Late Night TV Ratings For August 5-August 9, 2013

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August 15th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

 

‘THE Tonight Show’ SCORES BIGGEST WEEK SINCE DECEMBER WHILE ‘LATE NIGHT’ HITS NINE-WEEK HIGH

Leno, With Visit from President, and Fallon Dominate Timeslot Competition in All Key Demos, Total Viewers for Week of Aug. 5-9

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Aug. 15, 2013 — NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has delivered its biggest week in total viewers since December, while “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” has hit a nine-week high in ratings results for the week of Aug. 5-9.

Leno and Fallon enjoyed commanding margins of victory, topping their broadcast time-period competition for the week in every key ratings category — adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

Note that CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” was in rebroadcast last week while “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” excluded Thursday and Friday due to delays for golf coverage. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was in rebroadcast on Friday.

The Aug. 6 appearance by President Barack Obama generated “Tonight’s” biggest overall audience for any night of the week since July 2012.

The telecast with the President attracted a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 or 1.430 million viewers in that category, and 4.947 million viewers overall. It’s the highest 18-49 rating for the show since Monday, June 10 and the biggest overall audience since Friday, July 27, 2012, the night of the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics.

These Aug. 6 results top President Obama’s prior appearance on Oct. 24, 2012 (1.355 million adults 18-49, 4.600 million viewers overall).

For the week, Leno’s average of 1.121 million adult 18-49 viewers was “Tonight’s” highest since June 10-14 and his 3.821 million viewers overall is the show’s best since Dec. 17-21, 2012, the week of last fall’s “Voice” finale. Fallon delivered his biggest overall audience (1.764 million) since June 3-7.

Leno has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 38 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 28 of their 31 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 42 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 31 of 31 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 43 of the last 44 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 40 of the last 42 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 31 of 31 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 26 of the last 28 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 Aug. 5-9. 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,” 0.9 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.5/2 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.6/3 *

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,” 0.3/2*

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,” 3.8 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.2 million viewers *

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.2 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.4 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.8 million viewers
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.1 million viewers*

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

* “Late Night” and “Last Call” were encores throughout the week. Thursday and Friday editions of “Late Late Show” were delayed by golf coverage and are excluded. Friday’s “Kimmel” was an encore.

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,” 2.9 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 AUG. 5-9

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.6
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.5

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, 0.7

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m.  “The Daily Show,” 1.4 million viewers
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.2 million viewers

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.9 million viewers

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.1 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million viewers

 

 
  • M!chaelCh!ckless

    Leno winning in all key measures. Definitely time to dump him.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Apparently, NBC Publcity does not know of NBC’s Programming’s move to get Leno out of Burbank ASAP.

    NBC STILL gives the numbers for “Later?” There is no network competition at that hour.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Me: >>> NBC STILL gives the numbers for “Later?” <<<

    Sorry, I forgot they had changed the name of the show to "Last Call."

  • Joel

    I like seeing the numbers for “Last Call.” I find it bizarre that “Last Call” can even manage a 0.3-0.4 for as late as it is on.

  • bonnie blue

    If one of the other networks doesn’t pick up Jay, they are nuts! I will follow him wherever!

  • Gary Middleton

    Looks like John Oliver’s Daily Show has re-asserted its consistent lead over Colbert. Saw John Oliver on Charlie Rose, he’s extremely impressive.

  • Diana Santiago

    Harrison Ford just had an amazing segment on Conan. They have an awesome chemistry.

  • Gary Middleton

    Insane that JC nailed Leno’s demo number with all the adjustments that went on.

    I wonder if the adjustments were primarily in prime time, and what Leno really had were outstanding local NFL lead-ins that (unlike regular season games) ended at roughly 11 pm.

    Amazing that so many 0.5s and 0.6s have failed to drop Kimmel and Letterman’s season averages. They’re just a few weeks away from somehow wrapping it up with 0.7s.

  • Douglas in TN

    John Oliver has been somewhat compelling and, I think, a lot sharper. Stewart has sort of become a parody of himself to me…down to yelling and throwing a lot of obscenities around. Sure, it’s still good stuff, but it gets tiresome.

  • Justin

    @Douglas in TN

    I felt Oliver was the same way. Maybe it’s the writers are lazy, tired, don’t care, or are blinded by their Emmy’s.

  • Gary Middleton

    Justin, shows work from the top down. The host/producers say ‘this is what our show does’ and writers have to deliver only that. Writers are the drywallers and bricklayers, not the architects. The strike zone tends to be small, because viewers bail quickly when a show goes outside their expectations of format. I guarantee the writers are more sick of it than we are.

    I agree, Daily Show got predictable. But I can’t think of a show on every day for over a decade that didn’t get predictable.

  • jcfreder

    @Gary – yeah, I think the NFL-juiced overnights were much more accurate for the late-night shows than for the primetime shows.

  • Diana Santiago

    Another win for Conan over The Daily Show, even with the highly publicized last episode of John Oliver.

  • Richard

    “Harrison Ford just had an amazing segment on Conan. They have an awesome chemistry.”

    I’m not a Conan fan but it takes some skill to make a Harrison Ford interview watchable.

  • Richard

    “Insane that JC nailed Leno’s demo number with all the adjustments that went on.”

    If he could only guess the winning lottery numbers… ;)

  • Gary Middleton

    “Another win for Conan over The Daily Show, even with the highly publicized last episode of John Oliver.”

    All it takes for Conan to edge out the Daily Show is a 300% larger lead-in and the absence of the regular Daily Show host. Ratings juggernaut.

  • Brad

    Can’t wait to see Conan’s ratings come next week. And yes, Conan provided the necessary silliness to make the Harrison Ford interview enjoyable. Kimmel had a killer week as well. Both have been tremendous. But Oprah on Kimmel was great. They made the whole show evolve around her. It was great.

    Last week: ” nor does [Leno] feel the urge to interrogate whoever his guests are regardless of political affiliation.”

    Hopefully no one thinks Fallon does the opposite of this. He never grills a guest. He had that fuss about his band playing an inappropriate song for Michele Bachmann, something along the lines of “crazy snitch,” but Fallon himself was very kind to her. I just hope he keeps the monologue bipartisan. More about current issues in the political world than about a particular party. For instance in this summer, three politicians involved in inappropriate sexual acts who all happen to be Democrats. Leno is riding that real well. Fallon should be too beyond Anthony Weiner (which I’m told no Democrat likes).

  • anonymous

    “PRESS Pass: Jay Leno” — David Gregory talks to Leno about late night and political humor.

  • Neal

    Leno is DA MAN! DA perennial KING of late night!

  • Brad

    Leno’s Final Episode: February 6, 2014

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