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
 

 

 
  • Hector

    Yep, Howard Stern would be a get.

    Unless Letterman gets/got him first.

    When Conan started on The Tonight Show, Late Show booked the big guests for Conan’s second week. Stern was on the Monday or Tuesday of that week and that was supposed to be the day Letterman finally beat Conan in total viewers. I think it didn’t actually happen until the following day with Julia Roberts.

  • Richard

    What Howard will say to Fallon: “Thank God Jay is gone! Thank God Jay is gone!”

    If you’ve seen one Howard Stern interview dissing Jay, you’ve seen them all.

  • Gary Middleton

    I remember when Dave got Stern on a Thursday night after the 2010 late night scandal. Hadn’t done a late night show in a long time. Big build up about what he was going to say. Leno had Jeff Bridges.

    Dave with a huge Mentalist lead-in doing around 3.0, Leno with Prime Suspect doing 0.8 or something. I went on record predicting something like a 1.2 for Dave and 0.7 for Jay.

    Leno won 0.9 to 0.8. Since then, Stern has been on many of the late night shows, and pretty consistently delivers overnights to the low side. He’s not a big TV draw.

  • jcfreder

    Does Jay’s NBC contract running through September 2014 mean that Jay is not available to guest on Letterman until after then? Because I’m sure Jay has gotten a call to guest on Letterman in February 2014.

  • Gary Middleton

    I doubt it, JC. These guys go on shows on competing networks all the time. Leno is doing it next week.

    But I doubt Leno is going on Letterman that quickly. Don’t think he wants to be perceived as sticking it to Fallon.

    In fact, he has a motive to stay friendly with Fallon. Dave’s show could end in the next couple of years. And Leno is not likely going on Kimmel ever again. And the Comedy Central guys are not Leno-friendly, nor is Conan. So if Leno wants to do an 11:30 show in the future, he’d better stay on good terms with Jimmy Fallon.

  • Brad

    Yeah. It seems like Leno’s friends in Late Night continues to grow less and less. Arsenio is not here to stay. He’s only here for a few years maybe so Leno’s best bet is to be nice to Ferguson (potential Letterman successor) and Fallon. Maybe visit Seth Meyers only because he’s got nobody else to go on in late night. But that could be a nice interview.

  • Gary Middleton

    Looks like a very rare miss for JC last week as Dave out-demo-ed Kimmel. Not sure if it made the difference, but Dave’s Friday was excluded.

  • jcfreder

    I think my projections were actually off by more without Friday, because Friday was slightly above average for Dave last week. Makes sense that he ended up higher than I had given the competitive circumstances, and the bigger an outlier the overnights are, the more likely it is that they are off.

  • Brad

    Btw Gary. I did not mean for Stern to come on, being Mr Ratings and all that he actually is not. I just meant it would be cool to see what he says about the new set and the new situation Fallon is in. However, couldn’t he do something fun now with America’s Got Talent (AGT) now that Leno is gone and Fallon will follow after it?

  • Gary Middleton

    Not sure what you’re getting at, Brad. But I guarantee we will hear Stern’s thoughts on the new Tonight Show.

  • Brad

    Basically I just want to hear what he has to say about late night once the move has been made. I don’t care about the ratings he does NOT bring in. He is smart and he is character. He’ll have my attention.

  • GARebelman

    Howard Stern bashed Fallon to death last he was on his show saying how it was going to fail because he doesn’t care about middle America and he can’t do “game show week” like they are talking to teenagers because NBC won’t allow it to happen.

    Howard doesn’t bring in ratings now. People mistake that for the 1990s.

  • Gary Middleton

    Might surprise some that Arsenio’s only late night interview before his debut is with David Letterman.

  • Brad

    Surprising but I can make sense of it. He hasn’t been on there. Not that I recall. Will make for a neat entry into Late Night television.

    PS: I love Stern bashing. He speaks the truth no one wants to hear.

  • Richard

    “PS: I love Stern bashing. He speaks the truth no one wants to hear.”

    He likes to dish it, but he can’t take it.

  • Brad

    Conan on “Fresh Air” on NPR. Kimmel and Fallon to be on the show later.

    npr dot org/2013/08/27/216099380/how-conan-o-brien-rode-late-night-out-of-obscurity

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