President Obama's Appearance on 'The Tonight Show' Earns Top Tuesday Overnights in 21 Months

Categories: Late Night TV Ratings,Network TV Press Releases

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August 7th, 2013

Tonight Show Obama

via press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
  • With a guest appearance by President Barack Obama, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” delivered its highest rating in metered-market households (a 3.8 rating, 10 share) for any night of the week in nine months, since Wednesday, October 24, 2012 (4.0), the night of Obama’s prior appearance on the show, and highest for a Tuesday night in 21 months, since October 25, 2011 (4.1), the night of another appearance by President Obama.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Tonight” averaged a 1.2/6 in adults 18-49, the show’s highest result for a Tuesday telecast since December 18, 2012, the night of the “Voice” finale.
  • At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" scored its highest Tuesday rating in metered-market households (1.7) since December 18, 2012 (1.8)
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.8/10; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore; 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,” 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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" (1.7/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
  • Candice

    Everyone. Leave Neal alone. Let him cry in his mother’s basement in peace !

  • Mike

    Honestly, Louis, Erik, Stanley, and Candice, you’re no better than Neal. You’re resorting to the same tactics that you attempt to deride him for.

  • Mike

    Regardless, it doesn’t come off as constructive — only fuels the fires of political polarization further. This is probably the biggest problem in both the US and Canada. Political parties and their supporters on both sides of the spectrum are firmly entrenched in their positions and refusing to have a productive dialogue to reach compromises for the good of the people.

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