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

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October 10th, 2013

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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.

 

 

 
  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, with Blacklist and Scandal, it’s pretty much a given that Jay will win Mondays and Kimmel will win Thursdays no matter what they put on the screen.

    Most interesting number for me in a long time is the one coming this Thursday. Kanye West seemed to add a full tenth of a point to Kimmel’s weekly number, and Leno seemed to drop a tenth, leaving us with a potential photo finish.

  • GARebelman

    And Tuesdays :P

    I’m still amazed that even when CBS gives Dave a 12 million viewer lead in he can’t churn a higher HH share to save his life.

  • Gary Middleton

    With the Scandal rerun pulling a 0.6, Kimmel’s 0.8 is a sign of strength. Right now he has the problem Leno had with Thursdays all last year: a black hole of a night that always threatens to derail whatever decent week he might have going. Has ABC said if or how they’ll plug that hole for November sweeps?

  • GARebelman

    ABC has made no mention of what to plug in that time slot as far as I am aware.

    Mind you that we are talking about ABC, the ABC news station in my market is the strongest regardless of what is airing because its older skewing.

  • anonymous

    “In late night, CTD’s Arsenio Hall, in executive producer Neal Kendall’s last week, dropped 13% for the week to a 0.7[households?], and also was down 36% from its 1.1 national premiere week rating four weeks ago. Going forward, CTD senior VP of programming Eric Pankowski will be filling in as EP.”

    Broadcasting & Cable

  • Adam Stabelli

    Yeah, Arsenio is doomed.

  • GARebelman

    I guess Arsenio is finding out this isn’t the early 90s and there are more than 4 television stations to find something to watch at 11PM

  • Jim LaForte

    If companies like Tribune, who do not have a history of producing a late night television show are willing to lower their expectations and give the show time to grow, “Arsenio” will once again find his voice.

    They have to keep him on past February to make any sense. Rerun him on the weekends opposite “SNL” giving those who work an opportunity to tune in real time.

    Eight or nine O & O’s could pay the cost of producing the show. Give it time.

    What else does Tribune have other than falling stock prices. Oh, yes I did. OUCH! LOL!

  • Jim LaForte

    “And Damn’it ‘Jim,'” broaden the show by not having your black guests continue to talk about race. Surely there are great and funny stories that a broad audience would enjoy.

  • Nifty

    I’m pretty sure Arsenio does repeat opposite of SNL. Or somewhere in that vicinity. At least in SF.

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