Late Night TV Ratings For September 9-13, 2013

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September 19th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

 

‘THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ CONTINUE DOMINANCE OVER TIMESLOT COMPETITION FOR WEEK OF SEPT. 9-13

Leno, Fallon Outperform ABC, CBS Entries in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and All Other Key Measures

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Sept. 19, 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 Sept. 9-13.

Both shows generated bigger audiences than the timeslot competition in adults 18-49, total viewers and all other key measures. Note that Tuesday telecasts were delayed due to news coverage and CBS excluded its Monday and Tuesday results due to delays. Also, the Friday telecast of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was an encore.

“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” won the 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET hour versus CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. Fallon topped CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and ABC’s “Nightline” in their head-to-head 12:30-1 a.m. half-hour in each of those categories as well.

Leno has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 43 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 33 of their 36 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 47 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 36 of 36 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 48 of the last 49 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 45 of the last 47 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Jimmy has out-delivered the ABC series for 36 of 36 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 22 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. 9-13. 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, 3 share *
CBS “Late Show,” 0.6/2 *
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,” 0.4/2*

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,” 3.3 million viewers *
CBS “Late Show,” 2.5 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,” 1.6 million viewers *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.3 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.8 million viewers *

* Tuesday telecasts were delayed due to news coverage, CBS excluded its Monday and Tuesday results due to a Monday tennis delay and Tuesday’s news delay 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,” 3.5 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.9 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.4 million viewers**

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.5 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. 9-13

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,” 0.6

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,” 1.6 million
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.3 million

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

 

 
  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Leno has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 43 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 33 of their 36 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 47 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 36 of 36 weeks.

    Yep, time to can Leno.

  • Laurence Glavin

    I record “Kimmel” and FF past the stupid segments like anything involving Guillermo, most person-on-the-street and Aunt Chippie. I love their adaptations of animated films with superimposed soundtracks. Kimmel’s show is a lot like daytime TV from a generation ago.

  • Gary Middleton

    The Carson miniseries will presumably culminate with the great and legendary Johnny upset with the circumstances of Jay’s succession.

    NBC has a history of depicting their departing hosts in as negative a light as they can. They did it to Dave by running his awkward first 2 months of shows prior to Conan’s debut. They did it to Leno in 2008 by rerunning shows from his awkward first months. Now they’ll try to make life easier for Fallon by emphasizing what a maniacally evil snake his predecessor was.

  • Gary Middleton

    JC, it does appear that the Arsenio situation likely led to more understated overnights for Leno. Not for sure, but likely.

  • Neal

    Leno is DA MAN!

    DA undisputed KING of late night!

  • Nick

    Another week, another “Yep, time to can Leno” comment. Seriously, he’s canned. And yes, he’s still winning. Can we just stop with these comments?

    I was hoping we’d get Arsenio’s numbers. But overall, it looks like Leno was hardly affected.

  • Gary Middleton

    Nick, as a syndicated show, Arsenio numbers won’t be released by Nielsen until next Tuesday. Whether we’ll see them is of course in doubt.

    Hard to know if Leno was affected because we’re only seeing a rounded number. He could have done 0.75, which I think would be among his lowest results this year.

    Kimmel, btw, was a hair’s width from 0.7 in a week when ABC’s 10 pm shows collectively did as badly as anything NBC dealt Leno. When Castle and Scandal return, and AGT is gone, is Leno’s win streak in peril?

  • Joel

    Jay & Tim Allen were fantastic last night!

  • Jim LaForte

    For all of the comments about Jay Leno’s “early” demise, I am starting to think that NBC’s decision makes sense. Dave and Jay’s 18-49 viewers are on the higher end of the demo and as each year progresses, neither show seems to be attracting younger viewers due to the aging of the hosts and respective shows. Another year, means increased competition and people aging out of the demo. Moving the “Tonight Show” to New York saves Jimmy from becoming a fish out of water in L.A. like Conan did when he went L.A. This way, he may have a chance. Just my point of view and opinion.

  • Gary Middleton

    Agree completely, Jim. Dave and Jay will never gain another demo viewer. Fallon at least has a chance to gain demo viewers. Worth rolling the dice, and probably with a much cheaper staff as a bonus.

    Tim Allen last night was the first to bemoan Leno’s departure with the kind of grief-stricken look that people like Newhart had when Carson was leaving. End of the TV era in which Allen had his success. After Leno departs, the chance of Tim Allen ever being first guest on a #1 late night show again is slim.

  • Adam Stabelli

    Yup. No young person is talking about Jay or Dave on Twitter. It’s all Conan, Fallon, Kimmel, Stewart, and Colbert. The younger crowd doesn’t care about the Tonight Show, or the Late Show.

  • Nick

    Tim Allen spent most of the 90s appearing on Leno, so it makes sense.

    On that note, Leno’s had a great week of shows. The Christina Aguilera/Joy Behar episode was a standout for me.

    And we can all complain about Fallon being a “green” host, but he’s an even worse guest.

  • Gary Middleton

    “On that note, Leno’s had a great week of shows.”

    I noticed that too, Nick. Probably as great of a full week performance by Jay Leno as I’ve seen. Maybe it’s romanticizing it a bit, but it’s fun to think that he got a sense of threat from Arsenio and locked in his game face.

    I thought Fallon was terrific on the show. Much better sense of how to structure a guest set than his previous appearances. And such a different approach from when Conan visited Leno at the end. Fallon displays enormous respect. He didn’t go to Harvard but he’s smart.

  • GARebelman

    Any predictions for premiere week?

    I think Jay will win with Kimmel and Letterman fighting for number 2. NBC’s 10PM’s are better (for me looking from a critical and ratings standpoint) than years past. CBS is stable. ABC is sketchy on Tuesday. NBC’s weakest will be Thursday though Parenthood will rate nowhere near as low as other shows have post ER.

    Jay already says a lot in the monologue he doesn’t care what he says anymore so that may account for the better shows. I have liked this week as a whole!

  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, they have taken last year’s biggest 10 pm hit and moved it to 8. They have taken a decently performing drama and moved it opposite Scandal where it will be vaporized. And if I read it correctly, they took the decently performing Dateline and moved it to 8 pm. I’m not so sure that they aren’t sabotaging 10 pm a little to knock Jay down a peg before he leaves, and suspect you’re going to see anything strong move to 10 pm after the Olympics including possibly The Voice.

    I think Jay will perhaps prevail for the week in a photo finish.

    More I think about it, the more I disagree with Diana about the hotness of the Breaking Bad episode of Conan. Apart from the saturation of all things BB, Conan is most critically dependent on a different BB: Big Bang. And those 10:30 reruns will be up against all manner of heavily promoted dramas and an NFL game. It gets tougher to be on cable at this time of year.

  • Brad

    Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe Family Guy is Conan’s lead in on Mondays. Big Bang is only Tuesday through Thursday.

  • Brad

    So if that is the case Conan is REALLY at a disadvantage as he goes up against the guys on broadcast and their big network lead ins.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe Family Guy is Conan’s lead in on Mondays. Big Bang is only Tuesday through Thursday.”

    Big Bang, every night.

    “So if that is the case Conan is REALLY at a disadvantage as he goes up against the guys on broadcast and their big network lead ins.”

    For maybe 24 weeks a year. The other 28 weeks he arguably has an advantage as TBS draws quite consistently with Big Bang and the networks mostly sink into reruns that do as low as 0.5.

  • Brad

    Well when did it turn to every night?

  • Brad

    Just checked. You are right Gary. Is this just a one time thing?

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