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[08/15/13 - 11:25 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Scores Biggest Week Since December While "Late Night" Hits Nine-Week High
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 5-9.

[via press release from NBC]

"THE TONIGHT SHOW" SCORES BIGGEST WEEK SINCE DECEMBER WHILE "LATE NIGHT" HITS NINE-WEEK HIGH

Leno, With Visit from President, and Fallon Dominate Timeslot Competition in All Key Demos, Total Viewers for Week of Aug. 5-9

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Aug. 15, 2013 - NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" has delivered its biggest week in total viewers since December, while "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" has hit a nine-week high in ratings results for the week of Aug. 5-9.

Leno and Fallon enjoyed commanding margins of victory, topping their broadcast time-period competition for the week in every key ratings category - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

Note that CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" was in rebroadcast last week while "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" excluded Thursday and Friday due to delays for golf coverage. ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" was in rebroadcast on Friday.

The Aug. 6 appearance by President Barack Obama generated "Tonight's" biggest overall audience for any night of the week since July 2012.

The telecast with the President attracted a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 or 1.430 million viewers in that category, and 4.947 million viewers overall. It's the highest 18-49 rating for the show since Monday, June 10 and the biggest overall audience since Friday, July 27, 2012, the night of the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics.

These Aug. 6 results top President Obama's prior appearance on Oct. 24, 2012 (1.355 million adults 18-49, 4.600 million viewers overall).

For the week, Leno's average of 1.121 million adult 18-49 viewers was "Tonight's" highest since June 10-14 and his 3.821 million viewers overall is the show's best since Dec. 17-21, 2012, the week of last fall's "Voice" finale. Fallon delivered his biggest overall audience (1.764 million) since June 3-7.

Leno has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Show" for the last 38 weeks in a row and topped "Kimmel" for 28 of their 31 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered "Late Show" for 42 weeks in a row and "Kimmel" for 31 of 31 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Late Show" for 43 of the last 44 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 40 of the last 42 weeks. Versus "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 31 of 31 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 26 of the last 28 weeks in total viewers.

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."

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Aug. 5-9. 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, 4 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.5/2 *
ABC "Kimmel," 0.6/3 *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.3/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.5/3
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.3/2*
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," 2.2 million viewers *
ABC "Kimmel," 2.2 million viewers *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.4 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.8 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.1 million viewers*
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.9 million viewers*

* "Late Night" and "Last Call" were encores throughout the week. Thursday and Friday editions of "Late Late Show" were delayed by golf coverage and are excluded. Friday's "Kimmel" was an encore.

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
ABC "Kimmel," 0.7/3**
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.4/2**
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.5/3
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.4/2
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," 3.6 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.9 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.5 million viewers**
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.6 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

** Since January 8.

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF AUG. 5-9

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.6
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.5
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.4
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.0
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.7

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. "The Daily Show," 1.4 million viewers
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 1.2 million viewers
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.9 million viewers
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.1 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million viewers





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