Late Night TV Ratings For July 29-August 2, 2013

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August 8th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

 

‘THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ ONCE AGAIN DOMINATE ABC, CBS TIMESLOT COMPETITION FOR WEEK OF JULY 29-AUG. 2

Leno Defeats Letterman, Kimmel By Double Digits in 18-49, Total Viewers, While Fallon Delivers Biggest Audience in Six Weeks

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Aug. 8, 2013 — NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” have delivered commanding margins of victory versus their broadcast time-period competition for the week of July 29-Aug. 2 in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key measures.

For the week, Leno topped “Late Show with David Letterman” by a 36% margin in 18-49 viewers (1.0 million vs. 746,000) and by 24% in total viewers (3.5 million vs. 2.8 million), while beating “Jimmy Kimmel Live” by 48% in 18-49 viewers (1.0 million vs. 688,000) and 73% in total viewers (3.5 million vs. 2.0 million).

At 12:35 a.m. ET, Fallon generated his largest overall audience in six weeks (1.751 million, biggest since the week of June 17-21) and second-biggest 18-49 audience in six weeks (636,000, best since July 15-19 and before that since June 17-21). At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” delivered its biggest 18-49 audience (376,000) since that week of June 17-21.

Note: CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” were in rebroadcast on Friday.

For the week, Fallon delivered more viewers 18-34 (261,000) than Letterman (218,000) and Kimmel (247,000), despite those shows starting an hour earlier when viewership levels are significantly higher. Fallon also out-delivered both those 11:35 shows last week in men 18-34 and men 18-49.

Leno has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 37 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 27 of their 30 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 41 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 30 of 30 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 42 of the last 43 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 39 of the last 41 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 30 of 30 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 25 of the last 27 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 29-Aug. 2. 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, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.6/3 *
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,” 0.4/2

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,” 3.5 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.8 million viewers *

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.0 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.3 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.8 million viewers
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.3 million viewers

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

* Friday’s “Late Show” and “Kimmel” were encores, while “Last Call” was in rebroadcast throughout the 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 29-AUG. 2

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,” 0.4

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,” 1.0 million viewers

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.8 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, 1.3 million viewers

 
  • Gary Middleton

    NBC is using every chance it gets to compare Fallon favorably to his future competitors instead of his current ones.

  • GARebelman

    Not to fear Gary, they will have to hire some of the ABC spin masters come next year :)

  • anonymous

    Hmmm, Letterman 0.6 Kimmel 0.5

    Who’s going to call for Letterman to be renewed and Kimmel to be fired like they always do when the situation is reversed?

  • Joel

    Kimmel with a 0.5? And LOST to Letterman? Fewest 18-49 and fewest overall viewers now should be an an embarrassment to both Kimmel and ABC.

  • Neal

    Jay is the undisputed KING of late night!

  • Douglas in TN

    And a king whose kingdom will be closing soon.

    Has Neal bought his tissues yet?

  • Jim LaForte

    18-34 does not really matter except to say that one show’s viewership is younger than another. How broad is the 18-49 demo that is sold to advertisers? If they sold 25-54, the ratings and spin would be totally in Dave and Jay’s favor I bet….

  • Gary Middleton

    “Who’s going to call for Letterman to be renewed and Kimmel to be fired like they always do when the situation is reversed?”

    Not sure the situation has been reversed. CBS 10 pm beat ABC by 31%. When they have been fairly level, Kimmel has beaten Dave most of the time if not every time. With just 4 new Kimmel episodes a week, year round. And almost certainly far lower salaries throughout his organization.

  • Richard

    It’s sad that some posters still like to make fun of others because they like a particular late night host.

  • Brad

    That is embarrassing for ABC but as Gary pointed out, there was good reason for ABC and Kimmel to fall to CBS and Letterman.

  • Nick

    I bet it was Oprah episode that pushed Dave’s average up to a 0.6 moreso than higher 10pm leadins. Lead-in seems to have no effect on Dave anymore.

  • Gary Middleton

    Dave had 0.6 the Oprah-less previous week too, Nick.

  • Brad

    Harrison Ford has to be one of the worst guests to interview. Very slow. Not enthusiastic. Pessimistic. I never thought he would be full of joy, I thought he would about business and talk business, but nope, total kill joy on Kimmel tonight. He had a little comedy bit with Kimmel that was… decent, but it was really the premise that was decent, not how it played out. Very disappointed with the whole thing.

  • Brad

    Okay, the Kimmel ratings have been disappointing but Letterman not be able cash in on big episodes and what not, now that is concerning.

  • Nick

    My bad, I thought he was at 0.5 the previous week. Than that is indeed sad, that Letterman cannot seem to be able to pull higher ratings with big-name guests and higher lead-ins.

    And Brad, most of the senior Hollywood actors sound much better on paper than they do on television. Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins, and Ben Kingsley come to mind.

  • Gary Middleton

    Deniro might be the worst of all.

    Nick, it looks to me like Dave firmed up the last couple of weeks from very low levels. While Leno’s numbers have softened a bit: we’re seeing more 0.7s and even 0.6s in the overnights in situations where we had been seeing 0.8 or even 0.9. We’ll see if Dave’s new episodes can beat Leno’s reruns the week after next.

  • Gary Middleton

    When Jay returns late in the month, he’ll really be heading into the home stretch. We’ll start to get a sense of whether bookings get a little hotter as stars do or don’t decide they need to come say goodbye. Would Clooney or Hanks come back? Have we seen the last of stretches of shows where Team Leno struggles to fill out the lineup and turns to NBC news and daytime TV co-hosts? Will fellow hosts like Arsenio and Craig Ferguson pay tribute in any way?

    I think Leno’s final show should include a substantial retrospective/tribute to NBC Burbank. NBC variety TV has emanated from there since the 1950s and it all comes to an end when Leno signs off.

  • Douglas in TN

    “I think Leno’s final show should include a substantial retrospective/tribute to NBC Burbank. NBC variety TV has emanated from there since the 1950s and it all comes to an end when Leno signs off.”

    Good idea.

    Gary Owens would be a fun one to bring in..from beautiful downtown Burbank…

  • Gary Middleton

    Gary Owens, yes! I didn’t realize he’s only 77 and still active in the business. He should be involved in the Leno finale. The call should also go out to Doc Severinsen, though he may not be into it.

    Wikipedia has a full list of all the shows ever done at “The Burbank Studios”.

  • Douglas in TN

    Doc lives here near Knoxville…sort of neat to see him out and about.

    He still has the power and technique of somebody half his age.

    I don’t think, aside from some jokes in 1992/ 1993, he’s ever commented about Jay Leno. But it would be a nice visit, even though the studio is different.

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