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[05/01/14 - 10:59 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Dominates the Late-Night Week of April 21-25, Up +36% vs. "Tonight's" Year-Ago Week in 18-49
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 21-25.

[via press release from NBC]

JIMMY FALLON DOMINATES THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF APRIL 21-25, UP +36% VS. "TONIGHT'S" YEAR-AGO WEEK IN 18-49

Seth Meyers Returns From a Week of Encores With a +2% Gain vs. His Prior Week of Originals

'Last Call' Beats its Year-Ago Week by +25%

NEW YORK - May 1, 2014 - In its 10th week, "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" continued to generate elevated ratings, returning from a week of encores with a +36% increase versus "Tonight's" results for the same week last year in adult 18-49 rating, while time-period rivals on ABC and CBS were down versus the same week last year.

For the week of April 21-25, Fallon's 1.05 rating in adults 18-49 came within 0.03 of a rating point of the combined 18-49 results of CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" (0.51) and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (0.57). In total viewers, Fallon outdelivered Letterman by +20% (3.358 million vs. 2.807 million) and Kimmel by +35% (3.358 million vs. 2.487 million). Note that Kimmel was in rebroadcast on Friday.

In a week that saw all three 11:35 p.m. ET talk shows return from a week of encores, Fallon's 1.05 rating was up +36% versus the year-ago 0.77 for "Tonight," while "Late Show" declined by 18% (0.51 vs. 0.62) and "Kimmel" was down by 10% (0.57 vs. 0.63).

At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" grew +2% versus its prior week of originals despite returning from a week of repeats, scoring a 0.57 rating in adults 18-49, up from a 0.56 for its last week of originals April 7-11. Versus a 0.46 for "Late Night" results during the year-ago week, last week's 0.57 was up +24%.

Meyers outrated CBS's Letterman in 18-49 and tied ABC's Kimmel in adults 18-49, despite starting an hour later than those rival shows.

At 1:35 a.m. ET, "Last Call with Carson Daly" (0.35 rating in adults 18-49) jumped +25% versus the same week last year (0.28). Daly outrated CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.33 from 12:35-1:35 a.m.) and finished within 0.04 of a point of ABC's "Nightline" (0.39 from 12:35-1:05 a.m.), despite starting an hour later.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of April 21-25. 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," 1.05 rating, 5 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.51/2
ABC "Kimmel," 0.57/3 *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.39/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.57/3 *
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.33/2
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," 3.358 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.807 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.487 million viewers *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.559 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.511 million viewers *
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.360 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.906 million viewers *

* "Late Night," "Last Call," and "Kimmel" were in rebroadcast Friday night.

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

ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 1.42 rating, 6 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.55/2
ABC "Kimmel," 0.66/3
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.40/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.66/4
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.36/2
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," 4.547 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.772 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.654 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.610 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.858 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.367 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.976 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF APRIL 21-25

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.58
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.47
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.28 **
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.88
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.64

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

TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. "The Daily Show," 1.500 million
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 1.193 million
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.654 million **
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.857 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.337 million viewers

** "Conan" was in rebroadcast last week.





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