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[01/23/15 - 10:38 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Outperforms ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of Jan. 12-16
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 12-16.

[via press release from NBC]

"THE TONIGHT SHOW" OUTPERFORMS ABC, CBS TIMESLOT COMPETITION FOR WEEK OF JAN. 12-16

Fallon Dominates Kimmel, Letterman, Outscoring Them in All Key Ratings Categories

NEW YORK - Jan. 23, 2015 - "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" has dominated the week of Jan. 12-16, outdelivering ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" in every key ratings category - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

Note that the Monday and Friday telecasts of "Kimmel" were encores and Monday's "Late Show" was excluded.

"Fallon's" 0.96 rating in adults 18-49 generated winning margins of +85% over both "Kimmel" and "Letterman" (0.52 each).

At 12:35 a.m. ET, a 0.41 rating in 18-49 for "Late Night with Seth Meyers" delivered a +41% advantage over CBS's "The Talk After Dark" (0.29). In their head-to-head half-hour from 12:30-1 a.m., "Late Night" beat ABC's "Nightline" by a +27% margin (0.47 that half-hour vs. "Nightline's" 0.37).

"Late Night" outscored "The Talk After Dark" in all key measures and also beat "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour from 12:30-1 a.m. ET in every key category.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Jan. 12-16. 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" 0.96 rating, 4 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.52/2 *
ABC "Kimmel," 0.52/2 *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.37/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.41/3 *
CBS "The Talk After Dark," 0.29/2
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.23/2 (R)

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.571 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.784 million viewers *
ABC "Kimmel," 2.260 million viewers *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.525 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.428 million viewers *
CBS "The Talk After Dark," 1.260 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.783 million viewers (R)

* Monday's "Late Show" is excluded. Monday and Friday telecasts of "Kimmel" and Friday's "Late Night" were encores.

SEASON AVERAGES

ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 1.16 rating, 5 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.51/2
ABC "Kimmel," 0.64/3
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.40/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.50/3
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.34/2
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.30/2

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 4.013 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.733 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.728 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.689 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.562 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.457 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.870 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK JAN. 12-16

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.50
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "@ Midnight," 0.33
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.33
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.86
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," 1.168 million
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "@ Midnight," 0.596 million
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.790 million
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.805 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.323 million viewers





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