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

    Him, you seem undecided on whether he favors Leno because of the conservative audience, or if he goes everywhere basically equally.

    You’re right, he could book anything at any time. Most of his bookings seem to be announced within days of the appearance. There is nobody who can’t get bumped for Obama. Even Matt Leblanc.

  • anonymous

    Internet blogger newsfromme(dot)com spreading late night rumor:

    “Another part of the rumor is that Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch of Fox want Leno there. Both are vitally interested in electing Republicans to office. Both believe that appearances on late night TV can help that happen. Both, it is said, feel Leno is the only late night host who gives Republican guests a fair shake. When Murdoch a few years ago expressed an interest in purchasing The Wall Street Journal, many of his advisors told him it was a bad investment. He reportedly replied, “I don’t care. I want it.” And he made an acquisition that wasn’t logical from a business standpoint.”

    Makes you wonder if Leno’s tv career was truly over, then NBC would have no qualms about showing him the door and giving him the boot. But for some unknown reason, NBC wants to keep him with the company. From a company out to cut costs, this move makes you wonder what NBC is worried about?

  • Him

    Well, even though he goes on other talk-shows, if I recall correctly, he always does Leno first. That itself is “favoring” him. The reason for that “favoring”, I think, is the broader, more conservative audience. Another reason for that might be the fact that Jay gave him three chances before he got to the Presidency, which is something that I don’t think any other shows did.

  • Gary Middleton

    Anonymous, if ‘liberal media’ could pave the way for anything, you would not have had 8 years of GW Bush. If Fox News and talk radio could pave the way for anything, you would not have 8 years of Obama. The people, for better or worse, make up their own minds.

  • Him

    By the way, I think the “favoring” that I’m talking about comes more from his “media advisors” (or something like that) than from the President himself.

  • anonymous

    Weak candidates Al Gore/John Kerry = 8 years GWB.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Makes you wonder if Leno’s tv career was truly over, then NBC would have no qualms about showing him the door and giving him the boot. But for some unknown reason, NBC wants to keep him with the company. From a company out to cut costs, this move makes you wonder what NBC is worried about?”

    I think it’s just public relations. I doubt NBC really wants Leno in the fold, just as CNN didn’t want Larry King but announced they were “keeping him in the family” with a deal for specials. A year later, they quietly cut the cord on King. It’s a little like when you say “We’ll definitely keep in touch!” when you don’t mean it at all.

    FWIW, and we talked about this the other day, the website you cite has gotten pretty much everything wrong on this topic. He was adamant that Leno would never get fired at all, and that if it was to happen the replacement would not be Fallon.

  • anonymous

    Most late night shows are cheerleaders for the left. Hollywood is a liberal town where the DNC go to fundraise. To say they don’t have an agenda is ignoring the facts.

  • Diana Santiago

    A lame duck visiting another lame duck. I don’t see why this is a big deal, Gary.

  • Diana Santiago

    Darn. President Obama will be in Burbank my first day of vacations there. I’m not looking forward to the traffic.

  • Hector

    Also, Leno isnt a tough interview compared to Stewart or Letterman. Though that applies more in general than specifically to Obama.

  • kscottk11

    The reason why Obama prefers to go on Leno is because it has the most broad-based viewers. Also, it appeals politically both to the left and the right, and it reaches the widest audience.

    Also, I think Leno has a fun and relaxed show to be on, and it is the best show for the president or a guest to comfortably showcase themselves in a favorable way.

  • kscottk11

    Leno had a strong show Tuesday night.

    Christen Chenoweth, that little women was adorable on Leno’s show.

    “She knocked it out of the park.”

  • Brad

    I assume Obama goes to L.A. to go on The Tonight Show and go to fundraiser events. I doubt he goes JUST for Leno. But Diana is right, a lame duck visiting a lame duck. Why is this happening?

    Personally, I voted for Romney and campaigned for moderate Republican Richard Tisei for U.S. Congress in Massachusetts in 2012. When President Obama was on Letterman I made sure I watched. Not because I was an undecided voter, but because he is the President, he is running for re-election, and one should be curious what he has to say about the issues. Some people aren’t left or right. Some are moderate. Some just like politics. Isn’t that why James Carville are Mary Matalin are married to each other?

    If Hilary Clinton thinks she’s going to be President she has another thing coming. One, she’s following the footsteps of Obama who many now have an unfavorable opinion of after re-election. Two, I doubt she’ll make it out of the primaries… Again. She has the Bengazhi scandal to deal with. Ignore it all you want, when your fellow Democrats are in debates with you and they want to be the GOP nominee, it is going to get brought up. Nothing against Hilary, but she is going to have a tough road ahead of her.

  • Richard

    “I assume Obama goes to L.A. to go on The Tonight Show and go to fundraiser events. I doubt he goes JUST for Leno. But Diana is right, a lame duck visiting a lame duck. ”

    These two “lame” ducks have one thing on common: they are both on top. The other “lame” ducks, arent.

  • Gary Middleton

    “But Diana is right, a lame duck visiting a lame duck. Why is this happening?”

    For starters, you’re all misusing the term lame duck in Obama’s case. It has nothing to do with a guy in the first year of a 4 year term.

    Obama is trying to build a broader consensus for his economic plan. It’s not complicated.

  • Gary Middleton

    “A lame duck visiting another lame duck. I don’t see why this is a big deal, Gary.”

    While you seem to think Oprah visiting Letterman is quite the big deal. Looking forward to seeing how the ratings stack up between your view and my view.

  • Brad

    “Obama is trying to build a broader consensus for his economic plan. It’s not complicated.”

    Why? Is there a public vote on these things?

  • Gary Middleton

    “Why? Is there a public vote on these things?”

    Eventually, of course.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Leno had a strong show Tuesday night.”

    Yes! Sometimes things really come together. Monologue included, possibly the best of the year.

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