Late Night TV Ratings For July 1-5, 2013

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July 15th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

‘THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ OUTPERFORM TIME-SLOT COMPETITION FOR WEEK OF JULY 1-5

Leno Defeats Letterman, Kimmel While Fallon Wins Over Ferguson, ‘Nightline’ in All Key Demos and Total Viewers

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — July 15, 2013 — NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” dominated their broadcast time-period competition for the holiday week of July 1-5.

Leno bested “Late Show With David Letterman” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” while Fallon outperformed “Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” and “Nightline” in every key ratings category: adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

Note: It was an atypical holiday week that featured mostly encore programming, with all Thursday and Friday results excluded due to the July 4 holiday.

Versus the holiday week a year ago, Leno is up 2% in viewers 18-49 (1.079 million from 1.053 million) and up 24% in viewers 18-34 (399,000 vs. 321,000), while Fallon is up 7% in viewers 18-49 (609,000 vs. 567,000) and up 33% in viewers 18-34 (272,000 vs. 204,000).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” jumped versus the year-ago week by 16% in viewers 18-49 (367,000 vs. 317,000) and 59% in viewers 18-34 (170,000 vs. 107,000).

Leno has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show with David Letterman” for the last 33 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 23 of their 26 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 37 weeks in a row and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for 26 of 26 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 38 of the last 39 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 35 of the last 37 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 26 weeks in a row in viewers 18-49 and 21 of the last 23 weeks in total viewers.

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.”

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of July 1-5.  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, 4 share *
CBS “Late Show,” 0.6/2 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.6/2 *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.3/2 *

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,” 3.2 million viewers *
CBS “Late Show,” 2.4 million viewers *

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.3 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.4 million viewers *

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.6 million viewers *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.2 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers *

* All telecasts were encores except for “Nightline” and Monday through Wednesday editions of “Kimmel.” Thursday and Friday results are excluded due to the July 4 holiday

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 JULY 1-5

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.3 (encore programming)
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.2 (encore programming)

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.4 (encore programming)

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,” 0.6 million viewers (encore programming)
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.5 million viewers (encore programming)

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.7 million viewers (encore programming)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.9 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.2 million viewers

 

 

 
  • Nick

    I’m impressed Leno managed to still pull a 0.9, even with encores on a summer holiday week. And Kimmel could only muster a 0.6 with originals.

  • Gary Middleton

    Some caveats there. Maximum rounding got Jay to 0.9 (he got .849). NBC’s 10 pm lead-ins for the period (Mon to Wed) beat ABC’s by 70%.

    But yes, it was still a beatdown. And let’s not forget Dave: 2.4 million viewers even though his Monday lead-in was a blockbuster.

  • Neal

    Leno is simply DA MAN! DA KING! And ALWAYS will be!

  • MichaelChickless

    Lenoi is slaughtering the competition. Definitely time to force him out.

  • MBSTYLES

    “Leno is beating everybody , so let’s fire him .” (dumb ass nbc )

  • Diana Santiago

    Conan is holding up with encore episodes.

  • Monikka

    Keith Olbermann In “Serious Discussions” For ESPN2 Talk Show: Report”…or so says Deadline Hollywood. They referred to it as a “late night talker.” I wonder if, when and if it hits the air, it will be only about sports or be a full-service talk show.

  • Gary Middleton

    If last night’s overnights in any way comport with reality, then Late Show with David Letterman is an escalating ratings car crash.

  • Nick

    0.5 with a 2.7 lead-in? I really hope the overnights SERIOUSLY understated him…

  • Gary Middleton

    I’ll watch Dave tonight to see what Maher says about the Zimmerman situation.

    Leno was interesting last night on that front. With a slight hint of riots in the L.A. air, Jay seemed to put the monologue in crisis mode. Joke after joke about very generic and obscure stories. Obscure enough that people don’t realize when the story is really 6 months old and the joke is from a monologue in January.

  • jcfreder

    A couple caveats:

    (1) the overnights leading into the July 1-5 report undercounted Dave’s demo even more than the average 19% the overnights had been undercounting him. It was at least 27% off, and perhaps more.

    (2) The last couple of years Dave has put up much worse ratings in the summer than the “regular season.”

    (3) It seems unlikely that Dave originals are going to be below his repeats from.

    It would be nice to get more solid numbers in the weekly reports.

    Also, Gary – what number are you using for the number of 18-49 viewers in a ratings point. I’m pretty sure I saw somewhere that it should be 1.265 million (rather than the 1.27 NBC puts here, which may account for why our numbers differ from time to time.

  • Gary Middleton

    Thanks, JC, a good reminder that overnights can be way off the mark.

    I’m still using 1.27 but wouldn’t surprise me at all if you’re right about that.

    On point #2, the main reason Dave historically gets much worse numbers in the summer is CBS 10 pm gets much worse numbers in the summer. The success of Under The Dome is a whole new situation, and *if* Dave is getting 0.5 after that, it’s a disaster. When Dave did a weekly 0.58 at the height of May sweeps, he lost the benefit of the doubt with me.

  • Diana Santiago

    Fox ordered a game show pilot hosted by Andy Richter; co-hosting with Conan this weel will be Jimmy Pardo. If you haven’t seen Jimmy, here’s your chance. The man is brilliant, and his chemistry with Conan is fantastic.

  • Nick

    Andy Richter is obnoxious, so normally I would jump at any chance not to watch him. But I could never sit through an entire episode of Conan, so it’s a moot point.

  • Brad

    “I’ll watch Dave tonight to see what Maher says about the Zimmerman situation.”

    Oh crap! He’ll have plenty to say about it all. And then he’ll go on Friday to do at least 20 minutes about the whole thing.

    “Fox ordered a game show pilot hosted by Andy Richter”

    About time they someone got Richter a game show. I wish him the best. I don’t understand though. Is Jimmy Pardo just a part-time thing? Just until Richter comes back? Or perhaps Richter never comes back? Pardo is pretty funny. Very wild though!

  • Brad

    Dave is a goner. Just a matter of time.

  • Douglas in TN

    Sometimes, just as Dave never goes to rehearsal anymore, is Dave knows what his ratings are.

    I’d still bet that CBS does a major push come the end of the year and beginning of 2014, outpromoting Fallon. If Letterman can begin outperforming Fallon, he’ll stick around a few years…if not, I expect he’ll honor his deal with Moonves.

  • Brad

    Just wanted to say that Fallon’s man-on-the-street video with Matt Harvey, pitcher for the Mets, has gone viral in the baseball community. It is freaking hilarious. What advise would you give Matt Harvey if was standing here today, and it turns out you just told it to, well, Matt Harvey (he’s rookie so not everybody knows what he looks like). Check it out!

    youtube dot com/watch?v=V0D8V0dCbf8

  • Gary Middleton

    “if not, I expect he’ll honor his deal with Moonves.”

    It’s not a deal to say ‘if I get fired, I’ll exit’. It’s just a truism.

    Dave is clever. He knows that “I’ll stay on the air until my last breath if they let me” was considered embarrassing when people applied it to Leno. So he said it in a different way.

  • Brad

    Letterman is indeed smart. He’ll do everything he can to stay at the helm of the Late Show; to run late night programming at CBS. The difference between him and Leno is that Letterman created late night on CBS, owns it, and made sure there is no clear winner being groomed in the following show that could eventually take over The Late Show. Leno at NBC was always bossed around, the executives have always demanded The Tonight Show be #1 in the ratings, groom whoever they want on Late Night. I can’t imagine how Dave would act when he’s told that this is the end. Will he go out with grace? Eventually, but wouldn’t he cause an uproar in the news and papers first?

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