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

 
  • Gary Middleton

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

    I assume they care, since there are so many places to reach older viewers. Don’t mean to imply they check the ratings after an appearance. I just like that their mission somewhat failed whether they know it or not.

    “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.”

    LOL! I like Fallon, but that was skillful.

  • Gary Middleton

    “How hurt will Fallon be without Leno as a lead in?”

    My claim is not very. Fallon is doing an incredible 70% of Leno’s demo number. In Conan’s Late Night heyday, he did 55%.

    “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, I like your faith in the old guard. Are you sure his demo wouldn’t be .2 like everything else on CNN? And just how low rent is this show going to look with that kind of budget? And what kind of guests is he likely to get with CNN type numbers? How many times can he interview Wolf Blitzer?

    What time do you think CNN would air him? 10?

    Really only one thing matters to me. Will Kevin Eubanks be there?

  • Gary Middleton

    “I take that Broadway Bob is a Lorne Michaels protege’? Did Comcast dislike Leno over the Conan fiasco or something else?”

    I don’t get the sense Lorne has much to do with Bob. Comcast brought Bob in after he produced a Broadway show and spent 7 years at Showtime before that. I’m surprised if the Conan thing factors in. There’s always been a wide swath of Americans who are allergic to Jay Leno, particularly hipsters and critics and anyone else jaded or steeped in irony and New York socialites. Bob and the rest of the new management must’ve fallen squarely in that camp.

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