Fallon Continues to Demolish His Late-Night Competition

Jun 26, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Jimmy Fallon's takeover of NBC's "Tonight Show" continues to be a blockbuster ratings move for the network. In the latest results from Nielsen, NBC announced that Fallon's show beat the combined total for ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” in the key demo of adults 18-49 for the week of June 16-20.

"Fallon’s 1.13 rating in 18-49 for the week topped the combined 1.00 of 'Kimmel' (0.57) and 'Late Show' (0.43)," NBC announced. "Versus 'Tonight’s' results for the same week last year, Fallon was up +31% in adult 18-49 rating, to a 1.13 from a 0.86."

The network also noted that its 12:35 a.m. ET lead-out from "Tonight," “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” put up a better 18-49 demo number than CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” — a 0.52 rating vs. a 0.43 — even while starting an hour later.

Friday’s Fallon, Letterman, Kimmel and Meyers programs during the week were encores.

The NBC announcement adds: "In the 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET slot, Meyers outrated CBS’s 'Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' by a +68% margin in 18-49 (0.52 vs. 0.31). Meyers delivered bigger audiences than Ferguson in every key ratings measure and also beat ABC’s 'Nightline' in their head-to-head half-hour from 12:30-1 a.m. in all key categories."

Here are the numbers:

Week of June 16-20 (Week 39 of the 2013-14 season):

Show … 18-49 demo rating/share … total viewers

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.

Fallon*…1.13/5…3.625 million
Letterman*…0.43/2…2.263 million
Kimmel*…0.57/3…2.291 million

12:35-1:05 a.m.

Nightline…0.35/2…1.462 million

12:35-1:35 a.m.

Seth Meyers*…0.52/3…1.438 million
Craig Ferguson…0.31/2…1.243 million

1:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m.

Carson Daly (R)…0.30/2…0.736 million

*Friday’s “Tonight Show,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers” were encores.

Season averages since Feb. 17, live + same day:

Show … 18-49 demo rating/share … total viewers

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.

Fallon…1.30/6…4.151 million
Letterman…0.52/2…2.648 million
Kimmel…0.66/3… 2.622 million

12:35-1:05 a.m.

Nightline…0.41/2…1.622 million

12:35-1:35 a.m.

Seth Meyers…0.62/4… 1.724 million
Craig Ferguson…0.34/2… 1.335 million

1:35 a.m.-2:05 a.m.

Carson Daly…0.34/3…0.917 million

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