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

 
  • Richard

    “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.”

    I think it is remarkable that this is not the situation with Jay.

    Not only is he beating the older man, he is also beating the younger hosts in their own key demo.

  • GARebelman

    When I pointed out that 0.5, I was referring to Monday with that huge 10PM not what his usual summer floor is. He can’t even beat the other two with that when you’d /think/ he would

    I only watch Dave when he has an interview I am interested in. The last one was Don Rickles :)

  • Nick

    Wow, Fallon already beating Letterman and he hasn’t even moved to 11:35 yet. Hahahahahahaha. Poor Dave. I don’t even know what to say.

  • Diana Santiago

    Yeah. Poor Dave. He will see Jay leave The Tonight Show again while he throws pencils to his ceiling.

    Poor Dave will interview Oprah in the coming weeks.

  • Thom

    Fallon is just terrible!
    He’ll fail as the Tonight Show host!

    Welcome back Leno or Arsenio!

  • Richard

    Fallon and Kimmel are almost neck-and-neck

  • Neal

    Thom, Fallon is HORRIBLE! He’s like that idiot at school who thinks he’s funny but is NOT!

  • Gary Middleton

    “Poor Dave will interview Oprah in the coming weeks.”

    Will be interesting. When Oprah interviewed Dave, nobody watched. Will they watch when Dave interviews Oprah?

  • Gary Middleton

    A little concerned about Leno’s voice. Been a full week and actually seems to be getting worse.

  • jcfreder

    I’m pretty sure there were times when Conan got close to, if not beat, Dave in the demo when Conan was at 12:35.

    Interesting thing is, Dave is actually outperforming his 3Q 2012 performance so far, even though he fell far short of his 1Q and 2Q 2012 performances this year. Under the Dome is part of that, but it’s not as if Dave is killing it on Mondays compared to the other days, the way you could see JKL’s ratings peak every Thursday after Scandal. While it’s true that Under the Dome delivers “regular season”-esque ratings, its pretty clear from the data that Dave just does not do big numbers in summer. He’ll pick it up by 25-35% once the 2013-14 season starts, just as he has done in years past. If not, he’s in trouble.

    As for Dave “embarrassing” CBS, that may have been the case at the time of the scandal, but that’s a couple of years back; if they didn’t want to extend him back then, they could have cut the cord, but clearly that doesn’t seem to be a big issue for CBS. (And how many divorces did Johnny Carson go through, anyway?) From all accounts, CBS likes having a legendary guy in place, and Letterman has a fighting chance in February 2014, when he’s the only guy with gravitas left at 11:35.

    I see that Mark Evanier is already recounting rumors that NBC might keep Jay longer than February 2014. At the very least, Jay has to have been hearing offers, if not from Fox, then from CNN, Fox Sports One (they already gave a show to Regis?!?), or SOMEBODY.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Under the Dome is part of that, but it’s not as if Dave is killing it on Mondays compared to the other days, the way you could see JKL’s ratings peak every Thursday after Scandal.”

    For me, JC, that’s evidence that Dave’s audience has moved on.

    “While it’s true that Under the Dome delivers “regular season”-esque ratings, its pretty clear from the data that Dave just does not do big numbers in summer.”

    Dave doesn’t do big numbers in summer because CBS 10 pm doesn’t do big numbers in summer.

    The fact that he did .61 during May sweeps is a pretty good sign that this difficulty following Under The Dome is symptomatic of a broad collapse.

    “From all accounts, CBS likes having a legendary guy in place, and Letterman has a fighting chance in February 2014, when he’s the only guy with gravitas left at 11:35.”

    I think Dave’s gravitas is long gone. The main reason he’s still there is CBS doesn’t have an obvious replacement option. They’re in a tough spot there.

  • Gary Middleton

    “I see that Mark Evanier is already recounting rumors that NBC might keep Jay longer than February 2014. At the very least, Jay has to have been hearing offers, if not from Fox, then from CNN, Fox Sports One (they already gave a show to Regis?!?), or SOMEBODY.”

    I like that Mark Evanier is one of the only people on the internet to cover late night with a pro-Leno bias, but the truth is that he and his sources have been completely wrong on the topic of Leno’s departure for quite some time.

    Yes, Jay could well get an offer from a CNN or some sports channel. But it would be pretty similar to not being on TV anymore.

  • Neal

    If NBC has active brain cells left they will keep Leno as long as they can.

  • anonymous

    Comical to see all these people calling for Letterman’s head because he got 0.5 for a week during the summer.

    Guess what? Kimmel 0.5/ Daily Show 0.5/ Colbert 0.5

    Where are all the people calling for their heads? CBS is wise enough to wait for 2014 to see where all of Leno’s audience go and to wait to see how Fallon actually performs instead of panicking in the face of Fallon hype.

  • Nick

    I don’t think anyone is calling for Letterman’s head. I think we’re all just laughing at him.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Guess what? Kimmel 0.5/ Daily Show 0.5/ Colbert 0.5″

    One has to pretend to know very little about lead-ins to draw an equivalency there.

  • Richard

    I predict that 1 million visitors will switch to David Letterman after Jay leaves. It happened before.

  • anonymous

    The correct way to evaluate performance is not by cherry-picking one day out of the year to tear down a show or talk it up.

  • Gary Middleton

    “The correct way to evaluate performance is not by cherry-picking one day out of the year to tear down a show or talk it up.”

    I agree. Now about that .61 for May sweeps…

  • Gary Middleton

    Now about the 3 0.5s and one 0.6 Dave has done following the 4 massive episodes of Under The Dome…

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