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NBC RATINGS FOR THE LATE-NIGHT WEEK OF SEPT. 14-18

Digital / Social: “Tonight” Finishes the 2019-20 Season as the #1 Most-Viewed Entertainment TV Program on YouTube & the Season’s #1 Most-Social Late-Night Series

“Late Night” Leads All Broadcast Late-Night Competition in Year-to-Year YouTube Viewing Gains for the Season, With a +42% Increase

“A Little Late” Generates the #1 Most New Fans Across the “Big Four” Social Networks Among All Season 1 Broadcast Programs

NEW YORK — Sept. 22, 2020 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has averaged a 0.20 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.263 million viewers for the late-night ratings week of Sept. 14-18, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research that concluded the 2019-20 52-week broadcast season.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” averaged a 0.10 in 18-49 and 742,000 viewers overall. “Late Night” topped “The Late Late Show with James Corden” for the 2019-20 season in 10 of 10 key measures – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

Digital / Social: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” ruled as the #1 most-viewed Entertainment TV program on YouTube for the 52-week September-to-September season, generating more than 2.3 billion views for an increase of +14% in YouTube viewership this season versus last. “Tonight” delivered a margin of 250 million views over the season’s #2 most-viewed television series (Source: ListenFirst Media Brand Rankings, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC; Video Views; Brand Type: TV Shows; 9/19/20-9/17/20. Excludes Children’s Programming and WWE).

“Tonight” was also the season’s #1 most-social late-night series, accumulating 26 million Interactions across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. “Tonight” topped the nearest late-night competitor by 8 million Interactions (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings; Late Fringe Daypart; Linear Window; 9/19/20-9/17/20).

Additionally, “Tonight” generated the #1 most-social late-night telecast of the 52-week September-to-September TV season, with The Subway Special that featured BTS, which accumulated 4 million Interactions across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings; Late Fringe Daypart; Linear Window; 9/19/20-9/17/20).

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” led all broadcast late-night competition in year-over-year YouTube viewing gains, with a +42% increase in YouTube views for the 52-week September-to-September season versus the prior season, with a total of 720 million views for the 2019-20 season (Source: ListenFirst Media Brand Rankings, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC; Video Views; Brand Type: TV Shows; Late Fringe Daypart; Broadcast; 9/19/20-9/17/20).

“A Little Late with Lilly Singh” generated the #1 most new fans across the “big four” social networks (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram) among all Season 1 broadcast programs during the 2019-20 52-week TV season, with 350,000 new fans (Source: ListenFirst Media Brand Rankings, LF // TV UNIVERSE // EPISODIC; New Fans; Brand Type: TV Shows; Season 1; Broadcast; 9/19/20-9/17/20).

LATE-NIGHT WEEKLY AVERAGES
(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Sept. 14-18. 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” 0.20 rating, 2 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.28/3 *

11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.21/2 (R)

12:05-12:35 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.16/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.10/1 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.12/2 *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.08/1 (R) *

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 1.263 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.346 million viewers *

11:35 p.m.-12:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.154 million viewers (R)

12:05-12:35 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.910 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.742 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.804 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.449 million viewers (R) *

* Friday’s “Late Show,” “Late Night” and “Late Late Show” were encores and are excluded from these averages, as is Friday’s “A Little Late” rebroadcast.

2019-20 52-WEEK SEASON AVERAGES

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.37 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.41/3
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.33/3

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.23/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.22/3
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 0.18/2

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.13/2

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 1.924 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 3.435 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.905 million viewers

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.351 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.220 million viewers
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.133 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.614 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF SEPT. 14-18

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.14

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.10

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.28
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.20

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

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.554 million viewers

TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.279 million viewers

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.553 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.377 million viewers

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