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CBS talk shows winning the ratings battle

CBS talk shows winning the ratings battle

Ratings for the Late Show With David Letterman and the Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson are topping the NBC late night talk show competition, according to the latest stats released by Nielsen. TV By The Numbers reports the Late Show “posted its largest audience since the week ending April 8, 2011, and its best adults 18-49 rating since the week ending Feb. 4, 2011, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Nov. 18, 2011”….

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Conan & Lopez bringing in younger viewers for TBS

Conan & Lopez bringing in younger viewers for TBS

Over the mere space of a few months since Conan O’Brien joined TBS, Conan and Lopez Tonight are bringing in a young demographic for the channel. Omaha World-Herald reports; “The shows have become the late-night choice for viewers with an average age of 32 — a coveted demographic for most advertisers. It’s not even a close race with the major network late-night shows. The average age of a Jay Leno or David Letterman viewer is 56. Jimmy Kimmel — the…

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Conan’s first show on TBS

Conan’s first show on TBS

Conan’s highly-anticipated TBS show debuted last night. The first ever episode averaged 4.2 million viewers for the 11pm telecast (quite a feat for a basic cable channel). TV By The Numbers reports “2,451,000 adults 18-34; 3,285,000 adults 18-49; and 4,155,000 viewers” watched the opening show on Monday night. Conan came out top – compare Conan’s 4.2 million viewers with The Tonight Show With Jay Leno’s 3.5 million viewers and the Late Show With David Letterman’s 3.4 million viewers. The show…

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Letterman beats Leno in ratings

Letterman beats Leno in ratings

The Late Show With David Letterman has beaten Leno in the ratings for the first time since Leno’s return to The Tonight Show. Scott Collins of the Los Angeles Times says “Letterman averaged 3.8 million total viewers, compared with 3.6 million for Leno, according to figures published Thursday by the Nielsen Co.” and that “in adults aged 18 to 49… Letterman averaged a 1.0 rating/4 share, compared with a 0.9 rating/4 share for Leno”. Conan’s return to TV this coming…

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