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'THE TONIGHT SHOW' AND 'LATE NIGHT' DELIVER DECISIVE VICTORIES FOR THE RATINGS WEEK OF AUG.18-22

Jimmy Fallon Beats His Broadcast Competition in Every Key Measure; Seth Meyers Encores Outscore Letterman Originals Despite 'Late Night' Starting an Hour Later

NEW YORK - Aug. 28, 2014 - "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers" have scored dominant wins for the late-night ratings week of Aug. 18-22, with Fallon beating his broadcast competition in every key measure and Meyers encores winning in adults 18-49 versus both his time-period competition and CBS's first-run "Late Show with David Letterman," which starts an hour earlier than "Late Night."

Fallon averaged a 1.00 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.6 million viewers overall for the week and led the competition of CBS's "Late Show" and ABC's encores of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in all key categories - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers. Note that Letterman's Friday telecast, an encore, was delayed by an NFL overrun and is excluded from these averages.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, a 0.46 rating in adults 18-49 for Meyers' rebroadcasts topped a 0.42 for Letterman's originals. In the 12:35-1:35 a.m. time period, the "Late Night" encores also delivered bigger audiences than Ferguson's rebroadcasts in every key ratings measure. Additionally, they beat ABC's original "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour from 12:30-1 a.m. in all key categories. Ferguson's Friday telecast was excluded due to a football overrun.

At 1:35 a.m. ET, rebroadcasts of "Last Call with Carson Daly" out-rated CBS's "Late Late Show" encores (with a 0.26 rating vs. a 0.23). Versus the same week last year, "Last Call" was up +18% in 18-49 rating (to a 0.26 from a 0.22) and up +10% in total viewers (766,000 vs. 698,000).

WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Aug. 18-22. Ratings reflect "live plus same day" data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted.

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight" 1.00 rating, 5 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.42/2 *
ABC "Kimmel," 0.49/2 (R)

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.32/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.46/3 (R)
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.23/2 (R)*

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.26/2 (R)

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.594 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.330 million viewers *
ABC "Kimmel," 1.982 million viewers (R)

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.261 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.419 million viewers (R)
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.069 million viewers (R)*

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.766 million viewers (R)

* Friday's CBS programming was delayed by an NFL overrun and is excluded. Friday's "Late Show" was an encore.

SEASON TO DATE (SINCE FEB. 17, "LIVE PLUS SAME DAY")

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 1.21 rating, 6 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.49/2
ABC "Kimmel," 0.63/3

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.39/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.57/4
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.31/2

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.32/3

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.921 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.529 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.505 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.558 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.620 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.280 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.870 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF AUG. 18-22

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," preempted
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," preempted

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.44

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.77
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.57

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers.

TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m.  "The Daily Show," preempted
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," preempted

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.923 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.722 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.259 million viewers


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