Late Night TV Ratings For January 6-10, 2014

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January 16th, 2014

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Via NBC's Press Release

‘THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ CONTINUE DOMINANCE OVER TIMESLOT COMPETITION

 

 

Leno, Fallon Outdeliver CBS, ABC Programming in All Key Categories for Week of Jan. 6-10

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Jan. 16, 2014 — “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” have ruled the broadcast competition for the week of Jan. 6-10, delivering 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.

Versus the same week last, “The Tonight Show” is up 5% in viewers 18-49 (to 1.091 million from 1.038 million) and up 12% in total viewers (3.909 million vs. 3.486 million). “Late Night” is up versus the same week last year by 25% in viewers 18-49 (777,000 vs. 621,000) and up 27% in total viewers (2.013 million vs. 1.591 million).

Last Call with Carson Daly” at 1:35 a.m. ET is up versus the year-ago week by 8% in viewers 18-49 (386,000 vs. 359,000) and 10% in total viewers (925,000 vs. 841,000).

In total viewers, this was the top week for “Late Night” since Thanksgiving week (2.131 million) and the top week with no boost from an NFL overrun since the week of Dec. 17-21, 2012 (2.029 million).

Season to date, “The Tonight Show” is off to its biggest start 16 weeks into a new TV season in three years in 18-49 viewers and total viewers. Fallon is delivering his biggest 18-49 audience 16 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 16 weeks of the year-ago season, Leno is up 7% in 18-49 viewers (with 1.130 million vs. 1.052 million) and up 8% in total viewers (3.827 million vs. 3.543 million). Fallon is up 17% in 18-49 viewers (792,000 vs. 677,000) so far this season and up 14% in total viewers (1.952 million vs. 1.705 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” is also delivering sizable gains versus the first 16 weeks of last season, up 18% in 18-49 viewers (433,000 vs. 366,000) and up 11% in total viewers (969,000 vs. 871,000).

“Tonight” has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 60 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 49 of their 53 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 64 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 53 of 53 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 65 of the last 66 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 62 of the last 64 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has outdelivered the ABC series for 53 of 53 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 48 of 50 weeks in total viewers.

WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Jan. 6-10. 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,” 0.9 rating, 3 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,” 0.6/3
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.3/2

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,” 3.9 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.0 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.5 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,” 2.0 million viewers
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.4 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers *

* Friday’s “Last Call” and “Kimmel” were encores.

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,” 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 JAN. 6-10

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,” 0.4

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.5

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.9
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.6

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers.

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m.  “The Daily Show,” 1.5 million
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.1 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 1.0 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.9 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million viewers

 
  • Gary Middleton

    “In the ’92 season when Jay took over The Tonight Show, didn’t the ratings shrink?
    Jay has build op a audience in 22 years, it’s almost impossible Jimmy does the same in 5 months.”

    Alex, when Dave moved to 11:30, he was massive right away. In fact, he was as big as he was ever going to get. Lots of ways for something like this to play out.

  • Douglas in TN

    The new “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” is quite entertaining.

    Nice to see the un-Tonight Show Leno…funny and entertaining. He’s funny telling showbiz stories.

  • Richard

    “Here’s the biggest problem for those who want to see Fallon crash and burn:

    “Versus the same week last, “The Tonight Show” is up 5% in viewers 18-49… “Late Night” is up versus the same week last year by 25% in viewers 18-49?

    To me that says where the momentum is: with Fallon.”

    Gary, Fallon has been receiving a huge amount of publicity.

  • Nick

    The only thing that could possibly hurt Fallon at this point is the SNL stigma. People love it, and people hate it. He needs to find a middleground IMMEDIATELY if he wants to succeed.

    Viewers are much more fickle now than they were in 1992. It took Jay 3-4 years to build an audience and win the war, but if Fallon doesn’t prove himself in the first 6 months, there’s going to be trouble ahead.

    To be honest, I think Fallon/Meyers will be a slam dunk. Fallon already has a ton of momentum going in, and Meyers in Late Night will be a nice game changing late night moment I think. The only thing not sitting well with me is the fact that Leno, although graciously handing over TTS, is clearly not ready to leave. This man has 3 more weeks left and it seems like he could have a good 5 years, probably much more than that, left in him.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Gary, maybe the reason why Fallon is up so significantly is more of a curiosity than momentum because he is the near future of the Tonight Show.”

    Be honest, though. If you had to bet 6 months ago who would get a bigger ratings bump- Fallon for being the near future of Tonight, or Jay for being in his final stretch of shows- which would you have taken?

    “I think the bigger question is: how well is Fallon going to do at the 11:30 Tonight Show hour.”

    Definitely, and here are two big clues in my opinion. One: he already does 70% of Jays number and nobody goes lower when their post-midnight time slot is moved earlier. Two: his SNL and prime time appearances did really big numbers.

