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THE TONIGHT SHOW Scores Top November Sweep in 6 Years

"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" has delivered "Tonight's" top-rated November sweep in six years and concluded the month with the show's highest weekly adults 18-49 rating of the season to date during the week of Nov. 24-28.

For the November sweep, Fallon averaged a 1.01 rating, "Tonight's top average for a November sweep since 2008 (1.29). "Tonight" grew +16% versus November 2013 in 18-49 (1.01 vs. 0.87). Fallon dominated ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman during the sweep, out-delivering them in every key measure.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" also dominated the Oct. 30-Nov. 26 November sweep versus the time-period competition and even topped Letterman in adults 18-49 (with a 0.51 rating versus Letterman's 0.49 for the month), despite starting an hour later. In the 12:35 a.m. hour, "Late Night" delivered bigger audiences than Ferguson in every key measure, while winning its head-to-head half-hour versus ABC's "Nightline" from 12:30-1 a.m. in every key demographic.

For the week of Nov. 24-28, "The Tonight Show" drew a 1.14 in the 18-49, which was above its 1.03 season-to-date average and ranks as the show's best weekly result since Aug. 11-15, 2014. On the Nov. 27 THANKSGIVING telecast, which was delayed by a high-rated primetime NFL overrun, "The Tonight Show" earned a 1.44 - the highest "Tonight" demo since a 1.49 on Sept. 4, 2014, when the NFL season opened on NBC.

For the week, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" earned a 0.77 rating in 18-49 and CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" drew a 0.53 in 18-49.

Note: Due to the THANKSGIVING holiday, ABC excluded Wednesday through Friday telecasts, CBS excluded Thursday and Friday and NBC excluded Friday. Monday telecasts were delayed by overruns that resulted from primetime news coverage.

For the week at 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" reached a season-high 0.58 rating in 18-49 - up from its season average of a 0.51 - and tied the week of Sept. 1-5 as "Late Night's" top-rated week since June 9-13 (0.59).

"Late Night" handily beat timeslot competition "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.35) and "Nightline" (0.48 from 12:35-1:05 a.m.). "Late Night" also outrated Letterman despite starting an hour later.

"Last Call with Carson Daly" drew a 0.33 18-49 rating for the week.



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