via press release:
PREMIERE WEEK LATE NIGHT RATINGS
“Late Show with David Letterman” Tops “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in Adults 25-54 and Is in Near Dead Heat Among Viewers
“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” Tops “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in Viewers and Places First in Adults 25-54
LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN finished ahead of “The Tonight Show” in adults 25-54, was in a near dead heat among viewers and just one-tenth of a rating point behind in adults 18-49 while THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON topped “Late Night” in viewers and was first in adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for premiere week ending Sept. 24.
LATE SHOW posted a 2.7/07 in households with an average of 3.78m viewers. LATE SHOW beat “The Tonight Show” in households and adults 25-54 (1.3/05) for the second consecutive premiere week and was a close second in both viewers (3.780m vs. 3.795m) and adults 18-49 (0.9/04 vs. 1.0/04).
THE LATE LATE SHOW premiered with a 1.3/05 in households with 1.81m viewers. THE LATE LATE SHOW was first in premiere week in viewers, tied for first in both households and adults 25-54 (0.7/04) and was a close second in adults 18-49 (0.5/03 vs. 0.6/04).