Late Night TV Ratings For December 2-6, 2013

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December 12th, 2013

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Via NBC's Press Release

 

Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ ENCORES OUTPERFORM BROADCAST TIMESLOT COMPETITION FOR WEEK OF DEC. 2-6

 

Leno, Fallon Register Best Week of Rebroadcasts in Overall Viewers Since 2011

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Dec. 12, 2013 — Encore telecasts of NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” delivered decisive wins during the late-night ratings week of Dec. 2-6 over their respective broadcast timeslot competition.

Leno’s 3.400 million viewers overall is his best for a week of rebroadcasts since Aug. 22-26, 2011. Fallon’s 1.710 million viewers overall last week is his best for a full week of encores since Dec. 12-16, 2011. In viewers 18-49, “Tonight’s” 1.040 million 18-49 viewers is its best for a week of all rebroadcasts since Aug. 22-26, 2011. “Late Night’s” 642,000 viewers 18-49 is its best for a full week of encores since April 15-19, 2013.

Leno’s week of encores topped ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” which aired originals from Monday through Thursday, in viewers 18-49, total viewers and other key measures.

Fallon’s week of rebroadcasts beat originals of CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” as well as ABC’s first-run “Nightline” in their 12:30-1 a.m. ET head-to-head half-hour, in viewers 18-49, total viewers and other key categories.

Season to date, “Tonight” is off to its biggest start 11 weeks into a new TV season in three years in 18-49 viewers and in five years in total viewers. Fallon is delivering his biggest 18-49 and total-viewer audiences 11 weeks into the season in the five years he’s been hosting “Late Night.”

Versus the first 11 weeks of the year-ago season, Leno is up 10% in 18-49 viewers (with 1.133 million vs. 1.030 million) and up 10% in total viewers (3.806 million vs. 3.469 million). Fallon is up 21% in 18-49 viewers (804,000 vs. 665,000) so far this season and up 18% in total viewers (1.958 million vs. 1.665 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” is also delivering sizable gains versus the first 11 weeks of last season, up 19% in 18-49 viewers (440,000 vs. 369,000) and up 11% in total viewers (978,000 vs. 882,000).

“Tonight” has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 55 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 44 of their 48 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 59 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 48 of 48 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 60 of the last 61 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 57 of the last 59 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has outdelivered the ABC series for 48 of 48 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 43 of 45 weeks in total viewers.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Dec. 2-6. 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, 3 share (encore telecasts)
CBS “Late Show,” 0.6/2 (encore telecasts)
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,” 0.5/3 (encore telecasts)
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.4/2

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.3/2 (encore telecasts)

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 3.4 million viewers (encore telecasts)
CBS “Late Show,” 2.7 million viewers (encore telecasts)
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.7 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.6 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.7 million viewers (encore telecasts)
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.4 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers (encore telecasts)

* Friday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was an encore.

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,” 3.8 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 DEC. 2-6

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.6
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.5

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.3

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,” 0.7 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.8 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.2 million viewers

 
  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Repeat Lenos beat new Kimmels? Man, that Jay sure is dragging up the night for NBC.

  • Gary Middleton

    This one was NBC’s victory. They averaged 2.76(!) at 10 pm.

  • Doug

    Jay Leno REPEATS beating Kimmel…dang, that’s gotta hurt…

  • Doug

    And Conan has really dropped as of late, down to a microscopic 0.3??

  • Nick

    Wow, nice for NBC, but a big waste of a huge lead-in, especially when Leno/Fallon were coming off their best week of the season. Still handily beat their competition, so congrats! Maybe NBC can just air Leno repeats when Fallon tanks.

  • Gary Middleton

    Doug, Conan should be happy you noticed him at all.

    Conan has really been a 0.3 all along, lifted to the .4 to .5 range thanks to a Big Bang mania. He could always count on Big Bang to do 1.5 in front of him once or twice a week. That bubble seems to have burst so now he does .3 more often than not. Too bad we don’t get to see the exact numbers. Wonder if some weeks he needs to get rounded up to .3.

  • Gary Middleton

    Dave has devoted almost all of next week to Anchorman.

