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[02/08/14 - 07:21 AM]
Jimmy Fallon's Final Telecast Hosting "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Sets a Series Record in Metered-Market Households
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, February 7.

[via press release from NBC]

In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday Night (note that the Philadelphia market is excluded from these averages):

· Jimmy Fallon's final telecast hosting "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" has set a series record in metered-market households.

· With a 12:05-1:05 a.m. ET telecast that followed NBC's coverage of the Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony, Fallon averaged a 4.8 rating, 13 share in households in 55 of the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research (with the Philadelphia market excluded last night), the show's highest-ever overnights for any night of the week, topping the prior record set one night earlier of a 4.6/15 following the final telecast of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

· It's also the highest metered-market household rating for the "Late Night" franchise in currently available records dating back to the mid 1990s.

· The final "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" more than tripled the show's season-average 1.5 metered-market household rating heading into this week (through Feb. 2). In 24 of the 25 markets with Local People Meters (Philadelphia excluded), Friday's "Late Night" scored a 2.1/10, up 250% from the season-average 0.6 heading into this week.

· Guests on "Late Night" Friday included Andy Samberg and musical guest The Muppets.

· Fast-official national ratings for "Late Night" are expected later today.

Late-Night Details:

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results from 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET were: CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:05-1:05 a.m. ET, the finale of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" averaged a 4.8/13 in metered-market households and a 2.1/10 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (2.2/7 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.8/5 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.5/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Friday Primetime Results:

· NBC's coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony posted an 18.5 rating, 30 share in household results in the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research (Philadelphia excluded), up 26% versus the last non-live Opening Ceremony (14.7/23 for Torino in 2006). The 18.5 is off only 8% from the LIVE (ET/CT) telecast of 2010 Vancouver Opening Ceremony (20.0/33)

· The top 10 local markets for Opening Ceremony were: Minneapolis, 26.0/45; Salt Lake City, 24.4/43; Ft. Myers, 21.7/34; Chicago, 21.6/34; Boston, 21.5/37; Kansas City, 21.5/34; Milwaukee, 20.7/35; Denver, 20.5/36; Portland, 20.4/33; and Buffalo, 20.4/33

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.





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