April 16-20, 2018 was a down week for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in the late-night ratings. The NBC series dipped three-hundredths of a point from its previous 0.53 to a 0.50 rating in adults 18-49. Similarly, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” fell from a 0.47 to a 0.44 this time around on CBS, while ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” managed to maintain a 0.42 for the second week in a row.

After experiencing a noticeable uptick in its ratings the week before as well, “The Late Late Show with James Corden” was just slightly able to keep that trend going and rose one-hundredth of a point from a 0.25 to a 0.26. Meanwhile, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” took the entire week off, resulting in a predictable drop to a 0.28.

In cable, TBS’ “Conan” held steady with another 0.16. On Comedy Central, though, both “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (0.24) and “The Opposition” (0.13) rose from their previous ratings.

Here are the late-night numbers for April 16-20, 2018:


Notes: April 20’s “Kimmel” and “Late Late Show” were encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 4/16 – 4/20 Viewers (millions),
4/16 – 4/20
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.50/3 2.19 0.67/4 2.73
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.44/3 3.19 0.60/4 3.89
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.42/3 2.05 0.48/3 2.30
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers – R NBC 0.28/2 1.18 0.40/3 1.58
Nightline ABC 0.28/2 1.32 0.30/2 1.41
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.26/2 1.29 0.28/2 1.40
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.19/2 0.73 0.23/2 0.83



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 4/16 – 4/20 Viewers (millions),
4/16 – 4/20
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.56 1.15
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.43 0.87
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.23 0.80
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.16 0.39
The Opposition Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.13 0.32

Source: The Nielsen Company

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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