‘The Tonight Show’ Starring Jimmy Fallon Tops ABC-CBS Competition Combined

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“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” delivered week-to-week gains during the week of May 12-16, growing +10% in both adults 18-49 (to a 1.14 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49 vs. the prior week’s 1.04/5) and total viewers (3.6 million vs. 3.3 million).   Versus “Tonight” results for the same week last year, Fallon was up +28% in 18-49 (to a 1.14 rating from a 0.89).

 

For the week, Fallon topped the combined competition of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (0.55/2, including encores on Monday and Tuesday) and CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” (0.55/2).

 

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (0.57/4 in 18-49) was also up week to week, growing +2% versus the prior week’s 0.56 in 18-49, while also increasing by +5% week to week in total viewers (1.611 million vs. 1.533 million).

 

With his 0.57 in 18-49, Meyers out-rated ABC’s Kimmel and CBS’s Letterman (0.55 each), despite starting an hour later.

 

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” grew week to week by +3% in 18-49 (to a 0.33 from a 0.32) and +7% in total viewers (904,000 vs. 844,000).

 

WEEK 34

 

Show…18-49…total viewers

 

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.

Tonight…1.14/5…3.646 million

Dave…0.55/2…2.775 million

Kimmel*…0.55/2 …2.441 million

 

12:35-1:05 a.m.

Nightline…0.37/2…1.553 million

 

12:35-1:35 a.m.

Seth Meyers*…0.57/4 …1.611 million

Ferguson…0.36/22…1.486 million

 

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

Carson Daly*…0.33/2…0.904 million

 

* “Late Night” and “Last Call” were in rebroadcast on Friday and “Kimmel” aired encores on Monday and Tuesday.

 

SEASON AVERAGES SINCE FEB. 17, L+SD

 

Show…18-49…total viewers

 

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.

Tonight…1.35/6…4.326 million

Dave…0.55/2…2.775 million

Kimmel…0.65/3…2.648 million

 

12:35-1:05 a.m.

Nightline…0.40/2…1.628 million

 

12:35-1:35 a.m.

Seth Meyers…0.64/4 …1.796 million

Ferguson…0.36/2…1.382 million

 

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

Carson Daly…0.35/3…0.956 million

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