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[11/15/12 - 12:01 PM]
"Tonight" and "Late Night" Score #1 Rankings for the Week of Nov. 5-9
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 5-9.

[via press release from NBC]

"TONIGHT" AND "LATE NIGHT" SCORE #1 RANKINGS FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 5-9

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON DELIVER BIGGER 18-49 AND OVERALL AUDIENCES THAN THE ABC AND CBS COMPETITION IN THEIR TIME SLOTS

SEASON TO DATE, JAY HAS INCREASED HIS YEAR-AGO MARGINS OVER 'LATE SHOW' IN VIEWERS 18-34, 18-49 AND 25-54 AND JIMMY EXTENDS HIS LEADS OVER 'LATE LATE SHOW' IN 18-49 AND 18-34

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - November 15, 2012 - NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" have generated #1 results for the late-night week of November 5-9, with Jay delivering bigger 18-49 and total-viewer audiences than CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" and ABC's combination of "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in that hour, and Jimmy topping CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in every key ratings category. Note that all regular programming was preempted on Tuesday for election coverage.

For the week, "Tonight" delivered bigger audiences than "Late Late Show" in adults, men and women 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54; and adults and women 18-34, plus total viewers. Jimmy Fallon out-delivered "Late Late Show" in adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

Season to date for the 2012-13 season, "Tonight" has stretched its leads versus one year ago over CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" in viewers 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54. In viewers 18-49, "Tonight" has established a margin over "Late Show" of 9 percent (1.001 million vs. 922,000), eliminating last year's "Late Show" advantage of 4 percent. Jay has also generated a 25-54 advantage this season of 6 percent (1.276 million vs. 1.201 million) after trailing by 3 percent at this point last year, and stretched his 18-34 lead to 20 percent (344,000 vs. 286,000) up from last year's 7 percent.

Jimmy Fallon has established a 13 percent lead over "Late Late Show" this season in viewers 18-49 (651,000 vs. 575,000), up from 12 percent at this point last season, and in viewers 18-34, Jimmy's lead over "Late Late Show" this season is 47 percent (285,000 vs. 194,000), up from a 35 percent margin at this point last season.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of November 5-9. 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*
11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.9/3*
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," 3.6 million viewers*
CBS "Late Show," 3.3 million viewers*
11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 3.8 million viewers*
12 midnight-1 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 2.0 million viewers*
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.7 million viewers*
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.7 million viewers*
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 1.0 million viewers*

*Tuesday telecasts were preempted by election coverage.

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," 0.5/3
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.5/3
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," 3.4 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 3.1 million viewers
11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 3.8 million viewers
12 midnight-1 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 1.9 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.6 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.5 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.9 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-9

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.9
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.8
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.4
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.8
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.5

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. "The Daily Show," 2.0 million
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 1.6 million
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.9 million
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.9 million
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.2 million





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