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NBC Late Night Continues to Dominate Broadcast Competition

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NBC Late Night Continues to Dominate Broadcast Competition

"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" have ruled the broadcast competition for the week of Jan. 6-10, delivering bigger audiences than their ABC and CBS time-period rivals in every key ratings category - adults, men and women, 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.



Versus the same week last, "The Tonight Show" is up 5% in viewers 18-49 (to 1.091 million from 1.038 million) and up 12% in total viewers (3.909 million vs. 3.486 million). "Late Night" is up versus the same week last year by 25% in viewers 18-49 (777,000 vs. 621,000) and up 27% in total viewers (2.013 million vs. 1.591 million).



"Last Call with Carson Daly" at 1:35 a.m. ET is up versus the year-ago week by 8% in viewers 18-49 (386,000 vs. 359,000) and 10% in total viewers (925,000 vs. 841,000).



In total viewers, this was the top week for "Late Night" since Thanksgiving week (2.131 million) and the top week with no boost from an NFL overrun since the week of Dec. 17-21, 2012 (2.029 million).



Season to date, "The Tonight Show" is off to its biggest start 16 weeks into a new TV season in three years in 18-49 viewers and total viewers. Fallon is delivering his biggest 18-49 audience 16 weeks into the season in three years and his top total-viewer average in the five years he's been hosting "Late Night."



Versus the first 16 weeks of the year-ago season, Leno is up 7% in 18-49 viewers (with 1.130 million vs. 1.052 million) and up 8% in total viewers (3.827 million vs. 3.543 million). Fallon is up 17% in 18-49 viewers (792,000 vs. 677,000) so far this season and up 14% in total viewers (1.952 million vs. 1.705 million).



At 1:35 a.m. ET, "Last Call with Carson Daly" is also delivering sizable gains versus the first 16 weeks of last season, up 18% in 18-49 viewers (433,000 vs. 366,000) and up 11% in total viewers (969,000 vs. 871,000).



"Tonight" has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Show" for the last 60 weeks in a row and topped "Kimmel" for 49 of their 53 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered "Late Show" for 64 weeks in a row and "Kimmel" for 53 of 53 weeks.



Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Late Show" for 65 of the last 66 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 62 of the last 64 weeks. Versus "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has outdelivered the ABC series for 53 of 53 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 48 of 50 weeks in total viewers.



WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Jan. 6-10. 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," 0.9 rating, 3 share

CBS "Late Show," 0.6/3

ABC "Kimmel," 0.7/3 *





12:35-1:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Nightline," 0.4/2





12:35-1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night," 0.6/3

CBS "Late Late Show," 0.3/2





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

NBC "Last Call," 0.3/2 *



TOTAL VIEWERS





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

NBC "Tonight," 3.9 million viewers

CBS "Late Show," 3.0 million viewers

ABC "Kimmel," 2.5 million viewers *





12:35-1:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Nightline," 1.6 million viewers





12:35-1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night," 2.0 million viewers

CBS "Late Late Show," 1.4 million viewers





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

NBC "Last Call," 0.9 million viewers *



* Friday's "Last Call" and "Kimmel" were encores.



SEASON TO DATE



ADULTS 18-49





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

NBC "Tonight," 0.9 rating, 4 share

CBS "Late Show," 0.6/3

ABC "Kimmel," 0.7/3





12:35-1:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Nightline," 0.4/2





12:35-1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night," 0.6/4

CBS "Late Late Show," 0.4/2





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

NBC "Last Call," 0.3/2



TOTAL VIEWERS





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

NBC "Tonight," 3.8 million viewers

CBS "Late Show," 2.9 million viewers

ABC "Kimmel," 2.6 million viewers





12:35-1:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Nightline," 1.7 million viewers





12:35-1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night," 2.0 million viewers

CBS "Late Late Show," 1.5 million viewers





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

NBC "Last Call," 1.0 million viewers



SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JAN. 6-10





NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING





Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.6

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.4



TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.5



Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.9

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.6





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





TOTAL VIEWERS



Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. "The Daily Show," 1.5 million

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 1.1 million



TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 1.0 million



Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.9 million viewers

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million viewers

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