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TONIGHT SHOW Encores Win the Week Despite Kimmel's NBA Boost

Encore telecasts of TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON have won the late-night ratings week of May 29-June 2 versus the ABC and CBS time-period competition in total viewers and adults 18-49, according to "live plus same day" results from Nielsen Media Research. Note that Monday programs were excluded from these averages due to the Memorial Day holiday.

Fallon's encores beat ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for the week despite two original telecasts for Kimmel over the week's four non-holiday nights and a dramatic boost for Kimmel on Thursday from ABC's primetime coverage of the NBA Playoffs, which lifted the show that night to a 1.24 rating in 18-49 and more than 3.5 million viewers. During the same week last year, Kimmel was boosted to a weeklong win in 18-49.

Versus CBS' rebroadcast week of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," "Tonight" prevailed in total viewers, adults 18-49 and all other key demographics.

For a fourth week in a row, "Tonight" lengthened its margin over Colbert, with last week's encores averaging a 0.63 rating in adults 18-49 to top Colbert's rebroadcasts (0.34) by an +85% margin, up from wins of +35% for the week of May 22 (0.65 vs. 0.48) +31% for the week of May 15 (0.68 vs. 0.52), +27% for the week of May 8 (0.66 vs. 0.52) and +15% for the week of May 1 (0.60 vs. 0.52). Both shows aired original programs during the prior four weeks.

At 12:35 a.m. ET last week, encores of "Late Night With Seth Meyers" grew versus the prior week's originals in 18-49 (0.33 vs. 0.32) and nearly matched the previous hour's 18-49 rating for "Colbert" rebroadcasts (0.33 vs. 0.34).

Meyers ranked #1 in the timeslot in every key measure versus CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden." In their head-to-head half-hour, "Late Night" also beat ABC's "Nightline" in every key category.

At 1:35 a.m. ET, encores of "Last Call with Carson Daly" beat the prior week's originals in 18-49 by +16% (0.22 vs. 0.19) and outrated the previous hour's "Late Late Show" rebroadcasts on CBS by +5% (0.22 vs. 0.21).

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of May 29-June 2. 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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