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'THE TONIGHT SHOW' DOMINATES ABC, CBS TIMESLOT COMPETITION FOR WEEK OF DEC. 1-5

Despite Airing Encores on Three Nights, Fallon Defeats Kimmel, Letterman in Every Key Ratings Category

NEW YORK - Dec. 11, 2014 - "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" has delivered decisive wins in ratings results for the late-night week of Dec. 1-5, despite airing encores three of five nights.

Fallon delivered bigger audiences than ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" in every key ratings category - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

Fallon's 0.95 rating in 18-49 for the week generated a +56% advantage over Kimmel (0.61) and a +102% margin over Letterman (0.47). Note that "Kimmel" aired an encore on Friday.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, a week of encore telecasts of "Late Night with Seth Meyers" outscored CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in every key ratings measure and also topped ABC's original "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour from 12:30-1 a.m. in all key categories.

With an average of 1.448 million viewers, it was Meyers' most-watched week of encores since April 14-18 (1.453 million), his first week in rebroadcast.

WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Dec. 1-5. 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" 0.95 rating, 4 share *
CBS "Late Show," 0.47/2
ABC "Kimmel," 0.61/3 *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.40/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.44/3 (R)
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.30/2

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.29/2 (R)

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.481 million viewers *
CBS "Late Show," 2.401 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.706 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.631 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.448 million viewers (R)
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.311 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.838 million viewers (R)

* "Tonight" aired encores on Wednesday through Friday and "Kimmel" was in rebroadcast Friday.

SEASON AVERAGES

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 1.15 rating, 5 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.51/2
ABC "Kimmel," 0.67/3

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.42/3

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.51/3
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.34/2

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," 3.974 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.698 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.820 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.706 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.566 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.404 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.881 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK DEC. 1-5

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.58
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.51

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.33

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.88
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.58

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

TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m.  "The Daily Show," 1.354 million
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 1.121 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.794 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.947 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.356 million viewers

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