News

‘TONIGHT SHOW’ WINS THE ENCORE WEEK OF DEC. 24-28 IN 18-49 & TOTAL VIEWERS

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

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” Nabs the 18-49 Win at 12:35 a.m.

NEW YORK — Jan. 2, 2019 —Encore telecasts of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” have won the late-night ratings week of Dec. 24-28 versus rebroadcasts of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in adults 18-49, total viewers and most other key measures, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

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 adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and all key female demographics.

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. 24-28. 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” 0.38 rating, 2 share (R) *
CBS “Late Show,” 0.27/2 (R) *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.31/2 (R) *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.22/2 *

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.21/2 (R) *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.18/2 (R) *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.13/1 (R) *

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 2.070 million viewers (R) *
CBS “Late Show,” 2.002 million viewers (R) *
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.609 million viewers (R) *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.175 million viewers *

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.982 million viewers (R) *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.005 million viewers (R) *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “Last Call,” 0.550 million viewers (R) *

* CBS and NBC programming was preempted on Monday. All Tuesday programming was excluded due to the Christmas holiday and the Monday “Kimmel” was 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,” 2.495 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.748 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 2.076 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.307 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.497 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.361 million viewers

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

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF DEC. 24-28

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, 0.44
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,” preempted
 

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.925 million
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.696 million

###

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