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

 

 
  • jcfreder

    Chalk Dave-Oprah up as at least a moderate deal – Dave flat out beats Jay despite lower 10 pm lead-ins.

    n Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:

    In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.3/6; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.7/7; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.8/5.

    In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.6/3; “Late Show,” 0.7/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3.

    From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).

    At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

  • Gary Middleton

    It definitely moved the needle, jc. With a comparable lead-in a week earlier, Dave did 2.4/0.5. This time he did 2.7/0.7.

    Leno’s collapse from .9 to .6 is really striking. I seriously doubt it was everyone leaving to watch Oprah on CBS, but there is no way of ruling that out.

  • Diana Santiago

    Monte Cristo, I stated it was not a direct quote. I forgot that only Leno praise is allowed here. My apologies.

  • Diana Santiago

    BTW, very moving moment when Darren Criss remembered Cory Monteith.

  • Monte Cristo

    @ santiago,

    for your information, the direct quote does not include late night host. And i am shocked, an ardent follower of team coco can’t even spare five minutes to check the video out to get the quote right.

    and by the way i am poking fun not because leno hate you have displayed, but because since when we have to quote a guest’s compliment to justify a host’s credential? so by your logic for the hundreds of guests who have appeared on obrien’s program who didn’t sign his praise, does that mean they think obrien’s is unworthy, or uneducated, not a great musician, etc?

    and what’s funny is, are you really that desperate that you have to quote a guy whose statue only includes a supporting role on a tv show?

    and finally, for some one who adores a late show which starts half an hour early than its peers but still finishes dead last in rating, to call the first place show host a “lame duck”, well, that’s….lame.

  • kscottk11

    So, should CBS and Letterman’s Late Show with Oprah Winfrey on, feel encouraged about their big win over Leno’s Tonight Show Thursday night? Or, maybe were they expecting a bigger viewing audience?

  • Gary Middleton

    ks, they haven’t had much to celebrate lately, so I guess a roughly 40% demo bump and a win over Jay is cause for champagne.

    I mean, if this had taken place Monday, or in the regular season following CSI, it could easily have been .9 or even 1.0.

    btw, Dave was on track for a big week by his standards, but disaster may have struck tonight. Time Warner Cable has dropped CBS in NY, LA, and several other big cities where Dave likely does much of his business. My understanding is about 3 million households are impacted. Could be worse, it could’ve happened last night.

  • kscottk11

    Before the Letterman camp gets too excited about their big Thursday night Oprah Winfrey show, President Obama is going to be on Leno Tuesday night.

  • Diana Santiago

    Thanks for outing yourself as a troll, Monte Cristo. Welcome to my “Ignore” club.

  • Nick

    Considering how the overnights are usually wrong, Leno still probably beat Letterman in HH, total viewers, and demo.

    But still, a good outing for Letterman.

    Looking forward to seeing how the Obama appearance on Leno will do Tuesday.

  • Nick

    Fallon just said he’s doing Leno on September 20. Random date, such a far-away booking, and still months before he takes over . . . seems odd.

  • GARebelman

    Merideth Viera encouraging Jay to stay on TV in some capacity

    Fallon just now said he will be on with Jay September 20th, which I think is the start of the fall season isn’t it?

  • Gary Middleton

    Nick, given the slight renaissance Jay is experiencing in the ratings and in the media, it’s a pretty important move for Fallon to show the audience that he and Jay are friends. But they might not want a torch passing type of visit right near the end, because it could evoke Conan comparisons.

  • Brad

    “to call the first place show host a “lame duck”, well, that’s….lame.”

    But that’s the truth. Leno is on his way out. The purpose of keeping in touch with Leno and going on his show is dismal. You can already see it happen with Kimmel booking guests days before they appear on Leno’s version of The Tonight Show. I’m sorry if it sounds insulting, but with Leno not going anywhere else, he is indeed a lame duck.

  • Brad

    *I’ll take back the lame duck comments if Leno is confirmed to be at the helm of a new late night show on Fox. Unfortunately, it isn’t looking likely to happen.

  • bonnie blue

    Jay cannot say if/where he is going at this point because of his contract with NBC. Technically, he isnt allowed to talk to another network yet but I’m sure there’s talk behind the scenes.

  • Brad

    So we should treat the 60 year old like he’s going someplace else? I’m sure everything felt the same way about Johnny Carson in 1991-92. That he was obviously going elsewhere after his contract was up. Until I hear Fox say that they are aggressively pursuing Jay Leno, then I’m going to think he is a lame duck who may have a shot-in-the-dark chance to land a talk show on cable like CNN or HBO. Right now I think he’s just going to focus more on Jay’s Garage.

  • Douglas in TN

    Even Jay said the phone wasn’t ringing off the hook.

    He’s heading into Alan Thicke or Wil Shriner-type oblivion.

  • Richard

    At least Jay is leaving on top, beating the younger folks with ease.

    Not a bad way to go.

    Honestly, I think it’s pointless to worry too much about where these multi-millionaires go after they leave a show. Jay is going to be fine.

  • GARebelman

    Appears Jay offended Brad today or something :)

    I have no idea where he could go but I am sure (you really think he is going to admit on air if he got phone calls or not?? ) he will find something because he hates vacations and retirement. That’s one thing he isn’t like Carson about.

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