Late Night TV Ratings For July 15-19, 2013

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July 25th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

 

‘THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ OUTPERFORM TIMESLOT COMPETITION IN EVERY KEY CATEGORY FOR WEEK OF JULY 15-19

Fallon Attracts More 18-49 Viewers Than Letterman for First Time This Season and Outdraws Kimmel Encores in Same Category for First Time Since January Timeslot Change

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — July 25, 2013 — NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" dominated their broadcast time-period competition for the week of July 15-19.

Both “The Tonight Show” and “Late Night” delivered 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.

For the first time this season, Fallon out-delivered “Late Show with David Letterman” in viewers 18-49 (663,000 to 650,000), despite starting an hour later. Fallon also attracted more 18-49 viewers than ABC’s week of “Kimmel” encores (663,000 vs. 642,000), the first time “Late Night” has out-delivered Kimmel in the category since the ABC series moved to an 11:35 start time in January. Fallon also out-delivered Letterman and the Kimmel rebroadcasts in men and women 18-49 and adults, men and women 18-34.

Note that CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” aired an encore on Friday and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was in rebroadcasts through the week.

Versus the same week last year, Leno was up 12% in viewers 18-49 (to 1.038 million from 925,000) and up 15% in total viewers (3.512 million vs. 3.294 million). Fallon grew versus one year ago by 12% in viewers 18-49 (663,000 vs. 592,000) and 9% in total viewers (1.709 million vs. 1.573 million).

Fallon generated a six-week high in viewers 18-49, best since the week of June 3-7, and in total viewers it was his biggest audience in four weeks, since June 17-21. Leno had his biggest overall viewer total in three weeks, since June 24-28.

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” generated its biggest overall audience (921,000) in five weeks (since June 10-14), and did it with a week of rebroadcasts.

Leno has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Show" for the last 35 weeks in a row and topped "Kimmel" for 25 of their 28 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered "Late Show" for 39 weeks in a row and "Kimmel" for 28 of 28 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Late Show" for 40 of the last 41 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 37 of the last 39 weeks. Versus "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 28 weeks in a row in viewers 18-49 and 23 of the last 25 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 15-19.  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, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.5/2 *
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,” 0.3/2

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,” 3.5 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.5 million viewers *

ABC “Kimmel,” 1.9 million viewers **

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.2 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.7 million viewers
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.2 million viewers

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

* Friday’s “Late Show” was an encore.

** “Last Call” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” were in encores all week.

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 15-19

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.5
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, 1.0
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,” 1.2 million viewers
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.1 million viewers

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.8 million viewers

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

 
  • MichaelChickless

    The Tonight Show wins in every measure? Yep, time to kick Leno to the curb.

  • Brad

    Letterman with new episodes ties Kimmel with encores. That’s sad.

  • Gary Middleton

    NBC is really sticking it to Dave now:

    “For the first time this season, Fallon out-delivered “Late Show with David Letterman” in viewers 18-49 (663,000 to 650,000), despite starting an hour later.”

  • Gary Middleton

    Notable that Kimmel did a touch better with reruns last week than he did with new episodes the previous week. More confirmation that .48 was likely the absolute floor for JKL.

  • Gary Middleton

    JC’s projections frighteningly on target once again:

    TOTAL VIEWERS
    Jay 3.46M
    Dave 2.67
    JKL 1.88

    18-49 RATING
    Jay .82
    Dave .54
    JKL .49

  • Nifty

    @Gary Oh man, that’s cold.

    Man Dave’s ratings are really bringing down Craig’s. Oh well, I still prefer both of them to Leno and Fallon.

  • Andy

    Lettermans ratings are so bad but he’s a media darling. He’s there until he wants to leave

  • Tom

    Do you think if Ferguson and Fallon switched networks Ferguson would win?

  • jcfreder

    strangely enough, JKL repeats beat his own first-run episodes last week, despite very similar lead ins.

  • Neal

    Leno is DA MAN! DA UNDISPUTED KING!

  • Brad

    I’m not sure Tom. It is a good and interesting question. I would say they would tie. Ferguson could be polarizing to casual viewers and Fallon could attract some viewers regardless of the bad lead-in. That’s my thoughts though.

  • Jim LaForte

    Hmmmmmm. At a 0.3 for Craig is this cancellation territory?

  • Brad

    No way. His show is cheap to produce and the problem is obviously his lead in, a man who is last in the ratings on a #1 network is the one who has to go. Not the guy who follows.

  • GARebelman

    CBS can’t possibly like that they are a number 1 network especially in older viewers and Letterman makes the network look bad in every way shape and form.

  • Nifty

    I don’t see how one could say Dave’s embarrassing to CBS. The way I see it, not only has he been behind Jay since ’97, or so, but for a while now, he’s always been about 1 million viewers behind Jay. Factor in the fact that I’m sure some people still watch TTS due to it’s name, a lot of younger viewers have headed to Kimmel, Jay’s leading up to his last episode, and ratings have gone down for almost everyone, and I think you are left with bad ratings, but not necessarily unexpected or embarrassing ones.

    But then again, this is coming from a guy that used to scream and try to forcibly remove the TV when his mom turned to Jay, then automatically start laughing when she turned to Dave.

  • GARebelman

    I say it because how in the world is it possible to turn Under the Dome’s 2.8 Demo with like 10-11 million viewers in to a 2.3 in households (loosing to Jay) and dropping to a 0.5 and still loosing to Jay? How does one do that? You’d think he would at least win the night. That was like a Fall number and didn’t capitalize at all.

  • anonymous

    0.5 for Letterman in the summer is normal and expected. It is not worse than 0.5 for Kimmel. Nor is not worse than 0.5 for Stewart and Colbert.

    Come the summer of 2014, Fallon will also dip to 0.5 or lower.

    Leno getting 0.8 just shows his ratings strength which NBC will never see again in the new tv era.

  • Gary Middleton

    I caught a bit of Dave last night. Very, very impressive like the old days. Lightning quick, energetic, lively, and seemingly in remarkable physical shape too.

    But it’s highly unlikely to bring anyone back at this point, the ship has sailed. We could go into the reasons. His audience outgrowing the demo. His ironic style of comedy is being done by too many other shows. When he performs brilliantly and has great chemistry as he did with the new products lady, the vibe is clouded by thoughts of ‘Is he sleeping with her?’ Among other issues.

    But the main thing is that everyone has their time and his is done. Losing to your 12:35 competition is a symptom of staying past your time. He can stay another 3 years if he wants, but maybe by then he’ll be losing to his 1:35 competition.

  • Gary Middleton

    “0.5 for Letterman in the summer is normal and expected.”

    But 0.61 for the May sweep was anything but. Dave crashed through the floor in jaw dropping fashion.

  • Gary Middleton

    Let me add, Anonymous, that Dave’s ‘normal and expected’ summer swoon was in concert with a CBS 10 pm white flag. But this summer CBS has a massive hit on Monday nights. 0.5 in that context is troubling.

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