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.

 
  • Gary Middleton

    That’s a great one, GAR. And Conan could win the night Nov. 21 with Ron Burgundy, perhaps at the expense of Jimmy Kimmel.

    Leno’s 0.8 after a 3.5 lead in from The Voice is a disaster, imo. Fantastic monologue, but Sizzle Reel is a terrible excuse for an act 2 bit. Terrible on at least 4 different levels.

  • Gary Middleton

    The lengthening of the monologue in the months before transition to 11:30 has become standard. Dave did it in ’92/’93, Conan did it in ’08/’09.

  • GARebelman

    It all depends on the guests because at least in Jay’s case, they hang around for the first half hour. Then they have to be REALLY interested in the guests to hang around for the rest. Jay cracked a 1.0 Monday with a better guest.

  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, I would love to see the minute by minute breakdowns that the Nielsen subscribers get. I’d bet you 100 bucks that people massively bailed during Sizzle Reel. I’d bet nearly as many bailed on Leno during Sizzle Reel as watched Kimmel.

  • kscottk11

    I do think expanding the monologue is a must for the 11:30 hour, but it can become a liability if the host is not strong enough at performing a monologue on a nightly basis.

    As for Leno’s second act, he tries new things. Some work, some don’t. He tries to keep the show “fresh.”

    Not many late night hosts can keep doing the same tired act over and over again, like Letterman has been doing for most of the last 18 years and keep their job.

    The hosts have to do different things to try to keep the audience’s attention!

  • willard yenmor

    I’ll bet $10,000.

  • GARebelman

    The sizzle wheel isn’t that good. I think Fallon’s Wheel of Carpet Samples is worse.

    I have noticed every time Jay says anything against Obama and the healthcare website the website Mediate reports it milking it. They don’t do that with any of the other broadcast comedians. Free publicity I suppose.

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