‘TONIGHT SHOW’ WINS THE LATE-NIGHT RATINGS WEEK OF OCT. 23-27 IN 18-49 BY ITS BIGGEST MARGIN IN FIVE WEEKS

 

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‘TONIGHT SHOW’ WINS THE LATE-NIGHT RATINGS WEEK OF OCT. 23-27 IN 18-49 BY ITS BIGGEST MARGIN IN FIVE WEEKS

Press Release

October 31, 2017

At 12:35 a.m., Seth Meyers Defeats the Competition Head to Head in Every Key Ratings Measure

NEW YORK — Oct. 31, 2017 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has won the ratings week of Oct. 23-27 in the key late-night demographic of adults 18-49, according to “live plus same day” results from Nielsen Media Research.

For the week, “Tonight” generated a +28% margin of victory in adult 18-49 rating versus CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (with a 0.59 rating vs. a 0.46) and posted a +40% win over ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (0.59 vs. 0.42). The +28% advantage over “Colbert” is “Tonight’s” biggest margin of victory in 18-49 since the week of Sept. 18-22, when Fallon prevailed by +35% over Colbert (0.58 vs. 0.43). Note that Thursday’s “Late Show” was delayed by an NFL overrun and Friday’s “Kimmel” was an encore.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” finished the week #1 in the timeslot versus CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in all key ratings categories -- adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers -- and in their head-to-head half-hour from 12:30 to 1 a.m. ET, “Late Night” also beat ABC’s “Nightline” in every key measure.

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “Last Call with Carson Daly” delivered a 0.23 rating in adults 18-49 and 801,000 viewers overall, the biggest weekly audience for “Last Call” in five months (since averaging 808,000 for the week of May 15-19).

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Oct. 23-27. 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” 0.59 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.46/3 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.42/2 *

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

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.33/3 *
CBS “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,” 2.385 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.922 million viewers *
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.130 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.232 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.353 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.331 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.801 million viewers *

* Thursday’s CBS programs were delayed by an NFL overrun. 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,” 0.49/3

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.31/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.37/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.30/3

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,” 2.665 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.517 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.400 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.461 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.473 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.392 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.779 million viewers

 

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF OCT. 23-27

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.25

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

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.19

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.57
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.38

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

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.834 million

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Opposition,” 0.339 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.451 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.143 million
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.785 million

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Media contact:
Tom Bierbaum, 814/452-2091

Tom.Bierbaum@nbcuni.com

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