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NBC's TONIGHT SHOW Takes Late-Night Ratings in Key Demos

NBC's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON has won the late-night ratings week of Sept. 18-22 in adults 18-49, according to "live plus same day" results from Nielsen Media Research. For the week, "Tonight" generated a +35% margin of victory in adult 18-49 rating over CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" (with a 0.58 rating versus a 0.43) and posted a +49% win versus ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (0.58 vs. 0.39). Friday's "Kimmel" was an encore and Tuesday's telecast was retitled and excluded from weekly averages.

At 12:35 a.m. ET last week, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" finished #1 in the timeslot versus CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" in 18-49 and total viewers, and in their head-to-head half-hour from 12:30 to 1 a.m. ET, "Late Night" beat ABC's "Nightline" in every key measure.

Meyers' generated a +32% margin of victory versus "Late Late Show" for the week in adults 18-49 (with a 0.33 rating average versus a 0.25). From 12:30 to 1 a.m., the "Late Night" advantage versus "Nightline" was +37% (0.37 vs. 0.27 for that half-hour).

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Sept. 18-22. 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.")

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