Late Night TV Ratings For July 8-12, 2013

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July 18th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON OUTSCORE THEIR BROADCAST TIME-SLOT RIVALS IN EVERY KEY MEASURE FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF JULY 8-12

Leno Tops Letterman by a 43% Margin in Viewers 18-49 and Kimmel by 75%; Fallon Beats Ferguson by 34% and ‘Nightline’ Head to Head by 64%; It’s Jay’s Biggest Margin to Date Over an 11:35 p.m. ET Kimmel

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — July 18, 2013 — NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" have dominated their broadcast time-period competition for the week of July 8-12, delivering bigger audiences than their ABC and CBS rivals in every key ratings category: adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. Note that CBS’s “Late Late Show with David Letterman” and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” aired encores on Friday.

Versus the same week last year, Leno was up 11% in viewers 18-49 (to 1.065 million from 957,000), while Fallon grew versus one year ago by 5% in viewers 18-34 (239,000 vs. 228,000).

Leno led the broadcast competition by a wide margin last week, topping CBS’s “Late Show” in viewers 18-49 by a 43% advantage (1.065 million vs. 747,000) and ABC’s “Kimmel” by 75% (1.065 million vs. 607,000). At 12:35 a.m., Fallon out-delivered CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson by 34% in viewers 18-49 (593,000 vs. 443,000) and head to head from 12:30-1 a.m. ET, Jimmy prevailed over ABC’s “Nightline” by 64% (630,000 vs. 384,000 for that half-hour).

Leno generated his biggest margins over Kimmel (+75% in 18-49 viewers, +68% in total viewers, 3.3 million vs. 2.0 million) in the 27 weeks since ABC moved “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to the 11:35 p.m. ET hour.

Leno has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Show" for the last 34 weeks in a row and topped "Kimmel" for 24 of their 27 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, “Tonight” has out-delivered "Late Show" for 38 weeks in a row and "Kimmel" for 27 of 27 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Late Show" for 39 of the last 40 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 36 of the last 38 weeks. Versus "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour, “Late Night” has out-delivered the ABC series for 27 weeks in a row in viewers 18-49 and 22 of the last 24 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 8-12.  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,” 0.8 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.6/2 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.5/2 *

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,” 0.4/2

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,” 3.3 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.6 million viewers *

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.0 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.3 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.5 million viewers
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.3 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.8 million viewers *

* “Last Call” was in rebroadcast last week and Friday’s “Late Show” and “Kimmel” were also encores.

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,” 2.5 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,” 1.7 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 8-12

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

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

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” (preempted)
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report” (preempted)

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.8 million viewers (encore programming)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.1 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.3 million viewers

 

 

 
  • anonymous

    Fallon and Ferguson both have the same median viewer age of 53.

    Over the course of the entire season Fallon only leads Ferguson 1.7 million viewers vs. 1.5 million viewers with Fallon having the advantage of a better lead-in from Leno. Barely beating.

  • anonymous

    Put Ferguson after Leno and Fallon after Letterman and the results may be reversed.

  • Gary Middleton

    Two problems with that, Anonymous.

    One is that Fallon didn’t whittle down the margin of victory Leno handed off to him, he expanded on it.

    Two: back when it was more of a photo finish between Jay and Dave not very long ago, GAR showed us half hourlies that suggested Jay often lost the 2nd half hour, which is Fallon’s true lead in. And I don’t recall Ferguson ever topping Fallon during that time.

  • Hector

    Jimmy Fallon became a father on Tuesday morning.

    The mother reports there’s a lot of incoherent babbling, and also the baby is doing fine.

  • Nifty

    Are 1.2/0.4 and 1.0/0.2 normal ratings for Fallon and Craig, respectively, during summer.

  • Gary Middleton

    “The mother reports there’s a lot of incoherent babbling, and also the baby is doing fine.”

    LOL!!!!

    Nifty, on a weak night for NBC, Fallon’s number is fairly typical. 0.2 for Craig on CBS’ strongest night is highly problematic.

  • Nifty

    Was Fallon supposed to be a repeat tonight? It was in SF.

  • Nifty

    I guess it was because of his baby. It surprises me that NBC would let him off like that, though. They don’t strike me as being that nice.

