Late Night TV Ratings For January 13-17, 2014

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January 24th, 2014

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Via NBC's Press Release

THE Tonight Show,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ OUTPERFORM TIMESLOT COMPETITION FOR WEEK OF JAN. 13-17

 

Leno, Fallon Dominate CBS, ABC Rivals in Every Key Ratings Category

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Jan. 24, 2014 — “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” have dominated the broadcast competition for the week of Jan. 13-17, 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.

Leno and Fallon both generated gains versus the same week last year in viewers 18-49, viewers 18-34, viewers 25-54 and total viewers. “Tonight” was up 6% in viewers 18-49 (to 1.120 million from 1.053 million) and up 16% in total viewers (3.999 million vs. 3.459 million). “Late Night” was up 32% in 18-49 (835,000 vs. 633,000) and up 25% in total viewers (2.076 million vs. 1.656 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” grew versus the same week last year by 13% in viewers 18-49 (396,000 vs. 352,000) and by 1% in total viewers (902,000 vs. 894,000).

Fallon generated his biggest weeklong 18-49 and total-viewer audiences since Thanksgiving week and biggest excluding weeks of NFL overruns in two-and-a-half years in 18-49 viewers and in four years in total viewers. “Late Night’s” 794,000 viewers 18-49 was its biggest for a non-NFL week since June 20-24, 2011 (899,000) and the 2.076 million is Fallon’s high with no NFL overrun since the week of Jan. 18-20, 2010 (2.162 million).

“Late Night” outdelivered CBS’s “Late Late Show with David Letterman” and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for the week in viewers 18-49, viewers 18-34, viewers 25-54 and all key adult-male demos, despite starting an hour later. Fallon generated his biggest weeklong 18-49 advantage over Letterman in a non-NFL week since Jan. 18-22, 2010 and equaled his biggest advantage over Kimmel in a non-NFL week since that ABC show moved to an 11:35 p.m. start time a year ago.

Season to date, “Tonight” is off to its biggest start 17 weeks into a new TV season in three years in 18-49 viewers and total viewers. Fallon is delivering his biggest 18-49 audience 17 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 17 weeks of the year-ago season, Leno is up 7% in 18-49 viewers (with 1.130 million vs. 1.053 million) and up 8% in total viewers (3.839 million vs. 3.543 million). Fallon is up 17% in 18-49 viewers (794,000 vs. 677,000) so far this season and up 15% in total viewers (1.961 million vs. 1.707 million).

Last Call with Carson Daly” is also delivering sizable gains versus the first 17 weeks of last season, up 18% in 18-49 viewers (431,000 vs. 365,000) and up 10% in total viewers (964,000 vs. 873,000).

“Tonight” has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Show” for the last 61 weeks in a row and topped “Kimmel” for 50 of their 54 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered “Late Show” for 65 weeks in a row and “Kimmel” for 54 of 54 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than “Late Late Show” for 66 of the last 67 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 63 of the last 65 weeks. Versus “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has outdelivered the ABC series for 54 of 54 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 49 of 51 weeks in total viewers.

WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Jan. 13-17. 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, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.6/3
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.6/3 *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.4/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.7/4
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,” 4.0 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.9 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.5 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.5 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 2.1 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. 13-17

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,” 0.4

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.9
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.7

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,” 1.2 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.8 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

    Phenomenal numbers for Jimmy Fallon. Beat Kimmel, and did nearly 75% of Leno’s number. Monstrous.

  • Nick

    Wow, Fallon beat KIMMEL???? Simply amazing.

    Still, this won’t necessarily translate to success at 11:30. As far as I’m concerned, it could still go either way.

    Nice to see Leno going out so far on top and in style.

  • GARebelman

    Looks like Jay will go out on top yet again.

    Big number for Fallon but mind you that won’t exactly translate at 11:30. Fallon does have a much larger lead in at the moment.

  • Joel

    I bet Jay does a 1.0-1.1 next week and Fallon does another 0.7.

  • Joel

    This week, that is – next week’s press release.

  • Nick

    I agree, Joel, seems like Leno will squeak out a 1.0 this week. Perhaps a 1.1/1.2 the next week and a 1.5ish for his final week? I don’t recall what his previous “final week” did so I could be way off.

  • Dan

    Nick, how is Jay going out in style? He’s playing the innocent shocked victim again on 60 Minutes. He’s going out #1 but the man who hides in a closet has never had any style.

  • GARebelman

    I can’t find the demo for 2009 his last show but I did find out it was an 8.8 in households.

    If you want a future reference, I did see the 10th anniversary show in 2002 scored a huge 4.4 in 18-49.

  • Gary Middleton

    I agree that the 60 Minutes interview is a mistake, as it was for Conan. But I don’t think Leno’s detractors have thought through the implications of clinging like mad to the 1992 closet incident.

  • Gary Middleton

    Conan is in an interesting statistical realm where entire 30% swings can fail to show up in the final number.

    .35 would be reported as “.4″ and .449 would also be “.4″. Probably masked a lot of weakness in recent years, and now masks strength.

  • t

    is conan having a surge in ratings because people want to see if he is reacting to the changeover in TTS?

  • Jim LaForte

    Ouch! Jimmy Fallon beat Dave by a tenth of a ratings point and an hour later…OUCH! LOL!

  • Jim LaForte

    Okay, I am going to make a GIGANTIC reach here. Does anyone else think that Jay and Jimmy made a pact with each other and how they were going to play things in the press? Also, it seems as though Jay is sticking with the corporate communications strategy: “Keep everything as it relates to the corporation’s needs…Ie, Jimmy being embraced and Jay ending his run as gracefully as possible. Gary, does this have NBC Communications’ (PR) “written” all over it as the message that Jay continues to speak. People are trying to make it seem as though he back-handed Conan.

  • Gary Middleton

    “is conan having a surge in ratings because people want to see if he is reacting to the changeover in TTS?”

    I’d be surprised, but that’s sure a better explanation than I could come up with.

    I do think Jay did Conan a favor with the 60 Minutes interview. Brought him back into the conversation.

  • Gary Middleton

    Jim, it’s not a gigantic reach at all. It is, though, impossible to discern and here’s why: NBC’s corporate needs and Jay’s individual needs are fairly congruent. It’s in Jay’s interest to get out gracefully and not seem like he’s ungrateful for his success or undermining the very popular Jimmy Fallon.

    Now here’s a question for you and others. What on earth was that gigantic post-production garbling of a Leno monologue line tonight? It was right after he mentioned Fallon. Leno is shooting from the hip now and all kinds of edgy and/or ill conceived stuff must be spilling out.

  • Gary Middleton

    There was a massive edit in that sequence too.

  • GARebelman

    I”ll have to re-watch what you are saying Gary I must have not caught it. Great show none the less!

    I noticed all the major websites are picking up that it wasn’t his decision to leave this time either. I think anybody with a brain could figure that it was NBC’s decision not his.

  • Gary Middleton

    Fallon/Michaels are so smart and focused on winning, I consider tonight a harbinger that they will borrow from Leno’s playbook and move the show to the political right whenever convenient.

  • Riggs

    We’ll see – he just booked the First Lady for his premiere week…

  • GARebelman

    He’ll have no choice but to talk about politics. Jay put it best that many watch the the 11:35 show for current events (half of which IS politics) and if he does the Letterman version of just flat out picking a side instead of steering more center, people will flee from the show.

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