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

    Still has tremendous wit and insight too. A recent interview is on Youtube.

  • GARebelman

    I just hope Fallon isn’t on the last show because that will be an idiotic sense of De Ja Vu. Let that week, of all freaking weeks, be HIS week to do whatever he wants to do.

  • Brad

    That’s be an interesting last show.

    Fallon should go on the second to last week. Wish Leno best of luck heading into his final and leave it be.

  • Brad

    Can the Arsenio Hall crew and their website not include the stations and times their show will be shown on this fall? Would it really be that hard? I wouldn’t think so being a computer science major. I could probably set it up for them if they let me. Plug in your zip code and it will tell you all the need information: Network, station number by television provider, and the time. Conan should have the same thing as finding TBS on television can be a nightmare as well.

  • Charles

    Leno with a 1.0 last night with a low primetime lead-in, haven’t seen that in a while.

  • Gary Middleton

    Probably wasn’t even close to 1.0, Charles. Severe downward adjustments for NBC preliminaries last night.

  • GARebelman

    Every time something gets posted about Jay Leno regardless of the site, I don’t hardly see a soul that is excited about Fallon taking over and Seth coming in. That seems like a straight opposite from the last time around

  • Gary Middleton

    Few were pumped about Leno taking over in 1992.

    It’s a good thing. Expectations are the enemy. The two most celebrated late night debuts of the past 20 years were Dave on CBS and Conan on TBS and both peaked in the first 3 months.

  • Brad

    Always keep expectations low. You want to surprise everyone with what you can do, not fail to meet expectations. The bar is low for Fallon. I too feel like this is a good thing.

  • Brad

    John Oliver is on Jimmy Fallon tonight. That could be interesting.

  • Hector

    February 6, 2014: Leno’s next last show.

  • jcfreder

    Anybody know if/when Jay was a guest with Johnny in his runup to retirement?

  • Brad

    Yeah. How was Leno apart of Carson’s goodbye to television? Did he play any part of the show came the final month? Final week?

  • Brad

    Turns out last night’s episode was Late Night’s last episode in Studio 6B. Fallon will be moving over to Studio 6A, the original studio of Late Night (and Dr. Oz). From there NBC will remodel Studio 6B for The Tonight Show and I suppose leave 6A for Seth Meyers once he takes over the show. Don’t take my word for it. Watch Fallon’s studio tour right here…

    latenightwithjimmyfallon dot com/blogs/2013/08/jimmy-unveils-studio-6a/

  • Gary Middleton

    Leno played no part in Carson’s final year, apart from continuing to guest host. And someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think Johnny mentioned Leno on the final show.

    Leno’s final appearance with Carson was a year earlier, a few days before stuff hit the press about NBC allegedly trying to force out Carson and then Carson announcing his retirement. Bad blood.

  • Douglas in TN

    For those who love entertainment history, a singing giant has been lost…Eydie Gorme died at 84. Ms. Gorme and her eventual husband, Steve Lawrence, were regulars on Steve Allen’s Tonight Show, and appeared repeatedly on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show as well. While Steve and Eydie were often labeled as showbiz kitsch, hers was an incredible instrument.

    That world when entertainment had class and had people with actual talent is disappearing quickly.

  • jcfreder

    Well, yeah, I can’t imagine Leno will have Fallon on his final night.

  • GARebelman

    Johnny had an attitude problem behind the scenes and was notorious for holding grudges not sure if Leno and Carson ever made up. We all know how the Joan Rivers thing went.

  • Riggs

    I don’t think you can say the bar is low for Fallon – the bar is Leno’s performance and the number one show in late night. The hype machine will kick in this winter and all through the Olympics. NBC sure isn’t going to make this a “quiet” debut. People to forget what a big deal the Conan launch was…

  • Gary Middleton

    Riggs, every time someone writes an article about how crazy it is for NBC to fire the first place guy, that is the sound of the bar getting lowered for Jimmy Fallon.

    In stock market parlance, before an earnings report there is an official analyst earnings estimate. But also the far more important “whisper number”. That’s the real expectation based on what analysts and the public say when they talk under their breath. The whispers I hear on Fallon have him struggling to stay in first place.

    You’re right, he isn’t going to sneak onto the air the way Arsenio and Jon Stewart did. But it also won’t be the messianic treatment that Dave and TBS Conan got.

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