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

 
  • GARebelman

    I watched the Dave segment with Howard talking about Jay. I cannot fathom this mans’s obsession. As soon as he was brought up and confirmed he had been on the phone with Jay, Howard goes on a rant and Dave just sits there looking visibly irritated the whole instead instead of eating it up like he usually does. Perhaps he wants Howard to flipping move on already.

  • kscottk

    Where does David Letterman fit into to this crowded late night TV landscape?

    What does CBS see in Letterman, that NBC doesn’t see in Leno? The future?

    What does Dave have to do to get cancelled? Over on CBS, he’s been doing the same tired show for most of the last 18 years.

    From a business standpoint, has Letterman’s show over the years been a bigger “ratings juggernaut or revenue producer” than the competition? On a production basis, is it a cheaper to produce than the other shows? I wonder if Letterman’s production company “World Wide Pants” absorbs most or all of the production costs associated with Letterman’s show to make it financial more attractive?

    Is CBS working from a different business model than NBC?

    When the two Jimmies and Dave start airing opposite each other at the weeknight 11:30 hour, I would be surprised if any of these three establish ratings dominance over the others that NBC once had, taking into account each networks current ratings lead-ins.

    That’s a lot of questions! I just don’t know what TV executives base their financial TV decisions on.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Dave just sits there looking visibly irritated the whole instead instead of eating it up like he usually does. Perhaps he wants Howard to flipping move on already.”

    GAR, it strikes me as really simple. Dave is campaigning very actively to get Jay and his viewers on board for the post-Leno era. Howard’s rant does not help that objective. The rant is from another time, when Dave mistakenly thought he could score points with viewers by hacking on Leno.

    “I cannot fathom this mans’s obsession.”

    Also simple, I think. Stern has had a hugely successful run fueled heavily by feuds with a simple formula. Stern harasses the person mercilessly, the person comes back and grovels at Stern’s feet, and then Stern is such close friends with the person that they come to his wedding.

    Leno is possibly the only one who never groveled. It violates the formula, and sends a message to the world that you can take on Stern and win. I get why Howard hates that.

  • Gary Middleton

    ks, Dave’s show does appear much cheaper to make than Leno’s. As someone here pointed out, it’s mostly a radio show with cameras pointed at it.

    But the real reason CBS has not canceled Dave is they don’t have a replacement. If Fallon was in the bullpen and Dave was pulling .5s during sweeps, they’d pull that trigger quickly. Probably one reason NBC was so quick to move up Jimmy Fallon: so he wouldn’t go to CBS.

    btw, if I were Les Moonves, I’d let Dave go and hire Bill Burr immediately. But that’s the easiest thing to say on a message board and the most difficult thing to do in real life. There are no obvious, ready and willing replacements for Dave the way Leno wanted Carson’s gig and Conan/Fallon wanted Leno’s.

  • Cosmos

    Does anyone know if that clip with Stern is on Youtube yet?

  • GARebelman

    I guess that makes a lot of sense Gary. Letterman has tried insulting Jay publically on TV and that didn’t help him get a single rating point. So has Kimmel and that didn’t work. Howard must have had a moment of silence to see the Friday overnights and see he can’t churn the numbers anymore like he could in the 90s. The best hope Letterman has to churn a rating is have Jay on and rekindle some of the magic they had in the 80s. Most seem to like Jay in guest form even those who bash him in host form.

    Howard is also a flaming hypocrite. He appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay around 1993 and publicly said great things about Jay and started bashing Ed McMahon and wanted to bash Carson but Jay told him not to. I think his last appearance was in 2000 and he wasn’t bashing Jay then and saying he did Dave wrong and all that.

  • Gary Middleton

    Yes, Cosmos, it’s all there.

  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, it may be a good idea for Dave, but I don’t like it for Jay. Dave may have turned supportive of Jay, but Dave’s shrunken audience- which includes the people who pack the Sullivan Theater- haven’t and won’t. Dave has poisoned that brainless jury pool irrevocably.

    You can see it in the clip with Stern, where the audience explodes into applause for Stern’s position. You could see it in the clip earlier this year when Dave congratulated Jay on his Tonight success and you heard crickets until Dave went into his mocking imitation. Comedians cannot succeed in a room where they are hated.

  • GARebelman

    I agree. He made a mistake on that one. No idea how that will work unless Jay’s fans show up in there who knows. I figure it will happen and that will probably be the highest rated show he has had in ages.

    I assume Jay will routinely visit Ferguson. Probably Fallon. Maybe Seth Myers. Probably at least do one Letterman. Perhaps Chelsea Handler too. Nobody else.

  • Gary Middleton

    Not Arsenio and Bill Maher?

  • GARebelman

    If Arsenio is still on by then sure LOL. I don’t know why he would do Bill Maher per se. That is just a political show only.

  • Hector

    ‘There is one thing that Jimmy Fallon, to my knowledge, can’t do…..Tonight hosts have always been capable of a substantive debate. Haven’t seen that skill from Fallon’

    Fallon can barely get through his creampuff interviews with the people he ‘loves’ and are his ‘favorite’.

    I’m catching up on Fallon. Just saw an interview he did with John McCain from earlier in the month. Very short interview and the first half was just nonsense.

    His interviews are normally awful – he’s just not good at conversing/listening/not talking over his guest/etc, but when he has to talk about something meaningful he really shows his weaknesses as a host/broadcaster.

    When he talks about anything of substance, I could use some morphine because that is painful to watch.

  • Gary Middleton

    Hector, maybe it won’t matter. Carson was skewered for his interview skills when he started at Tonight. So was Letterman when he started at Late Night. So was Leno at Tonight, and critics never really let up on Jay. So it’s kind of a rite of passage to be deemed a bad interviewer at the outset of a big talk show gig.

    If people like Jimmy, they’ll look past the flaws. Maybe even see the flaws as virtues.

  • Gary Middleton

    Leno was funny on The Voice tonight.

    38 shows left!

  • GARebelman

    I don’t watch the Voice Live if something else I watch is on. What did he do? Was he there in person or was it a pre taped bit?

  • Gary Middleton

    Pre taped and extremely brief.

    Has Leno done any TV show other than Ferguson in person since 2010?

  • GARebelman

    I can’t think of anything minus the old Oprah bit. Other than Ferguson, I can’t think of any show he has done morning, noon or night.

  • Jim LaForte

    Someone on here or another posting site that Louis C.K. auditioned for “Late Show” while Dave was in negotiations. Is this true? This person also suggested that CBS did this in order to bring Dave’s salary down. Hmmmmm. What happens in February is anyone’s best guess. Sooner or later this change was going to occur given the age of all of the players. Jay was so hot in ’91 because of his “youth” and now look at what is happening. Karma?

  • Hector

    Plus, I’m pretty sure the Oprah-Jay interview was in Jay’s studio.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Sooner or later this change was going to occur given the age of all of the players. Jay was so hot in ’91 because of his “youth” and now look at what is happening. Karma?”

    Reminds me of the Weekend Update joke Norm did when George Burns died at the age of 100. “Let that be a lesson: smoking kills.”

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