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

    Might have to un-eat the words about Leno’s booking policy. While the generally reliable late night guest page has Matt Leblanc 2nd guest to Boehner, the Leno site has Leblanc listed first.

    There’s another discrepancy for Friday. Late night page has Celine Dion/Ne Yo, but the Leno site has Darius Rucker.

  • JBS

    Jay will appear on Ellen on January 29 btw.

    “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.”

    I thought Leslie Mann’s appearance last week was really cute, she was honestly sorry that Jay’s leaving.

    You know, I am and have always been a Conan and Letterman guy, I watch both religiously. But I actually do like Jay too and think he deserves a respectful farewell. I was kinda shocked when I saw that there’ll be a rerun on monday.

    Conan and Kimmel should really let it go at this point. I do understand the animosities on Conan’s part, but there was a time for that and I thought it was smart of him to stop talking about it too much. Sure, a little ad-lib once in a while about his NBC past will always be good for a laugh but that should be enough. I – as a viewer – am tired of Jay-bashing.
    And what does Kimmel think he’s doing? Sure, in 2010 he had to adress this, and it was funny, but come on…
    Reminds me of Howard Stern always bringing up Jay on Letterman, but in that case I think it’s actually entertaining because Dave clearly doesn’t hate Jay (anymore?).

    “All I know is no one is talking about Conan these days, even if his ratings are slightly better.”

    That’s what I thought so I assumed they just don’t care about Jay, but yeah, maybe they do.

  • Hector

    I haven’t seen/heard much about this lately, but I remember hearing about Kimmel’s show and how they tape a lot of things strangely.

    Feels like it’s been at least 2 years since I’ve even thought about that….or sometimes you can notice something strange, or they reference it slightly.

    The majority of what I remember is taping guest segments out of order and ahead of time.

    Also I thought maybe this was something he could do live it was around the Oscars or something award show when a lot of people are in LA, but I guess all those actors are in The Monements Men.

    Sounds like it could be another show like when Damon hosted, if there’s that many guests.

  • Adam Stabeli

    Apparently, on the Enquirer website, there’s a story about how Jay Leno hates Fallon’s guts and wants to see him fail like Conan did so Leno can get the Tonight Show back, again.

  • Gary Middleton

    Thanks, Hector, I think that explains it. Very common in the daytime sphere to tape certain segments, even interview segments, in advance and drop them in on the night. All they have to do is make sure the host’s suit matches up.

    Ferguson is another guy who has been known to tape guest segments ahead of time.

  • Adam Stabeli

    Keep in mind, this is the National Enquirer. I don’t know if I should put stock into this.

  • Adam Stabeli

    Gary, what do you think of this? Should we take this seriously, or disregard it as another BS “story”.

  • Gary Middleton

    Adam, usually zero when it comes to the Enquirer. But if they reference him hoping to get the Tonight Show back, then definitely zero. Leno knows it’s a whole different situation this time with the Burbank studios getting dismantled.

    In the Getting Coffee episode this week, he claims that he’s very happy to go into his golden years doing stand up for tiny audiences of people his own age. That might be a brave face on his part, but at least it tells us he grasps the situation.

  • Gary Middleton

    Leno seems to have cruised to another win for last week with NBC leading at 10.

    Overnight averages:

    Leno: .82
    Kimmel: .7
    Dave: .54

    10 pm averages:

    NBC: 1.58
    CBS: 1.52
    ABC: 1.36

  • Gary Middleton

    Carson Daly tied Letterman last night.

  • Diana Santiago

    “All I know is no one is talking about Conan these days, even if his ratings are slightly better.”

    I guess you meant that no one is talking about Conan on this page. The reason is because there are some people that will monopolize the conversation around the greatness of Jay Leno, slowly pushing people away.

    “I – as a viewer – am tired of Jay-bashing.”
    Please let me know when Conan has bashed Jay during his tenure on TBS.

    It’s nice to know that things haven’t changed around here. See you after February.

  • Gary Middleton

    “The reason is because there are some people that will monopolize the conversation around the greatness of Jay Leno, slowly pushing people away.”

    Conan’s horrible ratings pushed people away. Conan’s improving ratings are bringing them back.

    Stands to reason. It’s a ratings site, and people are fairweather in nature. If Leno finished 7th every week for 3 years, the Leno fixation on these threads would not exist.

    I’m really looking forward to the dynamic of the post-Leno era here. Could be all kinds of different viewpoints in the woodwork.

  • Richard

    “I guess you meant that no one is talking about Conan on this page. The reason is because there are some people that will monopolize the conversation around the greatness of Jay Leno, slowly pushing people away.”

    Your a passionate one Diana. But there is no significant mainstream buzz for Conan. I’m not saying there won’t be but these days the names that pop up in the news are always Kimmel, Fallon and Jay. And its too bad, because even though I’m not a Conan fan, I’d rather hear more about him than Kimmel.

  • Gary Middleton

    Richard, I think people tend to become the thing they accuse others of being. The Conan camp loved to hurl the word “irrelevant” at Leno. And now it’s hard to imagine anyone less relevant than Conan, since he has been all but forgotten not only in the TV realm but even in the online realm he was supposed to own.

    Now that he isn’t even considered one of the contenders and expectations are nil, his numbers are rising. Creates a potentially interesting situation.

  • GARebelman

    What is there to talk about with Conan Diana? If there is something, I’m sure somebody would bring it up. Hell I don’t even think TBS releases anything anymore. I haven’t even seen a desperate Comedy Central website skewing numbers left and right in a long time either. Plus I have heard no buzz online or on magazines or anything.

  • kscottk

    “I guess you meant that no one is talking about Conan on this page. The reason is because there are some people that will monopolize the conversation around the greatness of Jay Leno, slowly pushing people away.

    I – as a viewer – am tired of Jay-bashing.”
    Please let me know when Conan has bashed Jay during his tenure on TBS.”

    It’s nice to know that things haven’t changed around here. See you after February.”

    Santiago, when you were a regular poster on this site, you “made a living” bashing Leno.

    As for Conan, when he got fired the Tonight Show, he kept himself relevant bashing Leno. When Conan stop talking about Leno, he quickly became more or less irrelevant.

    Leno is the anchor of conversation in late night, he drives this board, whether good, bad, negatively or positively.

  • Gary Middleton

    Leno guests for 9th last show through 5th last show now mostly up. Loaded with stand up buddies: Wanda Sykes, Bill Maher, Tim Allen, Howie Mandel, Whitney Cummings. Mandel is a 2nd guest for perhaps the first time. Only one current big-name booking: Miley Cyrus.

    I will guess Jerry Seinfeld, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Seth MacFarlane and Ben Affleck are in the final 4.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Hell I don’t even think TBS releases anything anymore.”

    That’s because our monopolizing conversations about Leno drove TBS away.

  • Hector

    I think I saw a promo that mentioned the president will make an appearance.

    Not sure if that’s a proper guest spot or a video message or something.

  • Gary Middleton

    Hector, are you sure they weren’t referencing Monday’s rerun?

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