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NBC's JIMMY FALLON Continues to Generate Elevated Ratings

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NBC's JIMMY FALLON Continues to Generate Elevated Ratings

In its seventh week, "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" continued to generate elevated ratings, up versus "Tonight's" results for the same week last year by 46% in adult 18-49 rating, while time-period rivals on ABC and CBS were down versus the same week last year.

For the week, Fallon topped CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" in adult 18-49 rating by an 87% margin (with a 1.18 rating vs. a 0.63) and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" by 79% (1.18 vs. 0.66). In total viewers, Fallon outdelivered Letterman by 22% (3.829 million vs. 3.148 million) and Kimmel by 46% (3.829 million vs. 2.627 million).

In a week that included the announcement of Letterman's retirement and a Wednesday appearance by former President Bill Clinton on "Kimmel," Fallon's 1.18 rating was up 46% versus the year-ago 0.81 for "Tonight," while "Late Show" declined by 5% (0.63 vs. 0.66) and "Kimmel" was down by 10% (0.66 vs. 0.73).

And at 12:35 a.m. ET, week six of "Late Night with Seth Meyers" outscored CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in all key ratings measures and also topped ABC's "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour from 12:30-1 a.m. ET in every key category.

In adult 18-49 rating, Meyers beat Ferguson by a 51% margin for the week (with a 0.59 rating vs. a 0.39) and outdelivered "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour by 76% (0.67 vs. 0.38 from 12:30-1 a.m.).


WEEK 27

Show...18-49 last week...18-49 same week last season...total viewers last week...total viewers same week last season

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.
Tonight...1.18/5...0.81/3...3.829 million...3.610 million
Dave...0.63/3...0.66/3...3.148 million...2.916 million
Kimmel*...0.66/3...0.73/3...2.627 million...2.513 million

12:35-1:05 a.m.
Nightline...0.38/2...0.41/2...1.629 million...1.459 million

12:35-1:35 a.m.
Seth Meyers*...0.59/4...0.55/3...1.627 million...1.797 million
Ferguson*...0.39/2...0.35/2...1.420 million...1.330 million

1:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m.
Carson Daly*...0.34/3...0.31/2...0.869 million...0.947 million

* Friday's "Late Night," "Last Call" and "Kimmel" were encores and "Late Late Show" was in rebroadcast from Tuesday through Friday.


SEASON AVERAGES SINCE FEB. 17, L+SD

Show...18-49 this season...18-49 last season...total viewers this season...total viewers last season

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.
Tonight...1.58/7...0.76/3...5.018 million...3.383 million
Dave...0.56/2...0.67/3...2.769 million...2.923 million
Kimmel...0.67/3...0.68/3...2.643 million...2.475 million

12:35-1:05 a.m.
Nightline...0.40/2...0.39/2...1.608 million...1.449 million

12:35-1:35 a.m.
Seth Meyers...0.72/4...0.49/3...2.024 million...1.625 million
Ferguson...0.36/2...0.39/2...1.345 million...1.437 million

1:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m.
Carson Daly...0.37/3...0.27/2...1.020 million...0.856 million

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