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[11/25/16 - 09:14 AM]
"Jimmy Fallon" Delivers His Top Local-People-Meter Rating in the Past Year, Equals His Two-Year High
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 23 and Thursday, November 24.

[via press release from NBC]

JIMMY FALLON DELIVERS HIS TOP LOCAL-PEOPLE-METER RATING IN THE PAST YEAR, EQUALS HIS TWO-YEAR HIGH

SETH MEYERS AND CARSON DALY ALSO HIT SEASON HIGHS WITH THANKSGIVING NIGHT TELECASTS

STEELERS-COLTS NFL FOOTBALL DOMINATES PRIMETIME

Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and Carson Daly have scored season-high ratings in metered-market households and adults 18-49 in the local people meters with Thanksgiving night telecasts that followed NBC Sports' primetime coverage of Pittsburgh Steelers-Indianapolis Colts NFL football.

Fallon generated his highest 18-49 rating in the local people meters (1.5) in the past year, since last Thanksgiving's post-NFL telecast on Nov. 26, 2015 (also a 1.5). The last time "Tonight" rated higher was two years ago (Thanksgiving 2014's 1.6). In metered-market households, last night's 2.9 is "Tonight's" best since Tuesday, Aug. 23 (3.0).

Seth Meyer's 1.5 in households and 0.7 in 18-49 in the LPMs are his highest of the season to date and best since this year's opening night NFL game on Sept. 8, 2016 (also a 1.5 in households and 0.7 in 18-49)

Similarly, "Last Call with Carson Daly" drew its best deliveries in both household (1.0) and 18-49 (0.5) local numbers so far this season and higheset since the season-opening night NFL game on Sept. 8 (also a 1.0 and a 0.5 respectively).

"Tonight" beat its season averages for original by +16% in households (2.9 vs. 2.5) and +88% in 18-49 (1.5 vs. 0.8). "Late Night" rose versus its season averages by +25% in households (1.5 vs. 1.2) and +75% in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.4).

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday Night:

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," a 2.9 rating, delayed by an NFL overrun; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.6/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.5, delayed by an NFL overrun; "Late Show," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," a 1.5 rating in metered-market households, delayed by an NFL overrun; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.7 in 18-49, delayed by an NFL overrun; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly," delayed by an NFL overrun, averaged a 1.0 rating in metered-market households and a 0.5 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Thursday Primetime Ratings:

Regarding this morning's Nielsens, note that the fast-affiliate ratings that came in at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT are not time zone-adjusted and are subject to change for live sports coverage.

In these preliminary results, NBC ranks #1 for the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, total viewers and all other key measures in the fast-affiliate ratings, even prior to time-zone adjustment.

In time zone-adjusted metered-market household results, the "Thursday Night Football" game featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Indianapolis Colts averaged a 10.8 rating, 22 share from 8:30-11:15 p.m. ET (not including digital data). NBC dominated the night in both metered-market households and adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters.

Top markets for Steelers-Colts on NBC: Pittsburgh 37.5/63; Indianapolis 26.1/46; Buffalo 17.0/28; Norfolk 16.8/29; Richmond 15.9/29; Denver 14.3/31; Las Vegas 13.7/27; Cleveland 13.6/24; Columbus 13.6/24; Albuquerque 13.1/26.

Wednesday Primetime Ratings:

"A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special" (1.6/6 in 18-49, 5.4 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET):

· Jumps +45% versus the prior first-run "SNL" Thanksgiving special in 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.1 from 9-11 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014) and +1.3 million persons or +32% in total viewers (5.375 million vs. 4.068 million).

· Wins the two-hour time period among the Big 4 networks in every key demo -- adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 (including a tie in men 18-34).

· Grows +45% versus last year's "SNL Thanksgiving" encore in 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.1 from 9-11 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015) and +43% in total viewers (5.375 million vs. 3.759 million).

· Generates NBC's highest 18-49 rating in the two-hour timeslot since Sept. 21 (1.7).

Wednesday night's "Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade Special" (0.9/4 in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):

· Is close to rounding up to a 1.0 (currently reporting a 0.94 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings).

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night:

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.4/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/3. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.5/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: Primetime results are based on "fast affiliate time period" data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are "live plus same day" unless otherwise indicated.





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