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[02/16/12 - 11:27 AM]
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Rank #1 for the Late-Night Week of Feb. 6-10
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of February 6-10.

[via press release from NBC]

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON RANK #1 FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF FEB. 6-10

JAY TOPS ALL CABLE AND BROADCAST COMPETITION WITH HIS BIGGEST 18-49 AUDIENCE IN SEVEN MONTHS AND BIGGEST OVERALL AUDIENCE IN 10 WEEKS

JIMMY WINS AT 12:35 A.M. ET WITH HIS SECOND-HIGHEST RESULTS IN SEVEN WEEKS

CARSON DALY HITS A FOUR-MONTH HIGH IN 18-49 VIEWERS AND A FIVE-MONTH HIGH IN TOTAL VIEWERS

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - February 16, 2012 - "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" is #1 in adults 18-49 and total viewers for the late-night ratings week of February 6-10 over all cable and broadcast competition in the time slot, delivering larger audiences than the ABC and CBS time-period competition in every key ratings category: adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, as well as total viewers.

"Tonight" generated a seven-month high in viewers 18-49, averaging 1.307 million for the week, best since the week of July 4-8, 2011. Jay also hit a 10-week high in total viewers, reaching 4.075 million persons, his best since November 28-December 2, 2011.

Monday's 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 is "Tonight's" highest since Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, the night Jay interviewed President Obama, and also matched the show's highest-rated night of the 2011-12 season.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" led the time period in viewers 18-49 and total viewers over the ABC and CBS competition. For the February 6-10 week, Jimmy generated his second biggest 18-49 and overall audiences in seven weeks, trailing over that span only the prior week, which featured three pre-Super Bowl telecasts from Indianapolis.

At 1:35 a.m. ET last week, "Last Call with Carson Daly" attracted its biggest 18-49 audience (456,000) in the four months since the week of September 26-30, 2011 and its biggest overall audience (1.075 million) in the five months since September 5-9, 2011.

For the week of February 6-10, "Tonight" delivered a bigger 18-49 audience than CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" for the eighth week in a row and Jimmy Fallon attracted a bigger 18-49 audience than CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" for an 11th week in a row.

Through the first 21 weeks of the season, "Tonight" has increased its total-viewer margin over "Late Show" to 14 percent (3.761 million vs. 3.309 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 (1.819 million vs. 1.556 million), up from last year's advantage of 0.2 percent. Jimmy has also increased his season-to-date lead over "Late Late Show" in adults 18-34, to 45 percent (295,000 vs. 203,000) up from last year's 30 percent, and in adults 25-54, to 11 percent (890,000 vs. 801,000) 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 February 6-10. 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 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," 0.6/3
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.4/2

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 4.1 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 3.4 million viewers
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," 1.9 million viewers*
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.7 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 1.1 million viewers

* Monday's "Late Night" 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," 3.8 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," 1.6 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 1.0 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6-10

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.5 (with encore telecasts)

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.4 (with encore telecasts)

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

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 1.28 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. "The Daily Show," 1.1 million (with encore telecasts)

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.8 million (with encore telecasts)

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

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

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





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