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[05/07/15 - 11:38 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Outdeliver ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of April 27-May 1
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 27-May 1.

[via press release from NBC]

"THE TONIGHT SHOW," "LATE NIGHT" OUTDELIVER ABC, CBS TIMESLOT COMPETITION FOR WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 1

Fallon, Meyers and "Last Call" All See Week-to-Week Increases in 18-49 Demo

NEW YORK - May 7, 2015 - "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers" have dominated late-night ratings for the week of April 27-May 1, outscoring their ABC and CBS time-period competition in every key measure - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

Fallon grew +9% versus the prior week in adults 18-49, to a 1.00 rating from a 0.92, while Meyers increased by +10% (0.46 vs. 0.42). "Last Call with Carson Daly" grew week to week by +8% (0.27 vs. 0.25).

Fallon beat ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" in all key measures, with margins in adults 18-49 of +82% versus Letterman (1.00 rating vs. a 0.55) and +85% versus Kimmel (1.00 vs. 0.54).

For the week, Meyers topped CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" in every key ratings category and beat ABC's "Nightline" in their head-to-head 12:30-1 a.m. ET half-hour in all key measures. Meyers' margin over "Late Late Show" in adults 18-49 was +39% (with a 0.46 rating vs. a 0.33) and in their head-to-head half-hour, Meyers topped "Nightline" by +51% (with a 0.53 rating that half-hour vs. a 0.35).

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of April 27-May 1. 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" 1.00 rating, 5 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.55/3
ABC "Kimmel," 0.54/3 *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.35/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.46/3 *
CBS "The Late Late Show," 0.33/2 *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.27/2 *

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.356 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 3.245 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.343 million viewers *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.558 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.489 million viewers *
CBS "The Late Late Show," 1.355 million viewers *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.845 million viewers *

* Friday's "Kimmel," "Late Night," "Late Late Show" and "Last Call" telecasts were encores.

SEASON AVERAGES

ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 1.15 rating, 5 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.52/2
ABC "Kimmel," 0.63/3
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.41/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.48/3
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.33/2
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.28/2

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.973 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.788 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.728 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.698 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.540 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.386 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.841 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 1

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.44
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Nightly Show," 0.24
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.30
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.80
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.58

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

TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., "The Daily Show," 1.163 million
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Nightly Show," 0.642 million
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.701 million
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.640 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.120 million viewers





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