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[03/03/16 - 10:37 AM]
Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers Claim the Late-Night Ratings Week of Feb. 22-26 in All Key Measures
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 22-26.

[via press release from NBC]

JIMMY FALLON AND SETH MEYERS CLAIM THE LATE-NIGHT RATINGS WEEK OF FEB. 22-26 IN ALL KEY MEASURES

Fallon Leads Five of Five Nights Vs. Both Colbert & Kimmel in 18-49 and Total Viewers

Meyers Finishes Within 0.02 of a Rating Point of Colbert in 18-49 Despite Starting an Hour Later

NEW YORK - March 3, 2016 - "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers" have dominated the late-night ratings week of Feb. 22-26, defeating their ABC and CBS time-period competition in every key measure - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

Fallon topped both CBS's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on five of five nights last week in adults 18-49 and total viewers.

For the week, Fallon beat Kimmel in adult 18-49 rating by a +69% advantage (with a 0.88 rating vs. a 0.52) and outrated Colbert by a +91% margin (0.88 vs. 0.46). Note that Friday's Colbert and Kimmel were encores.

At 12:35 a.m. ET for the week, Meyers pulled within 0.02 of a rating point of CBS's Colbert in 18-49 (0.44 vs. 0.46), despite starting an hour later. And at 1:35 a.m. ET, "Last Call with Carson Daly" finished within 0.01 of CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" in 18-49 (0.28 vs. 0.29), despite a start time of one hour later.

Meyers delivered a +52% margin in 18-49 over "Late Late Show" (0.44 vs. 0.29, doubling his +26% lead of the prior week) and generated a +47% advantage over ABC's "Nightline" (0.50 vs. 0.34 in their 12:30-1 a.m. head-to-head half-hour).

Season to date, Fallon and Meyers have outdelivered their ABC and CBS time-period competition for 23 of 23 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. 22-26. 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" 0.88 rating, 5 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.46/2 *
ABC "Kimmel," 0.52/3 *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.34/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.44/3 *
CBS "The Late Late Show," 0.29/2 *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.28/2 *

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.338 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.299 million viewers *
ABC "Kimmel," 2.170 million viewers *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.389 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.550 million viewers *
CBS "The Late Late Show," 1.212 million viewers *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.896 million viewers *

* Friday's "Late Show," "Kimmel," "Late Night," "Late Late Show" and "Last Call" were encores.

SEASON AVERAGES

ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 1.07 rating, 5 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.69/4
ABC "Kimmel," 0.57/3
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.37/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.50/3
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.34/2
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.29/2

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.842 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.972 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.432 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.566 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.636 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.272 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.910 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK FEB. 22-26

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.33
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Nightly Show," 0.23
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.32
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.73
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.57

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

TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., "The Daily Show," 0.827
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Nightly Show," 0.574
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.849 million
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.561 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.158 million viewers





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