Late Night Ratings for Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Last night, President Obama stopped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

NBC provides us with the ratings for that and also Late Show with David Letterman, Nightline, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Last Call with Carson Daly.

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:

* “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” which featured guest President Barack Obama, delivered the show’s highest overnights for a Wednesday telecast in more than two-and-a-half years (since March 3, 2010 during Jay Leno’s first week back as host of “Tonight”), with a 4.0 rating,10 share in metered-market households.

* Last night’s edition improved on “Tonight’s” Wednesday season average in metered-market households by 48 percent (4.0 vs. 2.7). Total-viewer results for last night’s telecast aren’t due from Nielsen until the late-night week is reported nationally on November 1. Note that through three weeks, NBC had been averaging 3.4 million viewers with its Wednesday telecasts.

* At 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” scored the show’s highest overnights for a Wednesday edition in more than three years (since June 3, 2009), with a 1.9 rating, 7 share in metered-market households.

* In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 4.0/10; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.6/7; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.2/8; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.6/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.3/6; “Late Show,” 0.7/4; “Nightline,” 1.1/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.

* At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.9/7 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.4/3).

* At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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

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