Late Night TV Ratings For October 28-November 1, 2013

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November 7th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

 

‘THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ OUTPERFORM ABC, CBS TIMESLOT COMPETITION FOR WEEK OF OCT. 28-NOV. 1

 

Both Leno and Fallon See Year-to-Year Increases in 18-49 Viewers and Total Viewers

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Nov. 7, 2013 — NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” have delivered decisive wins for the late-night ratings week of Oct. 28-Nov. 1.

Both programs outperformed the ABC and CBS competition in their respective time periods while generating gains versus the same week last year. Note that Friday’s “Kimmel” was an encore.

Versus the same week last year, Leno grew by 11% in 18-49 viewers (to 1.080 million from 971,000) and by 6% in total viewers (3.631 million vs. 3.426 million). Fallon increased by 3% in 18-49 viewers (738,000 vs. 718,000) and 8% in total viewers (1.959 million vs. 1.819 million).

Fallon generated a 10-month high in total viewers with 1.959 million, his biggest overall audience since last year when he averaged 2.029 million from Dec. 17-21 — the week of “The Voice” finale.

“Tonight” delivered bigger audiences than CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” for the week in every key category — adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. Fallon topped CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and ABC’s “Nightline” in each of those measures as well.

Season to date, Leno is off to his biggest start six 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 six weeks into a new season in the five years he’s been hosting “Late Night.”

Versus the first six weeks of the year-ago season, Leno is up 13% in 18-49 viewers (with 1.107 million vs. 981,000) and up 9% in total viewers (3.635 million vs. 3.341 million). Fallon is up 24% in 18-49 viewers (784,000 vs. 634,000) so far this season and up 17% in total viewers (1.882 million vs. 1.602 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” is also delivering sizable gains versus the first six weeks of last season — up 20% in 18-49 viewers (432,000 vs. 359,000) and 12% in total viewers (957,000 vs. 858,000).

“Tonight” has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 50 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 39 of their 43 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 54 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 43 of 43 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 55 of the last 56 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 52 of the last 54 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 43 of 43 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 38 of 40 weeks in total viewers.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 1. 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,” 0.6/2
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,” 0.6/3
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,” 3.6 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.8 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,” 2.0 million viewers
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.4 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 1.0 million viewers *

* 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. 28-NOV. 1

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, “Conan,” 0.4

TBS, Midnight-12:30 a.m., “Pete Holmes,” 0.2

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.  “The Daily Show,” 1.5 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, “Conan,” 0.9 million

TBS, Midnight-12:30 a.m., “Pete Holmes,” 0.5 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

 

 
  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Another dominating week for Leno? NBC had better get him out of there, soon.

  • Bram

    Pete Holmes is only slightly below @midnight. And @midnight is going off the air first.

  • Gary Middleton

    More inexplicable silence from all camps about exactly what Kimmel’s numbers were. If they were relatively good, then why didn’t ABC talk about them? And if they were bad, why didn’t NBC talk about them?

    Based on the overnights, Leno is not in the clear this week.

  • Gary Middleton

    Surprised Conan only put up a 0.4 for his big nostalgia week.

  • GARebelman

    I’m not sure why NBC has to harp on beating Kimmel in every release. Why talk that much about your opponent? If there was something to brag about, ABC is the first to release something. And I don’t think CBS has released a single solitary thing on Dave this whole fall season. At the rate his ratings are going, probably won’t in the foreseeable future.

  • Gary Middleton

    “I’m not sure why NBC has to harp on beating Kimmel in every release. Why talk that much about your opponent?”

    Clearly that’s not the reasoning, because in this release they harped on beating Dave, harped on beating Ferguson, and harped on beating Nightline. They are not harp-averse.

    Why the silence on Kimmel?

  • Ferdinand

    Wow. What happened to Conan?! He’s hardly a viable lead-in for Holmes.

  • Gary Middleton

    Bailee Madison, who sort of grew up on the Tonight Show, gave Leno a cloth with a photo of them on it to clean cars.

    Farewell tour continues. Maybe 53 shows to go.

  • Gary Middleton

    Once again, Craig Ferguson bails Jay Leno out of a desperate sweeps booking jam.

  • Joel

    Gary Middleton, based on the overnights Jay certainly is in the clear to win this week.

  • Nifty

    @Gary
    When will Craig be on?

  • Gary Middleton

    “Gary Middleton, based on the overnights Jay certainly is in the clear to win this week.”

    That’s an interesting comment given that they’re both averaging 0.85. I wouldn’t bet on a Leno loss given Kimmel’s history of downward revisions, and hopefully Ted Cruz draws a bit of a crowd tonight, but it has a good chance of being one of the smallest margins of victory for Jay this year. A post-CMAs revision might be smaller than usual given the support for country music in the heartland.

  • Gary Middleton

    Next Thursday, Nifty.

  • GARebelman

    I like Craig/Jay interaction. They are both comics so its natural and not forced.

  • GARebelman

    Ted Cruz looked irritated in the first portion of the interview. OF course maybe he always look irritated Lol. I guess because Jay was actually asking questions instead of throwing softballs. Seems the audience enjoyed it on both sides.

  • Gary Middleton

    Add Ted Cruz to the list of people who have underestimated Jay Leno.

    Leno handled that as well as Stewart, Colbert, or Maher would’ve done it, or better. And it’s all the more fun because Cruz probably assumed he was going to be taking batting practice from a Republican-friendly cue card reader.

    One of the best performances of Leno’s career. Was proud to see his name trending alongside #hiphop and Thor and Miley and 6 other youth-driven topics.

  • Richard

    Great show by Jay Leno. This shows that when he’s on top of his game, Jay can do a great interview.

  • Gary Middleton

    Leno had a rough time in the ratings from midweek on, with Fallon’s 12:30 show nearly equaling Jay in the overnights twice.

    Overnight averages this week:

    Leno: .82
    Kimmel: .82
    Dave: .54

  • Gary Middleton

    Network 10 pm averages show why Kimmel made it a horse race this week.

    ABC: 2.36
    NBC: 1.94
    CBS: 1.58

  • Gary Middleton

    Leno’s only top-tier guest next week drops out. Rebel Wilson out, Casey Affleck the emergency replacement. Hopes that bookings would improve as stars line up to say goodbye to Jay Leno are looking a little on the optimistic side.

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