Best 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' Overnights Since March 2010; Top 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' Wednesday Overnights Since May 2009

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February 6th, 2014

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via press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night (note that the Philadelphia and Baltimore markets are currently excluded from these averages):
  • Last night’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” delivered the show’s highest overnight rating for any night of the week in nearly four years, since the first week of Jay’s return in March 2010.  For Jimmy Fallon, it was his top Wednesday  in metered-market household ratings since May 2009.
  • Leno scored a 4.3 rating, 11 share in metered-market households, “Tonight’s” strongest local-market rating for any night of the week since Tuesday, March 2, 2010 (4.6/12).  It was the highest Wednesday “Tonight” since June 3, 2009 (4.3/11), during Conan O’Brien’s first week hosting the show.
  • Fallon delivered a 2.1/7 in households, his highest rating for a Wednesday since May 27, 2009 (2.2/8), during the final week before Conan O’Brien took over “Tonight” hosting duties from Leno.
  • Guests on “Tonight” Wednesday night included Sandra Bullock, Blake Shelton and musical guest Vintage Trouble.
  • The Feb. 5 edition of “Late Night” presented “The Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Guest Comedy.”
Late-Night Details:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 4.3/11; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.2/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (2.1/7 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.8/5 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.1/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
 
  • Baptized

    Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show ratings will be through the roof.

  • nick4bty

    A 0.8 at 12:37 a.m. is remarkable. But it’s still up in the air as to whether this will translate to 11:34. Fallon could pull 1.5s regularly and completely revive latenight, or he could pull the same 0.8. Who knows.

  • Dan

    The question is if Fallon tanks will they ask Leno back

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