Late Night TV Ratings For September 2-6, 2013

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September 12th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

‘THE Tonight Show’ GENERATES ITS BIGGEST WEEKLY 18-49 AUDIENCE SINCE DECEMBER

Thursday’s ‘Tonight,’ Delayed by an NFL Overrun, Delivers the Show’s Biggest Single-Night 18-49 Audience Since Thanksgiving

For the Week, Leno and Fallon Draw Bigger Audiences in All Key Measures Versus ABC and CBS Time-Period Competition

Despite His Later Start Time, Fallon Beats ‘Late Show’ and ‘Kimmel’ For the Week in 18-34 Viewers, While Also Topping ‘Late Show’ in 18-49

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Sept. 12, 2013 — NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has delivered its biggest weekly adult 18-49 audience since December, boosted by a Thursday telecast that followed the NFL Kickoff primetime telecast. That Thursday edition earned “Tonight’s” biggest single-night 18-49 audience for any night of the week since last Thanksgiving, a night also boosted by a primetime NFL telecast.

For the week, “Tonight” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” topped their ABC and CBS time-period competition in every key ratings category: adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. Note that all Monday telecasts are excluded from these averages due to the Labor Day holiday and all NBC Thursday programming was delayed significantly by the NFL overrun.

The Thursday “Tonight” averaged 1.825 million adults 18-49 despite starting at 1:39 a.m. ET, the biggest 18-49 audience for “Tonight” on any night of the week since the November 22, 2012 Thanksgiving telecast averaged 1.848 million adults 18-49.   For the week, “Tonight” averaged 1.217 million adults 18-49, Leno’s biggest weekly18-49 audience in 37 weeks (since December 17-21, 2012, the week of the “Voice” finale, 1.264 million).

Jimmy Fallon registered his biggest 18-49 audience since the week of July 15-19 and a week of “Last Call with Carson Daly” encores attracted that show’s biggest 18-49 and overall audiences since the week of June 10-14.

For the week, Fallon delivered more viewers 18-34 (280,000) than Letterman (113,000) and “Kimmel” (241,000), and also generated a bigger 18-49 audience (646,000) than “Letterman” (562,000) despite those CBS and ABC shows starting an hour earlier when viewership levels are significantly higher. At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Carson Daly” delivered a bigger 18-49 audience (384,000) than CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (351,000), though “Late Late Show” starts an hour earlier.

Leno has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Show" for the last 42 weeks in a row and topped "Kimmel" for 32 of their 35 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Jay has out-delivered "Late Show" for 46 weeks in a row and "Kimmel" for 35 of 35 weeks.

Fallon has now amassed bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Late Show" for 47 of the last 48 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 44 of the last 46 weeks. Versus "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour, Jimmy has out-delivered the ABC series for 35 of 35 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 21 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 Sept. 2-6. 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,” 1.0 rating, 5 share *
CBS “Late Show,” 0.4/2 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.6/2 *

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,” 3.4 million viewers *
CBS “Late Show,” 2.3 million viewers *

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.2 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,” 1.7 million viewers *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.1 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers*

* Monday telecasts are excluded due to the Labor Day holiday. Thursday’s NBC programs were delayed by an NFL overrun and that night’s “Late Night” and “Last Call” results are excluded. “Last Call” ran rebroadcasts throughout the week.

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 SEPT. 2-6

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.7 ***
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.5 ***

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.4 ***

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.9
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.6

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers.

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m.  “The Daily Show,” 1.8 million viewers ***
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.4 million viewers ***

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

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.8 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.2 million viewers

*** Comedy Central programming was preempted on Monday and “Conan” was in rebroadcast that day.

 

 

 
  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I assume they’re counting the viewers regardless of what time the show airs.”

    Yep. That’s how syndicated show ratings are calculated. Doesn’t matter what the local timeslot is.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Those markets account for about 49% of the “TV homes” in the country, but about 54% of the African-American TV homes. So there may not be as big of an adjustment as you think.”

    Thanks. I’m really surprised that’s the extent of the demographic skew, given NYC, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia, Washington, and other big ones are so significantly above the national average even on a ‘metropolitan area’ basis. But I guess there are enough significantly under-represented cities like Seattle, Phoenix, the Bay Area, and the Twin Cities to balance it out.

  • Gary Middleton

    Thanks, Bill. Late night thread is adjusting to its first serious syndicated entry. Very exciting times.

  • Hector

    ‘Conan won’t do anything outside his studio.’ Sure he does and will.

    ‘He’s always behind the desk doing some written bit’. That’s what he’s been doing since 1993.

    Thats what he did when people talk about the ‘old days’ when Conan was ‘better’. Also, he didnt do remotes everyday or every week.

  • Gary Middleton

    Dave fills in the blank, so here’s Sept. 23 as it now looks:

    Jay: Timberlake
    Kimmel: Paul McCartney
    Conan: Team Breaking Bad
    Dave: Bill Clinton
    Arsenio: ?

  • Brad

    Geez. Talk about so epic Late Night bookings. I’m assuming Jay takes the win but who knows. If Syria gets big in the news, people will be intrigued as to what Clinton believes on the whole thing.

  • Gary Middleton

    Brad, as much as we like to get excited about bookings…I think you well know that Jay has a huge percentage chance of winning if Blacklist does above 2.0 at 10 pm, and huge percentage chance of losing if it does 1.0 or less like Siberia did.

    To that end, I wonder if last night and tonight are Jay Leno’s last slam dunks for a long, long time.

  • Adam Stabelli

    Of course Jay will take the win. He ALWAYS takes the win.

  • Adam Stabelli

    Leno wins regardless of what’s on NBC. He’s THAT dominant.

  • GARebelman

    I think Jay will win premiere week. Blacklist has a lot of buzz, Chicago Fire does pretty good might be even better after the Voice. Ironside, oddly, is in the top 5 most buzzed in one list I saw (was a tad shocked, I thought this one will skew older), Parenthood has modest demos and Dateline is Dateline.

    I think the real battle is, who will be second? Kimmel or Letterman? And my list says Fallon is a repeat on the start of premiere week. For whatever reason.

  • Gary Middleton

    “And my list says Fallon is a repeat on the start of premiere week. For whatever reason.”

    Presumably because he’ll be on his way back from the Emmys on the other coast.

    Parenthood will get massacred opposite Scandal, no?

  • GARebelman

    Depends. It tends to self start. You remember how bad the New Normal was doing and it grew out of it? Michael J Fox show, which is another show with a lot of hype, is a full hour next week which will be its lead in.

    Kimmel’s largest lead ins will be Monday and Thursday I’ll give him that. But Lucky 7 on Tuesday I have heard nothing about. Nashville was overrated

    CBS will be the most consistent but as we have already found out, Dav can barely turn a lead in these days no matter how well Hawaii 5-0, CSI or Blue Bloods do.

  • Brad

    It really is all about lead ins. I think NBC has more buzz around its shows then anyone else. Doesn’t mean their shows will last, but it does appear like Leno will get the biggest boost from it all. Premiere week should be his for the win.

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