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NBC RATINGS FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF JUNE 22-26

“Tonight” Delivers a Three-Week High in Total Viewers; Seth Meyers Wins at 12:35 a.m.

Digital / Social: “Tonight” Is the Week’s #1 Most-Social Program Across the TV Landscape; On YouTube, This Is “Tonight’s” #2 Best Week Since October 2017

The YouTube Release of Blackpink’s Friday Performance of “How You Like That” on “Tonight” Is the Week’s #1 Most-Social Post Across All Major Social Platforms

“Late Night” Is Up +36% in YouTube Viewing This Year Versus Last, the #1 Biggest Increase Among All Late-Night Broadcast Programs

NEW YORK — June 30, 2020 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has delivered a three-week high in total viewers during the late-night ratings week of June 22-26, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

“Tonight” averaged 1.540 million viewers for the week, up +7% versus the prior week’s 1.437 million and best for Fallon since the week of June 1-5 (1.705 million).

At 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” finished #1 in the timeslot versus “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34, and was #1 or tied for #1 versus Corden in all other key demographics. Seth also leads Corden season to date in 10 of 10 key measures – adults, men and women 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

Digital / Social: “The Tonight Show,” saw Friday’s performance of “How You Like That” by Blackpink, with close to 20 million views, score as the week’s #1 most-viewed Entertainment TV video across YouTube, topping all content from all competitors, across streamers and linear distributors (Source: ListenFirst Content Rankings; LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC; Content Video Views [YouTube]; 06/22/20-06/28/20).

With more than 1.4 million Interactions, the YouTube release was also the week’s #1 most-social post across all major social platforms, besting all content from all competitors across all platforms (Source: ListenFirst Content Rankings; LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC; Content Responses [Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube]; 06/22/20-06/28/20).

“Tonight” was the week’s #1 most-social program across the TV landscape, earning 2.9 million Interactions across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to top all series across dayparts and distributors (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings; Series only; Linear window; 06/22/20-06/28/20).

With 1.4 million Interactions, it was the show’s best weekly performance on Twitter since the week of Feb 24. Blackpink’s videos also helped “Tonight” achieve its best week of new YouTube views (26 million) since Feb. 24 and second-best since October 2017.

“Tonight” also scored as the week’s #1 most-viewed late-night program on YouTube in total views, with its best week (46 million views) since April 20 (Source: ListenFirst Media Brand Rankings, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC; Video Views; Brand Type: TV Shows; Late Fringe Broadcast Daypart; 06/22/20-06/28/20).

“Tonight” added to its lead as the #1 most-watched Entertainment TV programs on YouTube this year, having generated more than 1.3 billion views (Source: ListenFirst Media Brand Rankings, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC; Video Views; Brand Type: TV Shows; 01/01/20-06/28/20. Excludes Children’s Programming and WWE).

Despite having filmed more than half its 2020 episodes from a home location, “Tonight” is up +32% in YouTube viewing versus the same time period in 2019, when it also ranked as the #1 program on the platform.

“Tonight” also remains the year’s #1 most-social late-night series, having earned 18.5 million Total Interactions across Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and topping its closest competitor by nearly 5 million (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings; Series Only; Late Fringe Daypart; Linear Window; 01/01/20-06/28/20).

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” was up double digits week to week in both New (+22%) and Total (+18%) YouTube views.

Despite the many large-scale guests and segments across competitive programs last week, “Late Night’s” three “A Closer Look” editions nonetheless ranked among the week’s top seven most-viewed late-night talk show videos on YouTube for the week averaging 2.7 million views per video (Source: ListenFirst Content Rankings; LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC; Content Video Views [YouTube]; Late Fringe Daypart; Format: Talk Show; 06/22/20-06/28/20).

“Late Night” remains the year’s #1 biggest YouTube gainer among the late-night broadcast programs, with the show up +36% in YouTube viewing versus the same point last year (Source: ListenFirst Media Brand Rankings, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC; Video Views; Brand Type: TV Shows; Late Fringe Daypart; Programmer Type: Broadcast; 01/01/20-06/28/20).

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of June 22-26. 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” 0.27 rating, 2 share *
CBS “Late Show,” 0.28/3 *

11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.25/2 (R)

12:05-12:35 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.19/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.14/2 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.13/2 *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.09/1 (R) *

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 1.540 million viewers *
CBS “Late Show,” 2.701 million viewers *

11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.492 million viewers (R)

12:05-12:35 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.155 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.882 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.937 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.488 million viewers (R) *

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

SEASON AVERAGES

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.39 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.41/3
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.34/3

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.25/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.23/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.18/2

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,” 2.001 viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.498 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.981 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.431 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.267 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.174 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.647 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF JUNE 22-26

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.21

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.12 (R)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.32
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.25

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.29 million viewers.

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.619 million viewers

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.305 million viewers (R)

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.656 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.469 million viewers

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