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

 
  • Diana Santiago

    Jay Leno being discussed right now by Greenblatt. Follow the hashtag TCAs13.

    Some tweets I picked:

    “Jay Leno is a great team player”
    NBC knew that Leno’s numbers would spike up after the Fallon announcement. It happened with Carson and Leno’s first retirement.
    NBC expects Jay Leno to become NBC’s Bob Hope.

    Sarcastic comments from journalists:

    Jay is so nice we had to fire him!
    Idea pitch: a 10 pm show for Jay, five times a week!
    Expect 5 more Leno retirements (for rating purposes).

  • Brad

    I never said to replace Letterman with somebody, I said to announce his retirement and for the first time tell Letterman to do something for them, to have guest hosts on his show. Have a bunch of different guest hosts in order to sift through the final contestants. It’ll take at least half of the final year to figure out who you might want to replace Letterman with and that’ll be a good thing. If, let’s say Stephen Colbert wins the job, midway through Dave’s final year, well then it seems pretty obvious he didn’t drive Letterman out. He just simply beat out the competition. This is why an open competition for Dave’s throne seems like a great idea. Not secretive “who’s replacing Dave,” the audience is seeing it unfold right before their eyes.

    I’ve just seen enough of Letterman and his number to see his show isnt going to gain attraction until he starts saying his goodbyes. Maybe I should be more logical and wait and see how he does against Fallon, but I’m not seeing him turning golden lead-ins in his favor. I’m not seeing the reasons why he should be kept simply because there is no one in the bullpen. If I’m CBS I would start thinking about late night. Not just “we’ll wait and see how he does against the Jimmies.” You should be thinking about Letterman’s departure in one, two, maybe three years in time. It has to be coming soon. The 65-year-old can’t do this forever. The guy already takes 1/3 of the year off for vacations. Or according to my math, 4 days a week (he doesn’t tape Fridays), 40 times a year, this is 160 episodes in 365 days. More than 200 days off. Roughly 56% of his days out of the studio.

    Having Leno on one year renewals like I suggested would’ve helped keep that bump afloat. Folks wouldn’t know when the plug will get pulled thinking “this could be his last year!” The problem is that I’m not sure how long you can keep that going.

  • Nick

    NBC was certainly proud of its late night lineup last night. But they had every reason to be. Leno close to beating the combined rating of Letterman and Kimmel. Fallon hitting a 0.7 (which, imo, is INCREDIBLE). And possibly the most peculiar thing of all – a Carson Daly repeat tying a Letterman and Kimmel repeat, airing 2 hours later. Great, great night for NBC.

    I will say one thing – if Fallon is scoring a 0.7 at 1:30, he should have no problem at least tying Leno’s ratings at 11:30. And if he can do that, he’ll be more profitable than Leno.

    But I’m not sure if NBC is looking for Fallon to simply tie Leno’s ratings.

  • Gary Middleton

    “if Fallon is scoring a 0.7 at 1:30, he should have no problem at least tying Leno’s ratings at 11:30.”

    Fallon is doing 0.5. Some nights higher, some nights lower, but overall it is 0.5.

    “I never said to replace Letterman with somebody, I said to announce his retirement and for the first time tell Letterman to do something for them, to have guest hosts on his show. Have a bunch of different guest hosts in order to sift through the final contestants.”

    Brad, a lot of the top candidates might refuse to take part in that contest. Not wanting to be part of the ‘pushing out Dave’ process.

  • mars

    I like Craig better than any of them but he really could work on his monologue. Some nights (like last nights) I wonder if he even has writers. He just ad-libs almost the entire thing with mixed results.

  • Brad

    Wow! That was a great night for NBC!

    I guess so, but that is why I’d open up the competition and then ask for the contests to come up. Invite them myself. It can’t be seen so much as a push out if they are invited. Make myself, CBS, look like the bad guy. Not the guests. It’d be better if Dave 100% backed this but he won’t.

  • GARebelman

    Bob Greenblatt admitted at the TCA just an hour ago that he wants to keep Jay Leno post February in some capacity.

