Late Night TV Ratings For October 7-October 11, 2013

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October 18th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

 

‘THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ CONTINUE YEAR-TO-YEAR GAINS TO WIN WEEK OF OCT. 7-11

 

Leno Off to Best Start in Three Years in 18-49 and Total Viewers While Fallon Is at Three-Year High in Demo and Best Season Start Thus Far in Total Viewers

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Oct. 18, 2013 — NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” have delivered more year-to-year gains during the third week of the new television season, boosting both shows to wins over their broadcast timeslot competition for the week of Oct. 7-11.

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

Versus the first three weeks of the year-ago season, Leno is up 20% in 18-49 viewers (with 1.144 million vs. 951,000) and up 11% in total viewers (3.686 million vs. 3.316 million).

Fallon is up 30% in 18-49 viewers (776,000 vs. 599,000) so far this season and up 18% in total viewers (1.848 million vs. 1.568 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” is also delivering sizable gains versus the first three weeks of last season, up 26% in 18-49 viewers (435,000 vs. 345,000) and up 12% in total viewers (966,000 vs. 864,000).

For the week of Oct. 7-11, “Tonight” 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 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, total viewers and all key adult-male demos. “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.

Fallon generated his second-biggest 18-49 weekly audience in more than nine months (758,000, best since premiere week’s 764,000, and excluding that, best since 776,000 for Dec. 17-21). It was also “Late Night’s” second biggest overall audience in more than eight months (1.827 million, biggest since premiere week’s 1.836 million, and excluding that, since 1.832 million for Jan.28-Feb.1).

“Tonight” has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 47 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 37 of their 40 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 51 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 40 of 40 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 52 of the last 53 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 49 of the last 51 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 40 of 40 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 35 of 37 weeks in total viewers.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Oct. 7-11. 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,” 0.8/3 *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.5/3

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.6/4
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,” 2.8 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.8 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.7 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.8 million viewers
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.4 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 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,” 0.6/4
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,” 3.0 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.6 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 OCT. 4-11

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,” pre-empted by baseball

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,” 1.7 million
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.4 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” pre-empted by baseball

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.7 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.2 million viewers

 
  • Gary Middleton

    “Is Harrison Ford still a big draw in the demo?”

    I don’t think so.

  • Adam Stabelli

    NONE of these stars are demo draws.

  • Gary Middleton

    Adam, probably none that we see on the current lists of upcoming guests. But there are stars who move the needle. Timberlake, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus for the time being, Kanye West for the time being, couple of others. I guess it’s mainly people with a foot in the music world at this point.

  • anonymous

    “In late-night, CTD’s Arsenio was steady at a 0.7.”

    Broadcasting & Cable, 10/23/2013

  • Gary Middleton

    Right near the end of the run, Leno has discovered that Kristen Chenoweth can be deployed like a female Terry Bradshaw. Effective low brow entertainment that can sustain several appearances a year.

    Ratings drop off between Daily Show and Colbert has grown considerably larger lately. Earlier in the year they frequently drew nearly even.

  • Jim LaForte

    Are Conan’s ratings based on the four days that he is cablecast or an average of what five nights would be? What I am getting at is that “Daily Show” and “Colbert” are five nights per week and Conan is four. So is this really a true rating? Also, are these ratings based on their first broadcast, or averaged over the multiple times that each show airs?

  • kscottk11

    “Right near the end of the run, Leno has discovered that Kristen Chenoweth can be deployed like a female Terry Bradshaw. Effective low brow entertainment that can sustain several appearances a year.”

    Gary, I agree with you about Kristen Chenoweth doing Leno’s show. But you make her sound like a talking prop. She does Leno’s show because she has a connection with Leno. Also, I think she likes doing his show. She’s been doing his show for the last 5 – 7 years. Also, because she is funny and engaging every time she’s been on his show. Of course, also, because she gives Leno’s show good ratings.

    I would rather watch a “fresh” Chenoweth on Leno’s show than watch Tom Hanks on Letterman’s show doing the same forty minute interview for the 50th time.

    That’s where a lesser star can be a more attractive guest.

  • Hector

    Conan, Daily Show, and Colbert all do 4 shows a week.

    Someone else will be able to answer the rating question better than me, I think.

    But I’m under the impression that the ratings for them are based on 4 days a week. 11 pm for Daily Show and Conan, and 11:30 Colbert.

    Different from how Kimmel (and Letterman in summer) is rated and how I’m guessing Seth Meyers will be rated:

    4 new shows a week with a re-run on the 5th day. The rating is determined from the 5 days.

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