Late Night TV Ratings For October 21-25, 2013

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October 31st, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

 

‘THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ DOMINATE TIMESLOT COMPETITION FOR WEEK OF OCT. 21-25

 

Leno, Fallon Outperform ABC, CBS Programs in All Key Demo, Total-Viewer Categories

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Oct. 31, 2013 — NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” have dominated the broadcast competition for the late-night ratings week of Oct. 21-25.

The two programs outscored the ABC and CBS competition in their respective time periods in every key ratings category — adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. Note that CBS’s lineup was in rebroadcast and Friday’s “Kimmel” was an encore.

“Late Night” generated a 10-month high in viewers 18-49 with 770,000 persons, highest since the show averaged 776,000 during the week of Dec. 17-21, 2012 (the week of “The Voice” finale). “Last Call with Carson Daly” delivered a 13-month high in viewers 18-49 with 477,000 — best since averaging 537,000 during the week of Sept. 3-7, 2012.

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

Versus the first five weeks of the year-ago season, Leno is up 13% in 18-49 viewers (with 1.111 million vs. 981,000) and up 9% in total viewers (3.628 million vs. 3.334 million). Fallon is up 25% in 18-49 viewers (791,000 vs. 632,000) so far this season and up 16% in total viewers (1.861 million vs. 1.598 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” is also delivering sizable gains versus the first five weeks of last season, up 21% in 18-49 viewers (434,000 vs. 359,000) and up 11% in total viewers (951,000 vs. 857,000).

“Tonight” has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 49 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 38 of their 42 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 53 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 42 of 42 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 54 of the last 55 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 51 of the last 53 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 42 of 42 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 37 of 39 weeks in total viewers.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Oct. 21-25. 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,” 0.5/2 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.6/3 *

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,” 0.3/2 *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.4/3 *

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 3.7 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.6 million viewers *
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.5 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.5 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,” 1.0 million viewers *

* “Late Show” and “Late Late Show” were in rebroadcast last week and Friday’s “Last Call” and “Kimmel” were encores.

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,” 3.6 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,” 1.9 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. 21-OCT. 25

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.6
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.5

Comedy Central, midnight-12:30 a.m. ET, “@Midnight.” 0.3

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight ET, “Conan,” 0.3

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.0
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. ET, “The Daily Show,” 1.6 million
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.2 million

Comedy Central, midnight-12:30 a.m. ET, “@Midnight,” 0.6 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight ET, “Conan,” 0.7 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.0 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million viewers

 

 
  • AllOfHerTw!st

    How long can NBC leave Leno on the air with ratings like these?

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Another 3 months tops?

  • Gary Middleton

    Spectacular volatility for Kimmel. If Leno can steamroll Kimmel by this kind of margin for sweeps, which begin tonight, it will be one terrific headline. I don’t think JKL will make it that easy.

    Would be an interesting plan for JKL to take a knee for the rest of Leno’s run to make the bar higher for Fallon. If Fallon compares unfavorably with Leno, it helps create an aura of failure around the guy Kimmel will be battling well into the future.

  • Gary Middleton

    Multi-year low for Conan for new episodes in their regular slot.

  • GARebelman

    I almost thought those were repeats for Kimmel for a moment o.O Holy cow. The overnights really do overstate him bad.

  • Jim LaForte

    OUCH! Jimmy Kimmel got pummeled by Jay. Wow! Dave seems to be settling in at a 0.5 and Kimmel almost tied “Nightline” which is on an hour later. “Conan” seems to be trending downward as well.

  • Riggs

    Well Dave was in repeats wasn’t he? Still beat Kimmel in total viewers and just a notch behind in the demo?

  • Jumanji

    For all the press Kimmel seems to get, his #s are surprisingly middling.

  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, hard to know for sure because ABC is not gracing us with a press release and NBC is not giving us specific numbers for Kimmel nor Leno. In fact, NBC again chose to lead with Jimmy Fallon (surprise).

    Looks like Leno is enroute to another solid win this week, with a 0.7 for Kimmel a best case scenario. It’s November that really counts.

    btw, Bill Maher made an emphatic case for Jay on CNN last night. “There are few comedians who wouldn’t be better off in life and on stage by asking themselves ‘what would Jay do?'”

  • Yoakim

    NBC = late night juggernaut. Even Carson Daly pulled a 0.4 at 1 a.m.

  • GARebelman

    Gary, what question prompted Bill Maher to bring up Jay? He has defended Jay in the past when he said Letterman and Conan were acting like spoiled children thinking somebody was suppose to give up their job “just because” saying that isn’t how America works.

  • Richard

    Gar, Bill also admitted to Piers last night to being an unabashed Leno fan.

    Maher on Leno: “they are firing him for the crime of being number one”.

  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, Piers Morgan asked for his thoughts on Jay, after showing a clip of them wrestling on Tonight in 1994. In the clip Leno acts typical, where he seems to have lost the competition but childishly won’t stop chasing Maher until he can claim victory. Maher sighed to Piers: “Jay always has to win”.

    So what I like greatly about Maher is he can be well aware of Leno’s flaws, even impacted by them, yet still have the sense to look past that to grasp what Leno represents in the grand scheme. A titan.

  • Richard

    Btw any news on Arsenio’s ratings? Im afraid to ask…

  • anonymous

    “In late night, CTD’s new entry Arsenio Hall held firm at a 0.7.”

    Broadcasting & Cable, 10/29/2013

  • Nick

    Arsenio is doing impressively well. Hats off to him.

    Leno is also doing well. It’s shaping up to be a great home stretch for him

  • Donald

    @midnight is getting bigger numbers than i thought it would. Props to hardwick.

  • Richard

    Looks like Conan lives and dies by the lead ins.

  • Gary Middleton

    Nick, that 0.7 for Arsenio is a household number, not demo. By most accounts, the show is in trouble.

    Good rebound for Conan this week, presumably on the strength of his 20 year nostalgia kick. Decent chance of a weekly 0.5 again.

  • Gary Middleton

    Kimmel’s Friday night reruns are starting to do some solid numbers.

    Overnight averages this week:

    Leno: .84
    Kimmel: .74
    Dave: .56

    Read a complaint from an LA blogger about how, at this point, KNBC will impulsively pre-empt Leno for a car chase. “I wonder if they would have made that decision if Jay wasn’t going off in a few months.”

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