  • Jim LaForte

    I would never have thought that Mr. Poltrack’s interview was PR in disguise. Truly amazing! LOL! No one is talking about the lead in that Jay is giving to Jimmy following lower prime time ratings. Jimmy will be strong. Kimmel will not be hurt too badly and Dave will be the “soft landing spot” of Jay’s older viewers who may be willing to take a second look at Dave and find that they like him compared to the other guys. This is pure speculation on my part. Although it can be considered as unlikely, Dave still could pick up a tenth of a point in the demo and have the total audience win. It appears that Conan will be available in 2015 when Dave’s current deal ends.

  • Gary Middleton

    As everyone does at various times, I have underestimated the Leno Tonight Show. I claimed they waved the white flag on their booking policy by taking Matt Leblanc after Kimmel and Conan.

    Turns out they didn’t, since Leblanc will be 2nd guest and House Speaker John Boehner will be first. Reasonable people can differ on whether the relentless spackling of the lineup with right wing political figures is an equivalent booking distress signal. But as a point of show pride, I’m glad Leblanc is not coming on until 12:20 or so.

  • JBS

    CONAN scheduled a special episode with the cast of ‘The Walking Dead’ for February 6 – you could think they wanted to set up something that is expected to draw big ratings against Jay’s last show but they probably just don’t care.

    Anyway I’m curious if some of the other hosts will mention Jay in some way if they have new episodes on this evening. My guess is Fallon, Letterman and Ferguson might say something and the rest will ignore.

  • Richard

    Kristin Chenoweth sang a farewell song to Jay Leno last night. Its Good to know that there are people in the entertainment business that care enough to do a tribute to him.

  • Guest

    I’ve noticed that Jay at 63 is in much better shape than Carson and Letterman when they were at 63. Obviously, Carson’s personal life took a toll on him with smoking, drinking, divorces, and the death of his son. Letterman is worse with his stumbling of words and slow speech. Jay’s got a few more years left in him, however, is it just me or is Jay’s head and neck getting bigger and bigger?

  • Gary Middleton

    It’s true, Guest. It’s jarring in person, but in TV there has always been some kind of maxim about (literally) large heads being a plus. No idea why that would be.

  • Gary Middleton

    “CONAN scheduled a special episode with the cast of ‘The Walking Dead’ for February 6 – you could think they wanted to set up something that is expected to draw big ratings against Jay’s last show but they probably just don’t care.”

    They shouldn’t care, but they do.

    Meanwhile, does anybody here *not* think Conan has turned a ratings corner?

  • Richard

    Sorry for changing the subject a bit, but I just came across a new article from the Inquirer (I know, not the most reliable tabloid) titled: “WHY JAY LENO HATES JIMMY FALLON’s GUTS!!!”

    Anyone read it? I just came out a few hours ago.

    As a Jay Leno fan for 20 years, I’m just hoping that this is all BS. I know Jay is upset he is being pushed aside like he’s expendable, but please don’t tell me that there is a now a fight brewing between him and Fallon. C’mon!

    If this is the case, then I can’t blame NBC for getting rid of Jay fast. The last thing anyone wants is another Leno-Conan controversy.

  • Richard

    “Meanwhile, does anybody here *not* think Conan has turned a ratings corner?”

    All I know is no one is talking about Conan these days, even if his ratings are slightly better. But maybe that could change soon. Right now, it seems its all about Fallon replacing Jay, Jay on Obamacare or Kimmel pulling some prank.

  • Richard

    “Jay’s got a few more years left in him, however, is it just me or is Jay’s head and neck getting bigger and bigger?”

    Some people over eat when they are stressed or about to lose their home (In Jay’s mind, the Tonight Show is his home).

  • Billy

    Bill Murray AMA on reedit:

    Well, I have to be taken in handcuffs to go appear on the Jimmy Kimmel show with my other actors, with John Goodman, Bob Balaban, George Clooney, Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett. It’s going to air on February 6 so don’t go back to sleep until then.
    We gotta go do that now, but I hope everyone has a great Friday the 17th! I really enjoyed this. It’s fun. I don’t get to talk to so many people at once that often, so this was kind of fun. If you get me one on one I’m ok, but this was nice too.

    That’s Jays last night too isn’t it? Geeze

  • Gary Middleton

    Holy cow, Billy. I guess they’re really trying to drive home the point that this isn’t Johnny Carson, for whom everyone went silent on the last night.

    But in making such an effort, I think they’re once again driving home how big Jay was.

  • Gary Middleton

    Richard, more often than not the Enquirer just makes stuff up.

  • Richard

    “Richard, more often than not the Enquirer just makes stuff up.”

    I know… I know… they are probably making stuff up but sometimes they are on target.

  • Gary Middleton

    At the margin, I’d also suggest it isn’t the greatest strategy for these guys to try to bury the Leno finale. Their competition is Jimmy Fallon now. They shouldn’t do anything to get in the way of the idea that Fallon is pushing out a legend.

    But they’ve never handled the competitive situation particularly well.

    Especially remarkable that Kimmel is evidently canning a show 3 weeks in advance to make this happen. Unless they’re just making a segment that they hope to go viral.

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