Late Night TV Ratings For November 4-November 8, 2013

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November 14th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

 

‘THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ DOMINATE BROADCAST COMPETITION FOR WEEK OF NOV. 4-8

 

‘Tonight’ Generates its Biggest 18-49 Viewership in Six Weeks and Fallon and Daly Deliver Their Top 18-49 Audiences in 14 Months

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Nov. 14, 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 Nov. 4-8, with Leno scoring a six-week high in viewers 18-49 and Fallon generating his biggest 18-49 audience in 14 months.

For the week, Leno delivered bigger audiences than CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” in all key categories and beat ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in adults 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54; men 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54; women 18-49 and 25-54; plus total viewers. Fallon out-delivered CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and ABC’s “Nightline” in all key categories. Note that Friday’s “Kimmel” was an encore.

“Tonight’s” 18-49 audience of 1.152 million was its biggest since the week of Sept. 23-27, while “Late Night’s” 799,000 was its largest since Sept. 3-7, 2012, the week of a big NFL primetime overrun. Excluding weeks of NFL overruns, it was Fallon’s biggest weeklong 18-49 audience since June 20-24, 2011.

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” delivered its biggest 18-49 audience (537,000) since Sept. 3-7, 2012, and excluding weeks of NFL overruns, Daly’s week also goes back to June 20-24, 2011, the penultimate week of the first “Voice” cycle.

“Late Night’s” week was highlighted by a Monday, Nov. 4 telecast featuring Simon Baker, Senator John McCain, and musical guest The Dismemberment Plan, which averaged 1.008 million adults 18-49, Fallon’s biggest nightly 18-49 audience on a night without an NFL or Olympics primetime lead-in since Tuesday, April 26, 2011 (1.061 million).

Despite his later start time, Fallon convincingly out-delivered CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” in adults 18-49 last week, 799,000 to 700,000, generating “Late Night’s” biggest margin over “Late Show” since the week of Jan. 18-22, 2010, when the margin was 144,000.

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

Versus the first seven weeks of the year-ago season, Leno is up 12% in 18-49 viewers (with 1.117 million vs. 1.001 million) and up 8% in total viewers (3.662 million vs. 3.402 million). Fallon is up 23% in 18-49 viewers (798,000 vs. 651,000) so far this season and up 17% in total viewers (1.907 million vs. 1.633 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” is also delivering sizable gains versus the first seven weeks of last season, up 22% in 18-49 viewers (445,000 vs. 366,000) and up 12% in total viewers (977,000 vs. 874,000).

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Nov. 4-8. 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,” 0.5/3

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,” 0.4/3 *

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 3.7 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.8 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.7 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.8 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.9 million viewers
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.4 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 1.1 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,” 0.6/2
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,” 0.6/4
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.4/2

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,” 2.9 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.6 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,” 1.9 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.” 0.4

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,” 1.1 million

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

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.8 million

TBS, Midnight-12:30 a.m., “Pete Holmes,” 0.4 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, 1.4 million viewers

 

 
  • Bram

    Leno’s winning, get him out of there before Olympics before he brings up the whole network!

  • k:Alex

    Leno is still the king of today’s late night, but Kimmel almost beat Letterman in total viewers too.
    About how many years ends Letterman his contract?

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    How long is NBC gonna stick with Leno and ratings like these?

  • Kingron

    HAVE you seen Lenos ratings this week, downright ridiculous…

  • Richard

    Without any promotion from NBC, without any scandals or top guests, and Jay still wins….

  • GARebelman

    Looks like Gary’s prediction that Kimmel was going to defeat Leno this week didn’t quite go as planned :)

  • Richard

    Despite all the promotion and scandals, Kimmel is still no able to dethrone Jay. I wonder why…

  • Gary Middleton

    “Looks like Gary’s prediction that Kimmel was going to defeat Leno this week didn’t quite go as planned”

    Looks like your reading comprehension classes didn’t go as planned.

  • GARebelman

    Not quite Gary I remember you saying this release would be a 0.82 for both of them and would be razor thin :P

  • Gary Middleton

    Genuine, solid .9 for Leno. Rare for him to come in that much higher than the overnight averages. Kimmel .74, so he’s running around 10% below his overnight average lately.

    And Dave is now in a different race entirely. Fallon’s 12:30 show beat Dave .63 to .55.