  • Jim LaForte

    Does Will Farell ever “do” “Leno?” Is it Jay or the “Tonight Show” franchise itself? Is this why Jay never left NBC? Is his brand strong enough to sway viewers away from the institution and on a different network? Interesting questions and far too deep for this blog…..LOL…

    It is a good time for Jay to be leaving and moving Jimmy in now rather than later, or, have taken the lead on multi-platform inner-show marketing…Would it not be funny if Yahoo or Google announced a new “Jay Leno” show the after he departs NBC? Does anybody really think that “Katie” will not see another season?

  • Jim LaForte

    day after..Sorry…And, the older crowd at Leno probably never saw the importance of Social Networking, etc.

  • GARebelman

    I personally think Jimmy Jimmy Dave will be a statistical dead tie. I also don’t think we’ll see anybody crack 4 million viewers routinely if ever. That would only happen MAYBE in the last week’s of Dave’s retirement.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Does Will Farell ever “do” “Leno?””

    He did it 13 times prior to Jay unseating Conan in 2010. At that time, he declared he would not return.

    “And, the older crowd at Leno probably never saw the importance of Social Networking, etc.”

    Looking at Conan’s ratings probably clinched that.

  • GARebelman

    The Hollywood reporter has a Q and A with Greenblatt at NBC asking him about the state of NBC, the Blacklist, Sound of Music, how bad their Thursday is but the last question was about Jay Leno.

    Q. Jay Leno is done in early February, and he’ll be in demand. What kind of conversations, if any, have you had with him about staying at NBC?

    A. I’ve made it clear to him and all of his reps that we’d love him to stay. He’s been very focused on the final months of the show and has said he’s not going to make any decisions about his post-Tonight Show life until after the show. But nothing would make me happier than to find ways to keep him involved with this network. That’s really up to him.

  • Gary Middleton

    He’s saying what people say in a situation like this. Like saying “we’ll keep in touch” when you have no plans of keeping in touch. Like CNN saying they’re keeping Larry King “in the CNN family” and the quietly scrapping the deal a year later.

    Basically, he has to seem magnanimous to Leno or else it hurts Fallon.

  • GARebelman

    I agree he is basically repeating himself at this point. I do look forward to the PR blast that happens when the shine wears off of all of this entirely. If Fallon lands right about dead even with everybody else, I don’t see how this benefits NBC unless he “grows” over time. Of course this isn’t the 1960s to 1990s. Shows don’t just “grow” over time. People either hate it or love it.

  • Gary Middleton

    It benefits NBC by lowering the cost a lot, probably lowering the median viewer age materially, handing off the show to a host whose performance is far less likely to be impacted by aging any time soon, and a host who is in his own league when it comes to the increasingly vital skill of product integration.

    Many would argue his gift for creating heavily viewed Youtube videos is also important. But I’m not one of those people.

  • Gary Middleton

    Remarkable to me that Fallon did nearly 20 minutes before the first commercial break tonight, and didn’t bring out his first guest until 1:07.

  • GARebelman

    Probably did it that long to make up for the fact that he is taking a week off early. The only one from the late night lineup list. Only legitimate reason I can think of is to prepare to host Saturday Night Live next Saturday.

  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, it’s 100% about SNL. That’s a full time, full week gig, no matter who is hosting.

    Kimmel held up well in this week’s overnights despite ABC sagging at 10:

    Leno: .86
    Kimmel: .84
    Dave: .56

    10 pm:

    CBS: 1.84
    NBC: 1.66
    ABC: 1.58

  • GARebelman

    Then what does that say about Seth Myers, when we last were told any info, will not have a Friday show but will still be possibly hosting Weekend Update on SNL and maybe even writing duties? Won’t that make him have to rush stuff together for his 4 day a week show?

  • Gary Middleton

    Different gig. Hosting SNL means being in probably 12 to 14 sketches (some will be cut after dress rehearsal), remote shooting, learning new impressions and dialects, shooting promos, making promo appearances, etc.

    Weekend update is essentially one extra monologue. Could argue that 4 shows plus Update will actually be less workload than what Fallon currently does.

    Where they might be in denial: the first 6 months of a new show- the steep part of the learning curve- are brutally long hours and hard work. But then, we’re only talking about 8 Saturdays. It’ll come and go.

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