Late-night ratings, August 29 – September 2, 2016: ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ falls

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In the week of August 29 – September 2, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” landed the top spot in the 11:35 p.m. time slot, despite dipping from a 0.82 to a 0.81 rating in adults 18-49. “Late Night with Seth Myers” also dropped on NBC from its previous 0.45 to a 0.42.

Meanwhile, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” managed to beat CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” this week with a 0.41, as the former fell from a 0.46 to a 0.39. “The Late Late Show with James Corden” also suffered a noticeable drop from a 0.28 to a 0.22, letting “Nightline” rise above it with a 0.27.

In cable, “Conan” ticked up to a 0.27, while “The Daily Show” ratings were all pre-empted.

Here are the late-night numbers for August 29 – September 2, 2016.

BROADCAST

Note: “Late Night,” “Jimmy Kimmel,” and “Late Late Show” all aired repeats on September 2, while “Late Night” also aired an encore on September 1. “Last Call” was pre-empted on September 1 and 2 as well.  

Show Net Adults 18-49, 8/29- 9/2 Viewers (millions), 8/29- 9/2 Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.81/5 3.14 0.99/5 3.62
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.41/2 1.89 0.53/3 2.30
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.39/2 2.16 0.60/3 2.75
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Myers NBC 0.42/3 1.41 0.45/3 1.54
Nightline ABC 0.27/2 1.25 0.36/2 1.51
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.22/2 1.07 0.32/2 1.23
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly – R NBC 0.26/2 0.75 0.27/2 0.86

 

CABLE

Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 8/29- 9/2 Viewers (millions), 8/29- 9/2
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.64 1.35
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.49 1.07
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.27 0.61
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. Pre-Empted Pre-Empted

 

Source: The Nielsen Company

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