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

 
  • GARebelman

    Jay Leno, among Six others, is being inducted in to the TV Hall of Fame at a ceremony to be held in March.

  • Gary Middleton

    Wonder if Leno’s rating took a hit from JB Smoove’s unwatchable set.

  • GARebelman

    Well, the overnights at least Gary do not reflect that.

  • Gary Middleton

    Unless he was headed for a 1.0 before it. I defy anyone to go to the website and watch his whole segment. I felt like I’d run a marathon when it was over.

    In any case, great to see Leno emerge ok from a string of guest lineups that could have been from the 2008 writers strike.

    Now we have our first look at a ‘final month’ Leno week and it’s not spectacular. Wahlberg after he already did Kimmel. Anchorman people a month after the fact. More right wing political figures.

  • Jim LaForte

    That is what I was trying to get at in an earlier post and Gary, you stated my thoughts both precisely and more eloquently than I ever could. Product Inergration. Jay Leno and David Letterman never embraced it because during their reign it was never necessary and besides, these guys seem a little above having to do that sort of thing as they are in a different league, or were not long ago.

    Johnny Carson was still number one in total viewers, but was slipping in the demo by 1990-91. He was in his early to mid-sixties and Jay Leno was just freshly turned 40. My how history seems to be repeating itself once again, only Jimmy does not seem to be as “aggressive” behind the scenes as Jay’s people were. Perhaps Mr. Carter will reveal that this is not the case in his next book: “Late Night: What Was Once Cutting-Edge Television is Now About to Become Extinct: The story of How Jay Left Just in Time and Dave Stayed and Creamed the Young Competition.” Long title I know…

  • Jim LaForte

    Is it humanly possible for Seth Meyers to host/write four new shows per week and then “SNL?” I don’t know. I am sure that there is a group of writers for his segment in addition to himself.

  • Gary Middleton

    Jim, I get the sense Jimmy didn’t have to be aggressive because Broadway Bob Greenblatt and the Comcast crowd never wanted anything to do with Jay Leno from day one. The second they took over, you knew Leno was ‘gone in 2014′. We repeated the phrase here 5 times a week.

    I think Seth can do Weekend Update fairly easily because it’s basically just an extra monologue. It doesn’t require a whole re-orienting and creative immersion the way sketch work does.

  • GARebelman

    Broadway Greenblatt is a genius, the same one who keeps thinking these niche comedies can make ratings for them. Last I checked, must see TV is more of a disaster now than ever. He and others can hate Jay Leno all the way but they can’t deny that he kept them on the map while Comcast was taking over. While primetime has been a wreck, late night at least was one of the few bright spots. I hope they have such confidence after the Olympics are done.

  • Gary Middleton

    I love that Mark Wahlberg chose to go with Kimmel first and as a result was seen by 40% fewer demo people. Love that Will Ferrell chose Dave this week and was seen by 33% fewer demo people.

  • Gary Middleton

    GAR, Broadway Bob has made an interesting gamble with this Fallon prime time highlights special. What if nobody watches it? He has obviously found a spot on the schedule, perhaps with the big cable shows on hiatus and NFL football out of prime time, where he thinks the special can pull a number.

    Celebrating Fallon right at the kickoff of Leno’s final month is kind of a d-bag move, imo.

  • GARebelman

    Will be interesting if that special pulls slim to nothing in the ratings. That might make NBC nervous at that point. I don’t know what their expectations are but I’d keep them low. Jay Leno in prime time pulled a 1.3-1.5 demo

  • GARebelman

    THR is reporting that Jay Leno has met with the CNN chiefs.

  • jcfreder

    Yup, CNN would be about as good of a match as Jay will have available to him, assuming he doesn’t want to go into syndication.

  • GARebelman

    Also it says that Tribune, Core Media group (producers of American IDol), Former NBC chief Jeff Gaspin, along with CNN are courting him post February 6th. I think we’ll see Jay turn up somewhere. Just the unknown for the time being.

  • Gary Middleton

    jc and GAR, the interesting part of that to me is Tribune. Someone here quite brilliantly speculated that Leno could take over Arsenio’s infrastructure and start a show virtually overnight.

    A Leno CNN show might as well be a podcast.

    He’s basically done, imo.

  • Gary Middleton

    I also love that Jennifer Lawrence chose Conan over Leno and, as a result, was seen by 75% fewer demo viewers.

  • Hector

    Do movie stars care about demo viewers? Plus wouldn’t you have a more drastic number to compare to with overall viewers?

  • Hector

    NBC is airing a best-of-Fallon special. I wonder if they’re going to show that time when Fallon’s writers asked The Roots to put someone else’s song to different music and somehow created a reputation for Fallon as a brilliant comedian.

  • Jim LaForte

    I take that Broadway Bob is a Lorne Michaels protege’? Did Comcast dislike Leno over the Conan fiasco or something else? CNN would be great for a number of reasons and my money was also on Tribune. Now here is the thing with Tribune: They own enough stations to start-up a new show, or the possibility of Arsenio’s stations, but this could be a possible PR mess pushing another person out of a job! LOL! CNN would be good because of the 25-54 demo that they target to. Leno’s “dead” viewers (those who have aged beyond 49) would register and even if his total viewers were low, his demo would be out of this world making him to CNN what Johnny Carson was to NBC back in the day. $$$$$

  • Jim LaForte

    How hurt will Fallon be without Leno as a lead in? How will the shows before his show perform? Without Jay as a strong lead-in, Jimmy may suffer, or not….

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