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‘TONIGHT SHOW’ TAKES THE LATE-NIGHT RATINGS WEEK OF MAY 6-10

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 14, 2019 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has earned the late-night ratings win for the week of May 6-10 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 “Kimmel” was an encore.

“Tonight’s” 0.39 rating in adults 18-49 for the week outscored “Late Show’s” 0.35 and “Kimmel’s” 0.29. Fallon also led the week in adults 25-54 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” and “Nightline” in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and 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 6-10. 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” 0.39 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.35/3
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.29/2 *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.19/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.24/2 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.19/2 *

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,” 2.093 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.841 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.641 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.077 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.177 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.166 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.680 million viewers *

* Friday’s “”Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call” were encores.

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,” 0.39/3

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

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.31/3
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,” 2.436 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.765 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.046 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.274 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.452 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.351 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.734 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF MAY 6-10

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.16

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.15

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,” 0.584 million viewers

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.347 million viewers

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.727 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.573 million viewers

Media contact:
Tom Bierbaum, 814/452-2091
Tom.Bierbaum@nbcuni.com