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

    I’m still in favor for a weekly on a premium channel. I know he doesn’t like the idea of weekly’s, but with that, touring, and Jay’s Garage, he’ll be busy, and I think that would be a good blend for a man in his 60′s.

  • jcfreder

    I fully understand why Carson would have been icy to Leno. Carson could have been a bigger man by saying something about Jay in his final show, but his silence about Jay (in the context of throwing a finale of a 30-year iconic show) made a million times more sense than Jay not saying anything about Johnny in his first show.

    Of course, the second time around, it swung way too far the other direction.
    I think people would have actually understood more if Leno had been somewhat icier to Conan. It was weird having Conan on the last Leno show (and boo to NBC for presumably mandating that booking), but Jay’s seeming enthusiasm toward Conan during the whole thing just seemed off-kilter at the time, and make Jay look like more of a back-stabber when he got the show back.

    As for the weekly-premium thing,(or any possible option NBC is able to offer at this point), I don’t think Jay will do that. Once a week just does not fit into what he brings to the table, which is a topical monologue every night. If he ends up doing a show about cars, fine, but that’s a whole different career.

    Assuming that Fox does not want/have the ability to bring Jay in, I still think CNN would be about as good as a fit as you could find. There is still a (thin) veneer of prestige to the CNN name, and Jay would presumably dwarf what someone like Piers Morgan brings in (am I reading the report right, CNN averaged 76,000 people 25-54 in prime time last week????).

  • jcfreder

    PROJECTIONS – WEEK OF 8/5/2013

    TOTAL VIEWERS
    Jay 3.86
    Dave 2.24 (in repeats)
    JKL 2.18

    DEMO RATING
    Jay .88
    JKL .55
    Dave .47

    Also note that even with Craig pulling a .1 on the overnights Friday, his first half-hour likely beats Nightline head to head this week.

  • Gary Middleton

    “The problem with Larry King is he can’t tour.”

    Can and did.

    Anyone famous can tour if they’re so inclined. Al Pacino tours now. Sean Penn does it sometimes. Fame is a currency that can be accumulated via live appearances. That’s why staying in the media spotlight is important: it heightens their touring value.

    So, as a guy who presumably wants to keep touring, it’s incumbent upon Jay not to become a guy who ‘used to be on TV’. And therefore to take a TV job that is extremely sub-optimal, instead of worrying about what others will think.

  • Gary Middleton

    Will be remarkable if JC nails the projections this time, given the massive adjustments on Thursday and perhaps Friday too.

  • Richard

    “I’m still in favor for a weekly on a premium channel. I know he doesn’t like the idea of weekly’s, but with that, touring, and Jay’s Garage, he’ll be busy, and I think that would be a good blend for a man in his 60?s.”

    You are right. I think this would be a good option for him.

  • Gary Middleton

    I don’t think anything that considers itself a ‘premium channel’ will want Jay Leno. Leno has cemented his place as a populist.

  • jcfreder

    Ironically, the cable channel probably best fitting the Leno brand is . . . TBS.

  • Gary Middleton

    JC, it’s a great point. Funny how these things go. Couple of years ago I was talking with a friend about how NBC stars like the 30 Rock cast and lots of SNLers and other hipsters tended to shun Jay Leno, while many of the CBS mainstream stars were very comfortable in Burbank. He said something fascinating that might not be 100% true but was close enough: “There is no other show like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC, and there is no other show like Late Show with David Letterman on CBS.”

    He was right, they belonged on each other’s networks. Dave is the hero of the 30 Rock crowd, and Jay is obviously very compatible with the Two and a Half Men and Big Bang Theory philosophy of formulaic, big tent comedy.

  • GARebelman

    You are correct. Jay is more for the Mainstream crowd and Dave for the 30 Rock crowd. Irony is they are on the opposite network. Jay would be crushing them all and would likely be over a 1 demo in the Fall and Spring Season if shows like CSI was his lead in.

  • kscottk11

    “There is no other show like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC, and there is no other show like Late Show with David Letterman on CBS.”

    Gary, I think that’s a fair statement.

    With that said, I wonder how a New York based Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show will play to a wide-ranging, main stream 11:30 Tonight Show audience?” Will he be able to grab and hold on Leno’s audience and also attract new viewers? I also question how Fallon’s show will play to a middle America and a West Coast audience? Will Fallon have the same appeal both Carson and Leno continually had with a broad audience?

  • Brad

    Fair statement indeed and interesting that the TBS crowd would be well suited for Leno.

    If Leno did a weekly show that had the quality of vintage Jay, or of a real stand up gig with true guests that Jay actually cared to have on the show (like the rerun i saw with Ashton Kutcher), then a premium channel would love to take him on.

  • GARebelman

    Variety and Deadline are reporting that Greta Van Susteran (their 10PM anchor) is urging FOX to take Jay Leno in 2014

  • Diana Santiago

    Had an interesting conversation with two WB employees last week, one of them a former Turner employee. They both confirmed that Conan is bringing the numbers that Turner and Warner expected. Have to add that the former employee is not a Conan fan; she likes Leno more, but she’s very excited about Fallon and Meyers.

  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, that’s the kind of friend Leno could do without, imo.

  • Brad

    That’s very interesting Diana. Did they give an explanation as to why the ratings are deceiving to public?

    Gary, why is that a friend Leno can do without?

  • Brad

    You can now get tickets for The Arsenio Hall Show on the official website.

  • Gary Middleton

    Because she is a right wing partisan blowhard, that faction seems to be trying to designate Leno as one of its own, and Leno’s value is diminished if he is deemed to be on a team.

  • Brad

    Oh GRETA! Yeah. I can see why now.

  • Diana Santiago

    Good numbers for Conan on Monday and Tuesday. On Monday, Conan got a 0.6 beating TDS and CR in a day where usually he’s not on the top 100 list.

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