst kids unless it is on Comedy Central or Cartoon Network. I think it would be wise for Fallon to change up the format as Stewart and Colbert have, but then again, isn’t it because they are political people watch them so much, not because their format is different?

    Anyways, yeah, not popular. I cannot stress how unpopular it is. I bet anyone here a million bucks that the Comedy Central duo has the most 18-34 year olds. I’d also bet they have the most under 18 year olds (one of the reasons being that Tosh.0, South Park, or whoever is their lead-in).

    Geez. The more I talk about this, the more it sounds right to move the whole operation to CBS. Too bad CBS’ 11 o’clock news will be the lead-in.

  • anonymous

    BROADCAST AND CABLE LATE NIGHT – ONLINE

    JANUARY MONTHLY AVERAGES

    Show Site Traffic (January 2011)

    Total Unique Visitors (000s)

    “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” 2,089
    “The Colbert Report” 1,333
    “Conan” 781
    “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” 397
    “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” 335
    “Lopez Tonight” 229
    “The Late Show with David Letterman” 223
    “Jimmy Kimmel Live” 88

    ……………………………………

    Total Visits (000s)

    “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” 7,000
    “The Colbert Report” 3,123
    “Conan” 1,884
    “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” 586
    “Lopez Tonight” 509
    “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” 445
    “The Late Show with David Letterman” 355
    “Jimmy Kimmel Live” 162

    Source: comScore MediaMetrix, 1/1/11-1/31/11 (note: no comScore data available for “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Chelsea Lately” or “The Mo’Nique Show”)

  • anonymous

    The impressive thing about Stewart’s and Colbert’s online numbers is that their clips and full episodes are also streamed on hulu.

  • anonymous

    From the data, Kimmel and Fallon do not do significantly better than Leno to justify the online argument. If they were like Stewart or Colbert, then they would have a valid point.

  • Brad

    “The impressive thing about Stewart’s and Colbert’s online numbers is that their clips and full episodes are also streamed on hulu.”

    I did not know that. That is impressive.

  • Gary Middleton

    Thanks, Anonymous.

    So let’s look at what happened between January, 2011 and January 2013 in this online medium that is supposedly where everyone is going.

    Conan’s site visitors are *down* over 25%. And Stewart is *down* nearly 20%. Colbert has gained a little. And nobody else has numbers that even warrant discussion. Even if some of those online hits have bled into other sites, it’s all so negligible for anyone but the CC guys.

    I believe Anonymous has given us a fair amount of evidence that the online viewing story for late night has proven to be a total sham.

  • anonymous

    Why would anybody in their right mind watch a show on a tiny screen when they have the option of watching it on a state-of-the-art home entertainment system that they spent thousands of dollars to purchase?

    Almost as bad as watching a movie on an iphone screen instead of an IMAX theatre.

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