Late-night ratings, Dec. 18-22, 2017: ‘Tonight Show’ and ‘Late Night’ tick up

With the holidays on their way, most late-night shows took the week of Dec. 18-22, 2017, resulting in some predictable drops in their numbers. No NBC series went on hiatus, however, and after taking a noticeable drop in the week before, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” managed to tick up from a 0.61 to a 0.72 rating in adults 18-49. Similarly, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” rose two-hundredths of a point from its previous 0.37 to a 0.39 this time around, also on NBC.

Meanwhile, CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” took the week off and fell from a 0.49 to a 0.35. This allowed ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to rise above it, despite the series also taking the week off and falling from a 0.44 to a 0.39.  “The Late Late Show with James Corden’s” hiatus also resulted in the CBS series falling from a 0.29 to a 0.24.

In cable, “Conan,” “The Opposition,” and “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” took the week off and all took noticeable hits in all their respective ratings.

Here are the late-night numbers for Dec. 18-22, 2017:

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Notes: Dec. 22’s “Late Night” and “Last Call” were encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 12/18 – 12/22 Viewers (millions),
12/18 – 12/22
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.72/4 3.07 0.69/4 2.79
Jimmy Kimmel Live – R ABC 0.39/2 1.83 0.48/3 2.32
Late Show with Stephen Colbert – R CBS 0.35/2 2.28 0.61/4 3.80
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.39/3 1.58 0.40/3 1.58
Nightline ABC 0.28/2 1.26 0.31/2 1.44
Late Late Show with James Corden – R CBS 0.24/2 1.15 0.30/3 1.45
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.24/2 0.88 0.24/2 0.84

 

CABLE

Notes: Dec. 18’s Comedy Central shows were preempted.

Show Net Time Adults 18-49,12/1812/22 Viewers (millions),
12/1812/22
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.57 1.21
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.41 0.88
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – R Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.20 0.64
Conan – R TBS 11 p.m. 0.14 0.35
The Opposition – R Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.12 0.30

 

Source: The Nielsen Company