Late Night TV Ratings For September 30-October 4, 2013

Categories: Late Night TV Ratings,Weekly Late Night TV Ratings

Written By

October 10th, 2013

To see past weeks' Late Night TV ratings information click here.

Via NBC's Press Release

LENO, FALLON OFF TO STRONG TWO-WEEK GAINS VS. YEAR-AGO DEMOS, TOTAL VIEWERS

“The Tonight Show,” “Late Night” Continue to Dominate Broadcast Timeslot Competition in New Season

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Oct. 10, 2013 — NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” have delivered hefty year-to-year gains during the second week of the new television season, giving them convincing wins over broadcast timeslot competition.

Leno is off to his biggest opening two weeks into a new TV season in three years in 18-49 viewers and total viewers. Fallon has generated his biggest overall audience two weeks into a new season in the five years he’s been hosting “Late Night.”

Versus the first two weeks of the year-ago season, Leno is up 29% in 18-49 viewers (with 1.168 million vs. 902,000) and up 15% in total viewers (3.728 million vs. 3.232 million).

Fallon is up 30% in 18-49 viewers (740,000 vs. 569,000) so far this season and up 17% in total viewers (1.790 million vs. 1.527 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” is also delivering sizable gains versus the first two weeks of last season, up 26% in 18-49 viewers (443,000 vs. 352,000) and up 12% in total viewers (995,000 vs. 886,000).

For the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 4, “The Tonight Show” delivered bigger audiences than CBS’s “Late Late Show with David Letterman” in all key ratings categories and topped ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in adults and men 18-34; adults, men and women 18-49; and adults, men and women 25-54, as well as total viewers. “Late Night” topped CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and, during their head-to-head half-hour, ABC’s “Nightline” in all key categories.

Despite later start times, Fallon out-delivered Letterman and Kimmel for the week in 18-34 viewers (with 316,000 vs. 216,000 for Letterman and 309,000 for Kimmel) and “Last Call” generated more 18-34 viewers than Ferguson (with 193,000 vs. 156,000).

“The Tonight Show” has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 46 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 36 of their 39 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 50 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 39 of 39 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 51 of the last 52 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 48 of the last 50 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 39 of 39 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 34 of 36 weeks in total viewers.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 4. 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,” 0.9 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.6/3
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,” 0.6/3
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,” 3.8 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.1 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.5 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,” 1.5 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 1.0 million viewers *

* “Last Call” was in rebroadcast last week and Friday’s “Kimmel” was an encore.

SEASON TO DATE

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 0.9 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.6/3
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,” 0.6/3
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.4/2

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.3/3

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 3.7 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.1 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.5 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,” 1.8 million viewers
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.5 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 1.0 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF SEPT. 30-OCT. 4

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.8
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.6

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.2 **

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.9
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.7

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
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.5 million

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

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.9 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million viewers

** Delayed by baseball overruns and excluded from season averages.

 

 

 
  • AllOfHerTw!st

    The Tonight Show is still dominating? They can’t fire Leno fast enough.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Once Leno leaves, these NBC press releases may be released a lot less often.

  • GARebelman

    I wouldn’t entirely be surprised Ralph. Though you may see a little less bragging in Adults 25-54 and total viewers.

  • Gary Middleton

    Ralph, I assume whichever network has the first place show will provide the data.

  • Gary Middleton

    Kimmel has a real shot at beating Leno this week if he has another big post-Scandal show tonight. And will presumably take next week with Jay in reruns.

    NBC really took the long route to tell us that Kimmel beat Leno in women 18-34.

  • Gary Middleton

    How late were these baseball overruns on TBS? Are they really a decent excuse for a 0.2?

  • Nick

    How does Conan still have a show? lol

  • Jim LaForte

    I was surprised not to see the Letterman extension in “TV Week.” Plus, the news was released on Friday. Hmmmmmmmmm. Does anyone else think that Dave will pick up .2 in the demo after Jay leaves and win Total Viewers? Or can CBS get a better advertising rate in 25-54 who do not watch a lot of television?

