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

 
  • Brad

    Riggs, the other thing is this isn’t something that has been talked about for years in the public eye. This is a realitivy quick transition. Obviously the expectations were big for Conan. Everyone was waiting five years for it. People thought Conan was planning for the take over and be ready for it.

    GAR, Leno called Carson once he found out his agent put the story in the USA Today or wherever about NBC wanting Johnny to go so they could bring in Leno. He found this out during NBC’s wanting to fire her as Tonight Show producer. Carson accepted the apology saying something along the lines of “you can never be too careful who you trust” but I don’t think he fully accepted the apology. I don’t think he really cared at that point but what do I know. I haven’t watched him enough to know what he was like or what his thoughts were.

  • Hector

    No word that I’ve seen about Fallon’s last Late Night, but if he’s in 6A until February, seems like Seth Meyers will be setting up somewhere else.

    Are they going to put Late Night and The Tonight Show right across the hall from one another?

    Also before the announcements were official, there was talk that Seth Meyers would do a Daily Show-style program. Smaller, no band, etc.

    I don’t know anything about 30 Rock, but that made it sound like they could find a place for him elsewhere in the building, or perhaps somewhere else in New York, presumably in the same relative area.

    Put some space between the shows, and differentiate them, create some new energy.

    But since the announcements maybe I just havent been as up to date, but any news on this?

    Will Late Night stay as a traditional talk show? The smaller show-Daily Show idea seemed like a good one, but that seems to lend itself to a half hour format.

  • Brad

    Meyers will have to be in 30 Rock. That where he wants to be and that’s where Lorne Michaels (producer) already is.

  • Gary Middleton

    Hector, Late Night has to get smaller. For example, if there is a band, it could be half the size of The Roots and a fifth of the cost. Sounds like they’re also leaning to 4 episodes a week instead of 5.

  • Brad

    Somebody must’ve realized that with Friday night’s being the worst night for ratings, that it is more cost beneficial to have four nights with a rerun on Friday than to have five days of new episodes. Also better creatively in my mind as the writer’s won’t be spreading the content thin.

    A band for deep in late night television should only be a tight, five-person band. Drummer, guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, and singer. Hopefully they can do more than just those positions, like the singer playing percussions or rhythm guitar or what not at times. The keyboardist is a must because he or she can change the tone and start playing a banjo, violin, or whatever the song calls for.

    Personally, I like the idea of have a band play weekly. Glad Ferguson finally did it but like, is it really that hard to find a band to for the week? Like, really? In LA?

  • kscottk11

    JAY LENO is never taking the Tonight Show back. I’m sure Fallon has an “iron-clad” contract stating the Tonight Show is solely his no matter what. If Fallon fails, NBC might look for a new host but it won’t be Leno. Once Leno leaves, he is out of their late night plans. NBC might try to sign him to some little production deal to keep him away from the competition.

    If Leno was smart, he would run away from NBC as quickly as possible.

  • Hector

    For someone who has bashed Leno so much, Kimmel has used the bits pedestrian question, lie witness news, and the confusing question of the day. I liked them better the last time when they were called Jaywalking.

    Less suprised but also interested to see Fallon’s Screengrabs bit. He’s brought Headlines into the 21st century. He even presented it on a tablet on his desk instead of the big black cards.

    Made me miss Conan’s Actual Items.

    Fallon’s show has 19 people credited as writers, by the way. Previously 20. They sure have a lot of bits that require little to no writing.

    He’s got Screengrabs ready for the Tonight Show. Maybe his own Jaywalking/man on the street bit is in the works. Maybe he can keep Hashtags and Freestyling with the Roots for 11:30? I thought they might expand the staff for The Tonight Show, especially for the monologue. Maybe it’s not necessary.

  • Hector

    Some of the games have some writing, but a lot are mostly the same thing every time (wheel of carpet samples, dance your hat and gloves off, wax on wax off, etc.)

    Then the others like Models and Buckets and those horrible Battles of the Instant whatevers.

    I’m guessing not a lot of these bits will make it to The Tonight Show.

  • GARebelman

    Does anybody believe Fallon’s debut in late February will top Conan’s premiere in June premiere?

