Late Night TV Ratings For November 25-29, 2013

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December 6th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

‘THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ DOMINATE 2013 NOVEMBER SWEEP

 

Leno, Fallon Score Biggest 18-49 Audiences in Three Years, Also Outperform ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of Nov. 25-29

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Dec. 6, 2013 — “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” have dominated their broadcast competition during the November 2013 sweep, with both late-night programs generating their biggest November 18-49 audiences in three years.

In total viewers, it’s the biggest overall November audience for “The Tonight Show” in five years and the biggest November in total viewers during the five years Jimmy Fallon has hosted “Late Night.”

For the Oct. 31-Nov. 27 sweep, “The Tonight Show” averaged 1.114 million adults 18-49, up 10% versus November 2012, and 3.880 million viewers overall, up 14% versus last year. “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” attracted 746,000 adults 18-49 during the November sweep, up 15% versus one year ago, and 1.942 million viewers overall, a year-to-year gain of 19%.

The 18-49 averages for Leno and Fallon are each their best for a November sweep since 2010 and “Tonight’s” total viewership is its best for a November since 2008.

For the month, Leno delivered bigger audiences than CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” in every key category — adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers — and outdelivered ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in adults 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54; men 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54; women 25-54; and total viewers.

Fallon topped CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” as well as ABC’s “Nightline” in their head to head half-hour, in every key category.

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” jumped 21% year to year in 18-49 viewers, to 450,000 from last year’s 371,000, for the show’s top November average in three years (499,000 in 2010). In total viewers, “Last Call” surged by 14% year to year, to 1.012 million persons from last year’s 890,000, for its biggest overall November audience in five years (1.139 million in 2008).

The November sweep concluded during the week of Nov. 25-29, with “The Tonight Show” and “Late Night” scoring recent highs in 18-49 viewers and total viewers.

With strong Thursday results following a primetime NFL overrun, Leno delivered 1.4 million 18-49 viewers for the week, best for “Tonight” in nearly three years (since Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2011). In total viewers, Leno’s Nov. 25-29 average of 4.410 million is his best in more than two and a half years (since March 15-19, 2010).

Fallon averaged 851,000 adults 18-49 for the week of Nov. 25-29, his best result in more than a year (since Sept. 3-7, 2012). He attracted 2.131 million viewers overall, “Late Night’s” biggest overall audience in nearly three years (since Jan. 18-22, 2010).

“Tonight” has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 54 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 43 of their 47 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 57 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 47 of 47 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 59 of the last 60 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 56 of the last 58 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 47 of 47 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 42 of 44 weeks in total viewers.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Nov. 25-29. 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,” 1.1 rating, 5 share *
CBS “Late Show,” 0.7/3 *
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,” 0.7/4 *
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,” 4.4 million viewers *
CBS “Late Show,” 3.0 million viewers *
ABC “Kimmel,” 3.1 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,” 2.1 million viewers *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.5 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 1.0 million viewers *

* NBC’s Friday telecasts and all ABC and CBS Thursday and Friday telecasts are excluded from weeklong averages due to the Thanksgiving holiday. “Late Late Show” ran an encore on Wednesday.

NOVEMBER 2013 SWEEP

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 0.9 rating
CBS “Late Show,” 0.6
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.7

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.4

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.6
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.4

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.4

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 3.0 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.9 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.8 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,” 1.4 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 1.0 million viewers

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,” 2.7 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,” 2.0 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. 25-NOV. 29

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.4 (encores) **
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.4 (encores) **

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.3 (encores)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.8
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,” 0.9 million (encores) **
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.7 million (encores) **

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.6 million (encores)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.9 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.2 million viewers

 
  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Leno is on fire! Show him the door!

  • k:Alex

    Lol, Tonight show higher as most of the comedies, how sad.

  • Tom

    Typo for Tonight in viewers for the November sweep section?

