Late Night TV Ratings For November 11-15, 2013

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November 21st, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

 

‘THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ CONTINUE YEAR-TO-YEAR GROWTH

 

 

Leno, Fallon Outperform CBS, ABC Timeslot Competition in All Key Demos, Total Viewers for Week of Nov. 11-15

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Nov. 21, 2013 — NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” have delivered more year-to-year gains during the week of Nov. 11-15, boosting both shows to wins over their broadcast-network timeslot competition in every key ratings category.

Both “The Tonight Show” and “Late Night” defeated their CBS and ABC competition in adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

Season to date, “The Tonight Show” is off to its biggest start eight weeks into a new TV season in three years in 18-49 viewers and in five years in total viewers. “Late Night” is delivering its biggest 18-49 and total-viewer audiences eight weeks into the season in the five years Fallon has been hosting.

Versus the first eight weeks of the year-ago season, Leno is up 12% in 18-49 viewers (with 1.109 million vs. 990,000) and up 9% in total viewers (3.693 million vs. 3.375 million). Fallon is up 24% in 18-49 viewers (799,000 vs. 646,000) so far this season and up 19% in total viewers (1.928 million vs. 1.625 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” is also delivering sizable gains versus the first eight weeks of last season, up 21% in 18-49 viewers (443,000 vs. 366,000) and up 13% in total viewers (989,000 vs. 874,000).

For the week of Nov. 11-15, Leno delivered his biggest overall audience (3.767 million) in six weeks (since the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 4, 3.780 million) and second biggest in 14 weeks (since Aug. 5-9, 3.821 million).

Fallon generated his second-biggest overall audience (1.928 million) in nearly 11 months (since the week of Dec. 17-21, 2012; 2.029 million), trailing over that span only the show’s 1.959 for the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 1.

For the week, “Last Call” earned its second-biggest overall audience (1.074 million) in 14 months (since the week of Sept. 3-7, 2012; 1.102 million), trailing over that period only the 1.092 million earned one week earlier, Nov. 4-8, 2013.

“Tonight” has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 52 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 41 of their 45 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 56 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 45 of 45 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 57 of the last 58 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 54 of the last 56 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 45 of 45 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 40 of 42 weeks in total viewers.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Nov. 11-Nov. 15. 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,” 0.8 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.6/3
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,” 0.6/3
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.4/2

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,” 3.8 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.9 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,” 1.9 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,” 0.6/3
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,” 3.7 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 NOV. 11-NOV. 15

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.7
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,” 0.3

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

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.9
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.6

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers.

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m.  “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, “Conan,” 0.7 million

TBS, Midnight-12:30 a.m., “Pete Holmes,” 0.3 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

 
  • Doug

    Whoa Conan is really sinking….down to a 0.3? Ouch.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Does Leno have a clause in his NBC contract or something that would financially penalize him for immediatley jumping to another network next February and starting another show in late night?

  • GARebelman

    The only thing I know if is NBC has to pay his staff through September for severing the contract limit early.

  • Nick

    NBC should’ve just let Leno stay until September. Honestly, launching him near the end of the season and letting him burn out over the summer months is not a good plan to me. Sure, the Olympics platform is a good plan, but launching with the fall season and giving him sizeable lead-ins for a good 9 months is a better one.

    Leno is doing really well. I wonder if he can start doing 4 million viewers in his last two months. His overnights have all been good this week.

    And wow at Kimmel at Conan – Kimmel because it’s truly amazing how much the overnights overstate him, and Conan because that is the definition of a sinking ship. I really wonder how much longer TBS will tolerate those numbers.

  • GARebelman

    I guess. And he will likely have Olympic guests for the first two weeks only, then what? Most people tend to tune out of TV as the months get warmer and they have a tendency to not come back until Fall when renewed interest in the fall shows is upon us. Seems only Jay has had any viewers at all over the summer months.

  • Aaron

    Is it just me who’s thinking this, or has Conan increased the number of remotes he’s been doing on the TBS show?

  • Pete

    I wonder if the lower numbers at The Daily Show and Colbert Report are reflective of the disillusionment that some are feeling with Obamacare?

  • Gary Middleton

    Aaron! Great to see you. You might have a hard time finding someone here who has been watching Conan regularly.

    .6 for the Burgundy episode, so Hector and I were high with our predictions. Didn’t help that BBT’s 10:30 episode was down markedly from the previous Wednesday.

  • Gary Middleton

    Pete, very interesting. Do you watch Colbert? Because that seems to be the particularly weak link, losing markedly more of its lead-in than it used to. Bad timing for the new show that follows it.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Honestly, launching him near the end of the season and letting him burn out over the summer months is not a good plan to me. Sure, the Olympics platform is a good plan, but launching with the fall season and giving him sizeable lead-ins for a good 9 months is a better one.”

