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

 

 
  • Gary Middleton

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

    Unless CBS wants to sell the building, they would need a reliable tenant and I can’t think of one other than their 11:30 pm show.

  • Gary Middleton

    The Blacklist ratings estimates on this site seem ridiculously high to me. Vast majority of poll respondents expect a demo north of 3.0. It’s like they haven’t seen how shows do on NBC at 10.

    If they’re right, then presumably Jay Leno and Justin Timberlake would cruise to a ‘premiere night’ victory regardless of what tricks the competition has up their sleeves.

  • GARebelman

    It has more hype than Hostages (depressing) and Castle (old skewing) that’s for sure.

  • Ward Anderson

    I wonder how much longer the networks will keep the demos the same.

    18-49, etc. I know that everyone always wanted this key demo because of the buying power it had, etc. But I have to wonder if the younger viewers have the buying power they used to have? Will the demos change? Will we see it skew older, as it was in the earlier days of TV, when younger viewers move on to other outlets (Online viewing) at a higher rate than they are now…? Or as income fluctuations continue to affect younger people more?

    I’ve always found it humorous that I hear of late-night talk shows “trying to get younger viewers”, since (even when I was a younger viewer) I’ve never had faith in those viewers to know what good programming is in the first place. Certainly not 18 year-olds.

    I keep hearing on the news how everyone 18 to 30 is dead broke. So why are advertisers still chasing them?

  • Gary Middleton

    “I keep hearing on the news how everyone 18 to 30 is dead broke. So why are advertisers still chasing them?”

    As I understand it, it’s because they’re hard to reach. In other words, if you want to sell pharmaceuticals to seniors, you can advertise on the cable networks, on Wheel and Jeopardy, on the network news, on daytime shows, on all the hit procedural dramas, anywhere. They watch TV all day and night. If you want to sell products to a large number of ‘demo’ viewers, there are far fewer options, so advertisers will pay more to do it. Supply and demand.

    btw, you will know they’ve thrown in the towel on late night demos if you start to see a lot of pharma commercials during them.

  • Gary Middleton

    ps, Ward, there are also theories that younger people are more susceptible to advertising than older people.

    And, splitting the difference on your affluence concerns, I have a completely unproven hunch that the valuable part of the demo is 35 to 49.

  • Liz

    Aside from his showing last night on the Emmy’s, I would believe that Neil Patrick Harris would be on the David Letterman replacement list. Colbert would have the political fall out and age to contend with, but Neil Patrick Harris can compete as an all around talent like Jimmy Fallon.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Colbert would have the political fall out and age to contend with”

    Very good point. Not even a pretense of un-affiliation is possible for him.

    Lopsided game in Denver tonight is a very lucky break for Kimmel. His audience seems to gravitate to sporting events.

  • jcfreder

    Jay faltered at the start of his Tonight Show run in part because he was trying to do Johnny Carson’s show. Jay gained momentum by moving to the more nightclub-style set that better fit his style.

    In turn, Conan looked out of place in the gigantic set built for him in an effort to provide a “fitting Tonight Show-style” set.

    Whoever replaces Dave should not host the show in the Ed Sullivan Theatre. It’ll look like a kid wearing his father’s clothes. The new host should start relatively fresh with his/her own style. Buildings are bought and sold all the time. CBS will figure it out.

  • Gary Middleton

    Massive Twitter trending for Conan’s Breaking Bad episode. Good test of the link between social media and TV ratings. Social media fails that test often, but this was pinned-to-the-ceiling national trending.

    My personal barometer will be if Conan substantially exceeds 40% of his BBT viewership lead-in.

  • GARebelman

    Seems “The Blacklist” is getting better reviews than “Hostages” as I predicted looking at other websites though they aren’t saying “Hostages” is bad. I think Jay will take night 1.

  • Hector

    Maybe The Ed Sullivan Theater’s new tenant will depend on who CBS chooses/who accepts.

    If Colbert or Stewart take over at 11:30 on CBS, then staying in NY would make sense.

    If somehow Conan came into play, I’d guess they’d find a way to stay in LA.

    Plus, I think the LA thing is better. For anyone else, do it in LA and compete with Kimmel for guests.

  • jcfreder

    No contest on day one. Monday now looking sketchy for CBS with very mediocre start for Hostages. JKL has to be a little disappointed with a probable third-place finish (after adjusting for the markets not counted in the overnights) despite having about as big of a guest as you can have in Paul McCartney, and the lead-in advantage over Dave.

  • Brad

    I agree. I would rather compete against Kimmel in LA for guests rather than Fallon in NY. However, lower taxes are lucrative which is exactly why NBC liked the idea of keeping Fallon in NY. CBS might want to do the same thing.

  • jcfreder

    Syndicated ratings report came out without any mention of Arsenio.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Syndicated ratings report came out without any mention of Arsenio.”

    It was 67th for the week in Household ratings that’s why it didn’t make our top 25. I can’t read the numbers on my phone, but I’ll post them when I get to my computer.

    Update: Arsenio’s show averaged a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating and 1.637 million total viewers the week of Sept. 9.

  • GARebelman

    And I was right Jay takes night 1 :)Hostages looks like a total bust in the Demo compared to the Blacklist.

  • Gary Middleton

    Outstanding call, GAR, you saw it all the way. So did the TVBTN readership: over 80% said it would do over 3.0.

    NBC’s job going forward: pull Blacklist as soon as it can and put it back on after Fallon debuts.

  • Gary Middleton

    Regarding Arsenio: notable that no press releases happened after that first week.

  • GARebelman

    Night 2. Lucky 7 vs Person of Interest vs Chicago Fire.

    I can safely say that Lucky 7 will be dead last in the Demo and viewers. Zero hype. Nobody really seems to care.

    The real battle is the battle of the procedural. Tough call. I think Chicago Fire will hit a series high because of the Voice. Person of Interest is tricky. It may squeak out more viewers but the Demo seems to be in Chicago Fire’s corner. That battle will be interesting over the coming weeks.

    Advantage Jay and Letterman. I think Jay will win again because he makes the most out of a hard situation and more so if he has a lead in advantage.

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