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‘TONIGHT SHOW’ TAKES THE WEEK OF DEC. 31-JAN. 4 IN 18-49, DELIVERING ITS BEST ENCORE WEEK IN THE PAST YEAR

Fallon Also Ranks #1 for the Season in Adults 18-49, 25-54 and 18-34

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” Encores Top “Late Late Show” Rebroadcasts in Every Key Measure

NEW YORK — Jan. 8, 2019 —Encore telecasts of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” have dominated the late-night ratings week of Dec. 31-Jan. 4 versus rebroadcasts of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in adults 18-49 and won the week in every other key demographic, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

It’s the top-scoring “Tonight Show” encore week of the past year in 18-49 (with a 0.55 rating) and total viewers (2.242 million), best since the week of Jan. 1-5, 2018 (0.60 in 18-49, 2.327 million viewers). Note that averages exclude last week’s Tuesday telecasts, as well as CBS’ Monday programs, which were coded as specials

The strong “Tonight Show” week was paced by Monday’s rebroadcast (1.03 in 18-49), which aired at 12:30 a.m. following NBC’s live New Year’s Eve coverage. That 1.03 made it “Tonight’s highest-rated repeat since Dec. 31, 2015 (1.33), when the show also followed New Year’s Eve programming.

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, encores of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” ranked #1 versus rebroadcasts of “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in every key ratings category – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, as well as total viewers.

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 Dec. 31-Jan. 4. 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” 0.55 rating, 3 share (R) *
CBS “Late Show,” 0.32/2 (R) *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.34/2 (R) *

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

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.27/2 (R) *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.18/2 (R) *

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,” 2.242 million viewers (R) *
CBS “Late Show,” 2.366 million viewers (R) *
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.836 million viewers (R) *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.162 million viewers *

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.062 million viewers (R) *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.065 million viewers (R) *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.645 million viewers (R) *

* ABC programming was preempted on Monday. All Tuesday programming was excluded due to the New Year’s holiday, and CBS’ Monday shows were also 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,” 0.32/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.25/2

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,” 2.513 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.815 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.085 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.306 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.517 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.372 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.774 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF DEC. 31-JAN. 4

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

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

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.34
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.27

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

TOTAL VIEWERS

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

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.711 million
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.553 million

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