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

 

 
  • GARebelman

    The Battle of the 10PM shows are as follows:

    NBC

    The Blacklist
    Chicago Fire
    Ironside
    Parenthood
    Dracula

    CBS

    Hostages
    Person of Interest
    CSI
    Elementary
    Blue Bloods

    ABC

    Castle
    Lucky 7
    Nashville
    Scandel
    20/20

    Who has the best chances come the Fall?

  • Brad

    ” I do not understand where the idea that he “doesn’t seem to want to be there” comes from. It’s been repeated over and over how much Dave lives for that one hour a day. I mean, he’s cranky in general, but it’s pretty clear he loves hosting a talk show.”

    Oh come on. Works 42 weeks a year. Does two shows on Thursday so he doesn’t have to come in Friday. Has no care to prepare his shows or do runthrews or practices. Sometimes talks about what is on his mind instead of doing Top Ten or whatever was scripted for him to do.

    To me he seems to be only doing this because he knows no other life after doing it for 30 years. However, it seems pretty obvious Letterman only cares so much about the show.

    In my opinion, he is selfish to continue on when he only cares so little of the time. He shouldn’t take down the entire cast and crew and network with him to third place (of his time slot). Maybe he’s trying to save his staff from getting cut and just ride the wave, but I don’t know. I don’t know anymore but the effort he shows on the show drives me insane because his arch rival Jay Leno still puts in all his effort into the Tonight Show still. 80% monologue. 20% everything else. He looks to be giving equal time and energy as he has been except his interviews are getting somewhat better (wait… What).

    We got no one really to compare to with Letterman, but he obviously turned into Johnny Carson when he got older and Jay Leno continues to be the work horse he always has been.

  • Nifty

    Letterman has said that he doesn’t focus much on the show anymore because he wants to focus more on his life. Look up the video of him talking to Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning. He said the show was pretty much the whole of his life, to an unhealthy degree, until his heart surgery. I don’t think wanting to enjoy life a little more means he doesn’t care about the show anymore.

  • jcfreder

    CBS will most likely win the 10pm war again this year, although I agree that they are more vulnerable than in the past. I can see ABC doing well, Scandal seems to becoming the biggest hit in this time period. NBC is probably most vulnerable of all because it relies almost exclusively on The Voice. If people start to get tired of it, NBC is sunk.

  • jcfreder

    PROJECTIONS – Week of 8/12/13

    TOTAL VIEWERS
    Jay 2.95M (in repeats)
    Dave 2.33 (in repeats)
    JKL 2.32

    18-49 DEMO RATING
    Jay .68
    JKL .60
    Dave .47

  • Gary Middleton

    “CBS will most likely win the 10pm war again this year”

    Note that ABC was winning that war decisively by late spring.

  • Gary Middleton

    Of course, nobody will ever match Johnny Carson when it comes to a light schedule. It was a running joke even in the late 60s.

    By my count, for example, he showed up 127 times in 1978 and 113 in 1989. That means for any given weekday, there was significantly less than a 50% chance Johnny was hosting a new episode. Imagine Jay Leno taking off 27 weeks a year.

    A true rarity: Johnny’s presence spiked to 55% (144 shows!) in 1986 after Joan Rivers left. At first Johnny probably had to host because they were blindsided and without substitutes ready. Then in the fall when Joan debuted on Fox, he probably wanted new episodes opposite Joan as much as possible.

  • Nifty

    There was an exchange on Rhoda (spinoff of Mary Tyler Moore) once that went like this:
    “I want to get home to see who’s first hosting on Johnny Carson tonight.”

    “I think it’s Johnny.”

    “Oh. Must be a repeat.”

  • Nifty

    *guest, not first

  • Brad

    I don’t mind Letterman wanting to spend more time living life than working on his show. That’s not a problem IF Letterman would stop being control freak and have guest hosts for all the missed weeks of his show. Imagine if Johnny Carson did his later shows without guest hosts. That’d be brutal on the fans.

    These late night comedy shows are suppose to be nightly. You never see the highly news take vacations. Instead, certain hosts and crew members take vacations and the 11 o’clock news team still performs with whoever is left. Maybe that’s a little too much for any late night comedy crew to do during the Winter Holidays, but all the others weeks their shows should be open for business.

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