Late Night TV Ratings For October 14-18, 2013

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October 24th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

 

Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ ENCORES DEFEAT TIMESLOT COMPETITION IN TOTAL VIEWERS FOR WEEK OF OCT. 14-18

 

 

Leno, Fallon Continue to Earn Year-to-Year Gains, Top CBS Programs in All Key Demos

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Oct. 24, 2013 — Encore telecasts of NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" have generated bigger total-viewer results than their ABC and CBS time-period competition during the week of Oct. 14-18.

In 18-49, “The Tonight Show” tied ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in 18-49 rating for the week, while both “Tonight” and “Late Night” topped CBS’s original competition in every key ratings measure. Note that Friday’s “Kimmel” was a rebroadcast.

Leno’s encores topped both CBS’s originals of “Late Show with David Letterman” and ABC’s “Kimmel” on four of five nights last week in viewers 18-49.

Both Leno and Fallon once again generated substantial year-to-year gains for the week and the season to date. Leno is off to his biggest start four weeks into a new TV season in three years in 18-49 viewers and biggest in two years in total viewers. Fallon is at a three-year high in 18-49 and has generated his biggest overall audience four weeks into a new season in the five years he’s been hosting “Late Night.”

Versus the first four weeks of the year-ago season, Leno is up 16% in 18-49 viewers (with 1.098 million vs. 933,000) and up 11% in total viewers (3.560 million vs. 3.216 million).

Fallon is up 27% in 18-49 viewers (765,000 vs. 602,000) so far this season and up 18% in total viewers (1.823 million vs. 1.545 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” is also delivering sizable gains versus the first four weeks of last season, up 22% in 18-49 viewers (422,000 vs. 347,000) and up 11% in total viewers (946,000 vs. 852,000).

"Tonight" has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Show" for the last 48 weeks in a row and topped "Kimmel" for 37 of their 41 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered "Late Show" for 52 weeks in a row and "Kimmel" for 41 of 41 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Late Show" for 53 of the last 54 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 50 of the last 52 weeks. Versus "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 41 of 41 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 36 of 38 weeks in total viewers.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Oct. 14-18. 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,” 0.7 rating, 3 share *
CBS “Late Show,” 0.5/2
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.7/3 *

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

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.5/3 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.3/2

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,” 3.1 million viewers *
CBS “Late Show,” 3.0 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,” 1.6 million viewers *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.4 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers *

* “Tonight,” “Late Night” and "Last Call" were 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,” 0.4/3

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,” 3.6 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.0 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.5 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,” 1.5 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF OCT. 14-OCT. 18

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.5 **
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.4 **

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, 0.7

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers.

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m.  “The Daily Show,” 0.9 million **
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.7 million **

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.8 million **

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.9 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.3 million viewers

** Monday and Tuesday telecasts of “Conan” were delayed by baseball and are excluded. Comedy Central shows were in rebroadcast throughout the week.

 
  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Leno repeats are beating new Lettermans? Yep, time to get Leno out of there.

  • BeBe

    Conan FTW!

  • GARebelman

    Kimmel and Jay tied in the demo but it doesn’t show Kimmel’s. And ABC hasnt’ released a bragging press release so I am making the assumption that Jay inched by a hair and won for the week.

    And Jay repeats beat Letterman in the demo and viewers Lol.

  • Jim LaForte

    Wow! This is not good for Dave and CBS is it? Craig’s ratings are way down too. There are just so many of these shows now that it makes me wonder who will be the first to go out of business so to speak. There is no way that six or seven late night talk shows will garner huge ratings like they once did.

    Funny how the “Tonight” show started in New York. Is this where it will end?

    I also am of the thinking that one of the major networks will disappear in the next five years. Any takers? LOL.

  • Jim LaForte

    I have been digging and combing the Internet to see if there is any talk of where Jay Leno will go to next on television. Broadcast seems out unless of course it is on PBS or Fox. No one has mentioned PBS, could this be a possibility?

