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[12/08/11 - 10:53 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Deliver #1 Results for the Late-Night Week of Nov. 28-Dec. 2
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 28-December 2.

[via press release from NBC]

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON DELIVER #1 RESULTS FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF NOV. 28-DEC. 2

JAY GRABS HIS BIGGEST 18-49 AUDIENCE IN 12 WEEKS AND BIGGEST OVERALL AUDIENCE IN NEARLY FIVE MONTHS

JIMMY HITS A FOUR-WEEK HIGH IN 18-49 VIEWERS AND A FIVE-WEEK HIGH IN TOTAL VIEWERS

SEASON TO DATE, JAY AND JIMMY INCREASE THEIR TOTAL-VIEWER MARGINS VS. LAST YEAR

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - December 8, 2011 - NBC's late-night lineup has delivered #1 finishes for the ratings week of November 28-December 2 over the ABC and CBS time-period competition, with "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" generating its biggest adult 18-49 audience in 12 weeks and its biggest overall audience in nearly five months. At 12:35 a.m. ET, NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" attracted its biggest 18-49 viewership in four weeks and biggest overall audience in five weeks. Note that CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" was in rebroadcast last week.

For the week, Jay out-delivered CBS's "Late Show" encores and ABC's combination of "Nightline" and "Kimmel" in viewers 18-49, total viewers and other key categories with the biggest "Tonight" 18-49 audience since the week of September 5-9 and biggest overall audience since July 4-8.

At 12:35 a.m. ET for the week, Jimmy Fallon delivered bigger audiences than CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and head to head against ABC's second half of "Kimmel" in viewers 18-49, total viewers and other key categories, with the biggest "Late Night" 18-49 audience since the week of October 31-November 4 and the show's top overall audience since October 24-28.

Versus the same week last year, "Tonight" was up 0.5 percent in total viewers (4.098 million vs. 4.078 million) while "Late Night" was up 6 percent (1.852 million vs. 1.755 million).

Through the first 11 weeks of the season, "Tonight" has increased its total-viewer margin over "Late Show" to 11 percent (3.705 million vs. 3.324 million), up from the year-ago season-to-date advantage of 7 percent. Jimmy Fallon has established a total-viewer lead over "Late Late Show" this season of 13 percent (1.772 million vs. 1.567 million), after trailing by 3 percent one year ago. Jimmy has also increased his season-to-date lead over "Late Late Show" in adults 18-34, to 38 percent (293,000 vs. 213,000) up from last year's 23 percent, and in adults 25-54, up to 6 percent (865,000 vs. 815,000) after trailing by 0.1 percent at this point last season.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of November 28-December 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.")

ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 0.9 rating, 4 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.8/3 (in encore telecasts)
11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.9/3
12 midnight-1 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 0.5/2*
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.5/3
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.4/2
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.3/2 (in encore telecasts)

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 4.1 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.8 million viewers (in encore telecasts)
11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 3.8 million viewers
12 midnight-1 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 1.7 million viewers*
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.9 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.4 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 1.0 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

* Friday's "Kimmel" was an encore.

SEASON TO DATE

ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 0.9 rating, 3 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.9/4
11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.0/3
12 midnight-1 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 0.6/3
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.6/3
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.5/3
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.3/2

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.7 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 3.3 million viewers
11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 4.0 million viewers
12 midnight-1 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 1.9 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.8 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.6 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 1.0 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 2

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.7

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.5

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.4

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.0

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

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.28 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. "The Daily Show," 1.7 million

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

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.8 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.1 million

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.3 million





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