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

 
  • Douglas in TN

    Which is worse, a right wing partisan blowhard, or a left wing partisan blowhard? I’ll take Greta, faults and all, over the angry shrieking clowns on MSNBC any day.

    But you’re right in that Jay would be wise, as he has done, to elude a label when it comes to politics. It risks you of losing 50% of the country.

  • GARebelman

    Greta ain’t nothing compared to Hannity. She suggested Fox the network not the Fox news channel. Very different.

  • anonymous

    So how is Fallon going to appeal to a mass audience when he is openly partisan? Just search for a video of Jimmy Fallon sings “Romney and Bain”, a parody of James Taylor’s “Fire and Rain” and there will be no doubt.

  • Brad

    I really, really hope Fallon learns this one thing from Leno: keep the audience guessing on your political stances. Fallon is not winning though I loved him as Romney. Especially in Mr. Romney’s Neighborhood sketch of of Mr. Rodgers. “Huh HA huh.”

    Amazing night for Conan Monday, but how?

  • anonymous

    If Fallon’s Tonight Show lasts long enough to see the next presidential election and he shows up at the DNC convention to support Hillary Clinton the way he showed up to support Barack Obama last time, then the prestige of The Tonight Show will truly be over.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Which is worse, a right wing partisan blowhard, or a left wing partisan blowhard? I’ll take Greta, faults and all, over the angry shrieking clowns on MSNBC any day.”

    That kind of question is asinine. Surprise: people prefer their own politics. But it’s totally irrelevant to the point. If the left was trying to designate Leno as one of its own and the label was starting to take, then a left wing endorsement would be hazardous.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Amazing night for Conan Monday, but how?”

    It wasn’t that amazing. BBT did a 1.3 ahead of him and he did 0.6. A bit better than usual. If Stewart/Colbert did a 0.6 after a 1.3, they would slit their wrists.

  • Hector

    NBC in ’09 vs NBC 2013. Olympics promotion.

    Plus the fact that it will annoy me makes it seem like Fallon could beat Conan’s debut Tonight Show. What was that 8 milion-ish? (or 6?)

    Conan’s final Tonight Show – 10 million-ish?

    Am I totally off? Have I forgotten everything?

  • GARebelman

    Ah yes Fallon did show up at the DNC convention didn’t he? That in itself will be a huge turn off to many people. Jay never shows up to those things and don’t make his monologue openly partisan nor does he feel the urge to interrogate whoever his guests are regardless of political affiliation.

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