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[02/17/11 - 11:53 AM]
Jay Leno Delivers #1 Finishes vs. "Late Show" and "Nightline" for the Ratings Week of Feb. 7-11
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 7-11.

[via press release from NBC]

JAY LENO DELIVERS #1 FINISHES VS. 'LATE SHOW' AND 'NIGHTLINE' FOR THE RATINGS WEEK OF FEB. 7-11

'TONIGHT' TOPS LETTERMAN AND 'NIGHTLINE' IN 18-49 VIEWERS, TOTAL VIEWERS AND MOST OTHER KEY CATEGORIES

AT 12:35 A.M. ET, JIMMY FALLON OUT-DELIVERS 'LATE LATE SHOW' AND 'KIMMEL' IN 18-49 VIEWERS AND TOTAL VIEWERS

SEASON TO DATE, 'TONIGHT' IS UP 44 PERCENT IN TOTAL VIEWERS VS. LAST YEAR AND JIMMY FALLON GROWS BY 23 PERCENT

'LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY' IS UP SEASON TO DATE BY 10 PERCENT IN 18-49 VIEWERS AND 25 PERCENT IN TOTAL VIEWERS

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - February 17, 2011 - NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" have delivered #1 finishes for the late-night week of February 7-11, with Jay beating CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" and ABC's combination of "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in viewers 18-49, total viewers and most other key demographics. At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy Fallon also topped CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and "Kimmel" in 18-49 viewers, total viewers and most other key categories.

Versus the first 21 weeks of last season, "Tonight" is up 44 percent in total viewers (3.902 million vs. 2.714 million), while "Late Show" is down 15 percent (3.608 million vs. 4.238 million). At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy Fallon is up 23 percent versus his year-ago pace in total viewers (1.778 million vs. 1.449 million), while "Late Late Show" is down 10 percent (1.775 million vs. 1.966 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, "Last Call with Carson Daly" is up so far this season versus one year ago by 10 percent in 18-49 viewers (499,000 vs. 454,000) and up 25 percent in total viewers (1.001 million vs. 800,000).

Jay Leno has ranked #1 for 20 of 21 weeks this season versus "Late Show" in viewers 18-49 and for 19 of 21 weeks in total viewers. Jimmy Fallon has ranked #1 versus "Late Late Show" in viewers 18-49 for 21 of 21 weeks. In total viewers, Jimmy has won 11 of the last 13 weeks versus "Late Late Show."

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of February 7-11. 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," 1.0 rating, 4 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.9/4

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

12:05-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 0.6/3*

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," 4.0 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 3.8 million viewers

11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 3.8 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," 1.7 million viewers

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

* Monday's "Last Call" was an encore. Friday's "Kimmel" was delayed and is excluded from these averages.

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," 4.0 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 FEBRUARY 7-11:

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.4 (in encore telecasts)

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.3 (in encore telecasts)

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.6

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

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.1

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.7

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.31 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. "The Daily Show," 0.9 million (in encore telecasts)

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.7 million (in encore telecasts)

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 1.1 million

TBS, midnight-1 a.m., "Lopez Tonight," 0.5 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.4 million

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





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