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'THE TONIGHT SHOW,' 'LATE NIGHT' SCORE DOMINANT THIRD-QUARTER RATINGS WINS

Fallon Ends Quarter with Most-Watched Week (Sept. 15-19) in Nearly Six Months

NEW YORK - Sept. 25, 2014 — "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers" have dominated late-night results for the third quarter of 2014.

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

Fallon concluded the third quarter with his most-watched week in nearly six months and Meyers followed with his top total-viewer week in nearly five months. Fallon's 4.224 million viewers for the week of Sept. 15-19 was his highest weeklong average since March 24-28 (4.306 million) and Meyers' 1.687 million was his best since the week of April 28-May 2 (1.697 million).

Note that CBS's Thursday shows were delayed last week by an NFL overrun and are excluded.  Friday's "Kimmel" and "Late Night" were encores.

Fallon delivered the top "Tonight Show" third quarter in six years in 18-49 and total viewers, with a 1.18 rating in 18-49 being the show's best average for the quarter since a 1.25 in 2008. Its 3.927 million is "Tonight's" best third-quarter result since the 2008 average of 4.641 million persons.

Fallon's 1.18 rating in adults 18-49 for the quarter topped the combined 1.01 of Kimmel (0.57) and Letterman (0.44). Meyers' 0.50 beat the 0.44 of Letterman in the earlier 11:35 p.m. hour and brought "Late Night" within .07 (seven hundredths) of a rating point of "Kimmel's 0.57. It also outscored CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.28) by a 79% margin head to head in the 12:35 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, "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.29 rating in adults 18-49 for the third quarter to top CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.28) despite starting an hour later.

WEEKLY AVERAGES


 (According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Sept. 15-19. 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," 0.43/2 (R) *

ABC "Kimmel," 0.59/3 *

 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Nightline," 0.35/2

 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night," 0.53/4 *

CBS "Late Late Show," 0.31/2 *

 1:35-2:05 a.m. ET

NBC "Last Call," 0.28/2 (R)

 TOTAL VIEWERS

 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Tonight," 4.224 million viewers

CBS "Late Show," 2.106 million viewers (R) *

ABC "Kimmel," 2.475 million viewers *

 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Nightline," 1.510 million viewers

 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night," 1.687 million viewers *

CBS "Late Late Show," 1.264 million viewers *

 1:35-2:05 a.m. ET

NBC "Last Call," 0.870 million viewers (R)

* CBS Thursday shows were delayed by an NFL overrun and are excluded. Friday's "Kimmel" and "Late Night" were encores.

THIRD QUARTER 2014 ("MOST CURRENT")


ADULTS 18-49

 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Tonight," 1.18 rating, 6 share

CBS "Late Show," 0.44/2

ABC "Kimmel," 0.57/3

 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Nightline," 0.37/2

 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night," 0.50/3

CBS "Late Late Show," 0.28/2

 1:35-2:05 a.m. ET

NBC "Last Call," 0.29/2

 TOTAL VIEWERS

 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Tonight," 3.927 million viewers

CBS "Late Show," 2.330 million viewers

ABC "Kimmel," 2.340 million viewers

 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Nightline," 1.497 million viewers

 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night," 1.511 million viewers

CBS "Late Late Show," 1.221 million viewers

 1:35-2:05 a.m. ET

NBC "Last Call," 0.828 million viewers

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," 3.895 million viewers

CBS "Late Show," 2.501 million viewers

ABC "Kimmel," 2.485 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET

ABC "Nightline," 1.545 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET

NBC "Late Night," 1.614 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. 15-19

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.61

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.49

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.42

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.85

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.64

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

TOTAL VIEWERS


Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m.  "The Daily Show," 1.447 million

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 1.078 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.934 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.828 million viewers

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.409 million viewers

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