  • Richard

    “Bob Greenblatt admitted at the TCA just an hour ago that he wants to keep Jay Leno post February in some capacity.”

    Many of the shows on NBC, at 10pm, are getting worse ratings than what the Jay Leno Show used to get. I know some of you will think this is crazy but….I think that this would be a good opportunity for a re-try of the 10pm late night show. Instead of 5 days a week, why not three?

    Jay at 10pm will get 4.5 million per night at least. Just about what some of the other shows at NBC are doing at that time but for a fraction of the cost.

  • Neal

    Right on Richard! Hope Greenblatt sticks to that and at least gives Jay a once a week primetime show at NBC or something.

  • mars

    I hope Leno goes to Fox and kicks everybody’s rear-end. Why should he do NBC any favors by risking failing twice in the 10:00 p.m. slot?

  • Gary Middleton

    Another 10 pm show is 100% out of the question, imo.

    I think Greenblatt’s words right now just constitute tap dancing and nothing else.

    Even this idea that the announcement caused a spike ‘with Leno’s first retirement’, what is he even talking about? The announcement 5 years beforehand caused a spike? Come on. Is he talking about a nonexistent Leno spike in Jay’s final year before handover? Tap dancing.

  • Nick

    NBC would be out of their minds to give Leno another 10pm show. That is never going to happen. And I think Leno would be crazy to stay with NBC, regardless of what offer they give him.

  • Nick

    I think a FOX 10pm or 11pm show would be more likely. And even that is highly unlikely.

    The NBC execs just don’t want it to look like they’re completely canning their only #1.

  • GARebelman

    Apparently they want him as the “Bob Hope of NBC”

  • Richard

    “Conan is a 0.3 without Big Bang and a 0.5 with it. That’s a 67% differential.”

    So Conan’s rating are about the same as Lopez were when the Big Bang Theory is not on.

    So if it’s not bc of the Bing Bang Theory, no one watches Conan.

    This is what irritates me about the Team Coco club…. good at complaining but not good at watching the show. Their attention span is so short they prefer to watch 5 minutes here or there of Conan instead of watching the full show.

    They need to sit down, and watch Conan on TV for the full hour. Yes, TV. No, 4 minute youtube videos or other excuses. There is a reason why Conan is on TV and an hour long.

    You don’t watch it.

    The show gets cancelled (or shown exclusively online).

  • Gary Middleton

    That’s what I thought too, Richard, but Conan got a *multiyear* extension. He clearly brings TBS something they need outside of the scope of Nielsen ratings.

  • Nick

    Conan is a failure on TBS. It basically exists in its own little world. But TBS won’t cancel it unless it starts hitting 0.3s regularly.

  • Richard

    Correction: “No 4 minute youtube videos or other excuses.”

  • Gary Middleton

    Before taking anything Bob says at face value, don’t forget one of the reasons NBC fired first-place Jay: he is not their kind of act and they want him gone.

    Debate the wisdom of that all day and night if you like. Analyze Bob’s words like he’s a founding father. It won’t change the situation. These are New York theater people with an Alec Baldwin fixation. They can’t wait for the day they can go to a party and not have to answer for having that hack backstabber Jay Leno on their network.

    The Bob Hope, seriously? He was on NBC what, 2 hours a year? No relevance to the life or career of a workhorse like Jay Leno.

  • anonymous

    The Hollywood Reporter —

    On at least two occasions during his half-hour or so before the assembled press, he noted that broadcast networks tend to shed between 4 and 7 percent of their viewership from year to year.

    Jay Leno may be on his way out at The Tonight Show, but Greenblatt insists he is very hopeful that the veteran late-night ratings champ stays in the NBC fold, much as Bob Hope once did. In fact, he hinted at a couple of potential opportunities that his team and Leno were currently discussing at the network, but declined to go into too much detail . As for the decision to push him out early next year, Greenblatt acknowledged that he has been having conversations about a late-night transition ever since he took the gig in early 2011.

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