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'TONIGHT SHOW,' 'LATE NIGHT' DOMINATE LATE-NIGHT RATINGS RACE FOR WEEK OF SEPT. 1-5

Fallon, Myers Continue to Outperform ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition

NEW YORK - Sept. 11, 2014 - "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers" have delivered strong #1 finishes for the late-night week of Sept. 1-5.

Fallon beat the combined 18-49 ratings of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," while Meyers outrated Kimmel and Letterman, despite starting an hour later.

Note that Monday results are excluded from these averages due to the Labor Day holiday

NBC's late-night week was paced by strong Thursday results following primetime coverage of the Packers-Seahawks NFL Kickoff game. Fallon's delayed telecast averaged a 1.49 rating in 18-49, best for "Tonight" since May 22 (Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, 1.52). In total viewers, Thursday's telecast averaged 4.285 million, the most-watched night for Fallon since Aug. 14 (4.313 million, night of the "Last Comic Standing" finale)

Last Thursday's edition of "Late Night" (0.76 in 18-49, 1.884 million viewers overall) is the show's top-rated telecast in 18-49 since June 6 (0.78) and best in total viewers since June 10 (1.887 million).

For the week, Fallon's 1.12 rating in adults 18-49 topped the combined 0.97 of Kimmel (0.56) and Letterman (0.41). Meyers' 0.58 beat the 0.56 of Kimmel and the 0.41 of Letterman and doubled CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.25) head to head in the 12:35 a.m. ET hour.

The 0.58 for Meyers is his highest weeklong rating in 12 weeks (since a 0.59 for the week of June 9-13). Also, it was Meyers' best result in total viewers (1.684 million) in 18 weeks (since April 28-May 2, 1.697 million).

At 1:35 a.m. ET, rebroadcasts of "Last Call with Carson Daly" earned a 0.34 rating in adults 18-49, the show's top average in eight weeks (since the week of July 7-11, 0.35). In total viewers, "Last Call" delivered 962,000 persons, the show's biggest average audience in 23 weeks (since the week of March 24-28, 1.013 million).

WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Sept. 1-5. 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" 1.12 rating, 6 share *
CBS "Late Show," 0.41/2 *
ABC "Kimmel," 0.56/3 *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.36/2 *

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.58/4 *
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.25/2 *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.34/3 (R) *

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.824 million viewers *
CBS "Late Show," 2.401 million viewers *
ABC "Kimmel," 2.447 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.559 million viewers *

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.684 million viewers *
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.258 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.962 million viewers (R) *

* Monday's results are excluded due to the Labor Day holiday. Friday's "Late Night" 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," 1.19 rating, 6 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.48/2
ABC "Kimmel," 0.62/2

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

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.56/4
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," 3.884 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.515 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.495 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.551 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.612 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.274 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.871 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF SEPT. 1-5

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.48 **
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.41 **

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.39 **

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.83
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.65

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

TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m.  "The Daily Show," 1.131 million **
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.940 million **

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.779 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.757 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.347 million viewers

** Monday's Comedy Central and TBS shows were encores.

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