The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon Premiere

via press release:

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers” have scored dominant wins for the late-night ratings week of Aug. 18-22, with Fallon beating his broadcast competition in every key measure and Meyers encores winning in adults 18-49 versus both his time-period competition and CBS’s first-run “Late Show with David Letterman,” which starts an hour earlier than “Late Night.”


Fallon averaged a 1.00 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.6 million viewers overall for the week and led the competition of CBS’s “Late Show” and ABC’s encores of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in all key categories – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.  Note that Letterman’s Friday telecast, an encore, was delayed by an NFL overrun and is excluded from these averages.


At 12:35 a.m. ET, a 0.46 rating in adults 18-49 for Meyers’ rebroadcasts topped a 0.42 for Letterman’s originals.  In the 12:35-1:35 a.m. time period, the “Late Night” encores also delivered bigger audiences than Ferguson’s rebroadcasts in every key ratings measure. Additionally, they beat ABC’s original “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour from 12:30-1 a.m. in all key categories.  Ferguson’s Friday telecast was excluded due to a football overrun.


At 1:35 a.m. ET, rebroadcasts of “Last Call with Carson Daly” out-rated CBS’s “Late Late Show” encores (with a 0.26 rating vs. a 0.23).  Versus the same week last year, “Last Call” was up +18% in 18-49 rating (to a 0.26 from a 0.22) and up +10% in total viewers (766,000 vs. 698,000).





Show…18-49…total viewers


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

Tonight…1.00/5…3.594 million

Dave*…0.42/2…2.330 million

Kimmel (R)…0.49/2…1.982 million


12:35-1:05 a.m.

Nightline…0.32/2…1.261 million


12:35-1:35 a.m.

Seth Meyers (R)…0.46/3…1.419 million

Ferguson (R)*…0.23/2…1.069 million


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

Carson Daly (R) …0.26/2…0.766 million


* Friday’s CBS programming was delayed by an NFL overrun and is excluded. Friday’s “Late Show” was an encore.





Show…18-49…total viewers


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

Tonight…1.21/6…3.921 million

Dave…0.49/2…2.529 million

Kimmel…0.63/3…2.505 million


12:35-1:05 a.m.

Nightline…0.39/2…1.558 million


12:35-1:35 a.m.

Seth Meyers…0.57/4…1.620 million

Ferguson…0.31/2…1.280 million


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

Carson Daly…0.32/3…0.870 million

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