'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' Wins The Week In Every Key Measure

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June 12th, 2014

The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon Premiere

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“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” remained the dominant late-night choice during the week of June 2-6, with “Tonight” topping ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” for the week in every key ratings measure.  Despite an NBA boost for Kimmel, Fallon won five of the week’s five nights versus those shows in total viewers.
At 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” also continues to deliver decisive wins, out-rating CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” despite starting an hour later than “Late Show.”  Note that Meyers, Kimmel and Letterman were in rebroadcast on Friday night and Thursday’s ABC shows were delayed by a high-rated NBA overrun.
In the 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET hour, Meyers outdelivered CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in all key measures – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers --  and also topped ABC’s “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour from 12:30-1 a.m. in every key category.
For the week, Fallon averaged a 1.12 rating in adults 18-49, a +27% increase versus “Tonight’s” rating for the same week last year.   Fallon outscored ABC’s NBA-boosted Kimmel in 18-49 by a +45% margin in 18-49 (1.12 vs.0.77) and by a +27% margin in total viewers (3.502 million vs. 2.763 million).  The margins over Letterman were +155% in 18-49 (1.12 vs. 0.44) and +41% in total viewers (3.502 million vs. 2.482 million).
Meyers’ 0.59 rating in 18-49 topped the 0.44 of Letterman at 11:35 and more than doubled CBS’s “Late Late Show” (0.28) head to head.  For the 12:30-1 a.m. half-hour, Meyers beat “Nightline” by a +64% margin in 18-49 (0.69 vs. 0.42 for that half-hour).
WEEK 37
Show...18-49...total viewers
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.
Tonight…1.12/5…3.502 million
Dave*…0.44/2…2.482 million
Kimmel*...0.77/4 …2.763 million
12:35-1:05 a.m.
Nightline*…0.48/3…1.718 million
12:35-1:35 a.m.
Seth Meyers*...0.59/4 …1.555 million
Ferguson...0.28/2…1.279 million
1:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m.
Carson Daly*…0.34/3…0.851 million
* ABC’s Thursday shows were delayed by a high-rated NBA overrun.  Friday’s “Late Show,” “Kimmel,” “Late Night” and “Last Call” were encores.
SEASON AVERAGES SINCE FEB. 17, L+SD
Show...18-49...total viewers
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.
Tonight…1.31/6…4.187 million
Dave…0.53/2…2.698 million
Kimmel...0.65/3…2.643 million
12:35-1:05 a.m.
Nightline…0.41/2…1.628 million
12:35-1:35 a.m.
Seth Meyers...0.63/4 …1.747 million
Ferguson...0.35/2…1.353 million
1:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m.
Carson Daly…0.34/3…0.934 million
 
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