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NBC's TONIGHT SHOW Dominates Timeslot Competition

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NBC's TONIGHT SHOW Dominates Timeslot Competition

"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" remained the dominant late-night choice during the week of June 2-6, with "Tonight" topping ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" for the week in every key ratings measure. Despite an NBA Finals boost for Kimmel on Thursday, Fallon won all five nights of the week versus those shows in total viewers.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" also continues to deliver decisive wins, out-rating CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" despite starting an hour later than "Late Show."

Note: Meyers, Kimmel and Letterman were in rebroadcast on Friday night and Thursday's ABC shows were delayed by a high-rated NBA overrun.

In the 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET hour, Meyers outdelivered CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in all key measures - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers - and also topped ABC's "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour from 12:30-1 a.m. in every key category.

For the week, Fallon averaged a 1.12 rating in adults 18-49, a +27% increase versus "Tonight's" rating for the same week last year. Fallon outscored ABC's NBA Finals-boosted Kimmel in 18-49 by a +45% margin in 18-49 (1.12 vs.0.77) and by a +27% margin in total viewers (3.502 million vs. 2.763 million). The margins over Letterman were +155% in 18-49 (1.12 vs. 0.44) and +41% in total viewers (3.502 million vs. 2.482 million).

Meyers' 0.59 rating in 18-49 topped the 0.44 of Letterman at 11:35 p.m. and more than doubled CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.28) head to head. For the 12:30-1 a.m. half-hour, Meyers beat "Nightline" by a +64% margin in 18-49 (0.69 vs. 0.42 for that half-hour).

WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of June 2-6. 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," 1.12 rating, 5 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.44/2 *
ABC "Kimmel," 0.77/4 *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.48/3 *

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.59/4 *
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.28/2

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.34/3 *

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.502 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.482 million viewers *
ABC "Kimmel," 2.763 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.718 million viewers *

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.555 million viewers *
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.279 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.851 million viewers *

* ABC's Thursday shows were delayed by a high-rated NBA overrun. Friday's "Late Show," "Kimmel," "Late Night" and "Last Call" were encores.





SEASON TO DATE (SINCE FEB. 17, "LIVE PLUS SAME DAY")

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 1.31 rating, 6 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.53/2
ABC "Kimmel," 0.65/3

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.41/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.63/4
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.35/2

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.34/3

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 4.187 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.698 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.643 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.628 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.747 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.353 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.934 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JUNE 2-6

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.53
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.49

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.35

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.90
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.63

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

TOTAL VIEWERS


Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. "The Daily Show," 1.396 million
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 1.198 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.781 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.024 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.380 million viewers




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