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
 

 

 
  • Brad

    Error Corrected Version…

    Dear NBC,

    Thank you for canceling Jay Leno’s version of The Tonight Show. It has really made a big impact in television. I mean, let’s face it, we know it was ludicrous that you guys had a number one show on your struggling network. Getting beaten by Univision, a Spanish-speaking channel, yet lead the ratings in late night? That does not seem right.

    Anyways, I digress. I am glad to see your pick of Jimmy Fallon as the new Tonight Show host. He’s up for some great competition with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel. Letterman might be old but he’s got the New York booking gig to a T. He has relationships that have been together for decades which will certainly come in handy. Fallon has only been in the late night business for four years now but what does it matter? He’s young.

    And with The Tonight Show no longer in Los Angeles, Kimmel gets to be the top dog in that area for late night bookings. That should not matter too much. It is not like all the big Hollywood stars live in Hollywood, right? Plus, Fallon’s young. All the stars have to go to Fallon just because of that fact alone. No other reason necessary.

    I know you’ve worked hard to make this happen. You’ve been trying to replace Leno for nearly 10 years now but now you are finally going to pull the plug on him. What’s the worse that can happen? It is not like you’ve tried replaced Leno before and regretted it.

    I wish you nothing but the best,
    - Les Moonves

  • Gary Middleton

    “Do you not think that would be right up Conan’s ally? Hard hitting monologue, sketch, serious interview, another fun bit, and then a musical act of some magnitude.”

    I don’t, Brad. None of that seems interesting enough for a weekly show.

    Maher’s situation is very different. He’s doing political advocacy.

  • Elizabeth

    Most posters were predicting Fallon’s demise when he started on “Late Night”, not a big surprise that most are predicting his demise again. I’m a big fan of his show and I think he’ll come out on top. It’s not about his youth, it’s about his “energy”. Leno has the same thing going for him, despite a very different style. Watching Dave, I feel like he’s miserable and has no other choice than to work out his demons on air, Kimmel seems snarky and mean spirited. When I watch Leno and Fallon, I feel like they’re working for me.

  • Gary Middleton

    Elizabeth packs a lot of great points into one paragraph, imo.

  • Richard

    “Most posters were predicting Fallon’s demise when he started on “Late Night”, not a big surprise that most are predicting his demise again. I’m a big fan of his show and I think he’ll come out on top. It’s not about his youth, it’s about his “energy”. ”

    You nailed right there. The one big factor is “energy”.
    When Jay does his monologues, he looks like the happiest man on earth.

    And people connect with that. They connect with someone who looks happy and truly enjoys what he does.

  • Richard

    “When I watch Leno and Fallon, I feel like they’re working for me.”

    I feel the same.

    I’m confident Fallon’s Tonight Show will do well.

  • achae(brachae)menes

    I feel like Miley is twerking for me.

  • Brad

    Completely agree Elizabeth.

  • Nifty

    Letterman couldn’t manage a win against Leno last night, even though UTD was way ahead of Siberia. That can’t be good.

  • Gary Middleton

    Who will Fallon’s first guest be?

  • Hector

    Celebrity Survey is the perfect late night bit (to me, because I like written and produced comedy).

    That is not a bit Leno would do, certainly not broad. First, it’s extremely well-written. Also, plenty of celebrity bashing.

    It’s one of the few bits that’s been done on Late Night, The Tonight Show, and Conan. (Along with the Audiency Awards, not sure if I’m missing anything else.

    Desk bits have been Conan’s bread and butter for years. He’s great when he does remotes, but it’s not like he used to do them every show when he was younger.

    Doing a desk bit doesn’t mean he’s doing things Leno would do.

    Actual Items, The Interrupter, SAT Analogies, Vacation photos, Irish Ghost singer (artie kendall?), new characters, finding patterns, new state quarters, new stamps, Celebrity Survey, staring contest, desk driving, conan on the aisle, clutch cargo, satellite tv channels, andy’s little sister, in the year 2000/3000, why would you tweet that?, conan’s video blog, coffee table books that didnt sell, citizenship test, and plenty more im forgetting.

    Let’s not talk about Conan like he’s Letterman. He at least goes to rehearsal.

    From a little you can gather from the show, and clips of rehearsal that occasionally pop up online, Conan seems to still be doing a lot for the show.
    He’s not putting in 20 hours days, but he’s rehearing bits and the monologue, cutting stuff, rewriting on the fly.

    We now have a new winner in the category of doing bits like Leno now that Fallon has ‘Screengrabs’ which is Headlines using an iPad. Also, Kimmel has people doing Jaywalking outside his theater.

    I just think it’s not quite right to say Conan’s doing the same type of bits that Leno does.

    Conan’s the guy with niche humor who gets smaller audiences precisely because he does stuff that’s not like Leno.

  • jcfreder

    @Gary – Deniro was Fallon’s first guest on Late Night. I can’t imagine they’ll make that mistake again. I can’t really think of who might be considered a “signature” Fallon guest though.

  • jcfreder

    PROJECTIONS – Week of 8/19/13

    TOTAL VIEWERS
    Jay (repeats) 2.87M
    Dave 2.62
    JKL 1.98 (repeats)

    18-49 DEMO RATING
    Jay .68
    JKL .57
    Dave .53

    Needless to say, ouch for Dave. Will be interesting to see if we get detailed numbers. Certainly if JKL repeats beat Dave originals, I would think ABC would want to put out a press release.

  • Hector

    Justin Timberlake was also on Fallon’s first Late Night. Could see them doing some musical number for his first Tonight Show. (History of Pop?)

    Tina Fey, Drew Barrymore are always around for Fallon. Maybe other SNLers? Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig?

  • Hector

    Or the better question might be who’s going to be the star of the Olympics and/or who has a big movie coming out in Spring.

  • Douglas in TN

    Depends if Jimmy Fallon is going to be more of a company stool than Jay Leno.

    NBC may make him feature the stars of their Thursday shows.

    But I’d bet on Timberlake.

  • Gary Middleton

    “NBC may make him feature the stars of their Thursday shows.”

    NBC is not going to do that.

    Timberlake is definitely the signature Fallon guest. Too obvious?

  • GARebelman

    They’ll have Olympics gold medalists on the show the first week.

  • jcfreder

    Yeah, no question – Olympic stars and Timberlake

  • Brad

    I’d love to see Howard Stern on the program a week or two in. I can already imagine what he’ll say about the whole event.

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