Late Night TV Ratings For August 26-30, 2013

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September 6th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

NBC’S ‘THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ HANDILY OUTPERFOM TIMESLOT COMPETITION IN WEEK OF AUG. 26-30

Leno, Fallon Draw Bigger Audiences in All Key Demos and Total Viewers Versus ABC, CBS Programming

Despite His Later Start Time, Fallon’s Encores Beat Mostly Original ‘Late Show’ and ‘Kimmel’ Rebroadcasts in 18-34 Viewers, While Also Topping “Kimmel’ in 18-49

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Sept. 6, 2013 — NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” have delivered dominant wins versus their broadcast time-period competition for the week of Aug. 26-30.

The two programs generated bigger audiences than the timeslot competition in adults 18-49, total viewers and all other key measures. Note that Fallon, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” aired encores last week and “Late Show with David Letterman” was in rebroadcast on Friday.

“The Tonight Show” and “Late Night” generated their biggest audiences in 18-49 and total viewers in three weeks, since Aug. 5-9. Leno averaged 1.016 million viewers 18-49 and 3.516 million viewers overall while Fallon delivered 615,000 viewers 18-49 and 1.662 million overall.

For the week, Fallon’s rebroadcasts delivered more viewers 18-34 (246,000) than Letterman’s week of four originals and one encore (222,000) and “Kimmel’s” week of encores (177,000).

Note that, compared with Fallon, “Late Show” and “Kimmel” start an hour earlier when viewership levels are significantly higher. In fact, in viewers 18-49, Fallon’s rebroadcasts topped Kimmel’s encores (615,000 vs. 599,000), despite “Late Night’s” later start time.

Leno has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 41 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 31 of their 34 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 45 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 34 of 34 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 46 of the last 467 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 43 of the last 45 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Jimmy has out-delivered the ABC series for 34 of 34 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 20 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. 26-30. 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,” 0.8 rating, 4 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,” 0.5/3 *
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,” 3.5 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.5 million viewers *

ABC “Kimmel,” 1.9 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,” 1.7 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,” “Last Call,” “Late Late Show” and “Kimmel” were in rebroadcast last week and Friday’s “Late Show” 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,” 3.5 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.9 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.4 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,” 1.4 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. 26-30

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” preempted
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” preempted

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.5

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,” preempted
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” preempted

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

 

 
  • Nifty

    Well, Craig is starting to get 0.9s in TOTAL VIEWERSHIP. Is it because of Dave’s lead ins, or Craig’s repetitiveness? I think both, but I place more blame on the latter.

  • GARebelman

    Probably a bit of both Nifty

    Wonder who Arsenio will dent the most? Hardly any hype at all. The show starts at 11PM so you’d think the 11PM guys. Because by the time the others come on, he will be to the guests and that is typically the least watched segments (unless people REALLY want to see somebody)

  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, I think the only candidate for denting is Leno. There is no sensibility overlap between Arsenio and the various Letterman disciples.

    The only reason guest segments are less watched than opening segments is they’re on later. If the guest segments were on first, they would be the most watched part of the shows.

  • Brad

    Letterman is down to his core audience. I doubt it will dent him. Leno has more flex than anybody, and with the two having similar comedic styles for their shows, and being head-to-head rivals longer than anyone else for Arsenio, Arsenio is the one who can bring back that rivalry and bring in some of Leno’s audience.

    You never know though. Maybe all of Arsenio Hall’s new viewers will be those that don’t currently watch late night. He is an African American and, to me, African Americans are not well represented on television. Steve Harvey with his daytime talk show and game show, Tyler Perry with his television show, and Oprah with her network. That’s really it in my opinion. So like Steve Harvey having success with his daytime talk shoe thanks to an undermine television demographic, Arsenio Hall could do the same in late night. Late night needs more color. That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.

  • GARebelman

    The Hollywood reporter is reporting that Jay Leno has a contract extension with NBC through May 2014

  • Adam

    So does that mean Jay doesn’t leave NBC until May 2014?

  • GARebelman

    I guess so Adam. I came across it randomly. It’s a story from Friday. Talking about the 50% pay cut and all that. It includes a contract extension in it as well. No idea for what reason unless they really are freaked out that Jay will bolt to another network.

  • Nifty

    I thought Jay’s contract always went to about September of next year.

  • Hector

    Leno is done on February 6, 2014. His contract doesn’t actually expire until September of that year.

  • GARebelman

    http w w w.hollywooddotcom/news/tv/39436168/jay-leno-s-sticking-around-nbc-confirms-pay-cut-contract-extension-through-2014?page=all

    Then take that up with this article. It’s recent.

  • GARebelman

    If it isn’t recent, I’ll take back what I said :) When I went to Google news and typed in Jay Leno, it pulls this up from Sept 7th 2013

  • James Laforte

    Hmmmmm. Jay’s contract was suppose to expire in September, 2014 and now it is in May? It sounds like they are negotiating the split…

  • Brad

    I’m reading the latest Leno reports. Nothing new but the TRUE reasoning as to why the budget cuts happened. 20% budget cut due 37% decrease in ad revenue. Also that these cuts would bring The Tonight Show down to “pre-primetime levels.”

    …………
    In an interview with WSJ, NBC entertainment chief, Robert Greenblatt suggested that the budget had increased by “tens of millions” of dollars in its move to 10 p.m. “All we did was bring it back down to pre-primetime levels,” Greenblatt explained. – WSJ

  • Brad

    Leno was extended to May 2014 because that is absolute final date NBC is willing to go with Leno at the helm of the Tonight Show. Insurance incase NBC believe Fallon is not ready. It is doubtful Leno will be working up until the very, very end.

    The true report: businessinsider dot com/jay-leno-signs-onto-tonight-show-through-2014-despite-50-pay-cut-2012-9

  • Douglas in TN

    That article is horribly, horribly out of date. Jay’s last episode date has been announced for February 6, Fallon’s first as well. And then he’s benched until September.

  • Gary Middleton

    A lot of discussion about an article from a year ago.

  • Brad

    On the surface, yes, but we got a bunch of info we didn’t know before. The specifics of paycuts, ad revenues, and quotes from NBC.

  • Nick

    Arsenio’s show is terrible. Terrible, terrible, terrible. I honestly can’t tell if I’m watching the brand new 2013 show or a rerun from 1990. Everything about it is horrible dated, bland, unfunny, yada, yada, yada. This is exactly the opposite of what the show should’ve been.

  • Gary Middleton

    “On the surface, yes, but we got a bunch of info we didn’t know before.”

    LOL, Brad, the article is a year old. We knew all the info a year ago. We discussed it at some length a year ago.

    Nick is not giving Arsenio much time to settle in!

  • Nick

    Settle in? It doesn’t even feel like he’s had time to settle out. Apparently Arsenio thinks yesterday was 1993.

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