In Its Eighth Week, 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' Continues to Generate Elevated Ratings

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April 17th, 2014

The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon Premiere

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In its eight week, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” continued to generate strong results, retaining 100% of the prior week’s adult 18-49 rating and growing +2% week to week in total viewersCompared with “Tonight’s” results for the same week last year, Fallon’s 1.18 rating in adults 18-49 for the week of April 7-11 was up +42% versus the year-ago 0.83.
For the week, Fallon’s 1.18 came within 0.05 of a rating point of the combined 18-49 results of CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” (0.57) and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (0.66).  In total viewers, Fallon outdelivered Letterman by 37% (3.916 million vs. 2.849 million) and Kimmel by 44% (3. 916 million vs. 2.715 million).  Fallon’s 3.916 million viewers overall for the week of April 7-11 was a +2% increase versus the prior week’s 3.829 million.  Note that “Late Show” was delayed by sports coverage on Monday, Thursday and Friday and those telecasts are excluded from the week’s averages.  Also, Friday’s “Kimmel” was an encore
And at 12:35 a.m. ET, week seven of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” outscored CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in all key ratings measures and also topped ABC’s “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour from 12:30-1 a.m. ET in every key category.
In adult 18-49 rating, Meyers beat Ferguson by a 30% margin for the week (with a 0.56 rating vs. a 0.43) and outdelivered “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour by 71% (0.65 vs. 0.38 from 12:30-1 a.m.).
WEEK 29
Show...18-49 last week...18-49 same week last season...total viewers last week...total viewers same week last season
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.
Tonight…1.18/5…0.83/3…3.916 million…3.412 million
Dave*…0.57/3…0.77/3…2.849 million…3.257 million
Kimmel*...0.66/3...0.62/3…2.715 million…2.364 million
12:35-1:05 a.m.
Nightline…0.39/2…0.35/2…1.576 million…1.387 million
12:35-1:35 a.m.
Seth Meyers*...0.56/3...0.53/3…1.633 million…1.658 million
Ferguson*...0.43/3...0.44/3…1.558 million…1.414 million
1:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m.
Carson Daly*…0.32/3…0.26/2…0.920 million…0.851 million
* Friday’s “Late Night,” “Last Call” and “Kimmel” were encores. “Late Show” and “Late Late Show” were delayed by sports coverage on Monday, Thursday and Friday and those telecasts are excluded from these averages.
SEASON AVERAGES SINCE FEB. 17, L+SD
Show...18-49 this season...18-49 last season...total viewers this season...total viewers last season
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.
Tonight…1.53/7…0.77/3…4.878 million…3.387 million
Dave…0.56/2…0.68/3…2.774 million…2.942 million
Kimmel...0.67/3...0.68/3…2.652 million…2.461 million
12:35-1:05 a.m.
Nightline…0.40/2…0.38/2…1.604 million…1.441 million
12:35-1:35 a.m.
Seth Meyers...0.70/4...0.49/3…1.967 million…1.630 million
Ferguson...0.36/2...0.40/2…1.358 million…1.435 million
1:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m.
Carson Daly…0.36/3…0.27/2…1.006 million…0.856 million

 

 
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