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

 
  • Gary Middleton

    “If he is just like Leno, he won’t fight back really and just keep playing nice, expecting everyone to be his friend.”

    What are you talking about?

  • Richard

    Brad, Jay’s opponents would have a field day if Jay starting ” fighting” back. Their ratings would go through the roof and Jay knows this.

  • Richard

    ….*started* “fighting” back.

    Not easy to type on an iphone

  • jcfreder

    Yeah, I’m not sure how Jay or Fallon would go about “fighting” anybody. Jay’s taken a couple of shots at Dave here or there, but nothing that should get anybody bent out of shape. I don’t see any other host ripping Fallon, and obviously Fallon has no reason to care about anybody on a board like this who rips him.

  • Nifty

    Whoa! Letterman beat Jay for once! I don’t understand, what was different? Were that many people excited about Denzel?

  • Nick

    That, and NBC scored a 0.7 at 10pm – while CBS had a 2.7.

  • Dave

    CBS should dump Letterman and hire Jay Leno. Up yours NBC.

  • Nifty

    @Nick I know about the ratings difference, but UTD has been winning for weeks without affecting Dave’s ratings. It seemed odd.

  • Gary Middleton

    Nifty, Dave has beaten Jay in overall viewers on UTD nights before. This time he managed to tie Jay in the demo as well, and it probably has quite a bit to do with Siberia dropping to 0.7.

  • Gary Middleton

    Unless I’m misreading the cable chart, there were a couple of anomalies last night. Colbert fell out of the top 100, and Conan was out of the top 100 despite Big Bang doing 1.2 at 10:30.

  • Gary Middleton

    Strange idea, but I wonder if Dave got a bump from people tuning in to see if Time Warner Cable dumped CBS at the midnight deadline. That stand off was getting some real time publicity.

  • Nifty

    Oh, I didn’t know he’s been beating Jay in viewers on Monday.

  • GARebelman

    Dave didn’t beat Jay last week viewers or demo Nifty last Monday. Gary just likes to understate things at times to pave way for the Fallon era for the next thirty years ;)

  • Hector

    Another Fallon go to: “When ( ) heard about it, ( ) said…”

    Yes!

  • Gary Middleton

    The President of the United States hasn’t left much doubt which late night show he favors. The funny thing is, it’s the only one that rips him to shreds on a regular basis.

    Meanwhile, the same week, Jay appears to be taking Jason Sudeikis 2 days after Kimmel. One of the few cracks in the booking policy facade and kind of inexplicable. We’ll see if it comes to pass.

  • Him

    “The President of the United States hasn’t left much doubt which late night show he favors.”

    Don’t you think that the reason he goes on Jay’s show more than the others has more to do with the audience than with the POTUS’ personal preference? When he goes on Jay he’s talking to a broader audience and reaching to conservatives who don’t watch any other late night talk show.

    On the other late night shows, he’d just be talking to people who, on the vast majority, already support him anyways.

    Honestly, I doubt Obama even watches any of these shows.

  • Gary Middleton

    Him, absolutely. And I have a feeling Hanks, Clooney, Martin and Baldwin aren’t ending their nights with Dave either. Though presumably they did at some point in the past.

    Truth is, Presidents don’t have to do any late night talk show. Obama wouldn’t be going for the sixth time if he didn’t like being there, it’s just not that critical. And, yes, also if Leno wasn’t still well out in front of the pack in viewership, which is a compliment.

    “When he goes on Jay he’s talking to a broader audience and reaching to conservatives who don’t watch any other late night talk show.”

    Maybe this time, but it’s debatable whether that’s always the goal. A lot of conservatives are not open to anything Obama says. Often politics is about ‘firing up the base’.

  • Nick

    I thought Obama has said in the past that he and his family watch Leno regularly. I honestly believe that’s the case, though. I can’t really imagine the Obamas watching any other late night program.

  • Him

    Well, as president, Obama, so far, has been three times on Leno, two on Letterman and two (I’m pretty sure) on Jon Stewart; so “President Obama”‘s preference for Leno doesn’t seem to be that big. Two of the three times when Obama went on Leno, it was something like a “press tour” where he also went on Letterman and a few other shows like The View and Oprah. I doubt he enjoys being at all of those. There’s a chance that the same will happen this time, and soon a visit to The Late and/or The Daily Show might be announced, so I’m not sure there’s reason to say that the POTUS has such a big preference for Jay over everybody else.

  • anonymous

    Liberal media paving the way for a Hillary presidency with NBC’s Hillary Clinton miniseries.

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