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‘TONIGHT SHOW’ WINS THE WEEK OF FEB. 10-14 IN 18-49, MATCHES A FIVE-WEEK HIGH

At 12:35 a.m., Seth Meyers Finishes #1 Vs. Corden in Every Key Demo, Leads the Season Vs. “Late Late Show” & “Nightline” in All Key Measures; “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” Hits an Eight-Week High in 18-49

NEW YORK — Feb. 19, 2020 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has won the late-night ratings week of Feb. 10-14 versus the ABC and CBS competition in the key demographic of adults 18-49, as well as the primary news demo of adults 25-54, plus men and women 18-49 and men and women 25-54, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

“Tonight’s” 0.35 rating for the week in adults 18-49 equals the show’s high in five weeks (since Jan. 6-10, 0.38) and the 1.887 million viewers is a six-week high (best since Dec. 30, 2019-Jan. 3, 2020, 1.993 million).

At 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” topped “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in nine of nine key demographics – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54. Season to date, “Late Night” ranks #1 versus “Late Late Show” and “Nightline” in all key ratings measures.

At 1:35 a.m. ET, “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” averaged a 1.5 in adults 18-49, an eight-week high (best since Dec. 16-20, 2019, 0.18) and 655,000 viewers overall, a five-week high (best since Jan. 6-10, 659,000).

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Feb. 10-14. 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” 0.35 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.33/3 *
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.30/2 *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.20/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.22/3 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.17/2 *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.14/2 *

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 1.887 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.880 million viewers *
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.773 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.060 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.119 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.158 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.655 million viewers *

* Friday’s “Late Show,” “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “A Little Late” were encores, and the CBS Friday rebroadcasts are excluded from these averages.

SEASON AVERAGES

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.40 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.44/4
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.34/3

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.21/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.24/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.20/2

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.15/2

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 1.985 viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.618 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.928 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.139 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.307 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.271 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.684 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF FEB. 10-14

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.22
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “Lights Out with David Spade,” 0.13

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.18

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.37
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,” 0.660 million viewers
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “Lights Out with David Spade,” 0.289 million viewers

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.438 million viewers

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.713 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.543 million viewers

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