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[01/06/12 - 11:23 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Deliver #1 Results for the Late-Night Week of Dec. 26-30
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 26-30.

[via press release from NBC]

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON DELIVER #1 RESULTS FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF DEC. 26-30

IN A HOLIDAY WEEK OF ENCORES, 'TONIGHT' DELIVERS BIGGER AUDIENCES THAN 'LATE SHOW' IN ALL KEY RATINGS CATEGORIES

AT 12:30 A.M. ET, JIMMY FALLON OUT-DELIVERS 'LATE LATE SHOW' AND 'KIMMEL' HEAD TO HEAD BY ALL KEY MEASURES

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

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - January 6, 2012 - NBC's late-night lineup has generated #1 rankings for the week of December 26-30 over the ABC and CBS time-period competition, in a holiday week of encore telecasts during which Monday results were excluded.

For the week, Jay out-delivered CBS's "Late Show" and ABC's combination of "Nightline" and "Kimmel" in viewers 18-49, total viewers and other key categories. In 18-49 rating, "Tonight" and "Late Show" tied with a 0.7 rating each, while in viewers 18-49, "Tonight" posted a 9 percent margin of victory (with 954,000 adults 18-49 vs. 872,000). "Tonight" delivered bigger audiences than "Late Show" in every key ratings category: adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, as well as total viewers.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, 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 all key ratings categories.

Through the first 15 weeks of the season, "Tonight" has increased its total-viewer margin over "Late Show" to 13 percent (3.742 million vs. 3.315 million), up from the year-ago season-to-date advantage of 8 percent. Jimmy Fallon has established a total-viewer lead over "Late Late Show" this season of 15 percent (1.802 million vs. 1.563 million), after trailing by 1 percent one year ago. Jimmy has also increased his season-to-date lead over "Late Late Show" in adults 18-34, to 45 percent (299,000 vs. 206,000) up from last year's 26 percent, and in adults 25-54, up to 9 percent (879,000 vs. 806,000) up from 3 percent at this point last season.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of December 26-30. 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," 0.7 rating, 3 share (in encore telecasts)*
CBS "Late Show," 0.7/3 (in encore telecasts)*

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.8/3*

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 0.4/2 (in encore telecasts)*

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.5/3 (in encore telecasts)*
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.4/2 (in encore telecasts)*

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," 3.3 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*
CBS "Late Show," 3.0 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 3.4 million viewers*

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 1.6 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.6 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.4 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.9 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

* Monday telecasts are excluded from these averages due to the Christmas holiday.

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," 0.9/3

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," 0.6/3
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," 3.9 million viewers

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 1.8 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

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-23

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.4 (in encore telecasts)

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.3 (in encore telecasts)

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.4 (in encore telecasts)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.9

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.5

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.28 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. "The Daily Show," 0.8 million

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

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.9 million (in encore telecasts)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.2 million

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.2 million





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