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

 

 
  • Hector

    A little surprised that the Chinese American protests against Kimmel and ABC have continued and are increasing around the country.

    Seems like a lot of the anger is coming from people who haven’t actually watched the clip in question.

    But now Dave gets to bring back his old ‘fire Dave’ rally jokes and say that he was surprised that for once people werent trying to have him fired.

  • Hector

    Wow, apparently Conan’s getting some backlash as well for his Muslim superhero tweet.

  • Gary Middleton

    Cost of doing business in the comedy game. Conan’s mistake is the joke’s target, young Muslims, exists largely in his fan demographic. And he did it on their favorite medium of Twitter.

    Leno could have made that joke with no repercussions. He trashes entire ethnic groups pretty much every night.

  • GARebelman

    So Conan and Kimmel are riling up young folks in the worst ways possible now. And Jay does stuff like this nightly and you don’t hear a word. The media only picks up what he says if he bashes Obama.

  • Gary Middleton

    Leno did a good job tonight of trying to make news with Kelly Clarkson, but he couldn’t quite corner her. I loved how he declared his exasperation with guests who evade his questions and then admit to everything the next week on Ellen.

  • Gary Middleton

    0.8 for Leno after Blacklist is obviously a bit of a disaster, but that’s what happens when you bring Casey Affleck to a Zooey Deschanel fight.

    With the likes of Matt Lauer, Carrot Top and Bill Cosby the rest of the week, Leno is at risk of a weekly 0.7. And if Kimmel pulls any big surprises, it’s always possible Leno loses the week.

    It’s such a strikingly weak guest list for Leno that I almost wonder if NBC has conspired against him. I mean, why are even Leno-friendly NBC stars like Amy Poehler and Dax Shepard absent from the #1 rated late night show?

  • GARebelman

    By your own claim , never underestimate Jay Leno. During the writers strike, you said he had on animal guests every night and still won :)

  • Ferdinand

    Why aren’t we seeing any numbers for Arsenio?

  • anonymous

    “Warner Bros.’ Bethenny, and CTD’s Arsenio and The Test all were flat at a 0.9, 0.7 and 0.6 for the week.”

    Broadcasting & Cable, 11/12/2013

  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, that was before he had direct competition who is nearly 20 years younger.

    Furthermore, if Jay just ekes out a victory, after crushing Kimmel in the May sweeps without the benefit of The Blacklist, it’s going to be a bit of a letdown.

  • Gary Middleton

    Ferdinand, note that the numbers from Anonymous are households, not 18-49 demo. Last we heard, I think Arsenio leveled out around 0.3 to 0.4 in the demo.

  • Gary Middleton

    Showbiz people might not be lining up to say goodbye to Jay, but perhaps the political heavyweights will. GWB a week from tonight:

    According to a Bush spokesman, W. wanted to stop by the set before Leno retires from the NBC late night show next year. “President Bush is going to be in the area next week so he was happy to accept Jay Leno’s invitation to drop by the show one last time,” said spokesman Freddy Ford, according to The Hill.”

  • GARebelman

    George W. Bush I don’t believe ever shows up on any other late night show but his. At least I can’t remember any other show in recent memory he has at least.

  • Gary Middleton

    Would imagine that 0.6 last night seals Kimmel’s fate for the week.

  • Gary Middleton

    Reading between the lines of ABC’s press release, Leno prevailed last week in a tighter than usual race and Kimmel did around .75. Letterman clobbered as always.

  • Ferdinand

    Thanks for the clarification Anonymous and Gary.

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