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

 
  • Gary Middleton

    OK, I’ve lost my mind, the CMAs were like a month ago. Still, I can’t make the math work for a couple of clearance issues causing 15% downward revisions. Let me know if you disagree.

  • Gary Middleton

    May have figured out some of Kimmel’s rare upward adjustment. Monday Night Football was carried on ABC affiliates in Boston and Charlotte. Local NFL games are huge enough to shake up the national numbers and Kimmel does especially well with sports fans.

  • Nick

    Very nice to see Leno over 4 million viewers. It was to be expected though – I believe he got over a 3.0 HH three of the five nights (one of the nights was Bush).

  • GARebelman

    Kimmel is the strangest in the overnights. Sometimes they are very inflated sometimes more accurate. Most of the time Jay’s is underestimated. And Dave seems more on target these days.

    When was the last time Jay was over 4 million viewers? I know that has been ages since anybody in Late night cracked that one.

  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, it was the third week of December, 2012. 4.1 million.

  • k:Alex

    Could Jay get a Thursday/Friday show at 8 or something, once a week?
    If it has a 1.5 it’s good enough.

  • GARebelman

    Thank you Gary!

    K: Alex: I doubt it. Jay hates time off (as he has said continuously) and would want to do something all the time so I doubt he’d do that or the “Bob Hope” thing Greenblatt said. He isn’t like Bob Hope in the least.

  • Jim LaForte

    Gary, I am wondering where you locate your information for clearances? Here is something that I have been thinking about. If Jay were to go to Fox, the network would have to be willing to pay their affiliates that have syndication deals. It would have to be like a David Letterman, 1993 CBS deal and I do not forsee Fox willing to put up 100 million plus dollars to launch a new Leno show. Does anyone else?

  • Ferdinand

    k:Alex: I’m curious as to why a new Leno show would flourish at 8 on a Thursday or Friday evening? Which network would absorb a show?

  • Gary Middleton

    “Gary, I am wondering where you locate your information for clearances?”

    I go right to the affiliate websites. One by one. We all have our own idea of a fun Friday night.

    I agree about Fox. I don’t think Fox is in the business of putting on late night shows. They are in the business of faking interest in putting on late night shows in order to force rival networks to overpay for stuff.

  • Nick

    As soon as Leno ends his TS run he’s doing a lengthy run of standup across the country. I doubt there’s anything else he’d rather do

  • Gary Middleton

    Nick, I’m sure he’d rather go on TV and ‘tell jokes at 11:30 at night’. But I believe that’s not happening.

    Failing that, it’s hard to say for sure what he would turn down. He doesn’t believe in weekly shows for what he does, but that doesn’t mean he’d turn it down, even on cable. When you’re trying to remain an active entertainer, what you want to avoid is being a guy who ‘used to be on TV’.

    If he wants to be like Jerry Seinfeld, i.e. a real stand up who fills halls all over America for years to come, then he has to do what Jerry did and build his act back into something credible. It takes a long time and a lot of 15 minute guest sets at comedy clubs. I can’t see him doing it.

  • jcfreder

    Recent story is out saying that Jeff Zucker is going to be massively shaking up CNN, stating “The goal for the next six months, is that we need more shows and less newscasts.” They’d be foolish not to consider a Leno show.

  • Nifty

    If he’s going to shake up CNN the same way he shook up NBC, then, R.I.P. CNN. No one will miss you.

  • Joel

    Nifty, CNN is already well in last place among the major cable news networks ( FOX News, MSNBC, CNN ) so it’d be hard to imagine a “shakeup” making things any worse.

  • Jim LaForte

    Before this story came out about Mr. Zucker’s plans, I was of the thinking that he would be bold and try returning CNN to it’s News “roots.” Local-type newscasts with an international flavor featuring two beautiful anchors and lots of “NEWS!” But alas, I am wrong.

    Late Night on CNN could be fun to tinker around with. Something like the “Daily Show” but only with more resources and a newsy feel. Am I dreaming here?

    HLN is doing quite well. Why f with it?

  • Dave Mahin

    Well it looks like what has happened in Late Night is what is happening with the cable news networks. They are mixing things up but are basically still reaching the same people. It is basically the same audience divied up like in Late Night. They are not attracting new viewers, or are they?

    I really do not understand why the broadcast networks in Late Night are not going for the 25-54 demo. Why not go after the people who are the lifeline of your product? “Because they are watching anyway?”

  • Gary Middleton

    Lindsey Vonn has publicly aired a gripe about her last appearance with David Letterman. Which usually leads to the episode where the aggrieved person returns to the show and they work it out for what they hope will be high ratings.

    ““He had no right to be so disrespectful and make fun of my sport!” Vonn said. “There was no point trying to tell him off or anything. When you play along, that means that you accept the rules, and one of the rules is that David Letterman’s Late Show is not the place for serious discussion of the rules of competitive skiing.”

  • Gary Middleton

    Dave, I guess they can bill much higher for the younger viewers. Probably no other reason. Must be far more money in Arby’s commercials than Celebrex commercials at this point in time. Stands to reason, imo, given the enormous inventory available to the Celebrex people.

    Jim, I wonder what effect such a re-branding will have on CNN’s still-dominant demo position when large news breaks. And if that matters to them.

  • Gary Middleton

    Tough week for Leno to be sidelined because NBC is killing it at 10 pm every single night. They even have a shot at winning Thursday over Scandal, imo.

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