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[10/15/15 - 11:13 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Outperform Timeslot Competition for Week of Oct. 5-9
NBS spins the late-night numbers for the week of October 5-9.

[via press release from NBC]

"THE TONIGHT SHOW," "LATE NIGHT" OUTPERFORM TIMESLOT COMPETITION FOR WEEK OF OCT. 5-9

Fallon Dominates Colbert in Total Viewers and Key Demos; Meyers and "Last Call" See Gains Vs. a Year-Ago

NEW YORK - Oct. 15, 2015 - "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers" have won the late-night ratings week of Oct. 5-9 versus their CBS and ABC time-period competition.

Fallon outdelivered Colbert in total viewers for the week by a +22% margin (3.524 million vs. 2.893 million), equaling "Tonight's" biggest advantage to date over the Colbert-hosted "Late Show." In the prior four weeks since Colbert debuted, Fallon has led by +22% for the week of Sept. 14-18, +11% for the week of Sept. 21-25 and +19% for the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2, while for Colbert's debut week of Sept. 7-11, the premiering CBS series led by +13%.

For the most recent week of Oct. 5-9, Fallon outscored Colbert in adults, men and women 18-49; adults and women 18-34; adults, men and women 25-54; and total viewers in these "live plus same day" averages.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, Meyers generated a +3% gain versus the same week last year in total viewers (1.595 million vs. 1.552 million). At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" was up +6% (901,000 vs. 850,000).

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Oct. 5-9. 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" 0.88 rating, 4 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.64/3 *
ABC "Kimmel," 0.53/3 *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.34/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.44/3 *
CBS "The Late Late Show," 0.34/2 *
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," 3.524 million viewers
CBS "Summer Showcase," 2.893 million viewers *
ABC "Kimmel," 2.219 million viewers *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.445 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.595 million viewers *
CBS "The Late Late Show," 1.302 million viewers *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.901 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," 0.82/4
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," 0.52/4
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.37/3
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.31/3

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.763 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 3.389 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.379 million viewers
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.538 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.679 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.389 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.958 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OCT. 5-9

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.33
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Nightly Show," 0.19
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.20 **
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.71
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.60

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

TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., "The Daily Show," 0.863 million
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Nightly Show," 0.492 million
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.552 million **
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.474 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.359 million viewers

** Wednesday's "Conan" was delayed by baseball coverage and is excluded.





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