Conan O’Brien’s hit series on TBS is the youngest talk show in late-night television, with top ratings in two key demos: adults 18-49 and 18-34. CONAN is averaging 1,443,000 adults 18-49 and 930,000 adults 18-34, while the show’s median age is just 33.
These season-to-date figures run from Nov. 8 through Dec. 30, 2010, and add in time-shifted viewing data, providing the broadest picture yet of the current late-night landscape. Time-shifted viewing accounted for a sizable portion of the CONAN audience, including 361,000 growth in 18-49 and 236,000 growth in 18-34 when comparing Live to Live + 7 viewing. With these time-shifted numbers included, CONAN ranks first among all late-night talk shows.
CONAN receives a far bigger lift from time-shifted viewing than broadcast shows, which is a reflection of the young fan base that O’Brien attracts. Most late-night talk shows on broadcast television have median ages in the mid 50s, compared to 33 for CONAN.
“CONAN is just getting started on TBS, but the show has already proven to be a huge success in attracting a young, loyal audience,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president and head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “CONAN is #1 with key demos, and we are thrilled that the show is even younger than expected.”
Season-to-Date Ratings Highlights for Late-Night Talk Shows*:
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||1,345,000|
|Late Show with David Letterman||1,151,000|
|The Daily Show with Jon Stewart||1,064,000|
|Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||835,000|
|The Colbert Report||822,000|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||724,000|
|Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||707,000|
|The Daily Show with Jon Stewart||574,000|
|The Colbert Report||490,000|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||470,000|
|Late Show with David Letterman||374,000|
|Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||329,000|
|Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||266,000|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||246,000|
|The Colbert Report||39|
|The Daily Show with Jon Stewart||42|
|Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||49|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||52|
|Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||53|
|Late Show with David Letterman||56|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||56|
* Turner Research from Nielsen Media Research data. Final Live+7 data (11/08/10-12/26/10) blended with Live+Same Day (12/27/10-12/30/10). Based on premiere episodes, Monday-Thursday telecasts only. Time-shifted data based on difference between Live+7 vs Live (11/08/10-12/23/10).
CONAN originates from Stage 15 at Warner Bros. Studios and is produced by Conaco LLC. Jeff Ross is the executive producer.
TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television’s top-rated comedy network and is available in 101 million households. It serves as home to such original comedy series as Glory Daze, Are We There Yet? and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and Meet the Browns; the late-night series CONAN, starring Conan O’Brien, and Lopez Tonight, starring George Lopez; hot contemporary comedies like Family Guy and The Office; special events, including star-studded comedy festivals in Chicago; blockbuster movies; hosted movie showcases; and championship sports.
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