Late Night TV Ratings For August 19-23, 2013

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August 29th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

‘THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ TOP TIMESLOT COMPETITION FOR WEEK OF AUG. 19-23

Encores of Leno, Fallon Outperform ABC and CBS Late-Night Competitors in Key Demos, Total Viewers

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Aug. 29, 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. 19-23.

“Tonight” encores outperformed CBS’s original “Late Show” and ABC’s rebroadcast “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in 18-49 viewers, total viewers and most other key measures.

Note: CBS Friday programming, including a “Late Show” encore, was delayed by an NFL overrun and is excluded.

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 has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 40 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 30 of their 33 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 44 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 33 of 33 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 45 of the last 46 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 42 of the last 44 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 33 of 33 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 19 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. 19-23. 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,” 0.6/2 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.5/2 *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.3/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.4/2 *
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,” 2.7 million viewers *

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.0 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.3 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.3 million viewers *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.2 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.7 million viewers*

* All NBC programming, as well as “Kimmel” and “Late Late Show” were in rebroadcast last week. Friday’s CBS programming was excluded due to an NFL overrun.

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,” 3.5 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. 19-23

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.4 (with encore telecasts)
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.3 (with encore telecasts)

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.4 (with encore telecasts)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.1
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,” 0.8 million viewers (with encore telecasts)
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.7 million viewers (with encore telecasts)

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.8 million viewers

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.2 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million viewers

 

 

 
  • Brad

    That’s very true Gary. In that case they would all respect the king. If Leno was as influential as Letterman there wouldn’t be such an issue.

  • Gary Middleton

    Leno: “Diana Nyad showed that 64 is not too old to swim 110 miles. It’s too old to host a late night talk show, but not too old to swim 110 miles.” Landed it perfectly.

  • Gary Middleton

    So here we are at the beginning of the final run for Jay Leno. Probably about 90 shows left. From this point, many of the guests will be appearing for the last time.

    Will we see more consistently strong lineups like he has next week? Will stars want to go out of their way for one last visit to the television institution that is NBC Burbank? Or will there be no discernible change?

    Johnny’s lineups, probably by his own choosing, didn’t seem radically different until his final month. Then it got crazy. These are *individual episodes*, and remember how big some of these people were at the time.

    4526 May 14, 1992 Michael Keaton, Martin Short, Teri Garr

    4527 May 15, 1992 Clint Eastwood, David Letterman, Bob Hope [3]

    4528 May 19, 1992 Mel Brooks, Tony Bennett, Jack Lemmon[4]

  • Gary Middleton

    Fallon just thanked Conan for his first ever TV appearance while marking tonight’s move into Studio 6A.

  • GARebelman

    And Bill Maher mocked NBC for firing Jay again :)

  • GARebelman

    Another fun interaction with Jay and Craig. Tried to grill him on what he will do post Tonight Show. Jay admitted his favorite NBC President was Warren Littlefield. Even a fun moment with the female comic at the end.

  • Richard

    Love Jay’s comeback

    Bill: “… What the f*** is wrong with you?…”
    Jay: “I have the wrong guests on alll the time.”

  • Gary Middleton

    Richard, what a great ending to that segment. Leno almost seems paralyzed through the Maher interviews. But when Jay is absolutely forced to adlib with a gun to his head, he tends to hit it out of the park.

    I’m banking on one more Maher visit before the end.

  • Gary Middleton

    Leno is really talking up tomorrow night’s rare post-NFL episode. Likely his biggest prime time lead-in of the year, but it’s pretty much a guarantee that the show won’t start before 12:15 a.m.

  • Brad

    Pleasant little show Ferguson had with Leno. It was not as good as the one before but I enjoyed it though Leno needs to keep his Late Night hosting comments to himself. Yes, he’s trying to help, but you do not do it on the show! (So glad that the girl comic got to sit with the big boys after her gig).

  • Gary Middleton

    Everything Leno said and did in that regard was justified by Ferguson’s very inhospitable remarks at the top of the show.

  • Brad

    Inhospitable remarks? You mean the slight mockery of his high pitched voice? That wasn’t much to me.

  • GARebelman

    It’s all good they love each others company so of course they are going to jab each other

  • Gary Middleton

    No, Brad, his declaration about the late night genre. If you say “mainstream movies are a tired genre and now, my first guest, Mr. Tom Cruise”, you’re not being hospitable. You don’t have to kiss up, but it’s quite rude to go out of your way to slam what they do. Save it for the next night.

  • Nifty

    Craig calls late night old and tired all the time.
    I’m sure Leno is aware of this.

  • Gary Middleton

    And Leno slams the Kardashians all the time. But if he does it when they’re in the green room, he’s not being hospitable.

    Now, if you want to be inhospitable, if that’s your thing, hey great. But it makes anything the guest might say about the host and their hosting skills fair game.

  • GARebelman

    Oh God here we go. Donald Trump is on Twitter attacking Jay Leno now for milking Maher to say something to make Trump mad.

  • Richard

    This joke was too much! I can’t stop laughing!

    Leno: “Pres Obama is being pretty clever on selling his war on Syria to Congress.

    He told them Assad supports ObamaCare.”

  • Gary Middleton

    Leno will not start before 12:45 a.m. in the east.

  • Richard

    “Oh God here we go. Donald Trump is on Twitter attacking Jay Leno now for milking Maher to say something to make Trump mad.”

    Going after Jay is not going to “vindicate” Trump from his “university” mess.

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