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'THE TONIGHT SHOW,' 'LATE NIGHT' DOMINATE BROADCAST TIMESLOT COMPETITION FOR WEEK OF SEPT. 8-12

Fallon Earns More Than Combined Kimmel and Letterman Rating in 18-49 Demo

NEW YORK - Sept. 18, 2014 - "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers" have dominated the late-night week of Sept. 8-12.

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

Note that Wednesday's NBC and CBS results are excluded due to a delay for news coverage. CBS's Thursday shows were delayed by a high-rated NFL overrun but are included. Friday's "Kimmel" and "Late Night" were encores.

Fallon's 1.11 rating in adults 18-49 for the week topped the combined 1.08 of Kimmel (0.54) and Letterman (0.54). Meyers' 0.56 beat the 0.54s of Kimmel and Letterman in the earlier 11:35 p.m. hour, while outscoring CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.36) by a 56% margin head to head in the 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET hour.

Fallon and Meyers delivered bigger audiences than their ABC and CBS time-period competition in every key ratings measure - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

At 1:35 a.m. ET, rebroadcasts of "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.36 rating in adults 18-49, the show's top result in nearly six months (since the week of March 17-21, 0.37). The "Last Call" encores tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and ABC's original "Nightline" in 18-49 rating (0.36 each), despite starting an hour later.

WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Sept. 8-12. 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" 1.11 rating, 5 share *
CBS "Late Show," 0.54/3 *
ABC "Kimmel," 0.54/3 *

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

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.56/4 *
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.36/2 *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.36/3 (R) *

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.868 million viewers *
CBS "Late Show," 2.481 million viewers *
ABC "Kimmel," 2.226 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.411 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.598 million viewers *
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.260 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.931 million viewers (R) *

* Wednesday NBC and CBS results are excluded due to a delay for news coverage, and CBS Thursday shows were delayed by an NFL overrun but are included. Friday's "Kimmel" and "Late Night" were encores.

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, 5 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.48/2
ABC "Kimmel," 0.62/3

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," 2.514 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.486 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.546 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.611 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.273 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.873 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF SEPT. 8-12

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.51 **
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.42

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.50

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.81
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.60

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

TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m.  "The Daily Show," 1.140 million **
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.979 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 1.008 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.755 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.269 million viewers

** Monday's "Daily Show" was an encore.


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