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

 
  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, it won’t be easy. Even for Jay, it’s rare without something HUGE, that usually being the National Football League.

    But I guess it hinges on what the Leno viewers do. If a third of them start watching Dave, he’ll approach 4 million sometimes. I would bet huge money against that, but it’s a scenario.

  • Gary Middleton

    So while Letterman wears the ‘liberal’ stigma, we’ve seen Jay Leno argue vigorously and rather brilliantly on his show in favor of Obamacare, gay marriage, and now a hike to the minimum wage.

    Amazing what you can get away with when you wear an American flag on your lapel.

  • Gary Middleton

    Would appear that Jimmy Fallon is doing only 5 new episodes for the entire month of December.

  • Nick

    Ummm this is Fallon’s only week of originals in December? I’m hoping this is because they’re working on plans for TTS, and that Leno is originals next week as well.

    Meanwhile, I bet Leno has a bowl of popcorn ready to go for when Fallon takes over TTS and tanks.

  • GARebelman

    I was just about to say Fallon just said out loud he has 5 days of shows until ANOTHER vacation Gary LOL. Jay has shows next week via what has been updated so that will be strange. I figured Jay would insist on more shows.

    I personally do NOT think Jay’s viewers will flock to Dave. I tried it in 2009. Not in the least the same type of show. I went from an older comic who at least tries and is funny and does new stuff to a guy who does the same bloody thing every night! Not my taste. It won’t happen in round two. I’ll stick with fallon and maybe Myers but it won’t be the same to me. I guess I will be the type of person who bitched when Carson left late night but I can’t help it. I like what i like

    I personally think all their demos will more or less be the same. Dave might edge out in 25-54 due to the obvious but everything else will be a jump back and forth with no dominant late night leader. and I doubt there will be in the foreseeable future.

  • GARebelman

    On what Nick said, I think Jay will sit back and do his stand up and watch NBC do its immediate freak out after the “glow” wears off. NBC is better off than it was in 2008/9 but still though. I do feel he will do a show with Dave. Probably during May sweeps.

  • Gary Middleton

    Not a vacation for Fallon. He’s hosting SNL.

    Lorne is trying to fashion Jimmy Fallon as a regular Christmas SNL host. SNL is an American institution, Christmas is sort of an American institution at this point, so mix Fallon up in all that and it’s hoped he’ll morph into an American institution.

  • GARebelman

    I don’t even watch SNL so good luck with that Fallon. That show would be doing just as bad as everything else if it wasn’t for that fact that it had zero competition and the fact that most everybody is home on a Saturday night at that hour.

  • Gary Middleton

    SNL does not have a government-granted monopoly. If SNL has ‘zero competition’, it’s because they continue to be a hugely effective and dominant franchise.

    If so many people are home on a Saturday night at that hour and SNL is such a yawn, there is nothing to stop another channel from mounting a challenge.

  • Gary Middleton

    With just 32 shows left, it appears we have our answer about whether the stars would line up to say goodbye to Jay Leno.

    In a December when movie A-listers Tom Hanks, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Lawrence and others are making the rounds, Leno’s lineup has a heavy dose of TV B-listers like Meredith Vieira, Carson Daly and Michael Strahan.

    So he has exhausted the catalog of current Today Show hosts and is now turning to past Today Show hosts. Maybe his final night will feature Deborah Norville.

  • Joel

    Just saw that Kevin Eubanks tweeted “Kevin Eubanks ?@Kevin_Eubanks 3h
    FYI-Will be hanging on with Jay tomorrow night @jayleno Love going back to see Jay and everyone. Wonder what he’ll have me doing…”

    Mark it down – Wednesday, December 11, Eubanks will be on The Tonight Show.

  • Gary Middleton

    Thanks, Joel! Hope he keeps hanging out until February 6.

  • GARebelman

    Loved tonight. Jay having a mistletoe attached to his rear saying he is going to wear this to the NBC Christmas Party LOL. And both guests were pretty good.

  • Nick

    His monologues have been so good lately.

    Looking forward to seeing Kevin Eubanks tonight. Hopefully he sits in on the band, and hopefully we can hear him chuckling away to Jay’s bad jokes

  • Gary Middleton

    Kevin will also be on Arsenio tomorrow.

  • Nifty

    I think Jimmy will do fine on The Tonight Show. People like him (for the most part), and I’m pretty positive he’ll reel in younger people. His show now has really improved over the course of the year.

  • bob

    Can someone explain to me what it means by lead-in, I know what a lead in is, but let say a Person of Interest at 10, how is that a lead-in for Dave, wouldn’t the local news from 11-11:35 be his lead in?

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