Monday night ‘Jay Leno’ stays #1 over ‘David Letterman’


Jay Leno is back and like he never left his late night time slot.

“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (3.6/9 in metered-market households) led the time period over CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” (3.0/7) and ABC’s “Nightline (2.9/7) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (1.4/4) in Nielsen’s 56 metered markets. 

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (1.2/5) ranked #1 among the major networks in the time period over “Late Show” (1.0/4), “Nightline” (1.1/4) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (0.5/3).

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.5/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.5/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.5/3).

At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market
households and a 0.4/3 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)