‘TONIGHT SHOW’ RANKS #1 FOR THE LATE-NIGHT RATINGS WEEK OF MAY 7-11 IN 18-49 AND EVERY OTHER KEY DEMO

 

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‘TONIGHT SHOW’ RANKS #1 FOR THE LATE-NIGHT RATINGS WEEK OF MAY 7-11 IN 18-49 AND EVERY OTHER KEY DEMO

Press Release

May 15, 2018

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” Claims the 12:35 a.m. Hour in Every Key Measure

NEW YORK — May 15, 2018 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has won the late-night ratings week of May 7-11 in adults 18-49 and every other key demographic – adults, men and women 18-34; men and women 18-49; and adults, men and women 25-54 -- according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research. Note that “Jimmy Kimmel Live” aired a Friday encore.

“Tonight” won the 11:35 p.m. hour for the week over “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” by +20% margin in adults 18-49 (with a 0.48 rating vs. a 0.40) and versus “Kimmel” by +30% (0.48 vs. 0.37).

Last week at 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” outrated CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” by a +26% margin in adults 18-49 (with a 0.29 rating vs. a 0.23).

Meyers topped Corden in all key ratings categories – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers --and also beat ABC’s “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour from 12:30 to 1 a.m. ET in all key measure.

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of May 7-11. 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” 0.48 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.40/3
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.37/2 *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.26/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.29/3 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.23/2 *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.18/2 *

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.194 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.911 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.836 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.189 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.287 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.266 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.748 million viewers *

* Friday’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call” were encores.

 

SEASON AVERAGES

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.66 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.59/4
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,” 0.39/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.28/2

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.23/2

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.691 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.860 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.268 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.397 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.562 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.388 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.824 million viewers

 

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF MAY 7-11

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.24
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “The Opposition,” 0.12

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.14

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.60
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.48

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

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.853 million
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “The Opposition,” 0.321 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.352 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.209 million
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.935

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Media contact:
Tom Bierbaum, 814/452-2091

Tom.Bierbaum@nbcuni.com

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