Late Night TV Ratings For July 22-26, 2013

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August 1st, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

‘THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ CONTINUE DOMINANCE OVER ABC, CBS TIMESLOT COMPETITION FOR WEEK OF JULY 22-26

Jimmy Fallon Defeats Both Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman in 18-34 Viewers Despite the Latter’s Earlier Start Times

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Aug. 1, 2013 — NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” have dominated their broadcast time-period competition for the week of July 22-26, delivering bigger audiences than their ABC and CBS rivals in every key ratings category.

Both Leno and Kimmel bested their ABC and CBS late-night timeslot competitors in adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

Note: Fallon was an encore on Tuesday, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was in rebroadcasts for the full week and CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” aired an encore on Friday.

For the week, Fallon delivered more viewers 18-34 (251,000) than Letterman (231,000) and ABC’s week of “Kimmel” encores (179,000), despite those shows starting an hour earlier when viewership levels are significantly higher. Fallon also out-delivered both those 11:35 p.m. shows last week in men 18-34 and women 18-34.

Additionally, for a second straight week, Fallon delivered more viewers 18-49 than ABC’s week of “Kimmel” encores (613,000 vs. 568,000), marking the first two times “Late Night” has topped Kimmel in the category since the ABC series moved to an 11:35 start time in January.

Leno delivered his biggest 18-49 audience (1.081 million) and overall audience (3.562 million) in four weeks, since June 24-28. Fallon generated his second-biggest 18-49 audience (613,000) in five weeks, since the week of June 17-21, trailing over that span only the prior week’s average of 663,000.

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” jumped versus the same week last year by 13% in viewers 18-49 (to 363,000 from 322,000), by 34% in viewers 18-34 (165,000 vs. 123,000) and by 13% in total viewers (895,000 vs. 789,000).

For the third quarter to date, Leno is up 6% in 18-49 viewers (to 1.073 million vs. 1.009 million) and up 11% in 18-34 viewers (352,000 from 316,000). Fallon is up 6% in 18-49 viewers (643,000 vs. 609,000) and up 18% in 18-34 viewers (272,000 vs. 230,000).

Leno has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 36 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 26 of their 29 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 40 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 29 of 29 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 41 of the last 42 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 38 of the last 40 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 29 weeks in a row in viewers 18-49 and 24 of the last 26 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 22-26. 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,” 0.9 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.6/3 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.4/2 **

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,” 0.4/2

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,” 2.7 million viewers *

ABC “Kimmel,” 1.8 million viewers **

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.4 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.6 million viewers
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.4 million viewers

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

* Tuesday’s “Late Night” and Friday’s “Late Show” were encores.

** “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was 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 22-26

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.6
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,” 1.3 million viewers
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.2 million viewers

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.9 million viewers

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.2 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million viewers

 

 
  • Dr. TV

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  • Nick

    I’m sorry, but with these ratings, Kimmel can be called nothing more than a miserable failure. He’s at Conan repeat levels.

  • Gary Middleton

    So NBC chooses to lead with Fallon in the PR now. Here’s what’s funny about that: Fallon did not have that great of a week. 0.48 is not particularly strong, and neither is doing 56% of Leno’s demo number.

    I do like how close they came to being able to announce that Carson Daly beat Kimmel in 18-34.

    We’ll probably never get the exact Letterman number for last week, but obviously he has bounced significantly from the previous lows and that continues this week.

  • Jim LaForte

    Is this not what NBC did as the transition from Leno to Conan began? Coco started doing a longer monologue and then throwing to a commercial after it just like on the “Tonight Show.” Not sure about Jimmy right now and what is happening on “Late Night.”

    Out with the old and in with the new, but it bit them in the butt last time. If Jay stays at NBC could it be likely that he could possibly return if Jimmy does not do well?

    My best guess is that “Tonight” will look like “Late Night” and “SNL” thus homogonizing late night on NBC. Will “Late Night” stay in New York as well? Will “Tonight” and “Late Night” compete for the same guests?

  • Jim LaForte

    Jay’s viewers (on the higher end of the demo) will most likely gravitate to Dave after he leaves. What is left of the younger part of the demo will be split between the two Jimmy’s (and them leaving the networks altogether to sample other shows) with Dave edging out everyone in total viewers just because he has been there longer = Comfort and Stability from a viewer’s point of view (on the higher end of the demo).

    This is my prediction. Once again (LOL), I hope that CBS/World Wide Pants, Incorporated hit hard on legacy as well as what is new. “It’s Dave on CBS. Same time, same station. No drama in late night!” “What’s old is what’s new, Dave on CBS Late Night and on the web. Then stay tuned for ‘Craig….”

