Late Night TV Ratings For December 30, 2013-January 3, 2014

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January 10th, 2014

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Via NBC's Press Release

‘THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ ONCE AGAIN PROVE BEST DURING DEC. 30-JAN. 3 HOLIDAY WEEK

 

Both Programs Defeat ABC, CBS Timeslot Rivals in Key Ratings Categories While ‘New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly’ Sees Record Results

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Jan. 10, 2014 — “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" have dominated the broadcast competition during the disrupted holiday week of Dec. 30-Jan. 3.

Both programs delivered bigger audiences than their ABC and CBS time-period rivals in every key ratings category — adults, men and women, 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

The week featured record results Tuesday night for "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" (3.2 rating/11 share in adults 18-49, 9.5 million viewers overall), which matched its highest adult 18-49 rating in its nine years on the air (a 3.2 was previously achieved in 2009) and set a new record in total viewers (topping the prior record of 9.3 million in 2009).

"NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" was the only 11 or 11:30 p.m. Tuesday telecast on ABC, NBC or Fox to grow versus last year in 18-49. Fox's "New Year's Eve Live" was down by 6% (with a 1.7 rating vs. last year’s 1.8) and ABC’s "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013" was down 8% (7.1 vs. 7.7). In total viewers, the Fox telecast decreased by 10% (4.4 million vs. 4.9 million) while the ABC program was up 3% (22.8 million vs. 22.2 million).

All regular late-night programs on ABC, CBS and NBC were in rebroadcast last week except “Nightline.” Some Tuesday and all Wednesday programming was either pre-empted or excluded due to the New Year’s holiday.

Season to date, “Tonight” is off to its biggest start 15 weeks into a new TV season in three years in 18-49 viewers and total viewers. Fallon is delivering his biggest 18-49 audience 15 weeks into the season in three years and his top total-viewer average in the five years he’s been hosting “Late Night.”

Versus the first 15 weeks of the year-ago season, Leno is up 8% in both 18-49 viewers (with 1.132 million vs. 1.053 million) and total viewers (3.820 million vs. 3.546 million). Fallon is up 16% in 18-49 viewers (792,000 vs. 681,000) so far this season and up 14% in total viewers (1.947 million vs. 1.714 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” is also delivering sizable gains versus the first 15 weeks of last season, up 19% in 18-49 viewers (436,000 vs. 366,000) and up 11% in total viewers (972,000 vs. 874,000).

"Tonight" has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Show" for the last 59 weeks in a row and topped "Kimmel" for 48 of their 52 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered "Late Show" for 63 weeks in a row and "Kimmel" for 52 of 52 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Late Show" for 64 of the last 65 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 61 of the last 63 weeks. Versus "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has outdelivered the ABC series for 52 of 52 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 47 of 49 weeks in total viewers.

WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Dec. 30-Jan. 3. 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,” 0.7 rating, 3 share *
CBS “Late Show,” 0.6/2 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.5/2 *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.3/2 *

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.5/2 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.4/2 *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.3/2 *

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 3.0 million viewers *
CBS “Late Show,” 2.7 million viewers *
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.1 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.4 million viewers *

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.6 million viewers *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.2 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.8 million viewers *

* All regular late-night programs on these networks were in rebroadcast last week except “Nightline.” Some Tuesday and all Wednesday programming was either pre-empted or excluded due to the New Year’s holiday.

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,” 0.3/2

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 3.8 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.9 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.6 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,” 1.5 million viewers

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

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF DEC. 30-JAN. 3

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

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

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.4 **

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.7
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,” pre-empted
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” pre-empted

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.8 million **

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.7 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.3 million viewers

** In rebroadcast

 
  • Carson will always be #1

    I love how Fallon is even with Kimmel in ratings despite being on an hour later. Fallon will crush the others once he starts “Tonight”

  • Gary Middleton

    While Conan continues shows his striking improvement may be no passing fluke. Held 44% of his viewer lead-in last night. That number was pinned around 34% for most of the past couple of years.

  • Neal

    Those Deadline commenters were RIGHT ON! Fallon sucks and will never achieve what Leno has! Leno is the true KING of late night for this generation!

  • Douglas in TN

    Neal, you only have a few more weeks to worship your king.

    The king will be dethroned after a dozen more shows.

  • Douglas in TN

    Letterman had a better than average Monday night, despite a sort of weak 10 PM lead in.

    Letterman’s Mondays have been atrocious lately…it used to be among his strongest nights, often beating Leno.

  • Gary Middleton

    Holy cow. NBC forces a remarkable late indignity on Leno, mandating a Presidents Day rerun. On a Blacklist night. 14 more shows become 13.

  • Hector

    Is that actually Martin Luther King Day?

  • Gary Middleton

    Yes, Hector, thanks.

  • Pete

    The bit that Fallon did with Springsteen last night was fantastic. He’s the only one in late night that can pull that off.

  • Jim LaForte

    Thanks for the Carson Daly numbers Gary…Now this is something that came from my twisted mind: Jay Leno Hosts “SNL.” Now THAT would be an FUN indignity… Lots of little stuff about Jimmy in the “news,” but virtually nothing about Jay except that he had his picture taken with all of the employees at the McDonald’s where he once worked for “60 Minutes.” I hope that Steve Kroft or Leslie Stahl are the ones that are involved.

  • Jim LaForte

    I also do not see where Jimmy Fallon is even close to Jimmy Kimmel in the demo. Am I missing something?

  • mary

    Would like to see David Letterman as Jay Leno’s last guest.

  • JBS

    Would like to see David Letterman as Jay Leno’s last guest.

    Jay wouldn’t do it because it could give Fallon’s future competitor a push I think. He’s probably still that loyal to NBC and Fallon. But I’d love to see it. :D

    As others have stated here before, Jay appearing on Dave’s show might happen in the not-so-distant future. Latest sign was when Dave told Howard Stern in November that he and Jay had been talking on the Phone.

  • Gary Middleton

    I think Jay would have Dave on his finale in a heartbeat, but Dave wouldn’t do it because he wants the reunion to take place on the Late Show. With Jay on the comedic hot seat, not himself.

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