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.

 
  • Adam Stabelli

    I bet CBS is regretting singing Letterman until 2015 now.

  • GARebelman

    If Letterman is doing this bad now, I can’t imagine what 2015 will be. Unless they really are banking Jay’s audience will switch (they aren’t I certainly am not). At least jay will go out on top . . .. again.

  • Jim LaForte

    Gary, do you think that Leno’s ratings are inflated this season do to his leaving and all? To me, as the end approaches, Jay’s ratings will continue to build, providing of course NBC is not standing in the way promo-wise.

  • Jim LaForte

    Even if Dave picks up a tenth of a point after Jay’s departure, it will surely disappear come 2015 when another year of people out age the demo.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Gary, do you think that Leno’s ratings are inflated this season do to his leaving and all?”

    I don’t think so, Jim. I believe Leno’s ratings are inflated by NBC’s spectacular turnaround at 10 pm.

    Maybe as we get into December people will start feeling the end more, but it’s slow to take. The consistency and frantic forward motion of Leno’s Tonight Show machine…sausage-factory-like repetitiveness if you like…has been its strength. But also prevents it from any sense of sentiment or retrospective, like what Conan is trying to do here for Year 20. The Leno show is like those Vegas casinos with the 24-hour flashing lights and bells ringing and oxygen pumping where you never have a sense of what time of day it is.

  • Gary Middleton

    The NBC/ABC horse race at 10 has been remarkable this season. Tied again this week:

    ABC: 1.80
    NBC: 1.80
    CBS: 1.72

  • Gary Middleton

    “At least jay will go out on top . . .. again.”

    GAR, I will hold you personally responsible if Leno loses the lead.

    Leno should take this week easily, but has trended lower every week of new episodes since the broadcast season began. The overnight averages this week:

    Leno: .80
    Kimmel: .70
    Dave: .52

  • jcfreder

    Just read that CNN is perhaps interested in doing a comedy show, with new hire Bill Weir. Hmmm, any actual comedians that might soon be available to do that instead?

  • Ji (g)

    the Letterman show I seen I thought last week with Steve Martin was a repeat. I started watching and said I’ve seen this before, I clicked on the cable TV guide and it said it wasn’t new.

    ?

  • Lee

    This Pete Holmes thing makes me wonder. Clearly a show after Conan can not make much financial sense. Conspiracy theory… Could this be them getting Pete Holmes settled in to the job for a year or so before Conan goes elsewhere or retires? Otherwise surely the numbers just won’t add up. They didn’t for the every joke is about being Latino guy so why would they for this fella? Or maybe it’s a ridiculously low cost production. One camera in his Mums (that’s Mom for you yankee doodle dandies) basement.

  • Adam Stabelli

    Although, I can’t imagine Jay using an intern to push out Fallon.

  • Nifty

    Well, Craig probably isn’t going to be in late night much longer.

  • GARebelman

    Craig doesn’t care about ratings or what he does. He does whatever. He said it himself jokingly “I do the same show in the same location every night.”

  • Gary Middleton

    Everybody who loses in the ratings doesn’t care about ratings.

  • GARebelman

    Craig doesn’t care in general. I doubt he even wants 11:30.

    Great to see Jay crack a 1.0 in the overnights. Essentially the same amount of total viewers for ABC and NBC and Kimmel so many people just tune out after that.

  • Gary Middleton

    Conan definitely got a bump from this 20th anniversary clip thing. Normally if a show does 0.8 in front of him, he’s a 0.3 at best. The wave of nostalgia turned it into 0.4. And unless I’m reading it wrong, the show he was leading into, Pete Holmes, is another midnight talk entry that doesn’t even register.

    But the big news to me is Big Bang doing 0.8 at 10:30. Granted it faced World Series and NFL competition. But it sure looks like the days of 1.6 are over, and 1.0 to 1.1 might be the new normal. This bursting of the BBT bubble could turn Conan’s average from the mid-.4s to the mid-.3s over the course of a season.

  • GARebelman

    Fallon’s monologue is getting longer. It went from 12:36 to 12:46. I think that is the longest yet. I did read in an interview that Jay told him that he should extend it because many people get a lot of the news and tidbits of the day and week in the opening act.

  • jcfreder

    Jimmy has to do a longer monologue. It’s part of the DNA of the Tonight Show and almost certainly Jay’s biggest draw. So it makes sense to extend the monologue in an effort to retain the people who are used to turning into NBC at 11:35.

  • Nifty

    I said that about Craig because of his new game show.

  • GARebelman

    Jay scores Ted Cruz in his late night debut next Friday.

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