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[10/18/12 - 12:22 PM]
"Tonight Show" and "Late Night" Generate #1 Finishes for the Week of Oct. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 8-12.

[via press release from NBC]

"TONIGHT SHOW" AND "LATE NIGHT" GENERATE #1 FINISHES FOR THE WEEK OF OCT. 8-12

JAY LENO TOPS THE ABC AND CBS TIME-SLOT COMPETITION IN ALL KEY CATEGORIES: ADULTS, MEN AND WOMEN 18-34, 18-49 AND 25-54, PLUS TOTAL VIEWERS

THROUGH THE SEASON'S FIRST THREE WEEKS, JAY HAS INCREASED HIS YEAR-AGO MARGINS OVER 'LATE SHOW' IN 18-34, 18-49, 25-54 AND TOTAL VIEWERS

JAY AND JIMMY DELIVER FIVE-WEEK HIGHS IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - October 18, 2012 - NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" has delivered #1 results for the late-night week of October 8-12, generating bigger audiences in every key category than the time-period competition of CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" and ABC's combination in that hour of "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Jay led that competition across the board, with bigger audiences in adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

Through the first three weeks of the 2012-13 season, "Tonight" has stretched its leads versus one year-ago over "Late Show" in viewers 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, as well as total viewers.

At 12:35 a.m. ET last week, "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" topped CBS's encore telecasts of "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and ABC's "Kimmel" in their head-to-head half-hour in 18-49 viewers, total viewers and other key categories. Note that Friday's "Kimmel" was an encore.

Both "Tonight" and "Late Night" scored five-week highs in viewers 18-49 and total viewers, generating their biggest audiences in those categories since the week of September 3-7.

Through the first three weeks of the season, "Tonight" has stretched its viewers 18-49 margin over "Late Show" to 6 percent (951,000 vs. 894,000), eliminating last year's "Late Show" advantage of 4 percent, while Jay lengthened his total-viewer advantage to 12 percent (3.316 million vs. 2.960 million) from last year's 10 percent, increased his 25-54 advantage to 4 percent (1.220 million vs. 1.170 million) after trailing by 1 percent last year and stretched his 18-34 lead to 16 percent (323,000 vs. 279,000) from last year's 8 percent.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of October 8-12. 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," 0.8 rating, 3 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.7/3
11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.7/3
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 (in encore telecasts)
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," 3.4 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.9 million viewers
11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 3.6 million viewers
12 midnight-1 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 1.7 million viewers*
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.6 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.4 million viewers (in encore telecasts)
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.8 million viewers*

* Friday's "Kimmel" and "Last Call" were encores

SEASON TO DATE

ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 0.8 rating, 3 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.7/3
11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.8/3
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," 0.4/3
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," 3.3 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 3.0 million viewers
11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 3.7 million viewers
12 midnight-1 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 1.8 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.6 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.4 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.9 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF OCTOBER 8-12

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.8
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.6
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," delayed by baseball
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.9
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.6

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. "The Daily Show," 1.8 million
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 1.3 million
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," delayed by baseball
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.0 million
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million





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