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

 

 
  • Stone

    Arsenio’s joke about the dying words from Nintendo, game sound effect of character dying was really hilarious

  • Gary Middleton

    Been that way for awhile.

  • Adam Stabelli

    When Kevin Eubanks left, the Tonight Show lost a lot of life. Ricky Minor brings nothing to the show. Nothing.

  • Nick

    Agreed. Eubanks brought a lot to TTS – if anything, to make Jay’s jokes seem funnier than they really are. When he left, he took a big element of the show with him. I’m not sure why they just didn’t have Ricky act as more of a sidekick than a band leader. Kind of like Paul Shaffer.

  • GARebelman

    They tried Ricky at first but he isn’t very good on cue so now Jay does it all now and Ricky barely opens his mouth.

  • Brad

    I agree. I was never use to the show prior to Eubanks’ leaving but that’s when the jokes stopped being so funny. It was when Eubanks left, NOT when Leno went back to do The Tonight Show. Very interesting how much one man can make a difference.

  • Hector

    Conan O’Brien on CBS. I wish I was looking into the future.

  • Gary Middleton

    LOL, Hector, great observation.

    Thought all the late nighters were excellent in that bit.

  • Brad

    Did I miss something? Why are we talking about Conan doing something on or with CBS?

  • Gary Middleton

    Emmy Awards, Brad.

  • Brad

    Wooooooow. I’m not on my game this weekend.

  • Adam Stabelli

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Les Moonves has Conan’s name in the back of his mind as a replacement for Letterman.

  • Gary Middleton

    Adam, there is no doubt. Everyone under the age of 55 who has had any success doing a late night show would have to be a consideration, because the list is so small. It’s a lot of network airtime to hand over to someone who hasn’t done it before.

  • Nifty

    Is this the first time Colbert beat out The Daily Show for Best Variety Show?

  • Gary Middleton

    Nifty, yes. It breaks a decade long win streak for the Daily Show which of course began before Colbert’s show existed.

  • Hector

    Since 2003, 22 awards given for best variety show/best writing for a variety show.

    I think The Daily Show has won 17 of them.

    Late Night with Conan O’Brien won for writing in 2007.
    The Colbert Report won for writing in 2008 and 2010.

    And today Colbert sweeps. Should have won for series a couple of times already.

    Glad they put the writing category back on the main show instead of the Creative Arts Emmys.

  • Brad

    Wicked glad (yes, I’m from Boston) that Colbert swept. He was always deserving and last year was so Grade A I was surprise he didn’t win anything, specifically for his Super PAC shenanigans.

    For Moonves, I’d put Conan on my short list but with Colbert on the top of that list.

  • Adam Stabelli

    Thrilled that Colbert swept. He deserves it. I enjoy his show more than the Daily Show. Stephen can do a show without cursing every five minutes like Jon does. And I just think it’s funnier. If Conan DOES take over the Late Show, would he have to move back to New York?

  • jcfreder

    I don’t see any real reason Dave’s replacement would end up doing the show out of the Ed Sullivan Theater.

    I also doubt Conan is #1 on the internal CBS list for possible Dave replacements. Colbert might be.

  • Adam Stabelli

    He might not be number #1, but I wouldn’t doubt that he’s on Moonves’s list.

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