  • Hector

    With the Olympics promotion, it’s gotta be right? Will the Voice be on then?

    Will it top Conan’s last Tonight Show?

  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, the Gunsmoke rule comes into effect a little here. Conan’s premiere was nearly 5 years earlier. Network TV has lower numbers across the board. Not much from today beats anything from back then.

    So obviously, my answer to both your question and Hector’s is no, it won’t top either of those events.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Somebody must’ve realized that with Friday night’s being the worst night for ratings, that it is more cost beneficial to have four nights with a rerun on Friday than to have five days of new episodes.”

    Friday is certainly weak in prime time, but I believe NBC has had quite a bit of luck in late night. I don’t know how often Fallon has hit 0.7, but I’ll bet at least half the times were on Fridays. So it would not shock me if they made the rerun on Mondays. It’s probably a tough decision with Revolution doing so well on Mondays last season.

  • Brad

    “If Leno was smart, he would run away from NBC as quickly as possible.”

    And go where? He could stay if given the right contract but he shouldn’t care about being on broadcast or getting paid highly, he should care about doing a show HE wants to do. I would personally go elsewhere especially given the fact I’ve made all the money I could ever want. However, this is Leno and he said he refused to go to USA when given the option. He says he’s only a broadcast entertainer and that going to basic cable would be a step down and you won’t get the same viewers. He wants to have the biggest audience possible. He compared the whole event to Howard Stern going from traditional radio to satellite radio (ironically).

  • Brad

    I say Fallon stays daily while Meyers goes four days a weekly. Meyers will be in a timezone where the difference of a new show and a rerun can be 0.1. Yes it is a rerun, yes it will be less in ad revenue, but the show budget will be less and will generate more revenue in the end.

    Btw, depending on the show Meyers and company decides to he, he could do two on Thursday to show one on Friday.

  • Brad

    Kimmel is a hypocrite. Even the interviews he keeps them bleak and simple like Leno.

    I won’t make a prediction on Fallon v. Conan premieres until I see the ratings Leno’s final show gets.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Btw, depending on the show Meyers and company decides to he, he could do two on Thursday to show one on Friday.”

    I don’t think that saves much money, if any.

  • Brad

    That’s true. That’s more like the employees trying to get an extra day of vacation.

    Who will be on Fallon’s first Tonight episode?

  • kscottk11

    If Leno was smart, he would run away from NBC as quickly as possible.

    “And go where?”

    This is the second time Leno has been fired by NBC. There’s nothing left for Leno to do at NBC. Is Leno going to turn into some “third tier personality” for NBC?

    Leno doesn’t need the money. If something attractive comes up on FOX or another Network or something he wants to do maybe Leno could do that. But if not, he could just do his stand-up and go on other people’s talk shows, that he wants to do. If he’s not working for NBC anymore, he doesn’t have to be an NBC company shill and edit himself, and he would probably be a good interview with some bite.

    I don’t think Leno wants to turn into what Larry King formally of CNN has become. Larry King will do anything to just stay on TV.

    I would hope Leno has a little more pride than that.

  • Gary Middleton

    ks, I hope the opposite. I hope he doesn’t put pride ahead of happiness, and I don’t think he will. When you’re touring as a stand up, the last thing you want to be is “a guy who used to be on TV”.

    I doubt there’s much of consequence for Jay to do at NBC nor any other broadcast network. But if someone offers something and he thinks he can pull off the gig reasonably well, even if it’s NBC (I doubt it very much), I hope he dives in.

  • Brad

    The problem with Larry King is he can’t tour. He can only interview or be interviewed. Leno can go on the road or transition into doing a car show full-time with Jay’s Garage. Leno can make work. King can’t.

    Anyways, kscott, you got to keep in mind what Leno is thinking. He said in Bill Carter’s second book how he disapproved the idea of taking a talk show onto basic cable due to the lack of relevance he would recieve. He said that right in the book. And then he said it would be just Stern going to satellite radio. He’s still the same old Stern, but he is less relevant. People aren’t talking about him around the water bubbler anymore. Maybe Leno sees things differently now, especially with the phone not ringing off the hook. We’ll have to wait and see.

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