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[05/26/11 - 11:26 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Score #1 Ratings vs. ABC and CBS Competition for the Late-Night Week of May 16-20
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of May 16-20.

[via press release from NBC]

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON SCORE #1 RATINGS VS. ABC AND CBS COMPETITION FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF MAY 16-20

JAY DELIVERS HIS BIGGEST 18-49 AUDIENCE IN 15 WEEKS, TOPS ALL CABLE AND BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT COMPETITION IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS

FOR THE '10-11 SEASON, JAY HAS TOPPED 'LATE SHOW' DURING 33 OF 35 WEEKS IN 18-49 VIEWERS AND TOTAL VIEWERS, WHILE JIMMY HAS OUT-DELIVERED 'LATE LATE SHOW' FOR 35 OF 35 WEEKS IN 18-49 VIEWERS

SEASON TO DATE, 'TONIGHT' IS UP 16 PERCENT IN TOTAL VIEWERS VS. LAST YEAR AND JIMMY FALLON GROWS BY 13 PERCENT

'LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY' IS UP SEASON TO DATE BY 5 PERCENT IN 18-49 VIEWERS AND 15 PERCENT IN TOTAL VIEWERS

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - May 26, 2011 - NBC's late-night lineup has delivered #1 ratings for the week of May 16-20, as "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" out-delivered all cable and broadcast entertainment competition, including CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" and ABC's combination of "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," in 18-49 viewers, total viewers and other key ratings categories. At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" topped CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and ABC's "Kimmel" in 18-49 viewers, total viewers and other key categories.

Jay delivered his biggest 18-49 viewership (1.378 million) in 15 weeks (since the week of January 31-February 4).

So far during the 2010-11 television season versus the first 35 weeks of last season, "Tonight" is up by 16 percent in total viewers (3.872 million vs. 3.330 million), while "Late Show" is down 9 percent (3.556 million vs. 3.911 million). At 12:35 a.m. ET, Jimmy Fallon is up 13 percent versus his year-ago pace in total viewers (1.769 million vs. 1.559 million), while "Late Late Show" is down 6 percent (1.759 million vs. 1.877 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, "Last Call with Carson Daly" is up so far this season versus one year ago by 5 percent in 18-49 viewers (496,000 vs. 473,000) and up 15 percent in total viewers (991,000 vs. 861,000).

Jay Leno has ranked #1 for 33 of 35 weeks this season versus "Late Show" in viewers 18-49 and total viewers. Jimmy Fallon has ranked #1 versus "Late Late Show" in viewers 18-49 for 35 of 35 weeks this season. In total viewers, Jimmy has out-delivered "Late Late Show" during 20 of the last 27 weeks.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of May 16-20. 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," 0.8/3

11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.1/4

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," 0.6/3

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," 3.5 million viewers

11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 4.2 million viewers

12:05-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 1.8 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" and Monday and Tuesday's "Kimmel" telecasts were encores.

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 MAY 16-20:

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," 0.4**

TBS, midnight-1 a.m., "Lopez Tonight," 0.2**

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," 1.8 million

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 1.3 million

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

TBS, midnight-1 a.m., "Lopez Tonight," 0.4 million**

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.3 million

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.5 million

** Thursday's "Conan" and "Lopez" were encores.





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