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'THE TONIGHT SHOW' WINS LATE-NIGHT RATINGS RACE FOR WEEK OF OCT. 6-10

Fallon Bests Kimmel, Letterman and Also Gains 18% Vs. 'Tonight's One Year Ago 18-49 Demo

NEW YORK - October 16, 2014 - "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" has won the late-night ratings week of Oct. 6-10 with an +18% gain over "Tonight's" year-ago week in adults 18-49. "The Tonight Show" also won all five nights of the week versus the time period's ABC and CBS competition in 18-49 and total viewers.

Fallon's 1.00 rating in adults 18-49 for the week dominated the timeslot competition, delivering a +64% margin over ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (0.69) and a +75% margin over CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" (0.57). In total viewers, Fallon's average 3.668 million persons gave him advantages of +33% over "Late Show" (2.758 million) and +42% over "Kimmel" (2.585 million).

Versus the same week last year, "The Tonight Show" grew by +18% in 18-49 rating (to a 1.00 from a 0.85) and was up +6% in total viewers (3.668 million vs. 3.459 million).

At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" outdelivered CBS's rebroadcasts of "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in adults 18-49 and all other key measures, excluding men 18-34, where the two shows tied. Meyers also prevailed versus ABC's "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour from 12:30-1 a.m. in every key measure - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

Note that CBS's Thursday shows were delayed last week by a high-rated NFL overrun. Friday's "Kimmel," "Late Night" and "Last Call" were encores.

WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Oct. 6-10. 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" 1.00 rating, 5 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.57/3 *
ABC "Kimmel," 0.61/3 *

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

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.49/3 *
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.37/2 (R) *

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," 3.668 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.758 million viewers *
ABC "Kimmel," 2.585 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.498 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.552 million viewers *
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.347 million viewers (R) *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.850 million viewers *

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

SEASON AVERAGES

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 1.13 rating, 5 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.56/3
ABC "Kimmel," 0.67/3

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.43/3

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.51/3
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.38/3

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.31/3

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.967 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.737 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.723 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.661 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.578 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.414 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.876 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OCT. 6-10

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.64
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.55

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.31 (R)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.80
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.61

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

TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m.  "The Daily Show," 1.413 million
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 1.168 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.648 million (R)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.783 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.354 million viewers

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