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

    You can’t trust numbers during turbulent times. Leno leaving is like a big snow storm coming. People go and empty the shelves at the supermarket.

    Fallon’s premiere will be like Kimmel’s premiere. It will start hot and fizzle out fast and like Kimmel, Fallon’s numbers will level out before summer comes.

  • Gary Middleton

    “You can’t trust numbers during turbulent times. Leno leaving is like a big snow storm coming. People go and empty the shelves at the supermarket.”

    LOL! Excellent.

    “Fallon’s premiere will be like Kimmel’s premiere. It will start hot and fizzle out fast and like Kimmel, Fallon’s numbers will level out before summer comes.”

    Will May sweeps be a fair measure? I ask because once the NBA finals are done in June, ABC tends to do very badly and that skews things decidedly in Fallon’s favor. Then we could be into Thursday football and…2015.

  • Gary Middleton

    Solid win for NBC at 10 pm over the past week as always translates into annihilation for the late night king.

    Overnight averages:

    Leno: .94
    Kimmel: .7
    Dave: .48

    10 pm:

    NBC: 1.6
    ABC: 1.42
    CBS: 1.22

  • Gary Middleton

    So, unless I’m mistaken, Leno has a pretty big lead-in on his final Thursday: Olympic coverage. There is figure skating and snowboarding the night before the opening ceremonies.

    Would they use that as an excuse to push back his start time? Make him start at 12:15 a.m. after ‘bonus coverage’ of a sport nobody cares about like moguls?

  • GARebelman

    So Jay will get a huge lead in. I guess NBC /doesn’t/ want Jay to have a Community repeat as a lead in after all :P

    I don’t know how popular Figure skating, snow boarding, and skiing does. I don’t really watch the Olympics.

  • GARebelman

    Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon have a joint interview on the 27th on the Today Show. NBC really is showing some desperation, at least to me, at this point.

  • Steven S

    Jimmy Fallon is getting something Conan never had – 100% of the talk being about him taking over TTS. Conan had to contend with all the Jay at 10pm BS. Conan went from following Leno at 12:35 to following Leno at 11:35. NBC can now focus on only the Fallon and Myers launches. Back when Conan moved, the focus was on launching three new shows – Conan, Fallon on Late Night and Leno at 10pm.

  • Aaron

    Does anyone know when Fallon’s last episode of Late Night is?

  • Jeff b

    I am an avid watcher of Leno…. As soon as he is gone I will be going to sleep early. Once Leno comes back in 15, I will be watching again wherever he ends up…

  • Douglas in TN

    I think NBC wants the kind of press that Pope Benedict got when he abdicated and Pope Francis was elected.

    But I doubt Leno will retire to a villa to pray and write.

  • Gary Middleton

    Aaron, my guess is Fallon’s final Late Night is the same night as Leno’s finale, Feb. 6. I base that on Questlove’s apparent countdown during the opening theme, plus the likelihood of a Monday rerun when Fallon visits Tonight.

  • Gary Middleton

    Would imagine the 60 Minutes interview is nothing compared to the “TV Guide Exit Interview” now on the internet. Google it and you’ll see Jay Leno address pretty much everything that has come up here in the last 4 years.

  • Hector

    “Well, we’ll see what happens.”

    That killed me.

  • Aaron

    What bits won’t be included in Fallon’s Tonight Show? He made it clear that the core of the show will remain the same, but would have to make some things a little bit more mature.

  • Gary Middleton

    Aaron, maybe stuff like “Let Us Play With Your Look” will be more on the back burner. It’s probably not just about maturity, but also about how long it takes for certain bits to play out. A little risky at 11:30 to have one conceptual joke play out over 3 minutes.

  • Hector

    I wonder if Fallon will make ‘Screengrabs’ a regular Monday bit.

  • Douglas in TN

    So glad Steve Martin won a Grammy tonight for his excellent CD with Edie Brickell.

    The night I saw his awesome entrance onto Jimmy Fallon’s show was the night I knew Jimmy was going to be OK on Tonight.

  • Hector

    Steve Martin has won 5 Grammys. Only two of them have been in the comedy category.

    That is one wild and crazy and talented guy.

  • Douglas in TN

    Yes he is. We got to see him in Nashville last May with Edie and the Steep Canyon Rangers. A marvelous show with stunning music and side splitting comedy.

    He may be the last of a kind.

  • Gary Middleton

    If Fallon’s Late Night does end on the same night as Leno, is Fallon going to try to outdo Jay’s finale with big stars and surprises and viral type ideas?

    I think 60 Minutes did itself a disservice by touting the “blindsided” aspect of the Leno story and obsessing over 2010. People are so bored of that now. As a result, the 60 Minutes piece came off as too much of a bookend to the pathetic Conan 60 Minutes piece 4 years ago. Instead of the very uplifting segment it could have been, based on all the discarded footage on the 60 Minutes website.

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