  • Gary Middleton

    Yes, Tom, the real number is 3.9 million. Hopefully unintentional. Because any journalist looking back for Jay’s final sweeps number, for comparative purposes with Fallon, is going to see “3 million”.

  • Gary Middleton

    I guess Kimmel can be sort of happy that he cut Leno’s lead in half since the May sweeps. Jay beat Kimmel by 16% this time, and massacred Dave by 45%(!).

    Funny that Kimmel’s team put out a press release about a large weekly viewer number for a week with 2 shows in it.

  • Nick

    Wow, 4.4 million viewers? 1.1 demo? Highest weekly ratings since the week Leno took back TTS? Fantastic week for Leno. No doubt the NFL lead-in helped but he also had strong overnights Monday-Wednesday. Fallon is also benefiting. The combo of Leno-Fallon definitely seems to be on fire lately. Will Fallon-Meyers be able to keep the fire going?

  • Nick

    Well, highest weekly ratings since the third week he took back TTS, but still…good week

  • jRobnyc

    I feel sorry for Jimmy Fallon that will have to take over a successful show because as is and the generation that they’re going for doesn’t watch actual live tv, instead they catch up with Hulu, nbc.com , DVR, etc. good luck anyway.

  • Joel

    Was anyone able to find the numbers for Thursday? Interested to see how well The Tonight Show repeat did with such a huge lead-in coming from The Sound Of Music.

  • Gary Middleton

    Nick, I think it was almost all football this time. Added nearly .2 to his weekly number.

    An additional kick was from eliminating Friday from the calculation. Fridays have been problematic for Tonight, as you can see again from last night’s overnights. Kimmel’s rerun beat Leno’s convincingly, and Fallon’s rerun number was pretty close to Leno’s.

  • Nick

    Why in the world was TTS in repeats this week? It had huge leadins from The Blacklist and The Sound of Music, a bigger than average SNL leadin on Wednesday and a decent leadin from Chicago Fire on Tuesday. What a waste. Could’ve kept the momentum going.

  • Gary Middleton

    Nick, I assume NBC sliced their episode order to save money. With 2 weeks of reruns at the end of this month, and sweeps last month, there was nowhere else to put this mandated rerun week.

  • GARebelman

    He hadn’t been in repeats for a while at least during sweeps so this was bound to happen. Probably one last week of repeats during Christmas then that’s pretty much it.

    This is probably one of hte rare last times we see anybody in late night be able to crack 4 million viewers.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Probably one last week of repeats during Christmas then that’s pretty much it.”

    Pretty sure it’s two. I know it’s weird, even unprecedented, that Leno would be off for 3 weeks out of 5. But that seems to be the situation.

  • Nick

    Yeah the way Christmas falls this year it’ll be two. Unless Leno does a Monday show only the week of the 23rd which would be completely unnecessary.

  • Gary Middleton

    For those wondering if Fallon will alter his show for 11:30:

    “In our heads, we’re kind of doing ‘The Tonight Show’ right now…essentially, it will be the same show, just an hour earlier.”

  • Steven S

    I wonder if NBC will be happy about Fallon’s comments about not changing his show. They never shut up about Conan needing to change because 11:30 was SO different than 12:30 when he was taking over Tonight. Does NBC still think 11:30 will be as different from 12:30 as it was a few years ago?

  • GARebelman

    Yes! I can’t wait for Wheel of Carpet samples and jeopardy chest waxings at 11:30! The advertisers are going to make a killing on that demo with that.

  • Gary Middleton

    GAR and Steven, one reason Fallon doesn’t have to change his act when he moves to 11:30 is that he already has changed his act for 11:30. The monologues are much longer. The games are more infrequent. The bits are more linear and recurring.

  • GARebelman

    I guess time will tell Gary. Do you think anybody after Jay leaves late night will ever crack 4 million viewers without something HUGE funneling in to them? Seems Kimmel and Dave have a hard enough time trucking across the 3 million mark these days.

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