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[05/06/10 - 01:30 PM]
'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' and 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' Score April 26-30 Late-Night Wins
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 26-30.

[via press release from NBC]

'THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO' AND 'LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON' SCORE APRIL 26-30 LATE-NIGHT WINS

JAY DELIVERS HIS BIGGEST 18-49 MARGIN OVER A WEEK OF 'LATE SHOW' ORIGINALS SINCE THE WEEK OF MARCH 1-5

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. � May 6, 2010 � NBC's late-night lineup has scored ratings victories for the week of April 26-30, with "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" out-delivering CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" and ABC's combination of "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in all key ratings categories: adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, as well as total viewers. At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" also generated bigger audiences than CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," in all key categories. �Late Late Show� was in rebroadcast three nights last week.

"Tonight" won the 11:35 p.m. ET hour by a 34 percent margin over "Late Show" in adult 18-49 viewers, Jay's biggest advantage over a week of "Late Show" originals since the week of March 1-5, Jay's first week back on "Tonight." Jay also led "Late Show" last week by a 28 percent margin in total viewers and 65 percent in adult 18-34 viewers. At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" topped "Late Late Show" by margins of 19 percent in 18-49 viewers and 46 percent in 18-34 viewers.

Jay delivered his biggest 18-49 audience in three weeks and biggest adult 18-34 audience in seven weeks.

For the week at 1:35 a.m. ET, �Last Call with Carson Daly� (0.4 rating in 18-49, 0.3 in 18-34) tied the rating of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and CBS's Ferguson in the valuable adult 18-34 category.

For the week of April 26-30, Jay's average 1.442 million adults 18-49 outscored Letterman's 1.079 million; in total viewers, Jay's audience of 3.997 million persons beat Letterman's 3.125 million; and in adults 18-34, Jay's 568,000 topped Letterman�s 345,000. At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy Fallon's 799,000 adults 18-49 for the week topped Ferguson's 670,000; in total viewers, Jimmy's 1.608 million defeated Ferguson's 1.575 million; and in adults 18-34, Jimmy's 346,000 out-delivered Ferguson's 237,000.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of April 26-30. Ratings reflect "live plus same day" data 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.")

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 1.1 rating, 5 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.8/4
ABC "Nightline," 0.9/4

12:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 0.6/3*

12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.6/3
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.5/3*

1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.4/3*

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 4.0 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 3.1 million viewers
ABC "Nightline," 3.7 million viewers

12:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 1.7 million viewers*

12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.6 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.6 million viewers*

1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.9 million viewers*

* Monday's "Last Call" and Friday's "Kimmel" were encores. "Late Late Show" was also in rebroadcast Monday through Wednesday.

SEASON TO DATE

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m. ET
NBC "Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.2/5
CBS "Late Show," 1.0/4
ABC "Nightline," 1.0/4

12:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 0.5/3

12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.6/3

1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.4/3

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m. ET
NBC "Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 4.5 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 4.0 million viewers
ABC "Nightline," 3.8 million viewers

12:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 1.7 million viewers

12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," 1.5 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.9 million viewers

1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.9 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF APRIL 26-30

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.7

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.6

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.8

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.6

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.32 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 1.6 million

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. ET, "The Colbert Report," 1.2 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.7 million

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.1 million





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