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‘TONIGHT SHOW’ SCORES A 4-WEEK HIGH IN 18-49, 6-WEEK HIGH IN TOTAL VIEWERS

Fallon Leads the Week of Jan. 28-Feb. 1 and the Season in Adults 18-49, 25-54 and 18-34

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night” Equals an 8-Week High in 18-49 and Scores a 10-Week High in Total Viewers

NEW YORK — Feb. 5, 2019 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has finished #1 for the late-night ratings week of Jan. 28-Feb. 1 versus “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in adults 18-49, as well as adults 18-34, adults 25-54, men 18-34, men 18-49 and all key adult-female demographics, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

“Tonight’s” 0.50 rating in adults 18-49 is a four-week high (best since Dec. 31,2018-Jan. 4, 2019, 0.55) and its 2.416 million is a six-week high (best since Dec. 17-21, 2018, 2.644 million).

In “most current” Nielsens for the season to date, “Tonight” leads Colbert and Kimmel in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, adults 18-34, men 18-34 and all key adult-female demographics.

Last week at 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” ranked #1 versus “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in adults 18-49 and all other key demographics (including a tied in women 18-34). For their head-to-head half-hour, “Late Night” beat ABC’s “Nightline” in all key measures – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, as well as total viewers

“Late Night’s” 0.28 rating in 18-49 equals the show’s highest in eight weeks (since Dec. 3-7,2018, 0.29) and its 1.349 million is a 10-week high (best since Nov. 19-23, 2018, 1.655 million).

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

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 1. 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” 0.50 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.43/3 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.38/3 *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.24/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.28/3 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.23/2 *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.17/2 (R)

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.416 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.395 million viewers *
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.021 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.269 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.349 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.331 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.743 million viewers (R)

* Friday’s “Late Show,” “Kimmel and” “Late Night” were encores and the “Late Show” encore is excluded from these averages. “Late Late Show” ran encores on Thursday and Friday and both are excluded.

SEASON AVERAGES

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.54 rating, 4 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.53/4
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.40/3

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.26/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.31/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.24/2

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.19/2

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.480 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.757 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.064 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.304 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.466 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.358 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.755 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JAN. 28-FEB. 1

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.23

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.18

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.43
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.34

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

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.746 million viewers

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.205 million viewers

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.835 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.653 million viewers

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