  • GARebelman

    I don’t think PBS could afford Jay Leno though he’d be willing to work for less than others. PBS is a publically funded channel with no commercials. They mostly get things from other sources. Such as airing the UK’s Downtown Abby and Sherlock (which get good ratings for them). I doubt they’d be interested in Late night.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Kimmel and Jay tied in the demo but it doesn’t show Kimmel’s. And ABC hasnt’ released a bragging press release so I am making the assumption that Jay inched by a hair and won for the week.”

    GAR, I will say the opposite. If Jay wins the demo, NBC says so. Vindictive as they can be against Jay, we’ve never seen them deviate from that particular rule.

    The absence of a Kimmel release this week is unfortunate, but it doesn’t necessarily speak to the competition with Jay. ABC doesn’t even need to mention Leno to put out a Kimmel press release. They’re happy to talk about how much he destroyed Dave.

    We can say for sure that Kimmel was back to a double digit downward revision.

  • Gary Middleton

    “This is not good for Dave and CBS is it?”

    That’s right, Jim. It isn’t just that Leno reruns beat Dave’s new episodes, but that it was a rout. We’re back to 2008 margins.

    We’ve never had a 67 year old in this game before, and this is why. Even if you don’t lose a step- and most do lose several steps- your entire world is increasingly a relic from another era. So a killer appearance by Steve Martin with David Letterman, in the year 2013, might be a complete bore to people under 45.

  • Justin

    It wouldn’t surprise me if Craig’s ratings are down. If you watch his shows lately, It’s depressing how stale his show is. His show is almost the Secretariat Show with Craig Ferguson

  • Ralph Hahn

    I loved this line of the news release: >>> Leno is off to his biggest start four weeks into a new TV season in three years… <<<

    NBC is STILL taking Leno off the air in February!

  • Gary Middleton

    Conan is on the verge of his weakest weekly number in years. In danger of putting up a 0.3.

    Part of the problem: Big Bang syndication ratings are finally hinting at saturation.

  • Nifty

    Craig has actually been amazing these past few weeks. Something happened.

  • Yoakim

    Wow. Leno REPEATS beat Letterman and tied Kimmel. There will be no uncrowning the undisputed king of late night between now and the time NBC gives him the ax.

  • GARebelman

    People can only watch so many repeats of BBT before they get sick of it. It happens to every syndicated show. Especially as BBT doesn’t have as many episodes as some of the other ones in syndication so burn out might be setting in.

    I think come next year we might never hardly ever see anybody be over 3 million viewers ever again.

  • Gary Middleton

    “There will be no uncrowning the undisputed king of late night between now and the time NBC gives him the ax.”

    Probably true. But I’m less positive than you given Leno beat Kimmel by less than 10% last time out, with identical 10 pm lead-ins. So if NBC stumbles a little and Kimmel continues his upward trend, it gets interesting. And we don’t know what stunts Kimmel might pull during sweeps. That team is crafty. We have seen leads change hands during sweeps.

    Terrific beatdown by Jay last night, though. Quite convinced that live sporting events like the World Series dent Kimmel worse than the others.

  • Mike

    Anyone know how Arsenio is doing?

  • Gary Middleton

    Mike, not well. They already gassed the executive producer and cancellation chatter has made the rounds.

    The last demo rating I think we saw was 0.4, but his household number fell since then so the demo may have too. Last household number, posted by our friend Anonymous, was 0.7.

  • Gary Middleton

    Conan will register 0.3 this week, imo. I believe that would be his lowest week of non-delayed new episodes in over 2 years.

    Comedy Central had a new talk show at midnight this week and I don’t think it ever appeared on the top 100 cable chart. Does that mean trouble? And does it suggest a bleak future for this thing that will follow Conan and possibly any other midnight talk effort on cable?

  • Pete

    Wow, Family Guy cable reruns and College Football really take the air out of the Daily Show – Colbert Report ratings.

  • Gary Middleton

    Pete, the World Series running past 11 may be a factor.

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