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[10/08/15 - 10:37 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Generates His Biggest Margin to Date vs. Colbert, Taking the Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in 18-49 by a 41% Advantage
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 28-October 2.

[via press release from NBC]

JIMMY FALLON GENERATES HIS BIGGEST MARGIN TO DATE VS. COLBERT, TAKING THE WEEK OF SEPT. 28-OCT. 2 IN 18-49 BY A +41% ADVANTAGE

Seth Meyers Ties Kimmel in 18-49 Despite Starting an Hour Later

Meyers and Carson Daly Deliver Their Most-Watched Weeks in 18 Months

NEW YORK - Oct. 8, 2015 - "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" has won the late-night ratings week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2 by a +41% margin in adults 18-49 versus CBS's "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," the biggest margin to date for Fallon versus Colbert. For the week, Fallon scored a 1.03 rating in that key demo while Colbert averaged a 0.73.

In the prior three weeks since Colbert debuted, Fallon's margins in 18-49 have been +28% for the week of Sept. 7-11, +38% for the week of Sept. 14-18 and +35% for the week of Sept. 21-25.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" tied ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in adult 18-49 rating (0.55 each) despite starting an hour later.

For the week, both Meyers and "Last Call with Carson Daly" delivered their most-watched weeks in 18 months. For Meyers, his 1.795 million viewer average for the week was "Late Night's" highest since 1.995 million for March 24-28, 2014, and for Daly, his 996,000 was tops for "Last Call" since that same week (1.013 million).

For a full five-day ratings week, it's Fallon's most-watched since mid-July (3.728 million, best since July 13-17, 3.740 million). This comparison excludes the high-rated four-day holiday week of Sept. 7-11 (when "Tonight" guests included Donald Trump and Justin Timberlake, and Thursday's high-rated NFL overrun boosted ratings), with Monday's Labor Day results excluded. Also for a full five-day ratings week, it's Meyers' top-rated in seven months in 18-49 (0.55 rating, best since Feb. 16-20, 0.56, excludes Labor Day week).

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2. 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" 1.03 rating, 5 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.73/4 *
ABC "Kimmel," 0.55/3 *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.37/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.55/4 *
CBS "The Late Late Show," 0.39/3 *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.32/3 *

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

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.728 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 3.122 million viewers *
ABC "Kimmel," 2.334 million viewers *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.531 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.795 million viewers *
CBS "The Late Late Show," 1.441 million viewers *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.996 million viewers *

* Friday's "Kimmel," "Late Night," "Late Late Show" and "Last Call" were encores. Thursday's "Late Show" and "Late Late Show" were delayed by an NFL overrun.

SEASON AVERAGES

ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight" 1.04 rating, 5 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.76/4
ABC "Kimmel," 0.57/3
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.37/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.55/4
CBS "The Late Late Show," 0.38/3
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.33/3

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

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.654 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 3.170 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.418 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.563 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.699 million viewers
CBS "The Late Late Show," 1.399 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.986 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK SEPT. 28-OCT. 2

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.41
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Nightly Show," 0.22
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.25
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.76
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," 1.019 million
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Nightly Show," 0.575 million
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.590 million
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.581 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.307 million viewers





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