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[05/23/13 - 10:28 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Dominate with "Tonight's" Biggest 18-49 Audience Since December and "Late Night's" Best Since New Year's Week
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 13-17.

[via press release from NBC]

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON DOMINATE WITH "TONIGHT'S" BIGGEST 18-49 AUDIENCE SINCE DECEMBER AND "LATE NIGHT'S" BEST SINCE NEW YEAR'S WEEK

For the Week of May 13-17, Jay and Jimmy Deliver Bigger Audiences Than Their Time-Period Broadcast Competition in Every Key Category - Adults, Men and Women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54

'Last Call with Carson Daly' Generates its Biggest 18-49 Audience Since November

For the Week and the Quarter to Date, 'Tonight' and 'Late Night' Are Delivering Gains vs. One Year Ago

'Tonight' Has Topped 'Late Show' for 26 Weeks in a Row in 18-49 Viewers and Beaten 'Kimmel' for 17 of 19 Weeks

'Late Night' Has Out-Delivered 'Late Late Show' in 18-49 Viewers for 31 of 32 Weeks and 'Nightline' Head to Head for 19 of 19 Weeks

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - May 23, 2013 - NBC's late-night lineup has generated dominant wins for the week of May 13-17 versus the broadcast competition, as "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" have delivered bigger audiences than their respective ABC and CBS time-period rivals in every key ratings category -- adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, as well as total viewers.

Jay attracted his biggest 18-49 audience since December and Jimmy hit a high since New Year's Week, while in total viewers, "Tonight" was at a 15-week high and "Late Night" scored a six-week high.

Jay and Jimmy generated gains versus the same week last year, with Jay up 14 percent in viewers 18-49 and 5 percent in total viewers, while Jimmy was up 8 percent in both viewers 18-49 and total viewers.

Jay and Jimmy are also delivering growth seven weeks into the second quarter of 2013, with Jay up versus one year ago by 5 percent in viewers 18-49 (with 1.063 million vs. 1.016 million) and up 7 percent in viewers 18-34 (337,000 vs. 314,000), while Jimmy is up for the second quarter by 7 percent in viewers 18-49 (701,000 vs. 656,000), 17 percent in viewers 18-34 (288,000 vs. 247,000) and 7 percent in total viewers (1.759 million vs. 1.642 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, "Last Call with Carson Daly" grabbed its biggest 18-49 audience (399,000) since the week of November 19-23, 2012 and biggest overall audience (994,000) since the week of October 29-November 2, 2012).

For the week of May 13-17, Jay delivered his biggest 18-49 audience in 21 weeks (1.123 million, best since 1.264 million for the week of December 17-21, 2012) and biggest overall audience in 15 weeks (3.618 million, best since 3.745 million January 28-February 1). It was Jimmy's top 18-49 audience in 19 weeks (696,000, best since 724,000 for December 31, 2012-Jauary 4, 2013) and biggest overall audience in six weeks (1.784 million, best since 1.797 million for April 1-5). Versus the same week last year, Jay's 1.123 million adults 18-49 was up from 986,000 and his 3.618 million viewers overall was up from 3.438 million. Jimmy's 696,000 adults 18-49 for the week was up from 643,000 and his 1.784 million viewers overall was up from 1.648 million.

Jay has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Show" for the last 26 weeks in a row and topped "Kimmel" for 17 of their 19 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Jay has out-delivered "Late Show" for 30 weeks in a row and "Kimmel" for 19 of 19 weeks.

Jimmy Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Late Show" for 31 of the last 32 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 28 of the last 30 weeks. Versus "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour, Jimmy has out-delivered the ABC series for 19 weeks in a row in viewers 18-49 and 14 of the last 16 weeks in total viewers.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of May 13-17. 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," 0.6/2
ABC "Kimmel," 0.6/3*
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.4/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.6/3
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.3/2
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," 2.7 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.4 million viewers*
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.5 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.8 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.3 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 1.0 million viewers

* Monday and Tuesday "Kimmel" telecasts 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
ABC "Kimmel," 0.7/3**
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.4/2**
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

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.6 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 3.0 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.6 million viewers**
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.6 million viewers**
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.7 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.5 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.9 million viewers

** Since January 8.

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF MAY 13-17

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, 0.7

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. "The Daily Show," 1.5 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, 2.0 million
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.3 million





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