Late Night TV Ratings For November 11-15, 2013

Categories: Late Night TV Ratings,Weekly Late Night TV Ratings

Written By

November 21st, 2013

To see past weeks' Late Night TV ratings information click here.

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

 
  • Gary Middleton

    Thanks, Ferdinand, great to have you involved. Try not to get crushed in the Black Friday hysteria at The Bay.

  • GARebelman

    I hope all of you have a great weekend :) I see NBC at least released the overnights for the overrun. No idea what it will wind up being as adjustments will happen.

  • David Mahin

    Gary, I really like your logic in all of this. :-) Freddy DeCordova was in his eighties when he was the Executive Producer of Mr. Carson’s show. Peter Lasally is pushing 80 and he is the Executive Producer of “Late Late Show.” Do not under-estimate age. These gentleman (Lorne Michaels) know how to produce these kinds of shows.

    Now with that said, How will all of the shows on NBC Late Night be different with all of the “synergy” in 30 Rock. I would venture to say that Mr. Michaels will be very hands on “Tonight” for a while at least.

    In other random thoughts: I am surprised that Robert “Morty” Morton is not exec-producing “Arsenio” at this juncture. The gambler in me would hire Morty to produce Seth Meyers new show…Over see everything and I have a feeling that some of you will say “no, because he’s too old.”

    “Lopez Tonight” did not play to Morty’s strengths: Schmoozing potential high-profile stars, the suits at TBS and reigning in George Lopez’s Latino “schtick.” The show was too big to sustain. Too much of what “Arseion” used to be, a party every night.

    Finally, I believe that Lorne Michaels is a suit at NBC much like Tim Russert was and I would love to see what his paycheck will be for all three shows?

  • Jim LaForte

    Happy belated Thanksgiving everyone! I missed Jay’s show last evening. Shucks…I missed Dave’s show last night as well. You see, I was not watching television. LOL!

    Wow, so many thoughts and such little expectations for this big changeover. When I think about a legendary ending to one show and the premiere for another it makes me long for Johnny Carson’s final year of hosting and David Letterman’s move to CBS.

    Dave had the juice: A powerful/high visibility lawyer and agency and every syndicator and network begging at his feet. Those were great television moments, stuff that we no longer see because of way too many commercials (they just add more of them each year)and copycats.

    The last original is Dave. Both he and Jay are cut from Carson in a sense as they both started there.

  • Gary Middleton

    Same to you, Jim! Great to read your views, David. To anyone interested, here are the Wednesday numbers. Kimmel held up remarkably well considering the .5 his network did in prime time. The 12:30 and even 1:30 shows also did well, maybe because people are up later on the eve of a holiday.

    In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC’s press release):

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.8/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.7/7; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.9/5.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.7/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.7/3.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    · At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.4/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.5/3 with an encore).

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

© 2014 Tribune Digital Ventures