    The midnight show on Comedy Central and Last Call with Carson Daly must be happy with their .4s.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Not quite Gary I remember you saying this release would be a 0.82 for both of them and would be razor thin”

    Again, GAR, you have comprehension issues.

    I said their overnight averages were both 0.82. That was a fact, not a prediction.

    I said Kimmel’s overnight averages get downward revisions, as we all know. I said Leno would win by one of the smallest margins of the season. The smallest margin part may even be technically not far off, but obviously Leno did massively better than I thought he would. I consider it a rout, and definitely did not predict that.

    I don’t care about being right. It’s just a real setback for any conversation when other people speak for you.

  • Gary Middleton

    John Oliver’s departure from the Daily Show seems notable. They finally found a very reliable guest host who could allow Stewart to take long breaks when he gets bored of the gig, and just like that he’s gone.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Note that Jay Leno’s name is mentioned no more than 4 or 5 times, max. NBC is referring to the show as ‘Tonight’ when it used to place Leno’s name.

    That’s smart, NBC.

    When Andy Griffith left “The Andy Griffith Show,” it was #1 in the Nielsen ratings. HE walked away while at the top. NBC dumped Leno twice. Once in late-night, once in Prime Time. Before the Winter Olympics, he will be dumped a third time while #1 in late-night.

    I would not place a bet on Jay never, ever coming back again. Then, what, Fallon ends up on Comedy Central?

  • Gary Middleton

    “I would not place a bet on Jay never, ever coming back again.”

    I would. Last week Fallon beat Dave and was only about 15% behind Kimmel with a show that ended at 1:35 a.m.

    btw, Ralph, my favorite part of the press release is what a long winded route they take to tell us that Leno lost in women 18-34.

    In other news, Conan has hit a serious air pocket. His numbers this week made me think he was in reruns. Held just 26% of his lead-in last night. Very good chance he’ll go back to 0.3 for the week.

  • GARebelman

    I don’t have a reading comprehension issue. I just like poking at you and you get so mad since you tend to understate Leno’s resilience with “less popular” guests especially now that we are in sweeps :)

    And it seems Jon Stewart is losing all his popular correspondents faster than usual now. Isn’t that like 2 or 3 in a year now?

  • GARebelman

    I’m trying to figure out where the bottom is for Dave. He is doing this bad and got resigned until 2015. He won’t even be on the radar unless he announces he is leaving.

  • Joel

    Like I said, based on the overnights Jay was certainly in the clear to win last week. That with the knowledge that Leno rounds up, Kimmel rounds down, and Jay always wins Fridays. No surprise here whatsoever.

  • Ferdinand

    I may be daft, but will someone enlighten me as to why Leno has been pushed out of Tonight when he appears to be ahead of not only his longtime adversary (Letterman) but also the upstarts (Kimmel, Stewart, and Colbert).

  • GARebelman

    Ferdinand, that seems to be the 1 million dollar question. CBS isn’t as itchy. ABC isn’t ichy. It’s just NBC that is always itchy to blow up their morning shows and late night shows.

  • Gary Middleton

    Ferdinand, it’s some combination of the following:

    -Leno’s audience is outgrowing the demo, so although he is #1 today, trends suggest he’d have a hard time still being #1 in a couple of years. In other words, a large number of his 18-49 year old viewers are likely in their late 40s. NBC would want to make the transition while Leno is still strong, so that Fallon is inheriting a healthy franchise.

    -Leno’s show is far more expensive than Fallon’s, due to seniority and Burbank rent and other factors. Moving to the smaller, NBC-owned space in 30 Rock lets them consolidate costs with other shows, and also to claim an apparently large NYC tax credit.

    -On the revenue side, Fallon’s viewers may attract more ad dollars than Leno’s for geographic or income reasons. And Fallon effortlessly shills products during the body of the show, which is increasingly critical to revenue in the DVR era.

    -Jay is not the kind of act favored by NBC’s new management, led by former Broadway producer Greenblatt. They like hip or more showbiz-y and urban fare like Fallon, Smash, Community, anything SNL/Tina Fey, etc. Stuff they can brag about at cocktail parties.

    -Some concern that if they don’t make the shift now, they risk losing Fallon to CBS, where Dave is obviously flagging.

    -A few people here think NBC made the move in a panic when they saw the younger Kimmel moving to 11:35. But I think Leno was out regardless.

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