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‘TONIGHT’ FINISHES #1 FOR THE LATE-NIGHT RATINGS WEEK OF MAY 20-24 IN 18-49

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night” Delivers the Week in 18-49 & Leads the Season Over “Late Late Show” & “Nightline” in Every Key Measure

NEW YORK — May 29, 2019 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has won the late-night ratings week of May 20-24 in adults 18-49 over “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research. Note that Friday’s “Late Show” and “Kimmel” were encores and the “Late Show” rebroadcast is excluded from these averages.

“Tonight’s” 0.43 rating in adults 18-49 for the week outscored “Late Show’s” 0.42 and “Kimmel’s” 0.31, and was up +5% versus the prior week (0.43 vs. 0.41). Fallon also led the week in adults 25-54 and women 18-34 (tie), women 18-49 and women 25-54.

Last week at 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” ranked #1 versus “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and “Nightline” in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and most other key measures.

Season to date, Meyers also leads both “Late Late Show” and ABC’s “Nightline” in “most current” averages in every key ratings category.

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of May 20-24. 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” 0.43 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.42/3 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.31/2 *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.23/2

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

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.16/2

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.128 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.977 million viewers *
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.759 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.168 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.185 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.202 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.649 million viewers

* Friday’s “Late Show,” “Kimmel,” “Late Night” and “Late Late Show” were encores, with the CBS rebroadcasts excluded from these weekly averages and the NBC and ABC encores included..

SEASON AVERAGES

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.51 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.52/4
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.38/3

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.25/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.30/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.23/2

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.18/2

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.423 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.765 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.030 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.270 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.446 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.348 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.730 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF MAY 20-24

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.21
TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.18

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.36
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.29

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

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.699 million viewers
TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.420 million viewers

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.730 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.571 million viewers

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