Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Ferguson tops Fallon in the ratings

Broadcasting & Cable reports that after a couple of strong debut weeks, "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" overtook "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" in the ratings on Monday night. "Fallon drew a 1.6 rating/6 share to Ferguson's 1.8 rating/6 share."

With viewers having had a couple weeks to check out Fallon's Late Night as well as sample the competition, the ratings are beginning to drop to more average levels for the 12:30 timeslot. Whether Fallon can maintain the consistent 18-49 demo wins that his predecessor brought will likely become clearer in the coming weeks.
Speaking of Ferguson, he's making the TV rounds this week to promote his stand-up special, Craig Ferguson: A Wee Bit O’ Revolution. You'd think Comedy Central would be plugging the heck out of the show, which will debut Sunday at 10 PM. However, Talk Show News has only seen one ad for it, vs. about eight zillion for the Larry the Cable Guy roast which aired last Sunday in the same time slot, and that upcoming "Krod Mandoon" thing. Of course, real Ferguson fans may be holding out for the DVD, which will be out Tuesday, allowing you to enjoy Craig's routine uninterrupted by commercials.