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:
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|
|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|
|Late Night with Seth Meyers||NBC||0.39/3||1.58||0.40/3||1.58|
|Late Late Show with James Corden – R||CBS||0.24/2||1.15||0.30/3||1.45|
|Last Call with Carson Daly||NBC||0.24/2||0.88||0.24/2||0.84|
Notes: Dec. 18’s Comedy Central shows were preempted.
|Show||Net||Time||Adults 18-49,12/18–12/22||Viewers (millions),
|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