‘Jay Leno’ now dominating late night in metered-market households


“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (3.4/9 in metered-market households) led the time period over CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” (2.7/7) and ABC’s combination of “Nightline (3.4/8) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (1.6/5) in Nielsen’s 56 metered markets. 

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (1.1/5) ranked #1 among the major networks in the time period over “Late Show” (1.0/4) and ABC’s combination of  “Nightline” (1.3/5) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (0.6/3).

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.4/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.6/4 in 18-49) tied “Late Late Show” (0.6/4).

At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

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

(source: information from NBC)