'Late Night' Delivers Second Best Viewership in Seven Years

Categories: Late Night TV Ratings,Network TV Press Releases

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February 26th, 2014

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via press release:

In Late-Night “Fast Official” Ratings Tuesday night:

 

  • “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” continues to deliver strong ratings, last night averaging a 1.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.636 million viewers overall in “fast official” ratings from Nielsen Media Research, up 41% versus “Tonight’s” non-Olympic season average in total viewers (5.636 million vs. 4.011 million, L+SD).  “Tonight” topped last night’s combined audiences in the time period of CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” (2.750 million) and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (1.927 million).

 

  • At 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” delivered strong ratings with its second telecast, averaging a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.722 million viewers overall in “fast official” ratings from Nielsen Media Research, making this the highest Tuesday “Late Night” 18-49 rating  in six years (since Oct. 16, 2007) and second-highest Tuesday edition in total viewers in seven years (since Feb. 13, 2007, trailing over that span only Jimmy Fallon’s final Tuesday “Late Night” telecast on Feb. 4, 2014).  Tuesday’s “Late Night” retained 80% of the prior night’s premiere 3.417 million viewers.

 

  • Tuesday’s  “Late Night with Seth Meyers” is up 35% versus “Late Night’s” season average in total viewers (2.722 million vs. 2.021 million, L+SD).  The 2.722 million viewers topped the combined audiences in the time slot of ABC’s “Nightline” (1.284 million for the first half-hour of the time period) and CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.362 million).

 

  • Tuesday’s “Tonight Show” featured Paul Rudd, Shaquille O'Neal and Hannibal Buress and Wednesday’s telecast is scheduled to include Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler (appearing together) and musical guest Dierks Bentley.

 

  • Tuesday’s “Late Night” featured Kanye West, Russell Wilson and writer Robyn Doolittle and Wednesday’s edition is scheduled to include Kelly Ripa, Brad Paisley and musical guest Brad Paisley

 

 

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

 
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