  • Gary Middleton

    “Not sure about Jimmy right now and what is happening on Late Night.”

    Jim, best as I can tell, Fallon is stretching it out not with more jokes but with quasi mini-desk-bits from the monologue position. Working well, imo.

    “If Jay stays at NBC could it be likely that he could possibly return if Jimmy does not do well?”

    Zero percent chance. I don’t think it would’ve even happened last time if not for the onerous obligations of Jay’s contract, but it definitely won’t happen this time. Not with the staff disbanded, the studio lease over, and most late night operations on the east coast.

    “Will “Late Night” stay in New York as well?”

    Yes.

    “Will “Tonight” and “Late Night” compete for the same guests?”

    Fallon will have the right-of-way on everything.

    btw, it sounds like they’re leaning to making Late Night with Seth Meyers 4 episodes a week instead of 5.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Jay’s viewers (on the higher end of the demo) will most likely gravitate to Dave after he leaves.”

    FWIW, last time Jay left he had 5.5 million viewers a night and Dave only picked up about 250 thousand of them. 5%.

    And I think Leno viewers like Fallon a lot more than they liked Conan.

  • Gary Middleton

    Jim, will be interesting to see if Dave does some things to help himself get Leno’s crowd. I just saw USA Today’s ‘punchlines’ feature of late night clips from earlier in the week, and Letterman was clearly emulating Jay in his monologue joke about test tube hamburgers. The only thing missing was the phrase “how fat are we getting in this country?” It’s only fair, Jay’s show is rife with Dave-isms.

    His ex Merrill Markoe says that for Dave’s first couple of years of stand up, he was basically doing Jay Leno. It might not be that hard for him to go into that mode now. i.e.: commit to jokes, act really worked up about stuff in the punchlines, tag the jokes, and keep the pace very fast. Basically, to ditch both irony and detachment.

  • GARebelman

    If the people on Jay’s facebook page is any indicator, not that many will be watching Fallon. I honestly don’t see them going over to Dave either as two different styles and the NY audience is much different than the LA audience. It will be hard for Fallon “to be like Jay” in NY because of how they act with broader material (seemingly disliking anything non pro democrat)

  • bonnie blue

    This is one Jay fan who will be going to no one else! You could not pay me to watch Letterman, and while Fallon’s a nice guy, I won’t stay up to watch hin … he’s no Leno!

  • Diana Santiago

    Tonight Darren Criss (from Glee) told Conan (not a direct quote but close) “You are everything I want to be: educated, talented musician… I’m a true fan!” Conan blushed while Darren praised him.

  • Jim LaForte

    Here’s a curve ball. Arseniooooooooooo is in the CBS family now. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…..

  • Nick

    I wonder if there’s a chance Arsenio is being prepped to take over for Dave. A quiet return to late night would definitely be a good start.

  • jcfreder

    Dave is 66. Arsenio is 57, and would likely be around 60 by the time any promotion would happen. Seems extremely unlikely. Arsenio’s first task will be finding any kind of audience with his C-level leadins and patchwork affiliates.

  • bonnie blue

    Arsenio is a great guest on someone else’s show. But he will not hold the size audience that Jay has at 11:35 pm, IMHO. His appeal is not that great.

  • Gary Middleton

    Another spectacular week for JC projections. We don’t know Dave’s exact number, but I’m willing to bet it wasn’t far above what it took to get rounded to 0.6.

    OVERALL VIEWERS
    Jay 3.36M
    Dave 2.66
    JKL 1.88 (repeats)

    DEMO RATING
    Jay .86
    Dave .54
    JKL .46

  • Gary Middleton

    Will be very unfortunate if we don’t get an overnight for Dave/Oprah.

    Some of us thought a Dave/Oprah interview is a non-event in 2013, and some thought it was a big deal.

  • bonnie blue

    I think both Dave/Oprah are yesterday. Oprah has lost a lot of luster, IMHO.

  • Monte Cristo

    “You are everything I want to be: educated, talented musician… I’m a true fan!”

    did he mention late night talk show host? no wonder obrien blushed because as smart a guy as he is, he must have realized that was not a real compliment to his most important profession now.

  • Neal

    Bonnie, I am 100% with you! Fallon SUCKS and will bomb at Tonight! He’s not nearly as funny as Leno.

    Leno fans will wait to see what he does next. I still think he will get offered a once a week show. He could easily do it and the ratings would be HUGE!

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