L.A. LATE-NIGHT WATCH
Which Late-Night Talk Shows Are Local Viewers Tuning To?
NBC Johnny Carson KCOP Arsenio Hall CBS Pat Sajak ABC Ted Koppel MONDAY: January 9 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson--Guest Host Jay Leno; Guests: Calvin Trillin, Ken Olin, Judith Light, Jeffrey Osborne Market Share 20% The Arsenio Hall Show--Guests: Little Richard, Markie Post, John Stamos. Market Share 9% The Pat Sajak Show--Guests: Chevy Chase, Michael Gross, Joan Van Ark, The Judds, Peter Ueberroth, Dennis Wolfberg. Market Share 23% Nightline Topic: Chemical weapons conference in Paris. Market Share 11% TUESDAY: January 10 The Tonight Show--The Best of Carson--Guests: Whoopi Goldberg, the Chieftains, Jerry Seinfeld (repeat) Market Share 18% The Arsenio Hall Show--Guests: Judd Nelson, Paul Rodriguez, Taylor Dane. Market Share 11% The Pat Sajak Show--Guests: Leslie Nielsen, Eric Dickerson, Stepfanie Kramer, The Spinners, Johnny Maltfouz. Market Share 15% Nightline Topic: Should mentally handicapped criminals face the death penalty? Market Share 17% WEDNESDAY: January 11 The Tonight Show--Guests: Chuck Berry, Victoria Jackson, Ellen Degeneres, Linda Clark. Market Share 20% The Arsenio Hall Show--Guests: Bo Derek, Brian Robbins, Dr. Ruth, Florence Griffith-Joyner. Market Share 13% The Pat Sajak Show--Guests: Rod Steiger, Charlie Sheen, Ann Jillian, Susan Rice, Sophie Masloff. Market Share 16% Nightline Topic: The Reagan legacy. Market Share 11%
SOURCE: Overnight A.C. Nielsen shares based on average viewership. “The Arsenio Hall Show” airs from 11 p.m.-midnight; “The Tonight Show,” from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; “The Pat Sajak Show,” from 11:30 p.m.-1 a.m.; “Nightline,” from 11:30 p.m.-midnight.