Late Night TV Ratings For November 18-22, 2013

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December 2nd, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

 

‘THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ OUTPERFORM BROADCAST COMPETITION IN ADULTS 18-49, TOTAL VIEWERS AND MOST KEY DEMOS

 

Leno, Fallon Remain Best in Their Respective Timeslots Against ABC, CBS Programs For Week of Nov. 18-22

 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Dec. 2, 2013 — NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” defeated their respective broadcast timeslot competition in 18-49, most key demos and total viewers for the week of Nov. 18-22.

 

At 11:35 p.m., “The Tonight Show” outperformed “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Late Show with David Letterman” in adults and men 18-49, men 18-34, men 25-54 and total viewers. “Late Night” defeated “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and Nightline” in adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

 

In total viewers, both “The Tonight Show” (4.121 million vs. 3.639 million) and “Late Night” (1.921 million vs. 1.752 million) are up versus last year.

 

Versus the first nine weeks of the year-ago season, Leno is up both in 18-49 viewers (1.112 million vs. 1.109 million) and total viewers (3.759 million vs. 3.416 million). Fallon is up in 18-49 viewers (801,000 vs. 667,000) so far this season as well as total viewers (1.941 million vs. 1.653 million).

 

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” is also delivering sizable gains versus the first nine weeks of last season, up in 18-49 viewers (443,000 vs. 371,000) and up in total viewers (984,000 vs. 880,000).

 

“Tonight” has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 53 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 42 of their 46 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 56 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 46 of 46 weeks.

 

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 58 of the last 59 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 55 of the last 57 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 46 of 46 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 41 of 43 weeks in total viewers.

 

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Nov. 18-22. 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,” 0.6/3
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.8/4 *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.5/2

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,” 0.4/3 *

 

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 4.1 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.1 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.9 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,” 0.9 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,” 0.4/3

 

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 3.8 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.0 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. 18-NOV. 22

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
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, 0.9
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.5

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

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, 1.7 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.1 million viewers

 
  • Ananthapadmanabhan

    I think this is the first press release I see on monday. Are they trying to delay the news of jay crossing 4 million viewers or is it simple case of Thanksgiving delay

  • Gary Middleton

    Thanksgiving, Anan. Otherwise JKL would’ve announced its gigantic gains earlier.

  • Gary Middleton

    Quite a week! Kimmel was up big from his overnight average. Suggesting that when the lead-in is a country music awards show, you can’t assume he did worse in the small markets.

    Also a reminder that the single biggest factor week to week is 10 pm lead-ins. ABC went up about 25% that week, and so did Kimmel. He was within a hair’s width of rounding to .9.

  • Gary Middleton

    Anyone who cares please check my math, but here’s what I think happened:

    Leno: .894
    Kimmel: .848
    Fallon: .644
    Dave: .642

    Maybe in the end Dave somehow edged past Fallon, since NBC took no victory lap there. Fallon again did a remarkable 72% of Leno’s demo.

  • Gary Middleton

    Latest ABC press release, again depending on my math being correct, says:

    Leno: .872
    Kimmel: .825
    Dave: .624

    But unless I’m totally mistaken, something isn’t adding up between ABC and NBC releases. How can Leno’s season to date average be up from 1109 (first 8 weeks) to 1112 (first 9 weeks) as a result of a weekly number of 1108?

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    I used to watch Dave religiously ever since he started at NBC, but then he became a mouthpiece for the DNC over the last couple of years. I’m watching Jay now until he goes out in style this February.

  • Jim LaForte

    AllofHerTwist. Please forgive me, but there is no validity in what you are saying about David Letterman and the DNC. He makes fun of everyone.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    @Jim

    I guess you haven’t watched him a lot the last few years (I often switch back and forth between him and Jay depending on guests). Dave’s still making fun of George W Bush while giving Obama a pass on everything.

  • Morrison T

    If NBC has so much confidence in Fallon, why aren’t his numbers closer to Leno’s? I will stop watching the Tonight Show, when Leno leaves. I do not care for Fallon’s kind of humor. And he is the only host who comes out on stage, clapping for himself. I think he is the least funniest host.

  • Gary Middleton

    “If NBC has so much confidence in Fallon, why aren’t his numbers closer to Leno’s?”

    Because he’s on an hour later.

  • GARebelman

    The Blacklist WILL air new episodes in January so they aren’t going to try to derail Jay’s last month on the air before the Olympics.

  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, I was certainly wrong on that count and am extremely surprised, given that many shows have been rested in January over the years. Including Scandal in 2014. Wonder what NBC has in mind for the back third.

  • GARebelman

    The only other things that I can recollect off my head they have in development is a Chicago Fire spinoff “Chicago PD”. They also have “Crossbones” which will likely land on Friday after Dracula leaves in January. Other than what is currently on, I don’t know what else new they have in development.

  • jcfreder

    I think NBC’s decision to air The Blacklist in January has nothing to do with late night, but rather everything to do with trying to keep up the show’s momentum. Revolution absolutely tanked after a long benching. Of course, a lot of it has to do with airing after The Voice, which The Blacklist will not do in January, so it will be interesting to compare the numbers.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Revolution absolutely tanked after a long benching.”

    Excellent point. They have been very recently burned with the strategy.

  • Jim LaForte

    Hello @allofhertwist, Dave cracks on the President as often as he does Bush 2. That is just his irreverent style. These guys cannot afford to favor one party over another because their respective networks are trying to reach as broad of an audience as possible.

    Jimmy Kimmel really brought it up a notch or two in the numbers with Dave still being at a 0.6. Now the real question is, will Jimmy Kimmel tie/beat Jay before he departs?

  • GARebelman

    Unlike Revolution, The Blacklist adds a freaking ton of people on Live plus 7 DVR so there really is no telling where it will be. Despite the Voice dropping week to week in these live rounds, the Blacklist isn’t budging.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Jimmy Kimmel really brought it up a notch or two in the numbers with Dave still being at a 0.6. Now the real question is, will Jimmy Kimmel tie/beat Jay before he departs?”

    Let’s not be under any illusions about what Kimmel did. ABC did 2.12 at 10 pm and Kimmel’s number shifted proportionately.

    I don’t know what ABC has planned at 10 for December and January. But we know that after this week, Scandal is not part of the equation. So apart from perhaps beating Leno reruns this week, Kimmel’s window for V-J Day (victory over Jay) is probably closing.

  • Phil

    I was going to post this last week but do you think that Kimmel adjusts down from overnights because in some markets he is on 25 minutes later.
    Where I live (Minneapolis) he starts at 11pm where is Leno/Letterman start at 10:35 central time.

  • Gary Middleton

    Extremely interesting, Phil. Here’s why I’d be surprised if that’s the case. I combed through the markets earlier this year to figure out Kimmel’s clearances (infer whatever you like about my lack of fulfilling activities and relationships). And I seem to recall he was only delayed in maybe 2 out of the top 40 markets. Minneapolis and something on the order of Kansas City. I can’t imagine being merely delayed in less than 3% of TV homes would account for regular downward revisions of 15% (more like 8 to 10 percent lately).

    I’m still convinced he hasn’t quite won over the so called ‘heartland’. Hence the one week we’ve ever seen him go up big from the overnights is the week he had a huge country music awards show for a lead-in.

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