NBC Monday; cancelled “Law & Order” held firm ; ‘Jay Leno’ king of Late-Night


At 8 p.m. ET, “Chuck” averaged a 1.9 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49 and 5.2 million viewers overall.

From 9-11 p.m. ET, “Law & Order” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 6.1 million viewers overall) apprehended NBC’s highest 18-49 rating in the time period since March 29 and biggest overall audience since March 1.  From its first half-hour to its fourth, “Law & Order” increased by 20 percent in adults 18-49 (to a 1.8 rating from a 1.5) and by 19 percent in total viewers (6.1 million vs. 5.1 million).

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (3.4/8 in metered-market households) out-delivered CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” (2.9/7) and ABC’s combination of “Nightline (3.1/7) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (1.5/5 with an encore telecast) 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,” 1.1/5; “Late Show,” 1.0/5; “Nightline,” 0.9/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3 with an encore telecast.

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) outscored CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.3/5 with an encore telecast).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.5/3 with an encore telecast).

At 1:35 a.m., an encore telecast of “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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: NBC)