    Nick, NBC’s relative advantage is in the summer. Big as they’re doing this season, ABC matches them every week and then goes deep into the tank in the summer.

    Anyway, as you know, there’s not a relationship between a successful launch and a successful show in late night. Dave had the greatest first year, Jay the worst. No need to sprint the first mile of a marathon.

    “Leno is doing really well. I wonder if he can start doing 4 million viewers in his last two months. His overnights have all been good this week.”

    Maybe you won’t have to wait for his last two months. As you point out, last night he completely shook off NBC’s weakness. If he can do it once more, either tonight or tomorrow, he will certainly flirt with 4M, imo.

  • Gary Middleton

    By my math, Leno did around 0.83, another sizable leap from his overnight average. And the real story: Fallon rose again slightly, despite his lead-in slipping.

    Last week, if my math is correct, Jimmy Fallon did an astounding 76% of Leno’s 11:30 number. Would not be surprised if that’s an all time record for NBC 12:30 vs. 11:30 outside of finale weeks.

    At .634, Fallon clearly came very close to topping Jimmy Kimmel. How close we will never know because ABC sure won’t tell us. To those who think Fallon won’t beat Kimmel at 11:30, please copy: he nearly beat Kimmel at 12:30.

  • Ferdinand

    Is there a relationahsip between Conan’s dreadful numbers and the ongoing success of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report? I may be wrong, but Conan seemed to have the market on the college aged crowd. His show was able to wedge the irreverance of a National Lampoon mindset into the standard late night talk show format. It now seems tired. Have the college demographic settled into Comedy Central’s offering?

  • Gary Middleton

    Perhaps in the big picture, Ferdinand. But for me, it’s a given that the current downdraft is a direct result of Big Bang Theory weakening substantially at 10:30. Conan was a .3 before Big Bang became the hugest thing on cable, and he’s back to .3 again as it recedes.

    In a larger regard, I read an interesting analysis of Conan’s existential problem at TBS. It suggested that you can’t really deconstruct the format- acting like monologues and other talk conventions are ‘silly but I have to do them’- when you own the show. If it’s so silly and you own the show, you don’t do them. So Conan’s act, in this TBS situation, doesn’t really track as a storyline.

  • anonymous

    “in late night Arsenio Hall stayed up at a 0.7 for the fifth straight week under new executive producer Eric Pankowski.”

    Broadcasting & Cable, 11/19/2013

  • Gary Middleton

    Thanks, Anonymous. Would be interesting to know how the Eddie Murphy episode did.

    Poorly as Arsenio seems to be doing, I wonder if some of Leno’s 0.8s and 0.9s would be 1.0s if Arsenio hadn’t come along.

  • Nick

    Yeah, Fallon is showing a ton of promise. I think he’ll do really well at 11:30, I really do. And I’m excited to see what he’ll bring to the table. I have high hopes all along. I’ll miss Leno, but Fallon has exactly what’s needed to succeed in late night. It also helps that his competition is basically invisible. And I really don’t see Leno’s audience switching to Letterman or Kimmel.

  • Jim LaForte

    Does anyone think that many of the people who watch Kimmel now switch-over at 11:30?

  • scott

    3 thoughts:

    1. Conan should’ve taken an offer for FX even for once a week or whatever they offered him because his brand would’ve been supported there and he would have a better lead in matched with their programming. If I were him I would re-pitch it to them now since canceling Bell because TBS is a weak network. Conan should also come back to nyc and then his show would be fixed, like the tonight show la and him don’t mix. He’s east coast nyc style comedy.

    2. Leno is back but before the conan fiasco he had 6 million, thus he maybe #1 but with a huge loss he once had.

    3. ABC should’ve let kimmel leave instead of being pressured to swap nightline and his show. ABC basically fed NBC all those older /general audience viewers again. If I was ABC’s CEO I would’ve never let that happen, letting ABC loose first place over talent ego.

  • Nick

    Leno was averaging 4.5-5 million before the Conan switch, I believe. And considering the deterioration of late night since then, I’d say he’s doing fine with 3.5-4 million now. He lost a lot of the demo viewers of course, but that isn’t his fault – it’s late night altogether. Fallon will do fine, but as we’ve been saying all along, it’s very unlikely he’ll be able to win those lost demo viewers back.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Leno is back but before the conan fiasco he had 6 million, thus he maybe #1 but with a huge loss he once had.”

    Leno’s percentage lead over Letterman is the same as it was back then, so hard to make the case it has anything to do with Conan. Unless one thinks dramatically lower broadcast ratings from 8 to 11 pm, for pretty much any show not named Big Bang Theory or Modern Family, are also a result of the Conan fiasco.

    Speaking of Conan fiasco, even with the .6 from Ron Burgundy, a weekly .4 is not a slam dunk this week. Will likely take some rounding.

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