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

 

 
  • jcfreder

    Thanks for the update, Bill.

  • Gary Middleton

    Good chance Diana was correct about the Breaking Bad booking being the hottest of the week, as Conan held 44% of viewership lead-in last night. 8 to 10 points higher than usual.

  • Nick

    Decent debut for Arsenio, considering he had zero buzz going in. He still beat Conan and was on par with Stewart/Colbert. However, he doesn’t have much room to fall.

    Nice win for Leno tonight. Expected – Blacklist was destined for a huge premiere, and it didn’t disappoint. Kind of surprised Leno wasn’t able to crack a 3.0 HH, though. Leno should win again tonight, because once again, the 10pm lead-in has the benefit of The Voice as its lead-in. SVU premiere on Wednesday could be a good sized lead-in too. Only Parenthood is up in the air at this point. Overall, this is looking to be a strong fall season for NBC, and Leno should benefit.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Kind of surprised Leno wasn’t able to crack a 3.0 HH, though.”

    It was not the spectacular Leno of a week ago. He was back to his slurry and stumbling monologue ways.

    So I’m not going out of my way to make excuses for the late night king when I say that Blacklist was not dominant in total viewers as it was in the demo. It beat Castle by over 70% in the demo, but the viewer spread was less than 10%.

    Factor that in, plus the substantial competition for older viewers from Paul McCartney and Bill Clinton and even Team Breaking Bad, I can sort of see why 3.0 was no slam dunk.

  • jcfreder

    Also note that Jay’s total viewer number gets adjusted up the most from the HH overnights.

    I believe that the 3.2 HH for Dave is the highest number he’s had since JKL moved to 11:30.

    Also, something seems to be off with the LLS numbers; It should be impossible for Craig to do a .2 (but 4 share) yet Carson Daly, coming on at a time when fewer TVs are in use, puts up a .3 yet gets only a 3 share. My guess is that Craig actually did a .4, or the share number is wrong.

  • GARebelman

    Chicago Fire wins the Demo, Person of Interest continues CBS’s old skewing Tuesday tradition and Lucky 7 is a massive flop. No surprises.

  • DouglasinTN

    Perhaps a sign of the times, and why NBC made the decision they did.

    Teaching some new students (college freshmen), and discussing current events and the media. Talked about Letterman’s and Leno’s shots at Obama lately and how significant that is. Got puzzled looks from students. One girl mentioned they knew,of course, Obama, but didn’t know the others.

    A poll of 29 students…asked to identify by sight…

    2 knew who David Letterman was.

    1 knew who Jay Leno was and what show he hosted.

    5 knew Jimmy Kimmel

    4 knew and could identify Colbert’s show.

    9 knew Jon Stewart

    1 knew Arsenio, but didn’t know he had a new show

    16 knew Jimmy Fallon, some from SNL, some from Late Night

    1 knew Craig Ferguson

  • Gary Middleton

    Cher and Dave appear to still be a big draw for older viewers.

    Very possible to interpret that Timberlake delivered significant demo help to Kimmel.

    GAR, another great call on prime time, you’ve really had that nailed. Given the lead-in, I think Leno’s numbers were very tepid by his standard. The show itself again seemed slurred and creatively off-kilter compared to last week’s excellence.

  • GARebelman

    Wednesday the battle of SVU vs CSI vs Nashville. Nashville was not the break out hit everybody thought it would be. Chicago Fire often beat it. With that said, I see CSI winning the night in the demo and viewers. It has the strong Criminal minds as a lead in. But there does seem to be some cross over audience with that and SVU. SVU tends to grow by the half hour when it is two hours so SVU “might” be up from last year’s premiere and maybe a low 2 demo. This could be a nail biter on who wins between SVU and Nashville since Nashville has a 1 hour Modern family as a lead in instead of a tepid new commer. Tough call but advantage David Letterman. But as I said before, who seems to make the most of a lead in? Jay does. So it will probably be Jay or Kimmel who wins. Thursday will be a touch more easier to predict haha.

  • Adam Stabelli

    I think Jay just doesn’t care anymore. He’s leaving the Tonight Show and most likely NBC. He doesn’t care. At all. He knows he will get another show somewhere else. He can focus his efforts on that. He’s given up on Tonight.

  • Gary Middleton

    LOL, Adam, when Leno was rocking last week some people said it’s because he doesn’t care anymore. And when he’s slurring and stammering this week we hear it’s because he doesn’t care anymore.

    Both can’t be true, and I submit neither is true. Leno cares deeply. He wants to go out on top by a massive margin similar to his victory in the May sweeps, and he wants to set a ratings watermark that is very hard for Jimmy Fallon to exceed.

    Leno will not get another show, imo. Certainly nothing of greater consequence than a podcast.

  • Adam Stabelli

    I was using sarcasm, but that doesn’t come across well on the internet. I know Jay cares deeply. He will go out in a blaze of glory, and do stand up the rest of his life.

  • JB

    So Timberlake was also scheduled to perform as the musical guest on his appearance with Leno on Monday but didn’t because he wasn’t feeling well. I’m guessing his concert on Hollywood Blvd. with Kimmel the following night was a big factor in deciding to rest his voice.

  • Steven S

    Did anyone else notice that Conan actually played a clip of a very old bit from his NBC Late Night show featuring Louis CK when he was on his show last week? It was great quality, so it wasn’t taken from the internet. Looks like he must have received permission (and maybe even the clip) from NBC. Very interesting.

    I’m a big Conan fan, but it really seems to me like his shows recently are much better than they have been. Better bookings, better bits, and Andy seems to be funnier and getting involved more in the interviews – with great results.

    I thought the Louis CK appearance and the Breaking Bad cast shows were outstanding. Good for Conan. He’s out of the spotlight working hard, having fun, and producing great shows.

  • jcfreder

    PROJECTED Q3 RATINGS

    OVERALL VIEWERS
    Jay 3.35M
    Dav3 2.50
    JKL 2.08

    18-49 RATING
    Jay .81
    Dave .54
    JKL .54

  • Gary Middleton

    Holy cow, NBC is 3 for 3 at 10 pm. Leno already has a pair of 1.0s this week. It’s like the earth got tilted.

  • GARebelman

    Letterman gets CSI as a lead in and only manages a 0.5. No amount of up revision can help him beat Jay this week. And Kimmel isn’t exactly knocking it out of the ball part like many predicted over the summer. Iron Jay plods right along.

  • GARebelman

    Grey’s Anatomy and Elementary will probably top Parenthood tonight. Mind you, Parenthood as a loyal following so I expect it to be higher than anything post ER and that is a pretty low benchmark.

    Neither Kimmel or Letterman are turning up higher averages this week. And people on here seemed to expect that. Letterman cracking out a superb 0.5 with CSI is horrible.

  • Gary Middleton

    Leno is catching every break lately.

    Here’s another huge one that must rank among his favorites: he will not face a post-Scandal Kimmel episode after December 5. ABC is pulling its biggest 10 pm hit until after the Olympics, so it will be Fallon’s problem.

  • jcfreder

    GAR I’m not sure that’s true. Dave is up about 20% over his summer numbers and JKL is up about 10%, even before his biggest lead-in night. And I wouldn’t call CSI a huge lead-in at this point if it only musters a 2.1. Jay is showing what kind of numbers he can put up when he wins the lead-in battle, which is new for a premiere week.

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