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[01/10/13 - 12:11 PM]
"Tonight Show" and "Late Night" Score #1 Finishes for the Week of Dec. 31-Jan. 4
NBC spins the late-night numbers for December 31-January 4.

[via press release from NBC]

"TONIGHT SHOW" AND "LATE NIGHT" SCORE #1 FINISHES FOR THE WEEK OF DEC. 31-JAN. 4

"TONIGHT" AND "LATE NIGHT" DELIVER BIGGER 18-49 AND OVERALL AUDIENCES THAN THE ABC AND CBS COMPETITION IN THEIR TIME PERIODS IN ALL KEY CATEGORIES

FOR THE SEASON, JAY INCREASES HIS YEAR-AGO MARGINS OVER 'LATE SHOW' IN VIEWERS 18-34, 18-49 AND 25-54, PLUS TOTAL VIEWERS, AND JIMMY EXTENDS HIS LEADS OVER 'LATE LATE SHOW' IN 18-49 AND 18-34

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - January 10, 2013 - NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" have achieved #1 finishes for the week of December 31-January 4, outscoring the ABC and CBS competition in their time periods in viewers 18-49, total viewers and all other key categories. Note that Monday and Tuesday telecasts were preempted or excluded from the weekly averages due to the New Year's holiday and that CBS's "Late Late Show" and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" were encores last week.

Season to date for the 2012-13 season, "Tonight" has stretched its leads versus one year ago over CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" in viewers 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 plus total viewers. In viewers 18-49, "Tonight" has established a margin over "Late Show" of 14 percent (1.053 million vs. 920,000), eliminating last year's "Late Show" advantage of 1 percent. Jay has also generated a 25-54 advantage this season of 10 percent (1.339 million vs. 1.212 million), up from last year's 0.3 percent, has stretched his 18-34 lead to 19 percent (350,000 vs. 293,000), up from last year's 14 percent, and has increased his total-viewer margin to 14 percent (3.546 million vs. 3.106 million), up from last year's 13 percent.

Jimmy Fallon has established a 20 percent lead over "Late Late Show" this season in viewers 18-49 (681,000 vs. 568,000), up from 15 percent at this point last season, and has increased his lead in 18-34 viewers to 48 percent (293,000 vs. 198,000), up from last year's 47 percent.

"Tonight" delivered a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Show" for the seventh week in a row, while Jimmy Fallon has attracted a bigger 18-49 audience than "Late Late Show" for 13 weeks in a row.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of December 31 - January 4. 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," 0.6/3*
11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.8/3
12 midnight-1 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 0.4/2 (in encore telecasts)*
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.6/3*
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," 3.8 million viewers*
CBS "Late Show," 2.9 million viewers*
11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 3.6 million viewers
12 midnight-1 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 1.7 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.9 million viewers*
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.3 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.8 million viewers (in encore telecasts)*

* Monday and Tuesday telecasts were either preempted or excluded due to the New Year's holiday.

SEASON TO DATE

ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 0.8 rating, 3 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.7/3
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
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.4/3
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," 3.5 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 3.1 million viewers
11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET
ABC "Nightline," 3.9 million viewers
12 midnight-1 a.m. ET
ABC "Kimmel," 1.9 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.7 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.5 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.9 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF DECEMBER 31- JANUARY 4

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," preempted
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," preempted
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.4 (in encore telecasts)
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.8
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.6

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. "The Daily Show," preempted
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," preempted
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.8 million
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.9 million
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.3 million





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