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

    I don’t think we are getting our ratings this week because it was 4th of July week where only Kimmel had a few new episodes.

  • anonymous

    Kimmel is a much more polished talk show host than Fallon. With NBC bringing game shows like Hollywood Game Night, The Winner Is, and The Million Second Quiz, Fallon’s heavy reliance on game show segments will get more stale.

    Kimmel beats Fallon head to head.

  • Gary Middleton

    I predict Fallon’s Tonight Show will do scarcely more game show segments than Leno, Carson and Letterman. Maybe one a week, the same frequency Dave did “Know Your Cuts Of Meat”.

  • Brad

    Gary, when Kimmel went to 11:35pm, I remember said you can’t reintroduce Kimmel as he’s been on television for 10 years. I’m starting to wonder the same for Jimmy Fallon. He’s been doing Late Night for 5 years now. Maybe he won’t gain a lot of attention just like Kimmel hasn’t really. I’m starting to think grooming someone for an 11:35 show is a hoax. That at the core of these hosts and their shows there are hardly any changes. I’m not saying Fallon or Kimmel shouldn’t move to 11:35, I’m just saying the expectations may be too high for both of them (and that Ferguson is likely not the answer for CBS’s Late Show slot).

  • Gary Middleton

    Yes, and I am not for making a big splash anyway, that never helps.

    Basically people like you or they don’t. My bet is there is a lot more latent ‘like’ for Fallon than for Kimmel in the U.S.A.

    But show elements can definitely be added or removed. Fewer games will be one of those changes, imo. One change already working seamlessly well is inserting desk bit type elements during the monologue.

  • Gary Middleton

    We may never have a better week for gauging where the floors are, particularly for Kimmel. The 10 pm averages:

    NBC: 1.52
    CBS: 1.22
    ABC: 0.9

    Based on the overnights, and using JC’s method, looks like Kimmel is headed for 0.5, Dave somewhere between 0.5 and 0.6, and Leno 0.8.

  • Douglas in TN

    It’s all about time.

    It takes all shows and hosts a bit of time to get their footing and figuring out what works and what doesn’t. But these days the networks have ultra itchy trigger fingers. If a show doesn’t click by the first commercial break it’s gone.

    That’s why I would love to see Fallon’s contract. NBC gave Conan O’Brien no time to develop his show…Fallon and his lawyers certainly wordsmithed that in this contract.

  • Gary Middleton

    There is no itchy trigger finger on Jimmy Fallon. The gig is his, period.

    This isn’t 1992 with a Jay vs. Dave decision, or 2009 with a Conan vs. Jay decision. It’s not even 1962 with a Johnny vs. Merv decision.

    This time, there is absolutely nobody in the bullpen. The pen is so empty that I don’t think anybody knows what CBS will do when Dave finally has to go. In any other era, people would be saying “Pretty soon it’s time for ___ to take over.” Now there is no name to put in that blank.

    So Jimmy can take the mound, load up the bases, and walk in 7 runs. The manager will not even stroll to the mound.

  • Douglas in TN

    Who knows. I struck out with Kimmel…I thought he would demolish the dinosaurs. In a way he did, with Leno getting taken out of the game and Dave in the ratings cellar. But Kimmel is far from impressive with his numbers.

  • Brad

    If Kimmel beats Letterman with these primetime ratings for a lead-in then CBS should have no reason NOT to fire him.

    I’m not too much a fan a big splash myself. Idk. I think it is good for a brand new show but not so much for a successor to a show. “Fallon takes over Leno!” Okay. Time to hit up the talk show audience who likes that kind of show and hope fans spread the video clips around coming opening week. More than half of your viewers will be from the previous show, another large portion will come from Jay’s audience, and the rest is just up in the air. I think it is all about getting publicity from the news rather than advertising like wild fire.

  • Brad

    I hope that made sense. Sorry for the messy spelling and sentences.

    Very true about the late night bullpen Gary. It is all set and done. There’s no one else to go to. Kinda sad for CBS. They waited and waited and now it seems like everybody is locked in place it seems rather difficult to make a move. Jon Stewart and Craig Ferguson are in their 50′s and it is unsure how they would in a new format or a new time block. There’s Stephen Colbert but will people like Colbert if he drops the act? If he moves to do a real talk show? Is worth venturing down the path of putting Conan O’Brien back on network television? Can he redeem himself, is he truly satisfied at TBS, or is CBS not willing to take the risk on a 50 year old actor who has half the audience he once had back on Late Night?

    Personally, I’d roll the dice with Colbert. His high energy and political wits could make for an interesting talk show. However, the answers get harder now when it comes to replacing Letterman (or Fallon if he bombs, bombs, BOMBS).

  • Gary Middleton

    Theoretically there is upside opportunity because you can create a new star. My choice would be Bill Burr. But it’s hard to fire Dave in favor of an experiment.

    So CBS is in the position of waiting for Dave to keel over. Something that was deemed hilariously undignified when people thought it would apply to Jay Leno.

  • Brad

    I’ve been watching clips of Bill Burr lately. I find him really funny but I don’t see him being a perfect fit in late night. He seems to have too much attitude and opinions. Better as a guest than host. At the same time, isn’t that Ferguson? Hmm. Definitely an experiment worth investigating. (I also like how he [sadly] has no family so he’ll likely to be very dedicated to his job)

  • Gary Middleton

    “He seems to have too much attitude and opinions. Better as a guest than host.”

    Plus a working class Boston stand up comic.

    Any other similarities to 1980s Jay Leno we’ve left out?

  • Brad

    Lol. Well it is all about likability. Not sure how I’d rank Bill Burr in that. Jay Leno was like the Pillsbury Dough Boy with opinions back in the 80′s. I’m sure there’s an audience for Burr but it won’t be the large mass of late night viewers, however, CBS has never gone for the best rating for the past 17 years now. Even before then they went for niche.

    Why doesn’t CBS enforce guest hosting duties into the Late Show? Can’t they contract that in for Letterman’s last contract. I know, I know, it’s all about the integrity, but it has to be done. NBC did it with Carson. CBS should do it with Letterman.

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  • Brad

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