Late Night TV Ratings For August 12-16, 2013

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August 22nd, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

 

ENCORES OF ‘THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ DEFEAT ABC, CBS TIME-SLOT COMPETITION IN KEY DEMOS FOR WEEK OF AUG.12-16

Leno’s Week of Rebroadcasts Tops Kimmel’s Week of Four Originals and One Encore, While Fallon Bests Ferguson Again

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Aug. 22, 2013 — Encore telecasts of NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” have scored #1 finishes for the week of Aug. 12-16 over ABC and CBS timeslot competition.

Last week’s “Tonight” encores topped ABC’s week of mostly original “Jimmy Kimmel Live” telecasts, which got a boost on Wednesday from a guest appearance by Oprah Winfrey.  Note that all NBC and CBS late-night programming last week was in rebroadcast while Friday’s “Kimmel” was an encore and the rest of ABC’s schedule was in originals.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, Fallon rebroadcasts outscored CBS’s encore “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and ABC’s original “Nightline” during their head-to-head half-hour in every key category – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.  Leno topped “Late Show” in all those measures and beat the mostly original week of “Kimmel” in adults, men and women 18-34; adults, men and women 18-49; adults and men 25-54; plus total viewers.

Leno has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 39 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 29 of their 32 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 43 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 32 of 32 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 44 of the last 45 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 41 of the last 43 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 32 of 32 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 18 weeks in a row 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. 12-16. 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,” 0.7 rating, 3 share *
CBS “Late Show,” 0.5/2 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.6/3 *

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,” 0.3/2*

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.2/2 *

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.9 million viewers *
CBS “Late Show,” 2.4 million viewers *
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.4 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,” 1.5 million viewers *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.2 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.8 million viewers*

* All NBC and CBS programming was in rebroadcast last week and 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. 12-16

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,” 0.5

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.5

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,” 1.3 million viewers
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.1 million viewers

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 1.0 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
 

 

 
  • Doug

    “Leno’s Week of Rebroadcasts Tops Kimmel’s Week of Four Originals and One Encore”

    ENOUGH SAID

  • Nifty

    Man, I didn’t have web access last week. I assumed Kimmel at least would’ve won in the demo. Last week was the first time I ever watched his show, and while he’s not really my cup of tea, he is definitely funny enough to turn away from a repeat of Leno.

  • Gary Middleton

    Very long read to find out Kimmel won the week in women 25-54. I guess that’s who tunes in to see Oprah.

  • GARebelman

    Kimmel originals fall to Leno repeats. Will Letterman originals beat Leno repeats this week?

  • Nifty

    Letterman has been losing pretty badly in the demo and has won in viewers 2/3.

  • bonnie blue

    Come on, NBC!!! Are you about ready to admit how badly you’ve screwed up? Way to go, Jay!

  • Gary Middleton

    And Kimmel suffered this defeat with a slightly stronger 10 pm performance by ABC than we’ve seen most of the summer. NBC’s margin of victory at 10 fell from maybe 55% to below 20%.

    GAR, there’s no way anyone but JC can know such a thing in advance. And JC doesn’t project until all the weekly data is in. But I’m willing to bet that if we put a lie detector on him, he’d say Dave has no chance of winning the demo this week.

  • Gary Middleton

    Even accounting for JC’s 15% downward adjustment factor, Kimmel’s reruns have held up well this week in the face of brutal lead-ins.

  • Gary Middleton

    It’s not inconceivable that the only guy with new episodes this week will finish third.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Prediction: Jimmy Fallon gets the Conan buyout and is off “The Tonight Show” before the end of 2014. Leno said it best when he first had taken over from Johnny Carson, got decent ratings and NBC was mulling keeping Letterman. When Jay is finally told that he’s staying, he said at a press conference “NBC…stands for Never Believe your Contract.”

    This is the second time Leno is getting the Heave-Ho while NBC’s press releases brag about how much better he’s doing vs. the competition.

    I also predict that whenever senior citizen Dave Letterman chooses to retire, or CBS follows NBC’s lead and asks Letterman to leave, they are likely to offer the job to Jon Stewart and screw-over Craig Ferguson, like NBC screwed-over Letterman when Johnny left.

