‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’ is Up 36 Percent Versus Year Ago ‘Tonight Show’

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In its 10th week, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” continued to generate elevated ratings, returning from a week of encores with a +36% increase versus “Tonight’s” results for the same week last year in adult 18-49 rating, while time-period rivals on ABC and CBS were down versus the same week last year. 

 

For the week of April 21-25, Fallon’s 1.05 rating in adults 18-49 came within 0.03 of a rating point of the combined 18-49 results of CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” (0.51) and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (0.57).  In total viewers, Fallon outdelivered Letterman by +20% (3.358 million vs. 2.807 million) and Kimmel by +35% (3.358 million vs. 2.487 million).  Note that Kimmel was in rebroadcast on Friday.

 

In a week that saw all three 11:35 p.m. ET talk shows return from a week of encores, Fallon’s 1.05 rating was up +36% versus the year-ago 0.77 for “Tonight,” while “Late Show” declined by 18% (0.51 vs. 0.62) and “Kimmel” was down by 10% (0.57 vs. 0.63).

 

At 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” grew +2% versus its prior week of originals despite returning from a week of repeats, scoring a 0.57 rating in adults 18-49, from a 0.56 for its its last week of originals April 7-11.  Versus a 0.46 for “Late Night” results during the year-ago week, last week’s 0.57 was up +24%.

 

Meyers outrated CBS’s Letterman in 18-49 and tied ABC’s Kimmel in adults 18-49, despite starting an hour later than those rival shows.

 

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” (0.35 rating in adults 18-49) jumped +25% versus the same week last year (0.28).  Daly outrated CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (0.33 from 12:35-1:35 a.m.) and finished within 0.04 of a point of ABC’s “Nightline” (0.39 from 12:35-1:05 a.m.), despite starting an hour later.

 

 

WEEK 31

 

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…1.05/5…0.77/3…3.358 million…3.471 million

Dave…0.51/2…0.62/3…2.807 million…2.818 million

Kimmel*…0.57/3…0.63/3…2.487 million…2.405 million

 

12:35-1:05 a.m.

Nightline…0.39/2…0.37/2…1.559 million…1.500 million

 

12:35-1:35 a.m.

Seth Meyers*…0.57/3…0.46/3…1.511 million…1.658 million

Ferguson…0.33/2…0.33/2…1.360 million…1.307 million

 

1:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m.

Carson Daly*…0.35/3…0.28/2…0.906 million…0.871 million

 

* “Late Night,” “Last Call” and “Kimmel” were in rebroadcast on Friday.

 

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…1.42/6…0.77/3…4.547 million…3.357 million

Dave…0.55/2…0.67/3…2.772 million…2.876 million

Kimmel…0.66/3…0.68/3…2.654 million…2.489 million

 

12:35-1:05 a.m.

Nightline…0.40/2…0.39/2…1.610 million…1.483 million

 

12:35-1:35 a.m.

Seth Meyers…0.66/4…0.49/3…1.858 million…1.623 million

Ferguson…0.36/2…0.39/2…1.367 million…1.416 million

 

1:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m.

Carson Daly…0.35/3…0.27/2…0.976 million…0.855 million

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