It was a week of returns and upticks in the late-night ratings, starting with CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” which came back from a week off with a 0.37 rating in adults 18-49 – up two-tenths from its previous week on the air. “The Late Late Show with James Corden” similarly returned with a 0.20, up from both the 0.17 it scored on hiatus and its 0.19 from the week before that.

Elsewhere, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” climbed up four-hundredths of a point to a 0.31. On NBC, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” ticked down from a 0.45 to a 0.44, and “Late Night with Seth Meyers” stayed even with yet another 0.25.

In cable, both TBS’ “Conan” (0.15) and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (0.18) inched up one-hundredth of a point week-to-week.

Here are the late-night numbers for April 29 – May 3, 2019:


Notes: May 3’s “Tonight,” ”Kimmel,” “Late Late Show,” “Late Night,” and “Last Call” were encores. The “Tonight” encore is exclude from these averages.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 4/29 – 5/3 Viewers (millions),
4/29 – 5/3
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.44/3 2.09 0.51/4 2.44
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.37/3 2.98 0.53/4 3.80
Jimmy Kimmel Live! ABC 0.31/2 1.67 0.39/3 2.06
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.25/2 1.19 0.31/3 1.46
Nightline ABC 0.22/2 1.07 0.25/2 1.28
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.20/2 1.24 0.24/2 1.36
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.17/2 0.70 0.17/2 0.74



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 4/29 – 5/3 Viewers (millions),
4/29 – 5/3
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.36 0.71
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.29 0.56
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.18 0.65
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.15 0.34

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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