Late-night ratings, Dec. 4-8, 2017: ‘The Tonight Show’ and ‘Late Show’ dip

Dec. 4-8, 2017 proved to be a fairly down week for most of the shows in the late-night ratings, beginning with “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” dropping one-hundredth of a point from its previous 0.71 to a 0.70 rating in adults 18-49. As usual, though, it maintained its place above the competition in the 11:35 p.m. time slot. Similarly, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” dropped from a 0.42 to a 0.41 this time around, also on NBC.

On ABC, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” held steady with a 0.44 for the second week in a row, while CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” took a minor hit, dipping from a 0.50 to a 0.49. Unlike most of the other shows, however, CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” did manage to tick up two-hundredths of a point from a 0.28 to a 0.30.

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” fell to a 0.24 from a 0.26 this week, while “Conan” dropped one-hundredth of a point from a 0.17 to a 0.16 on TBS.

Here are the late-night numbers for Dec. 4-8, 2017:

BROADCAST

Notes: Dec. 7’s NBC programs were delayed due to a primetime NFL overrun. “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call” all aired encores on Dec. 8 as well.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 12/4 – 12/8 Viewers (millions),
12/4 – 12/8
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.70/4  2.69 0.68/4 2.74
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.49/3 3.33 0.60/4 3.70
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.44/3 1.99 0.49/3 2.36
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.41/3 1.54 0.40/3 1.55
Nightline ABC 0.30/2 1.29 0.31/2 1.45
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.30/3 1.49 0.30/3 1.44
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.27/3 0.89 0.24/2 0.83

 

CABLE

Show Net Time Adults 18-49,12/4 12/8 Viewers (millions),
12/4 – 12/8
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.53 1.10
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.44 0.89
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah TBS 11 p.m. 0.24 0.80
Conan Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.16 0.39
The Opposition Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.14 0.37

 

Source: The Nielsen Company