    Jim’s Prediction for after Jay departs:

    Dave: .07-.08 (18-49 providing of course CBS starts re-branding “Late Show with David Letterman” as legacy and place to go for comfort and familiarity)

    Jimmy Kimmel: 0.9 – 1.2 (He’s got heat and exploiting Leno’s “Lame Duck” status and who knows how many of Jay’s fans sample his show and stay.)

    Jimmy Fallon: 0:8-1.1 (After all, he’s “cute” and has all of the buzz. But I wonder how having Lorne Michael’s [who wreaks of being a creative "suit" with NBC] be in charge of ALL of the late night franchises and based in New York will work? Will all of these shows become more homogenized?

    The booking wars will most likely be between all of the New York based shows, with Jimmy Kimmel and Craig having Los Angeles to themselves.

    Jimmy Fallon cannot possibly go lower than Dave in the 18-49, but definitely in total viewers. Game on! LOL!

  • Jim LaForte

    Okay, correction. This is presuming that late night network television picks up more viewers with the various changes and buzz.

  • Gary Middleton

    Jim, Dave didn’t gain many viewers the last time Leno left 11:35 and I don’t expect him to this time. Leno viewers made their decision on Dave, and perhaps on ironic comedy in general, a long time ago.

    Will be fascinating to see if Dave campaigns to some extent for those Leno viewers by heaping praise on Jay and of course getting him on the show as quickly as possible.

    And will be fascinating to see which show Jay does first: Dave or Fallon. I hope Jay never walks into Dave’s studio, but it sure sounds like he will.

    Kimmel 0.9 to 1.2 on a regular basis is not going to happen, imo. Scandal is 24 nights a year maximum, and Kanye type events maybe twice a year if he’s lucky.

  • Hector

    Gary, why do you say it sounds like Leno will go on Dave’s show?

    Is this our normal TBTN boards speculation, or have there been some stories or interviews I’ve missed?

  • Hector

    Also, NBC always put out this release when Conan was on The Tonight Show.

  • Hector

    Though he was #1 or tied usually in the ratings. (though of course well behind Letterman in total viewers)

  • Hector

    Last week TBS had games that started at 8:07 Monday through Wednesday. Thursday’s late game started at 8:37.

    Depending on the game, and if there’s a postgame show, seems like Conan would be delayed 30-70 minutes maybe? (just estimates, didnt follow those games)

    This week seems pretty crazy as well while Conan is in repeats. Wednesday’s show was delayed to 11:33 and Conan got a .3
    Monday’s late game started at 9:37.
    Tuesday’s at 8:37.

  • GARebelman

    Kimmel knocking it out of hte ball park for Gary with that 1.0 demo behind a 3.1 demo and can’t even crack a 3.0 in HH behind all that. :P

  • Gary Middleton

    “Gary, why do you say it sounds like Leno will go on Dave’s show? Is this our normal TBTN boards speculation, or have there been some stories or interviews I’ve missed?”

    Nothing new. The Carter book made it clear that Leno had an emotional leaning towards doing it in 2009. And people I know who work closely with Jay say he still wants to do it. That it would be “great fun” in his view. I’ve posted all that before. I guess it could go ok, and I know everyone wants to see it. But I hate the idea. Like a Beatles or Zeppelin reunion, it’s just one of those ideas that’s better left in our imaginations.

  • Gary Middleton

    Thanks, Hector. OK, I think Conan should have a free pass because the starts appear to have been really late and the post-game shows were brutal lead-ins.

  • Gary Middleton

    Jim, one big benefit of Lorne Michaels is in booking. The overnights suggest that Fallon has had an unusually strong week relative to Leno, and the reason seems to be guests. Fallon had at least 3 guests this week who are currently much bigger than anyone Leno had. 2 of either just did, or were about to do, SNL.

    So doing Fallon might be a frequent precondition for doing SNL.

  • Hector

    Definitely.

    Fallon almost always has that week’s host on his show during the week prior.

  • Douglas in TN

    I can’t seem to post the link, but an item showed up in my Google news feed indicating that an Arsenio Hall cancellation is possibly imminent.

© 2014 Tribune Digital Ventures