NBC's Late-Night Lineup Continues to Deliver Strong Results

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February 28th, 2014

The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon Premiere

via press release:

In Late-Night “Fast Official” Results Thursday night:

 

  • “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” continues to deliver strong ratings , averaging a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.456 million viewers overall in “fast official” ratings from Nielsen Media Research, up 24% versus “Tonight’s” Thursday average this season prior to Jay Leno’s finale (4.456 million vs. 3.603 million, L+SD).  “Tonight” out-rated CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” (2.710 million viewers) and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (3.559 million).  Note “Kimmel” featured guest Kerry Washington of “Scandal,” ABC’s 10 p.m. series that delivered a dominant ratings win in that slot last night.

 

  • At 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” delivered solid ratings with its fourth telecast, averaging a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.962 million viewers overall in “fast official” results from Nielsen Media Research, up 6% versus “Late Night’s” Thursday average this season prior to the night of Jay Leno’s finale in total viewers (1.962 million vs. 1.848, L+SD) and up 17% in 18-49 rating (0.7 vs. 0.6).

 

  • Head to head in the 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET half-hour, “Late Night” topped ABC’s “Nightline” (2.371 million for “Late NIght,” 2.121 million for “Nightline” for that half-hour) and in the 12:30-1:30 a.m. hour, “Late Night” outscored CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.962 million vs. 1.186 million for the full hour).   In 18-49 rating, “Late Night” topped “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour by a 33% margin (0.8 vs. 0.6 from 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET).

 

  • Thursday’s “Tonight Show” featured Denzel Washington, Shaun White and musical guest Sara Bareilles with The Roots and Friday’s telecast is scheduled to include Cameron Diaz, Ralph Fiennes and Mario Batali.

 

  • Thursday’s “Late Night” featured Lena Dunham, Anthony Mackie and musical guest John Mayer Trio and Friday’s edition is scheduled to include Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart, Sophia Bush and comedian Michael Che.
 
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