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

 

 
  • Larry

    Kimmel (and Leno and Letterman) are on at 10:35 in half the country.

  • GARebelman

    Jay and Ferguson are always fun together. Great interactions. I hope Jay visits Craig routinely after he leaves. I think he will along with Fallon. Not sure about Seth Myers. I feel he may at least do one Letterman (hell at this rate, it would probably be his highest rated show for the year LOL )

  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, there’s no probably about it. Even if Dave was still a decently-rated show, I think a Leno visit would still be his highest rated episode of the year. Possibly the highest rated of any late night show. Every Leno viewer and every Letterman viewer and many interested fans of other shows will want to see that.

    Thought the Leno show was a tough slog tonight until Craig’s 2nd segment, when it really got going. The segment after that was especially great, she’s a revelation and Craig played it so well. You want another negative prediction, you’ve got it: no higher than 0.7 for Leno’s Thursday show.

  • Hector

    Letterman should announce his retirement on February 24, 2014.

  • GARebelman

    Well there you go Gary, your prediction was accurate :)

  • Gary Middleton

    Hard to tell if Conan was on the air this week.

  • GARebelman

    Are people tuning out now? He started off shaky, then TBS got BBT then it went up. Is it trending down now?

  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, he has trended lower since some of the shine finally came off BBT’s 10:30 ratings. Recently did a weekly .3 for the first time in years, and I strongly suspect just did another.

    3 nights out of 4 this week, he didn’t make the cable top 100 chart, unless I’m mistaken. And the 4th night he only held 26% of his lead-in. Can’t remember anything like that in recent years.

    I assume he’ll get a big reprieve next week with the appearance of Ron Burgundy. But the big picture is still troubling.

  • Larry

    *9:30 ratings

  • Jim LaForte

    Ah, if anyone remembers, Conan used to beat Dave in the demo quite often but not like this. I still think that after Jay leaves, Dave will pick up viewers like he did the last time. Or so I am hoping. :-)

  • Gary Middleton

    Jim, I guess the best chance for that is if Dave quickly and effectively reconciles with Jay and has him on regularly.

    For those wondering if Fallon could do a traditional Tonight Show, tonight’s episode made a good case. A monologue even longer than Leno’s, a very standard desk bit, a 2 segment interview with Tom Selleck with no games, an interview with a 2nd guest, and a band.

    btw, Fallon is doing over 71% of Leno’s demo number this season, a big jump over last season. This is the kind of trend that validates NBC’s decision. In the 4th quarter of 2008, Conan only did 56% of Leno’s number.

  • Gary Middleton

    “That with the knowledge that Leno rounds up, Kimmel rounds down, and Jay always wins Fridays.”

    That last part appears to be debunked, Joel.

  • Ananthapadmanabhan

    Gary correct me if I am wrong but Fallon’s only competition is an unconventional talk show of Ferguson. But at 11:30 he has to fight against Letterman,Kimmel, Colbert, Conan and Arsenio (until unless he stays on air till Fallon takes over). Also would he push away his current viewers with such a show? I am not as optimistic about Fallon taking over as you sound to be.

  • Gary Middleton

    Once again, Leno and Kimmel tied in overnights for the week. Jay’s lowest overnight average this season by a significant amount, consistent with a wall-to-wall slate of minor league guest bookings:

    Leno: 0.76
    Kimmel: 0.76
    Letterman: 0.5

    And once again, ABC and NBC were virtually tied at 10 pm:

    ABC: 1.7
    NBC: 1.68
    CBS: 1.6

  • Gary Middleton

    “Gary correct me if I am wrong but Fallon’s only competition is an unconventional talk show of Ferguson. But at 11:30 he has to fight against Letterman,Kimmel, Colbert, Conan and Arsenio”

    Anan, the key is there are vastly more people awake at 11:30, so the viewer pool is so much larger. That’s why, to my knowledge, hosts have only gained viewers by moving from 12:30 to 11:30. Look how much Kimmel gained (0.5 to 0.7) just by moving up 25 minutes.

    So if Fallon is doing .62 now, it seems like a very good bet he can top .7 and be #1 among the network guys at 11:30 as long as NBC stays reasonably competitive at 10.

    “Also would he push away his current viewers with such a show?”

    I think he has been morphing into such a show over the past several months and the numbers have never been stronger.

    The only thing I can see possibly getting in his way, and I don’t expect it, is some kind of resentment from Leno viewers for pushing Jay out that causes that whole mass of audience to shut out Fallon. But even that would smooth out after awhile, imo, as it really does feel like it’s time for a new generation to take over.

  • Gary Middleton

    Glad they’re still letting Jay do his Thanksgiving episode, despite the expense involved.

    Heavy booking night on Tuesday. Jennifer Lawrence on Dave. George W. Bush on Jay. Eddie Murphy on Arsenio.

  • GARebelman

    Jay also gets the benefit of a Voice lead in on Monday either next week or the week after for one week only. Is this the first time I can remember that anybody has a Thanksgiving episode? I don’t recall one last year!

    I still think Jay will win next week even with it being that close in the overnights. The trends work in his favor.

    Regarding Dave, I don’t see Jay’s audience switching to him. Their styles are polar opposites.

  • Gary Middleton

    Jay does a Thanksgiving show most years. It’s the one where he fills the audience with troops and at least one of the guests is a theoretically hot female. Last year the guests were Bradley Cooper, Natasha Leggero, and PSY.

    The only thing about that Voice lead-in Monday is it replaces a Blacklist lead-in. Reasonable people can differ on whether that’s a trade up.

    Really hope a crowd turns up for George W. Spackling the lineup with right wing news figures has had diminishing returns for Leno lately. Maybe Obamacare is such a polarized and emotional topic that people can’t stomach a serious conversation about it.

  • Gary Middleton

    How hard must the late night shows be jockeying for a Rob Ford interview before the end of sweeps?

  • GARebelman

    Oh boy getting that crazy whacko would be a treat in a half. I watched a video of him he actually pushed down a counsel woman in a meeting today!

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