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[03/20/14 - 06:59 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Tops "Late Show" and "Kimmel" Combined in 18-49 Nielsens for the Week of March 10-14
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 10-14.

[via press release from NBC]

In its fourth week, "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" continued to deliver elevated ratings, delivering a 1.32 rating in adults 18-49, to top Letterman (0.55) and Kimmel (0.76) combined

In his fourth week, Fallon retained 99% of his week-three rating in 18-49 (1.32 vs. 1.34). In total viewers, the retention of week three is 94% (4.260 million vs. 4.537 million).

Versus the same week last year, Fallon was up 81% versus "Tonight's" 18-49 rating 49 (with a 1.32 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49 vs. the year-ago 0.73/3) and up 27% in total viewers (4.260 million vs. 3.358 million).

In its third week, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" was also scoring gains versus the same weeks last year, up 35% versus "Late Night" results for the year-ago week in 18-49 (0.69/4 vs. 0.51/3) and up 14% in total viewers (1.936 million vs. 1.701 million).

In his third week, Meyers retained 97% of his week-two rating in 18-49 (0.69 vs. 0.71). In total viewers, the retention of week three was 93% (1.936 million vs. 2.073 million).

Week 25 Results

Show...Adult 18-49 Rtg/Sh...Total Viewers (x000)
11:35-12:35
Tonight...1.32/6...4260
Late Show...0.55/2...2778
Kimmel...0.76/3...2830
12:35-1:05
Nightline...0.45/3...1693
12:35-1:35
Late Night...0.69/4...1936
Late Late Show...0.34/2...1271
1:35-2:05
Last Call...0.35/3...955

Season to Date Since Feb. 17, "Live Plus Same Day"

Show...Adult 18-49 Rtg/Sh...Total Viewers (x000)
11:35-12:35
Tonight...1.79/8...5642
Late Show...0.55/2...2736
Kimmel...0.68/3...2613
12:35-1:05
Nightline...0.41/2...1591
12:35-1:35
Late Night...0.79/5...2227
Late Late Show...0.35/2...1323
1:35-2:05
Last Call...0.38/3...1084

JIMMY FALLON AND SETH MEYERS GENERATE POWERFUL RATINGS FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF MARCH 10-14

Week Four of 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' Retains 99% of its Week-Three Rating in 18-49, While Topping the Combined Results of 'Late Show with David Letterman' and 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' in 18-49

Week Three of 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' Retains 97% of its Week-Two Score While Outdelivering the Year-Ago 'Late Night' Week by 35%

NEW YORK - March 20, 2014 - "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers" have continued to deliver elevated ratings in Fallon's fourth week on the air and Meyers' third, with Fallon retaining 99% of his week-three rating in adults 18-49 and Meyers retaining 97% his second-week score.

In adults 18-49, Fallon once again topped the combined ABC-CBS competition during the week of March 10-14, while Meyers outdelivered CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" despite starting an hour later.

Compared with "Tonight" and "Late Night" results for the same week last year, Fallon was up 81% in 18-49 rating (with a 1.32 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49 vs. the year-ago 0.73/3) and up 27% in total viewers (4.260 million vs. 3.358 million), while Meyers was up 35% in 18-49 (0.69/4 vs. 0.51/3) and up 14% in total viewers (1.936 million vs. 1.701 million).

Fallon's 1.32 in 18-49 for the week of March 10-14 beat the combined rating of "Late Show" (0.55) and "Kimmel" (0.76). In total viewers, "Tonight's" 4.260 million prevailed over "Late Show's" 2.778 million by a 53% margin and topped "Kimmel's" 2.830 million by 51%.

Fallon's 1.32 last week in 18-49 was 99% of the prior week's 1.34, and in total viewers, the retention of week three was 94% (4.260 million vs. 4.537 million). Meyers' week-three 0.69 rating in 18-49 is 97% of his week-two 0.71, and in total viewers, his retention of week two was 93% (1.936 million vs. 2.073 million).

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of March 10-14. Ratings reflect "live plus same day" data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted.)

ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 1.32 rating, 6 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.55/2
ABC "Kimmel," 0.76/3
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.45/3
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.69/4
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.34/2
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.35/3 *

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 4.260 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.778 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.830 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.693 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.936 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.271 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.955 million viewers *

* Friday's "Last Call" was an encore.

SEASON TO DATE (SINCE FEB. 17), "LIVE PLUS SAME DAY"

ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 1.79 rating, 8 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.55/2
ABC "Kimmel," 0.68/3
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.41/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.79/5
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.35/2
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.38/3

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 5.642 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.736 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.613 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.591 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 2.227 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.323 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 1.084 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF MARCH 10-14

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.69
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.53
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.32 **
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.86
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.57

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers.

TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. "The Daily Show," 1.569 million
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 1.172 million
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.628 million **
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.856 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.272 million viewers

** Thursday's "Conan" was an encore.





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