    Well, I think that Comcast has raised my cable TV,computer modem and home phone charges, so they can nail Matt Lauer to a $25 million a year contract.

  • Jim LaForte

    Ralph,

    Although you bring up good points, these are all very different business models. Each program pays for each of its hosts, meaning, Comcast raising rates has nothing to do with Matt Lauer’s contract. My feeling is that if Mr. Lauer could do it all over again, he would have left when he was still number one and marketable. The public’s perception of what did or did not happen with Ann Curry has destroyed some of his credibility. But this is a late night forum so I will stick to commenting on this day part.

    Jay Leno’s distance from the corporate decisions and the fact that the NBC Studios in Burbank are no longer owned by the company are an added expense. Whereas talk shows were always cheaper to produce, long time running shows like his and Letterman’s are quite expensive for what they are delivering in the demo.

    My best guess is that Jay is done on conventional television given his age and aging demos, but who knows, this is Jay Leno that we are talking about.

    David Letterman’s future will be played out as we see what happens during the upcoming shuffle. Will Dave want to produce more shows (take less vacations) at this point in his career in order to take the lead? I do not know.

    Reruns kill ongoing interest in his show because they go dark for one week per month or so.

  • Jim LaForte

    Here is another note from the days of Helen Kushnick’s (Jay Leno’s former Manager) days of preconceiving the take over from Johnny Carson. “The network will not cancel Johnny Carson, the affiliates will.” Are the CBS affiliates happy with David Letterman’s ratings? They are still better than anything that aired in that time slot.

  • anonymous

    CBS Evening News broadcasted a medical science story about “super-agers”.

    10 percent of the population are considered super agers — people who reach their 80’s but still have the mental function of those in their 20’s.

  • 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.

  • Brad

    If Leno can keep this up I think there’s a possibility he goes else where. I know he’s old but could be start something for the Fox networks? Give them three years before handing the reins to somebody else. This is no fluke what’s happening, but I’m not sure how Leno would fare elsewhere with more competition (Fallon and Arsenio) and no “Tonight Show” name.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Jim: The remark I made about my Comcast bills and Matt Lauer’s contract was said tongue-in-cheek. Toward the end of his 30-year run, Carson had his designated guest-host do Monday’s show, a Johnny-hosted rerun would air Tuesday which left him only Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to produce fresh shows. These were weeks when Johnny was not on vacation.I think part of Dave’s problems is alienating anyone who isn’t an Obama-supporting liberal Democrat. Leno, like Johnny once was, was an equal-opportunity offender when it came to jokes about politics. I was once Dave’s biggest fan from the beginning attending about a dozen tapings at both NBC and later at CBS. I tuned him out and gave him another chance after six months. In 2013, he was STILL doing Bush and Palin jokes. The show has become his little political soapbox now. Dave’s been phoning it in since year 4 of his CBS run.

  • Gary Middleton

    Brad, I’ll bet that even with guest hosts, Carson aired as many reruns as Dave does. “Now stay tuned for the Best of Carson” was a refrain you just got used to.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Poor Conan can’t do better than a 0.5 rating at TBS. The only late-night show that I can stand anymore is Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. But, he’s done away with bits that I enjoyed immensely and added other bits that are starting to get stale. In other words, WHERE ARE THE PUPPETS? lol

  • Gary Middleton

    “10 percent of the population are considered super agers — people who reach their 80?s but still have the mental function of those in their 20?s.”

    Notwithstanding there’s a 90% chance that any individual is not a super ager, there’s still the problem that these hosts aren’t up against the average twentysomething. Don Rickles is still quicker than the average twenty year old. But he’s not the Don Rickles of decades ago. Jay Leno is better than I was at twenty in pretty much every category by which a human can be judged, but he slurs his words more than he did in 1992 and at some point it could impact competitiveness in a field of players far better than me.

    Next April, I believe Dave will become the first 67 year old in the history of the late night sport. And I believe the ratings are already starting to show us why it never happened before. But we’ll see how it goes.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Prediction: Jimmy Fallon gets the Conan buyout and is off “The Tonight Show” before the end of 2014.”

    Zero percent chance of this. Would take a health crisis for Fallon, or a transformative event for the nation (like mass starvation or the destruction of all broadcast facilities) that makes late night comedy unfeasible or inappropriate.

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