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‘TONIGHT SHOW’ RANKS #1 FOR THE DEC. 11-15 WEEK IN ALL KEY DEMOGRAPHICS

Press Release
December 19, 2017

Fallon Leads in 18-49 by a +24% Margin, At 12:35 a.m., Seth Meyers Wins by +28%

NEW YORK — Dec. 19, 2017 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has delivered #1 finishes for the ratings week of Dec. 11-15 versus its ABC and CBS timeslot competition in all key ratings demographics (including a tie in men 25-54), according to “live plus same day” results from Nielsen Media Research.

For the week, “Tonight” generated a +24% margin of victory in adult 18-49 rating versus CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (with a 0.61 vs. a 0.49) and a +39% win over ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (0.61 vs. 0.44). Note that “Kimmel” aired an encore Friday night.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” outrated CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” by a +28% margin in adults 18-49 (with a 0.37 rating vs. a 0.29).

“Late Night” also ranked #1 versus ABC’s “Nightline” in their head-to-head half-hour from 12:30 to 1 a.m. ET in every key ratings demographic – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 -- plus total viewers.

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Dec. 11-15. 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” 0.61 rating, 4 share *
CBS “Late Show,” 0.49/3
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.44/3 *

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

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.37/3 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.29/2 *

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,” 2.562 million viewers *
CBS “Late Show,” 3.379 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.118 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.354 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.449 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.479 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.849 million viewers *

* Thursday’s NBC programs were delayed due to a primetime 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” 0.68 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.60/4
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,” 0.40/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.30/3

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.24/2

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.736 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.718 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.352 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,” 1.558 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.444 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.838 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF DEC. 11-15

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,” 0.17

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.54
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.42

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

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.794 million
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “The Opposition,” 0.316 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.437 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.078 million
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.845 million

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Media contact:
Tom Bierbaum, 814/452-2091
Tom.Bierbaum@nbcuni.com