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[02/09/12 - 11:39 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Score #1 Rankings for the Late-Night Week of Jan. 30-Feb. 3
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 30-February 3.

[via press release from NBC]

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON SCORE #1 RANKINGS FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF JAN. 30-FEB. 3

JAY DELIVERS A BIGGER 18-49 AUDIENCE THAN 'LATE SHOW' FOR A SEVENTH STRAIGHT WEEK

WITH THREE PRE-SUPER BOWL TELECASTS FROM INDIANAPOLIS, JIMMY FALLON DELIVERS HIS SECOND BIGGEST WEEK OF THE SEASON IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS

SUNDAY'S POST-SUPER BOWL SPECIAL SETS SERIES RECORDS FOR 'LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON'

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - February 9, 2012 - "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" has topped the ABC and CBS time-period competition in late-night ratings for the week of January 30-February 3, out-delivering CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" in adults 18-49 and total viewers during the week of Letterman's Wednesday 30th anniversary telecast.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" delivered six-week highs in viewers 18-49 and total viewers and his second biggest audiences of the season during a week that included pre-Super Bowl telecasts from Indianapolis on Wednesday through Friday nights. Additionally, Jimmy set series records with his post-Super Bowl special Sunday night.

The Sunday program, which aired from 11:56 p.m.-12:56 a.m. ET (following local news in the majority of the country) averaged a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.1 million viewers overall. The post-Super Bowl special quintupled the "Late Night" season average in 18-49 (0.5, "live plus same day") and was up 251 percent versus the show's season average in total viewers (1.734 million persons, "live plus same day"). Versus the prior records for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Sunday's edition was up 32 percent in 18-49 rating (2.5 vs. 1.9 on January 22, 2010) and up 53 percent in total viewers (6.087 million vs. 3.967 million on that same date). Note that the special Sunday telecast is not included in "Late Night" weekly or season averages.

For the week of January 30-February 3, "Tonight" delivered a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Show" for the seventh week in a row and Jimmy Fallon attracted a bigger 18-49 audience than CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" for a 10th week in a row. On Wednesday, the night of the 30th anniversary telecast of "Late Show," "Tonight" topped "Late Show" by 6 percent in 18-49 viewers (1.162 million vs. 1.100 million) and 17 percent in total viewers (3.821 million vs. 3.263 million).

The Wednesday-through-Friday editions of "Late Night" from Indianapolis averaged a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49, up from a combined 0.5 for Monday and Tuesday that week, and up from a 0.6 average for "Late Night" season to date. For the Monday-through-Friday week, "Late Night" generated its biggest 18-49 audience (769,000) and biggest overall audience (1.950 million) since the week of December 19-23 and second-biggest of the season.

At 1:35 a.m. ET, "Last Call with Carson Daly" also delivered its biggest overall audience (1.005 million) in the six weeks since December 19-23.

Through the first 20 weeks of the season, "Tonight" has increased its total-viewer margin over "Late Show" to 13 percent (3.743 million vs. 3.302 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 17 percent (1.811 million vs. 1.550 million), up from last year's advantage of 0.1 percent. Jimmy has also increased his season-to-date lead over "Late Late Show" in adults 18-34, to 47 percent (295,000 vs. 201,000) up from last year's 31 percent, and in adults 25-54, up to 11 percent (889,000 vs. 798,000) 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 30 - February 3. 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, 3 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.8/3
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," 3.8 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 3.3 million viewers
11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 3.8 million viewers
12 midnight-1 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 1.6 million viewers*
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 2.0 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.5 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 1.0 million viewers*

* Monday's "Last Call" and Friday's "Kimmel" were encores.

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 viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.6 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 1.0 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JANUARY 30 - FEBRUARY 3

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.9

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.7

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.5

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," 1.9 million

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 1.5 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 1.0 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.0 million

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.3 million





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