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Dave Letterman Makes It Three In A Row - Beats The Tonight Show

July 30, 2009

Dave Letterman Makes It Three Weeks In A Row

(Image of David Letterman on the Late Show with David Letterman, Wednesday January 2, 2008 on the CBS Television Network. The January 2 show is the first original Late Show taping since the start of the WGA strike. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2008 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved).

"Late Show" on CBS Beats "The Tonight Show" on NBC in Viewers For the Third Consecutive Week-First Time Since July 1995

Dave Ties Conan in Adults 25-54 and Continues To Narrow the Gap Among Adults 18-34 and "Late Show" Also Tops "Nightline" in Viewers and Demos

"The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" Tops "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" By Its Largest Margin in Viewers and Wins in Adults 25-54 for the First Time

CBS's Late Show with David Letterman with DAVID LETTERMAN beat "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" in viewers for the third consecutive week while continuing to narrow the demo gap, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending July 24.

(Image of Actress Jennifer Aniston who is laughing with David Letterman when she visits the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Monday, Nov. 7 2005 on the CBS Tele3vision Network. Aniston stars in the new thriller, Derailed, which opened in theaters nationwide on Nov. 11, 2005. Photo: JP Filo/CBS ©2005 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved copyright).

This marks the first time LATE SHOW has notched three consecutive wins over "The Tonight Show" with first-run broadcasts since the weeks of July 21, July 28 and Aug. 4, 1995.

LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN delivered a 2.4/06 in households with an average of 3.32m viewers, up +14% in households (from 2.1/06) and +16% in viewers (from 2.87m) compared to the same week last year.

LATE SHOW beat "The Tonight Show" in households (2.4/06 vs. 1.8/05, +33%) and viewers (3.32m vs. 2.51m, +32%). This is the third consecutive week first-run episodes of LATE SHOW beat first-run "The Tonight Show" broadcasts.

(CBS LATE SHOW host David Letterman takes a ride on a sled powered by a fire extinguisher during the Tuesday 2/15/2005 taping in New York with "Kid Scientists" from Napierville, Illinois. Photo: JP Filo/CBS ©2005 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved Copyright).

Among adults 18-34, LATE SHOW has cut "The Tonight Show's" lead from -1.6 in Conan O'Brien's premiere week to just -0.4 in the week ending July 24, the smallest margin yet. For the second time in three weeks, LATE SHOW tied "The Tonight Show" in adults 25-54. For the second consecutive week, LATE SHOW is just -0.2 behind "The Tonight Show" in adults 18-49.

LATE SHOW also topped "Nightline" in viewers (3.32m vs. 3.16m, +5%), adults 18-49 (0.8/03 vs. 0.7/03, +14%) and adults 25-54 (1.1/04 vs. 1.0/04, +10%).

THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON topped "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" for the second consecutive week in households (1.1/04 vs. 0.9/03, +22%), viewers (1.52m vs. 1.21m, +26%) and adults 25-54 (0.6/03 from 0.5/03, +20%).

(Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman visits the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Monday, May 24 on the CBS Television Network. Her latest film, "The Stepford Wives," opens in theaters June 11. Photo: John P. Filo/CBS ©2004 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved).

LATE LATE SHOW beat "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" by its largest margin in viewers since Fallon's March 2009 premiere and for the first time since Fallon's premiere in adults 25-54.

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