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

 

 
  • Tony

    Used to be a Ferguson fan but his show has been terrible for awhile now that I’m starting to even watch TMZ and Dish Nation on FOX instead (don’t really care for Fallon except for occasional must-see bits). Same recurring jokes every show and even his interviews are getting stale. I feel like he reached his peak around 2008-2010 and then the quality has declined since then.

    I’m already over it though…I’m looking forward to Seth Myers taking Late Night.

  • Brad

    With Letterman and Ferguson (and Stewart) in my rear view mirror, I’m looking forward to the new additions and changes in late night wirh Arsenio Hall, Seth Meyers, the NBC’s decision to move Fallon to 11:35pm. Late is going to be interesting… Again.

  • Brad

    *Late Night is going to be interesting… Again.

  • 22

    watch this – Obama statement @ TTS is in the very center of world news and world politics. Good job Jay. Unlike some evil clowns.

  • Nick

    Great show by Leno last night. One of the best in months. Monologue was spot on, and the Obama interview went seamlessly. It’s nice to see Leno notch a 1.2 every now and again.

  • jcfreder

    “Anyone else seeing Arsenio Hall ads all over their local NBC affiliate late at night? I’ve seen many of Hall’s ads here in Boston for The CW.”

    @Brad — I’m confused here, why would Arsenio ads be running on an NBC station, unless he’s on that station, but then when are they running him?

  • Gary Middleton

    jc, the NBC and CW stations in Boston are under the same ownership.

  • Gary Middleton

    Has Tonight ever quadrupled Letterman in the demo before? Took quite a confluence of circumstances:

    -AGT lead-in.
    -President as guest.
    -Dave in reruns.
    -Low rated summer 10 pm lead in for Dave.
    -Cable dispute blacks out CBS for millions in big cities.

  • jcfreder

    Gotcha. What time is Arsenio going to be on in Boston? It’s the cities where his affiliates are CW (or worse independent stations) that makes me believe he will have an incredibly difficult time in the ratings.

  • jcfreder

    @Gary – true perfect storm, but in any case, it’s virtually certain that Dave did not really do a .30, as he is consistently undercounted in the overnights, so no way he got quadrupled. It will be interesting to see the Dave rerun vs. JKL originals matchup this week.

  • Gary Middleton

    I can’t find anything about the Arsenio start time in Boston, hopefully Brad will know.

    In other news: Colbert is ahead of Daily Show at the halfway point of the cable week.

  • Douglas in TN

    I used to think too much was made of Obama’s, well, underperformances when there’s no teleprompter or script. But last night showed he really is a lightweight, if not a featherweight, when what comes out of his mouth isn’t tightly scripted.

    If George W. Bush had said the gaffes Obama did last night he’d be raked over the coals and mocked mercilessly.

  • Brad

    I have Arsenio Hall at 11pm on The CW here in Boston. Very interesting how the NBC affliate here in Boston owns The CW. Wasn’t thinking that at all. Explains why there are syndicated NBC shows on there then. Still interesting how they are advertising a show going against their own show.

  • Nick

    @Douglas: Can you give some examples?

  • kscottk11

    Douglas,

    What interview were you viewing? You must have watched a different show than I saw.

  • Gary Middleton

    The ‘teleprompter’ thing was always one of the silliest talking points ever devised. Of course Barack Obama can adlib. This is the big league, they can all adlib. Even the ones who can’t adlib can adlib.

  • Douglas in TN

    Imagine if Bush had said, as Obama did:

    “The odds of people dying in a terrorist attack obviously are still a lot lower than in a car accident, unfortunately.”

    Regarding Russia’s hosting of the (winter) Olympic games: “then every judgment should be made on the track, or in the swimming pool, or on the balance beam”

    Regarding his unfortunate sense of geography: “If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida — if we don’t do that, those ships are going to go someplace else.”

    And he proved he did not know Putin’s job history, as he got his position wrong with the KGB.

  • Brad

    I think you missed out on 20 “uh’s” when quoting there. Lol.

    I took a public speech class last semester. When we watched President Obama speak about the Boston Bombings, we were all awed by his speech. He is a speech writer no doubt. People can refute that as he has a team of writers, however, they all constantly say he is their best speech writer so when you have something to say, it better be darn well worth mentioning.

    Anyways, I asked my teacher what she thought of Obama as a public speaker without a telepromter. His off-the-cuff speeches. Everyone thought I was a jerk for asking such a thing after the speech. After asking two more times she honestly said that he cannot adlib like some of us in the room, though noting he has to be more mindful with what he says as he is the President, with knowledge we don’t know, with his every moves watched and critiqued.

    The point is there are better interviewees and speakers than President Obama. He is not an off-the-cuff person. He sticks to the script and when he doesn’t, the uh’s come out more than any other President in our history. I can’t even think of a person who uh’s as much as he unless they are Robert DeNiro or another bad person for interviews.

    The interview with Leno went seemlessly. I enjoyed it, Leno was great, but that does not mean Leno turned into Charlie Rose last night and it does not mean President Obama turned in one of his best public appearances for the history books.

  • Douglas in TN

    Most presidents are actually better writers and editors than the people they employ to do such things.

    For many, like Reagan, George W. Bush, and to an extent Clinton, the end products were usually much better when they took over and injected more of themselves.

  • Douglas in TN

    It’s ironic when you think about it. Just think about those we talk about on this forum.

    Take away the cue cards and little note cards, and Leno, Letterman and the rest would sink like a stone. As a comic and writer, Letterman is lightyears sharper than his writing team, even this new crew.

    But personally I have no use for political guests on these shows, largely because they end up, like Obama, being phonier than a Kardashian or some star plugging their film or tv show that they know stinks.

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