"Jay Leno" held strong Thursday in Late-Night Metered Markets


“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (2.8/7 in metered-market households) out-delivered CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” (2.5/6 with an encore) and ABC’s combination of “Nightline (2.8/6) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (1.4/4) in Nielsen’s 56 metered markets. 

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/4; “Late Show,” 0.7/3 with an encore; “Nightline,” 1.0/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.0/4 delayed by golf).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2 delayed by golf).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Thursday Results (some ratings on all networks may be inflated by local NFL preseason coverage):

NOTE: All national and metered-market ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated. 

(source: NBC)