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[02/03/11 - 11:32 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Earn Ratings Wins for the Late-Night Week of Jan. 24-28
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 24-28.

[via press release from NBC]

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON EARN RATINGS WINS FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF JAN. 24-28

'TONIGHT' TOPS CBS'S 'LATE SHOW' REBROADCASTS AND ABC'S COMBO OF 'NIGHTLINE' AND 'KIMMEL' IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS

JIMMY FALLON ENCORES DELIVER BIGGER AUDIENCES THAN 'LATE LATE SHOW' ORIGINALS AND MOSTLY FIRST-RUN 'KIMMELS' IN 18-49 AND OTHER KEY DEMOS

SEASON TO DATE, 'TONIGHT' IS UP 41 PERCENT IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND JIMMY FALLON GROWS BY 22 PERCENT

'LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY' IS UP SEASON TO DATE BY 9 PERCENT IN 18-49 VIEWERS AND 24 PERCENT IN TOTAL VIEWERS

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - February 3, 2011 - NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" have delivered ratings wins for the late-night week of January 24-28, with "Tonight" generating bigger audiences than CBS's rebroadcasts of "Late Show with David Letterman" and ABC's combination of "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key ratings categories, while encore telecasts of Jimmy Fallon out-delivered CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and ABC's mostly original "Kimmel" in 18-49 viewers and other key demos. Note that Tuesday CBS programs were delayed by news coverage and are excluded from these weeklong averages.

Jay Leno has ranked #1 for 18 of 19 weeks this season versus "Late Show" in viewers 18-49 and for 17 of 19 weeks in total viewers. Jimmy Fallon has ranked #1 versus "Late Late Show" in viewers 18-49 for 19 of 19 weeks. In total viewers, Jimmy has won nine of the last 11 weeks versus "Late Late Show."

Versus the first 19 weeks of last season, "Tonight" is up 41 percent in total viewers (3.868 million vs. 2.753 million), while "Late Show" is down 14 percent (3.573 million vs. 4.175 million). At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy Fallon is up 22 percent versus his year-ago pace in total viewers (1.770 million vs. 1.451 million), while "Late Late Show" is down 9 percent (1.773 million vs. 1.949 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, "Last Call with Carson Daly" is up so far this season versus one year ago by 9 percent in 18-49 viewers (499,000 vs. 456,000) and up 24 percent in total viewers (998,000 vs. 807,000).

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of January 24-28. 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," 0.7/3 (in encore telecasts)*

11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.9/4

12:05-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 0.5/2*

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.5/3 (in encore telecasts)
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.5/3*

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.3/3 (in encore telecast)

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.9 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 3.1 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 3.7 million viewers

12:05-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 1.6 million viewers*

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.6 million viewers (in encore telecasts)
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.6 million viewers*

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.9 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

* Tuesday's CBS programs were delayed by news coverage and are excluded from these averages. Friday's "Kimmel" was an encore.

SEASON TO DATE

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 1.0 rating, 4 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.9/4

11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.0/4

12:05-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 0.5/3

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," 0.4/3

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.9 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 3.6 million viewers

11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 3.9 million viewers

12:05-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 1.7 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.8 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.8 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 1.0 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JANUARY 24-28:

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.8

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.6

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.7

TBS, midnight-1 a.m., "Lopez Tonight," 0.3

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.0

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.6

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.31 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. "The Daily Show," 1.7 million

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 1.2 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 1.2 million

TBS, midnight-1 a.m., "Lopez Tonight," 0.7 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.2 million

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million





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