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[07/17/14 - 11:32 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Handily Defeats All Broadcast, Cable Timeslot Competition for Week of July 7-11
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 7-11.

[via press release from NBC]

"THE TONIGHT SHOW" HANDILY DEFEATS ALL BROADCAST, CABLE TIMESLOT COMPETITION FOR WEEK OF JULY 7-11

Fallon Far Better Than Kimmel Encores and Four Nights of Letterman Originals; 'Late Night' Also an Easy Winner

NEW YORK - July 17, 2014 - "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" was the easy winner for the week of July 7-11 versus broadcast and cable late-night competition, outrating encores of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and all originals (except Friday) of "Late Show with David Letterman."

Returning after two weeks of encores, "The Tonight Show" earned a 1.10 in the 18-49 demo, which was better than the combined 18-49 ratings for both "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (0.52) and "Late Show with David Letterman" (0.46). "The Tonight Show" was best in all key demos and total viewers as well.

Also returning after two weeks of repeats, the 12:35 a.m. series "Late Night with Seth Meyers" drew a 0.54 rating in the 18-49 demo for the week (note that Friday was an encore episode). Like "The Tonight Show," "Late Night" outrated Kimmel and Letterman, even though both those shows begin an hour earlier at 11:35 p.m. "Late Night" also performed better than ABC's newsmagazine "Nightline" and "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson."

Versus the same week a year ago, "The Tonight Show" saw a 31% improvement and "Late Night" jumped 15%.

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" matched its best 18-49 rating (0.35) since the week of March 17 (0.37).

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of July 7-11. Ratings reflect "live plus same day" data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted.)

ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight" 1.10 rating, 5 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.46/2 *
ABC "Kimmel," 0.52/2 (R)
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.30/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.54/3 *
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.31/2
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.35/3 (R)

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.617 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.566 million viewers *
ABC "Kimmel," 2.127 million viewers (R)
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.371 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.518 million viewers *
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.306 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.877 million viewers (R)

* "Late Show" and "Late Night" were in encores Friday.

SEASON TO DATE (SINCE FEB. 17, "LIVE PLUS SAME DAY")

ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 1.25 rating, 6 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.51/2
ABC "Kimmel," 0.65/3
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.40/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.60/4
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.33/2
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.33/3

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 4.010 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.618 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.586 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.596 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.667 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.321 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.893 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JULY 7-11

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.29 (R)
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.98
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.66

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers.

TOTAL VIEWERS
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.681 million (R)
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.161 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.432 million viewers





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