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[02/19/16 - 11:13 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Once Again Outperforms CBS, ABC Timeslot Competition in All Key Measures During Week of Feb. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 8-12.

[via press release from NBC]

"THE TONIGHT SHOW" ONCE AGAIN OUTPERFORMS CBS, ABC TIMESLOT COMPETITION IN ALL KEY MEASURES DURING WEEK OF FEB. 8-12

"Late Night" Delivers a +50% Margin in 18-49 Over Corden and +44% Over "Nightline" in Head-to-Head Competition

NEW YORK - Feb. 19, 2016 - "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" has dominated the late-night ratings week of Feb. 8-12, prevailing in every key measure - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers - versus CBS's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

For the week, Fallon topped Kimmel in the adult 18-49 rating by a +55% margin (with a 0.90 rating vs. a 0.58) and Colbert by a +64% advantage (0.90 vs. 0.55).

At 12:35 a.m. ET for the week, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" delivered a +50% margin in 18-49 over CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (0.48 vs. 0.32) and a +44% advantage over ABC's "Nightline" (0.52 vs. 0.36 in their 12:30-1 a.m. head-to-head half-hour).

Versus the same week last year, Meyers retained 100% in 18-49 rating (0.48 vs. 0.48) and grew in total viewers (1.581 million vs. 1.569 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly" generated gains versus the year-ago week of +12% in 18-49 (0.29 vs. 0.26) and +14% in total viewers (919,000 vs. 804,000).

Season to date, Fallon and Meyers have outdelivered their ABC and CBS time-period competition for 21 of 21 weeks in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Feb. 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" 0.90 rating, 5 share *
CBS "Late Show," 0.55/3 *
ABC "Kimmel," 0.58/3 *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.36/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.48/3 *
CBS "The Late Late Show," 0.32/2 *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.29/3 *

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.411 million viewers *
CBS "Late Show," 2.713 million viewers *
ABC "Kimmel," 2.425 million viewers *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.543 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.581 million viewers *
CBS "The Late Late Show," 1.371 million viewers *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.919 million viewers *

* All Friday telecasts except "Nightline" were encores.

SEASON AVERAGES

ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 1.08 rating, 5 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.70/4
ABC "Kimmel," 0.57/3
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.38/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.50/3
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.33/2
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.30/2

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.852 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.977 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.442 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.574 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.643 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.260 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.914 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF FEB. 8-12

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.34
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Nightly Show," 0.22
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.27
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.73
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.55

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

TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., "The Daily Show," 0.856
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Nightly Show," 0.546
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.619 million
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.476 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.098 million viewers





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