  • anonymous

    The overnight numbers always undercount CBS late night including Ferguson.

    For the week of July 8-12, the overnights were:

    Fallon — .4/.5/.6/.4/.5
    Ferguson — .3/.3/.3/.4/.3

    But when the final weekly numbers come out the real results were:

    Fallon 0.5 with 1.5 million viewers following Leno’s 3.3 million viewers.
    Ferguson 0.4 with 1.3 million viewers following Letterman’s 2.6 million.

    Fallon barely beating the old guy.

  • Gary Middleton

    Anonymous, no matter how many ways you move the numerical jello around the plate, Fallon beat Ferguson in the demo last week by 34%. That is not even in the ballpark of ‘barely’.

  • 22

    anonymous:”Fallon having the advantage of a better lead-in from Leno. Barely beating.”

    True. Give Craig Leno’s lead-in, a decent band, few months and watch ratings.

  • Brad

    “Fallon — .4/.5/.6/.4/.5
    Ferguson — .3/.3/.3/.4/.3

    Fallon barely beating the old guy.”

    Fallon wins four of the nights and ties in one of them. It looks to me that Fallon wins clearly.

  • Brad

    Also seems like Ferguson as a very stable base of .3. It feels casual viewers can watch Fallon while Ferguson fans are nightly which is why Fallon’s ratings flux like that. That’s just an opinion though.

  • GARebelman

    Yeesh Letterman cracked a superb 0.4 in the overnights last night in originals. I don’t think I have seen that before.

  • Brad

    Why can’t Letterman get his act together? How come he’s floundering more than Leno?

  • Gary Middleton

    Because he’s a 42 year old pitcher.

  • Diana Santiago

    Letterman got the exclusive of Jason Sudeikis exiting SNL.

  • Gary Middleton

    LETTERMAN: “You won’t be back in the fall?”

    SUDEIKIS: “No, no, no.”

    LETTERMAN: “Now, do they know that? I mean, have you run this by someone?” (Audience laughs)

    SUDEIKIS: “I don’t know what kind of ratings you’re getting these days, but, I mean, you know, I would hope someone would, you know, would tell them after this point, yeah.”

    LETTERMAN (Laughs): “No, you should have called first.”

  • Gary Middleton

    From a Newsweek online column citing Leno’s ratings domination for the July 8 week in great detail:

    So why sack him now? “I don’t get it,” says Ohlmeyer, who as president of NBC’s West Coast operations in the mid-1990s helped guide Leno to victory over Letterman. “It’s like nobody understands history. Here they take him off the air four years ago, and naturally he loses his impetus, and now he’s come back, and he’s kicking ass again—so let’s take him off.”

    NBC Broadcasting chairman Ted Harbert airily dismisses Ohlmeyer’s concerns, telling Newsweek that “in making these transitions, as we have before, you want to do it when the show is still No. 1 in the time period … Johnny Carson saw a similar kind of bump in his final year on the air, as did Jay Leno when he left the late-night time period once before in 2009.”

    Leno, who has publicly voiced support for Fallon’s ascension, much as he did for O’Brien’s, declined to comment for this story. But a television executive who has spoken with Leno claims that this time, unlike last time, the happy talk is genuine and “he’s much more at peace with moving on.” The reason? “Jay has no relationship with anybody at Comcast or NBC. He truly is an island.” Plus, “he’s vanquished Dave for good. He’s vanquished Jimmy Kimmel. He goes out on top even if the critics will never give him his due. He’s truly ready, come next February, to move on to his garage”—a reference to Leno’s love of tinkering on his nearly 200 vintage automobiles.

    To which Ohlmeyer retorts: “Oh, bulls–t. I’m sure Jay says that to everybody who asks him, but for the Jay that I know, his heart has to be breaking about this. All he wanted to do in his life was The Tonight Show. And instead of going out the way Johnny Carson went out, he’s going out having to make self-deprecating jokes about being fired. I will not be surprised if he pops up in some way in late-night television”—possibly on Fox.

  • anonymous

    If Conan can produce a show for $40 million a year, I don’t see why Leno can’t do the same and be cost competitive.

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