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Via NBC’s Press Release:

THE TONIGHT SHOW’ OUTDELIVERS ‘LATE SHOW’ IN 18-49 AND OTHER KEY DEMOS FOR WEEK OF SEPT. 7-11

Despite Highly Promoted Colbert Debut, Fallon Generates His Highest 18-49 and Total-Viewer Week in Nearly Seven Months According to Official National Results

Meyers Also Hits Seven-Month Highs, Out-Rates ‘Kimmel’; ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ Matches 18-Month High

NEW YORK — Sept. 17, 2015 — Up against the highly promoted debut of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” ranked as the #1 late-night talk show for the week of Sept. 7-11 in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, adults 18-34 and other key demographics.

In official national results from Nielsen Media Research, “The Tonight Show” drew a 1.20 rating, 6 share in 18-49 and 3.943 million total viewers overall and topped Colbert on three of the week’s four nights (Wednesday through Friday) in adults 18-49 and total viewers.

These were “Tonight’s” best weekly 18-49 and total-viewer results in nearly seven months (1.30 rating in 18-49, 4.233 million viewers overall for the week of Feb. 16-20).

Note: The Sept. 7 Labor Day “Tonight Show” encore episode is considered a special and not included in weekly or season averages.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” (0.57/4 in 18-49 rating, 1.727 viewers overall) generated its best weekly 18-49 and total-viewer results in seven months (also a 0.57 in 18-49 and 1.728 million viewers overall for the week of Feb. 2-6, 2015).

Despite the later hour, Meyers outdrew ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in adults 18-49 four nights in a row and finished +30% ahead of Kimmel in the demo for the week (0.57 vs. 0.44).

“Last Call with Carson Daly”(0.37/3 in 18-49, 994,000 viewers overall) delivered the show’s best 18-49 average in more than nine months, since the week of Nov. 17-21, 2014 (also a 0.37) and equaled its top week in adults 18-49 in 18 months (since the week of March 3-7, 2014, 0.38). 

In total viewers, the 994,000 was “Last Call’s” strongest delivery in 17 months, since the week of March 24-28, 2014 (1.019 million).

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Sept. 7-11. Ratings reflect “live plus same day” data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date figures are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”)

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 1.20 rating, 6 share *
CBS “Late Show,” 0.94/5 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.44/2 *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.32/2 *

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.57/4 *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.35/3 *   

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.37/3 *

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 3.943 million viewers *
CBS “Summer Showcase,” 4.454 million viewers *
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.965 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.328 million viewers * 

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.727 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.435 million viewers *      

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.994 million viewers *

* Monday’s results are excluded due to the Labor Day holiday.

SEASON AVERAGES

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 1.10 rating, 5 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.58/2
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.60/3

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.39/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.47/3
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.32/2

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.27/2

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 3.846 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.103 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.549 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.603 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.500 million viewers
CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.347 million viewers  

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.816 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK SEPT. 7-11

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “@midnight,” 0.19 **
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Nightly Show,” 0.14 **

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.23 (R)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.75
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.65

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers.

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “@midnight,” 0.370 million **
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Nightly Show,” 0.329 million **   


TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.510 million (R)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.447 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.387 million viewers

** Comedy Central shows were pre-empted on Monday.

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