NBC's TONIGHT SHOW Scores Most-Dominant 18-49 Win Since January
NBC's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON has dominated demographic results for the late-night ratings week of June 12-16, equaling the show's highest 18-49 rating in 10 weeks while also scoring a 10-week high in total viewers. According to "live plus same day" results from Nielsen Media Research, "Tonight" delivered its biggest margin of victory over an original week of CBS' "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" in adult 18-49 rating in five months (with a 0.68 rating vs. a 0.43, for margins of +58% and +0.25 of a rating point, biggest since the week of Jan. 9-13).
In total viewers, "Tonight" finished the closest it's been to a week of Colbert originals (46,000 viewers, 2.755 million vs. 2.709 million) in 12 weeks, since the week of March 20-24 (2.768 million vs. 2.737 million, for a gap of 31,000).
For the week, Fallon's 0.68 rating in 18-49 equals "Tonight's" highest since the week of April 3-7, when the show's week of episodes from Orlando averaged a 0.69. Last week's 2.709 million total viewers is also the show's best by that measure since the week in Orlando (2.986 million).
"Tonight" also dominated ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last week, despite "Kimmel's" boost from a high-rated NBA FINALS overrun on Monday of that week. "Tonight" topped Kimmel for the week by a +28% margin in 18-49 rating (0.68 vs. 0.53) and +27% in total viewers (2.709 million vs. 2.138 million).
At 12:35 a.m. ET last week, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" hit a 13-week high in 18-49 rating, with its 0.38 being the show's best since a 0.39 for the week of March 13-17.
Meyers finished #1 in the timeslot in every key measure -- adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers -- versus CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden." In their head-to-head half-hour from 12:30 to 1 a.m. ET, "Late Night" also beat ABC's "Nightline" in every key category.
LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of June 12-16. 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.")