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NBC Late Night Dominates Ratings Week in All Key Measures


"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers" have scored decisive wins for the late-night ratings week of Feb. 1-5, prevailing in every key measure - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers -- versus their ABC and CBS time-period competition in a week that included "Tonight" and "Late Night" rebroadcasts on Monday and Tuesday. Note that ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" aired Friday encores.

Despite the Monday and Tuesday rebroadcasts, Fallon generated a +70% margin for the week over CBS' "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" in adults 18-49 (with a 0.85 rating vs. a 0.50) and a +55% advantage over Kimmel (0.85 vs. 0.55). At 12:35 a.m. ET, Meyers delivered a +47% margin over CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (0.44 vs. 0.30).

Season to date, Fallon and Meyers have outdelivered their ABC and CBS time-period competition for 20 of 20 weeks in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

WEEK 20 viewers

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.
Tonight *...0.85/4...3.088 million
Late Sh...0.50/3...2.495 million
Kimmel *...0.55/3...2.461 million

12:35-1:05 a.m.
Nightline...0.35/2...1.597 million

12:35-1:35 a.m.
Seth Meyers *...0.44/3...1.452 million
Late Late Show (R)...0.30/2...1.206 million

1:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m.
Carson Daly (R)...0.26/2...0.859 million

* Monday and Tuesday telecasts of "Tonight" and "Late Night" were encores, as were Friday's "Kimmel" and "Late Late Show."


11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.
Tonight...1.08/5...3.861 million
Late Sh...0.70/4...2.969 million
Kimmel...0.57/3...2.438 million

12:35-1:05 a.m.
Nightline...0.38/2...1.573 million

12:35-1:35 a.m.
Seth Meyers...0.50/3...1.644 million
Late Late Show...0.34/2...1.253 million

1:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m.
Carson Daly...0.30/2...0.914 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."

Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

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