The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon Premiere

via press release:
JIMMY FALLON AND SETH MEYERS BEAT THE ABC AND CBS TIME-SLOT COMPETITION IN ALL KEY MEASURES FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 25-29

‘TONIGHT,’ ‘LATE NIGHT’ AND ‘LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY’ ALL SCORE THEIR TOP RATINGS FOR ENCORE WEEKS SINCE NEW YEAR’S WEEK

Late-Night Results for Week 36:

· In a holiday week primarily programmed with encores “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers” have topped their ABC and CBS time-period competition in every key ratings measure. Note that Monday telecasts were excluded from the week’s averages due to the Memorial Day holiday.

· “Tonight,” “Late Night” and “Last Call with Carson Daly” all delivered their highest adult 18-49 ratings for a week of encores since New Year’s Week, the week of Dec. 29, 2014-Jan. 2, 2015. “Tonight’s” 3.1 million viewers overall was also a high for a week of rebroadcasts since New Year’s Week.

· For the week of May 25-29, Fallon encores outrated ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” rebroadcasts and “CBS Summer Showcase” encores of “The Mentalist” in all key categories – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

· At 12:35 a.m. ET, rebroadcasts of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” beat CBS’s encores of “Late Night with James Corden” in every key measure. In his head-to-head half-hour versus ABC’s firstrun “Nightline” from 12:30-1 a.m., Meyers also prevailed in all key categories.

WEEK 36

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.
Tonight (R)*…0.87/4…3.107 million
Mentalist (R)*…0.49/2…2.366 million
Kimmel (R)*…0.51/2…2.083 million

12:35-1:05 a.m.
Nightline*…0.38/2…1.410 million

12:35-1:35 a.m.
Seth Meyers (R)*…0.46/33…1.341 million
Late Late Show (R)*…0.30/2…1.182 million

1:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m.
Carson Daly (R)*…0.28/2…0.775 million

* Monday results are excluded from these averages due to the Memorial Day holiday.

SEASON AVERAGES

Show…18-49…total viewers

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.
Tonight…1.14/5…3.922 million
Mentalist (R)…0.49/2
Kimmel…0.63/3…2.683 million

12:35-1:05 a.m.
Nightline…0.41/2…1.680 million

12:35-1:35 a.m.
Seth Meyers…0.48/3…1.515 million
Late Late Show…0.34/2…1.426 million

1:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m.
Carson Daly …0.28/23…0.826 million

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.”

Posted by:Steve Baron

VP/Digital for TV station ownership group; Dad to young twins, runner, skier & spend a lot of times in airplanes.

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