‘TONIGHT SHOW’ FINISHES #1 FOR THE LATE-NIGHT RATINGS WEEK OF JULY 2-6 IN 18-49 & ALL OTHER KEY DEMOS

 

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‘TONIGHT SHOW’ FINISHES #1 FOR THE LATE-NIGHT RATINGS WEEK OF JULY 2-6 IN 18-49 & ALL OTHER KEY DEMOS

Press Release

July 10, 2018

In a Holiday Week of Encores, “Tonight” Posts Adult 18-49 Margins of +31% Vs. Kimmel and +45% Vs. Colbert

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” Rules the 12:35 a.m. Hour in 18-49

NEW YORK — July 10, 2018 — Rebroadcasts of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” have taken the encore late-night ratings week of July 2-6 versus the ABC and CBS timeslot competition in adults 18-49, while also finishing #1 for the week in all other key demographics (including a tie in men 18-34), according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

The “Tonight” encores won the 11:35 p.m. ET hour for the week over “Jimmy Kimmel Live” rebroadcasts by a +31% margin in adults 18-49 (with a 0.42 rating vs. a 0.32) and versus “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” encores by +45% (0.42 vs. 0.29). Note that ABC and CBS excluded their Wednesday, July 4 rebroadcasts from these averages.

Last week at 12:35 a.m. ET, an encore week of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” topped “The Late Late Show with James Corden” rebroadcasts by a +33% margin in adults 18-49 (with a 0.24 rating vs. a 0.18). For their head-to-head half-hour, “Late Night” beat ABC’s “Nightline” in adults 18-49, total viewers and every other key demographic.

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of July 2-6. Ratings reflect “live plus same day” data 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” 0.42 rating, 3 share (R)
CBS “Late Show,” 0.29/2 (R) *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.32/2 (R) *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.23/2 *

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.24/2 (R)
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.18/2 (R) *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.16/2 (R)

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 1.960 million viewers (R)
CBS “Late Show,” 2.061 million viewers (R) *
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.680 million viewers (R) *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.120 million viewers *

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.977 million viewers (R)
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.046 million viewers (R) *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.628 million viewers (R)

* Wednesday’s ABC and CBS programs were excluded due to the July 4 holiday.

 

SEASON AVERAGES

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.64 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.58/4
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.47/3

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.30/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.38/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.27/2

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.22/2

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.647 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.825 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.244 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.374 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.545 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.382 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.808 million viewers

 

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JULY 2-6

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.13 (R) **
 

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.15 (R)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.57
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.43

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.28 million viewers.

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.314 million (R) **
 

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.367 million (R)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.194 million
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.893

** Monday’s “Daily Show” was preempted

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Media contact:
Tom Bierbaum, 814/452-2091

Tom.Bierbaum@nbcuni.com

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