'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' & 'Late Night With Seth Meyers' Continue to Dominate Late-Night Ratings

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May 15th, 2014

The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon Premiere

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In its 12th week, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” continued to generate elevated ratings, with a +20% 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.
In results for the week of May 5-9, Fallon averaged a 1.04 rating in adults 18-49 to outscore ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (0.63) by a +65% margin, up from “Tonight’s” +28% margin one year ago, and topped CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” (0.51) by a +104% margin, up from the year-ago +47%.  For the same week last year, “Tonight” averaged a 0.87, versus a 0.68 for Kimmel and a 0.59 for Letterman.
For the week, Fallon out-delivered “Kimmel” and “Late Show” in all key ratings measures. 
At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (0.56) topped ABC’s “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour from 12:30-1 a.m. ET by a margin of +47% (0.63 vs. 0.43 that half-hour), up from a +22% advantage for “Late Night” during the same week last year.  From 12:35-1:35 a.m., Meyers outscored CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” by a +70% margin (0.56 vs. 0.33), up from a year-ago +46% win for “Late Night.”   Meyers also topped CBS’s Letterman in 18-49 (0.56 vs. 0.51), despite starting an hour later.
Meyers delivered bigger audiences than “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour and “Late Late Show” for the full hour in every key demographic – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54.
At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” (0.32/2 in adults 18-49) grew +7% versus the same week last year (0.30/2) in 18-49.
WEEK 33
Show...18-49...total viewers
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.
Tonight…1.04/5…3.328 million
Dave…0.51/2…2.730 million
Kimmel*...0.63/3…2.659 million
12:35-1:05 a.m.
Nightline…0.43/2…1.737 million
12:35-1:35 a.m.
Seth Meyers*...0.56/3…1.533 million
Ferguson...0.33/2…1.361 million
1:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m.
Carson Daly*…0.32/2…0.844 million
* “Late Night,” “Last Call” and “Kimmel” were in rebroadcast on Friday.
SEASON AVERAGES SINCE FEB. 17, L+SD
Show...18-49...total viewers
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.
Tonight…1.37/6…4.383 million
Dave…0.55/2…2.775 million
Kimmel...0.66/3... 2.665 million
12:35-1:05 a.m.
Nightline…0.41/2…1.634 million
12:35-1:35 a.m.
Seth Meyers...0.65/4…1.813 million
Ferguson...0.36/2…1.372 million
1:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m.
Carson Daly…0.35/2…0.960 million
 
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