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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  • Brad

    Time. Money.

    Not everyone has Comedy Central or TBS on their television set.

    Not everyone can wait until 11pm or later to watch a new episode. Online gives you the ability to watch what you want on YOUR time. Not that station’s time.

  • anonymous

    Q1 2013

    MONTHLY TIME SPENT BY MEDIUM IN HOURS: MINUTES

    USERS 2+

    On Traditional TV 157:32
    Watching Timeshi?ted TV 13:23
    Using a DVD/Blu Ray Device 5:56
    Using a Game Console 6:56
    Using the Internet on a Computer 28:28
    Watching Video on Internet 8:20
    Watching Video on aMobile Phone 5:29

    ………………………………………

    MONTHLY TIME SPENT BY MEDIUM IN HOURS: MINUTES

    A18-24

    On Traditional TV 113:59
    Watching Timeshifted TV 8:38
    Using a DVD/Blu Ray Device 5:55
    Using a Game Console 15:17
    Using the Internet on a Computer 32:42
    Watching Video on Internet 15:58
    Watching Video on a Mobile Phone 5:52

  • anonymous

    Those figures were taken from The Cross-Platform Report June 2013 by Nielsen.

    Be wary of people who talk up the significance of online viewing because the truth is that people prefer watching video content on their tvs for the simple fact that it is a better viewing expeience. Plus dvrs are in 46% of households.

  • Brad

    First off, thanks for the graphs, but I’m sorry Anonymous. I never meant to argue that traditional television the the preferred choice of watching video content. I just meant to say that there is significant amount of content watched elsewhere, and the trend is starting to show it. 18-24 category shows that roughly 85 hours is spent NOT watching television. Compared to 120 hours of those who do watch television, that’s about 40% who decide against it. The numbers are only rising. However, I agree that online content is not significant at all.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Not everyone can wait until 11pm or later to watch a new episode. Online gives you the ability to watch what you want on YOUR time. Not that station’s time.”

    Let’s accept for a moment that a lot of people have chosen to live in that world.

    For them, prime time is all the time. And late night shows cannot compete with prime time. Never could. Not designed to.

    So the idea of a swell of online late night viewing is ludicrous, and the numbers are easily bearing that out.

  • Brad

    Very true though I would like to give Stewart and Colbert an asterisk for their shows. But you are right, traditional late night talk shows are not benefiting from DVRs or the Internet. These aren’t the shows people want to spend their time watching when there are dozens of prime time shows that you can watch wherever, whenever. Late night television was really just filled for the 11 o’clock or late whole in television, but of course it eventually gained traction and got people to stay up at later hours, or more likely unified whoever was up that hour to watch television. Times are changing now but there is no reason to think late night is going away anytime too soon. Maybe the landscape will change dramatically in the next 10 years. We’ll just have to wait and see.

  • Douglas in TN

    Would be interesting to know how many do that.

    It’s been at least two years since I’ve watched Conan at 11, or Letterman at 11:35. I DVR and watch, either the following morning or the following evening.

    I watch Fallon on Hulu or on the Roku on the NowhereMan channel.

  • Drum

    It takes a minute of googling to figure out how to connect your PC/tablet to your high end TV via HDMI cable.

    I personally watch Ferguson over illegally uploaded youtube channels ’cause my job forces me to spend a major part of the year in the EU. In my opinion CBS really screwed up Ferguson’s web presence ’cause top 5 illegal youtube Ferguson uploaders amount to almost 100 million views.

  • Celine

    I prefer Kimmel over all the others, that’s who I watch late night and makes ME laugh!! As for the ratings, it says:

    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**

    So the ratings Season to Date are 0.8 for Leno and 0.7 for Kimmel (and Dave) with a 3 share for ALL and Leno is “clobbering” his opponents?? Sorry, I just don’t see that…they all seem about even to me!!!

  • Gary Middleton

    “So the ratings Season to Date are 0.8 for Leno and 0.7 for Kimmel (and Dave) with a 3 share for ALL and Leno is “clobbering” his opponents?? Sorry, I just don’t see that…they all seem about even to me!!!”

    Leno beat Kimmel by 22% in the quarter just ended. Leno beat Letterman by 39% in the quarter just ended. That’s not even, that’s a rout.

    Given the fact that ABC dominated at 10 pm for most of Q2, and Jay is a decade and a half older than the oldest viewer in the demo, it’s an especially convincing beatdown of Kimmel.

  • RJ

    Could it be, that after Jay was told he was out, his jokes changed, poked fun at Obama and liberals, got a larger audience.

  • Richard

    RJ said:

    “Could it be, that after Jay was told he was out, his jokes changed, poked fun at Obama and liberals, got a larger audience.”

    No. Jay is an equal opportunist and one of the few, if only, late night hosts that interviewed both Obama and George W. Bush (post-presidency).

  • Gary Middleton

    RJ, what happened was the NBC 10 pm lineup got some traction for the first time since the days of ER.

  • Gary Middleton

    Late night hosts will come and go. But none will ever sell a desk bit harder than Jay Leno sells Copy Cats.

  • anonymous

    The Arsenio Hall Show premieres Sept 9 at 11:30pm on Baltimore FOX affiliate station WBFF FOX 45.

  • Brad

    I’m with you Drum. CBS really screwed up what they were getting from Ferguson. However, I think the fan based versions are better content wise. If CBS did it there would be all sort of promotions and unnecessary clips no one would watch a month later. Users wouldn’t upload that content.

  • Gary Middleton

    Good to see Jay’s number pretty strong after the Camp premiere. Was worried because Malkovich had a very drawn-out talk show style that was, while funny, easy to fall asleep to.

  • jcfreder

    With ABC’s lead-ins doing poorly, Kimmel is looking at possibly its worst week since moving to 11:30.

  • Gary Middleton

    JC, the great thing about weeks like this is you really get to see where the floor is. ABC is doing as badly as NBC’s worst-ever 10 pm weekly numbers. Maybe worse.

  • Brad

    Betty White’s Off Their Rockers is officially cancelled. It was good filler for NBC but it had to be done. There is no longer the argument “If Betty White has a comedy show, so should Jay Leno.”

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