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‘THE TONIGHT SHOW’ FINISHES #1 FOR THE ENCORE HOLIDAY WEEK OF DEC. 23-27 IN ALL KEY DEMOS

At 12:35 a.m., Seth Meyers Takes the Hour Vs. Corden in 18-49, Leads the Season Vs. “Late Late Show” & “Nightline” in All Key Ratings Measures

NEW YORK — Dec. 31, 2019 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has finished #1 for the encore holiday week of Dec. 23-27 in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and every other key demographic (including a tie with “The Late Show” in men 18-34), according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

“Tonight’s” encores last week averaged a 0.30 rating in adults 18-49, to outscore the 0.22 for rebroadcasts of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and the 0.21 for encores of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Last week at 12:35 a.m. ET, encore telecasts of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” took the week over “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. Season to date, Seth leads Corden and ABC’s “Nightline” in 10 of 10 key demographics – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers..

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Dec. 23-27. Ratings reflect “live plus same day” data 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” 0.30 rating, 2 share (R) *
CBS “Late Show,” 0.22/2 (R) *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.21/2 (R) *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.15/1 *

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.15/2 (R) *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.14/1 (R) *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.11/1 (R) *

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 1.677 million viewers (R) *
CBS “Late Show,” 1.862 million viewers (R) *
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.433 million viewers (R) *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.936 million viewers *

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.839 million viewers (R) *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.995 million viewers (R) *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.558 million viewers (R) *

* Tuesday and Wednesday telecasts were coded as specials and are excluded from these averages. NBC and CBS programming was preempted on Tuesday night, Christmas Eve.

SEASON AVERAGES

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.41 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.45/4
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.34/3

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.21/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.25/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.21/2

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.16/2

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2 008 viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.641 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.941 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.143 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.340 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.284 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.705 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF DEC. 23-27

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” preempted
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “Lights Out with David Spade,” preempted

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.16 (R) **

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.32
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.28

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.29 million viewers.

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” preempted
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “Lights Out with David Spade,” preempted

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.426 million viewers (R) **

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.661 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.560 million viewers

** “Conan” was preempted on Tuesday.

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