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

 

 
  • anonymous

    Would Leno rather appear as a guest on Fallon’s Tonight Show in New York City or Kimmel’s show in Los Angeles?

  • anonymous

    I think Leno views his position at the network the way a Secretaries Of State view their appointment by the President Of The United States to the office.

    They serve “at the pleasure of the President” and when they fall into disfavor, it’s time for them to leave without protest despite how they may feel about the job.

  • kscottk

    “Would Leno rather appear as a guest on Fallon’s Tonight Show in New York City or Kimmel’s show in Los Angeles?”

    anonymous, Leno’s not going on either one or their shows.

    First, Kimmel despises Leno and I’m sure Leno feels the same way about Kimmel.

    And why would Leno want to go on Fallon’s show? That might be awkward for both parties. I’m sure NBC wants Fallon’s Tonight Show to distance itself as far away from Leno as possible.

    Unlike Conan O’Brien, Leno probably respects Fallon, but NBC/Comcast not so much. I don’t think Leno is any rush to help Fallon’s new Tonight Show increase it’s ratings.

  • Aaron

    Jimmy Fallon went straight to commercial after his monologue and slow-jam with Romney. I think this is the first time he’s done so, instead of going to his desk straight after the monologue before commercial.

  • Gary Middleton

    “And why would Leno want to go on Fallon’s show?”

    To be seen. To plug his gigs. To remain relevant. Same reason everyone else in show business will want to be on Fallon’s show.

    For all the excitement that he could return to Dave’s show, after that first visit what’s left? He can come back on regularly, I guess, and work to the smallest and oldest crowd in all of network TV. But Fallon’s show will be the late night prize, I think.

    I agree, Leno and Kimmel will never be on TV together again.

  • Gary Middleton

    It must be very clear by now to Jimmy Kimmel that he might yearn for the days he got to compete with Jay Leno instead of Jimmy Fallon.

    Fallon’s victories over Kimmel could be gigantic. And Kimmel won’t have the standard excuse anymore that he’s losing because “Jay Leno dumbs it down for the masses.”

  • Tony

    How did Fallon “beat” Kimmel? They don’t have the same time slot…

  • Billy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jay Leno says he doesn’t plan to tackle another late-night show after leaving NBC’s Tonight next month.

    In an interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes airing Sunday, Leno said he can’t re-create what he had as Tonight host with another show.

    Leno said his 22-year run was “fantastic.”

    The comedian steps down as Tonight host on Feb. 6. Billy Crystal will join Leno for his farewell broadcast in Burbank.

    Jimmy Fallon takes over as host on Feb. 17 in the new home city for Tonight – New York.

    Leno praised his successor, comparing him to a young Johnny Carson. Asked if he’d prefer to stay with Tonight, Leno said that it’s “nice to keep working,” according to 60 Minutes.

  • Billy

    “For all the excitement that he could return to Dave’s show, after that first visit what’s left? He can come back on regularly, I guess, and work to the smallest and oldest crowd in all of network TV. ”

    Making a lot of presumptions there. Dave still has a larger crowd than Kimmel and just the week rated the same In the demo. Anointing Fallon with Leno’s numbers seems premature doesn’t it? I know he’ll gain viewers with the timeslot move but I think a lot of people that watch Fallon at 12:30 are watching Colbert, Kimmel and even Conan and may not switch…

    Leno is such a lead in defying powerhouse you have to wonder if it’s him or the franchise – I think it’s Leno.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Anointing Fallon with Leno’s numbers seems premature doesn’t it? I know he’ll gain viewers with the timeslot move…”

    If he gains viewers, he’ll almost certainly be doing Leno’s numbers. Because he’s almost there already.

    Even last night, Leno posted .8 and Fallon .7. We’ve never seen anything like this over an extended period of time.

  • anonymous

    Last tv season, Fallon was only doing 0.5
    His recent ratings uptick is more likely due to the increased interest from Leno’s last days.

    Fallon at 11:35 will likely only jump to 0.7 to tie Kimmel. I don’t see Fallon dominating.

  • Richard

    Anyone know what Conan’s ratings were a month before he jumped to do the Tonight Show? Curious. Thanks.

  • Richard

    Anonymous,
    I agree with what you are saying. Fallon wasn’t much of a huge hit before, but with the huge marketing he is getting from NBC combined with Leno’s departure, I can see a lot of people trying to check him out to see what the fuss is all about.

    I see a honeymoon effect w Fallon until Sept of this year. I do think that his ratings will be aroun 1.2, then 1.1 and eventually 0.8 and so on.

  • Richard

    Kimmel is lucky that the mainstream media is not against him.
    If it was, they would mention day and night how he is being beat every week by Jay Leno and now by Fallon at 12:35!

  • Richard

    Hate him or love him, I find it rather disturbing that NBC is not doing a tribute for the man who carried the torch of the TS for 22 years, made millions for them, and kept the show at #1.

  • Gary Middleton

    “His recent ratings uptick is more likely due to the increased interest from Leno’s last days.”

    Shouldn’t interest in Leno increase from Leno’s last days more than interest in Fallon increases from Leno’s last days?

  • Richard

    “Shouldn’t interest in Leno increase from Leno’s last days more than interest in Fallon increases from Leno’s last days?”

    NBC, IMO, is making sure that this does not happen and they are doing a great job at this. I seldom hear about Leno from NBC unless its about, “check out the new guy! check out the new guy!”.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Anyone know what Conan’s ratings were a month before he jumped to do the Tonight Show?”

    Keep in mind he signed off 3 months prior.

    In the week before his Late Night finale, he did 54% of Leno’s demo number vs. Fallon’s current 74%. 1.3 for Leno, .7 for Conan.

    So in an era when numbers were more massive across the board, Conan did scant more demo viewers than Fallon does today.

    Just to show how different things were, back then Leno did 742,000 viewers in 18-34(!).

  • Gary Middleton

    “Fallon at 11:35 will likely only jump to 0.7 to tie Kimmel. I don’t see Fallon dominating.”

    How far into the future will you consider the ratings normalized? What I mean is, obviously we give Kimmel a free pass for the first few weeks. If Fallon is still far ahead in May sweeps, would that prove something? Or do you think as Richard does and the honeymoon goes half a year?

    If it goes half a year, then we might not really find out until 2015. Because there’s a good chance either ABC or NBC gets Thursday night NFL football, which would massively skew the numbers and could easily hand the fall season to whichever show follows that.

  • Richard

    “Keep in mind he signed off 3 months prior.

    In the week before his Late Night finale, he did 54% of Leno’s demo number vs. Fallon’s current 74%. 1.3 for Leno, .7 for Conan.

    So in an era when numbers were more massive across the board, Conan did scant more demo viewers than Fallon does today.

    Just to show how different things were, back then Leno did 742,000 viewers in 18-34(!).”

    Interesting. Thank you so much for the detailed response Gary.

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