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[02/02/12 - 11:36 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Earn #1 Results for the Late-Night Week of Jan. 23-27
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 23-27.

[via press release from NBC]

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON EARN #1 RESULTS FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF JAN. 23-27

IN A WEEK OF ENCORES, 'TONIGHT' DELIVERS BIGGER AUDIENCES THAN ITS ABC OR CBS TIME-PERIOD COMPETITION IN VIEWERS 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS

AT 12:30 A.M. ET, JIMMY FALLON OUT-DELIVERS 'LATE LATE SHOW' IN ALL KEY MEASURES

SEASON TO DATE, JAY AND JIMMY INCREASE THEIR TOTAL-VIEWER MARGINS VS. LAST YEAR

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - February 2, 2012 - NBC's late-night lineup has generated #1 rankings for the week of January 23-27 over the ABC and CBS time-period competition in a week of encore telecasts during which CBS's Tuesday results were excluded due to State of the Union coverage.

For the week, Jay out-delivered CBS's "Late Show" and ABC's combination of "Nightline" and "Kimmel" in viewers 18-49, total viewers and other key categories. In viewers 18-49, "Tonight" posted a 16 percent margin of victory (with 1.026 million adults 18-49 vs. 888,000). "Tonight" delivered bigger audiences than "Late Show" in adults, men and women 18-34; adults and men 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54; and total viewers.

At 12:35 a.m. ET for the week, Jimmy Fallon delivered bigger audiences than CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in all key ratings categories.

Jay has now delivered a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Show" for the last six weeks in a row and Jimmy Fallon has attracted a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Late Show" for nine weeks in a row.

Through the first 19 weeks of the season, "Tonight" has increased its total-viewer margin over "Late Show" to 13 percent (3.736 million vs. 3.295 million), up from the year-ago season-to-date advantage of 8 percent. Jimmy Fallon has established a total-viewer lead over "Late Late Show" this season of 16 percent (1.799 million vs. 1.548 million), reversing the order from last year, when "Late Late Show" held a 1 percent lead. Jimmy has also increased his season-to-date lead over "Late Late Show" in adults 18-34, to 47 percent (296,000 vs. 201,000) up from last year's 29 percent, and in adults 25-54, up to 11 percent (882,000 vs. 796,000) up from 3 percent at this point last season.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of January 23-27. 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," 0.8 rating, 3 share (in encore telecasts)
CBS "Late Show," 0.7/3 (in encore telecasts)*
11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.8/3
12 midnight-1 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," 0.4/2 (in encore telecasts)*
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.3/2 (in encore telecasts)

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.3 million viewers (in encore telecasts)
CBS "Late Show," 2.8 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*
11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 3.7 million viewers
12 midnight-1 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 1.7 million viewers*
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.6 million viewers (in encore telecasts)
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.3 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.9 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

* CBS Tuesday results are excluded due to a news overrun. Friday's "Kimmel" was an encore..

* CBS Tuesday results are excluded due to a news overrun. Friday's "Kimmel" was an encore..

SEASON TO DATE

ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 0.9 rating, 3 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.9/3
11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.9/3
12 midnight-1 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 0.5/2
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," 0.3/2

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.7 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 3.3 million viewers
11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 3.9 million viewers
12 midnight-1 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 1.8 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.8 million viewer
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.5 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 1.0 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JANUARY 23-27

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

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.9

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

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.28 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," 0.9 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.1 million

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





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