After two weeks of consistent drops, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” managed to finally tick up in the week of April 3-7, 2017. The NBC series rose six-hundredths of a point from its previous 0.62 to a 0.68 rating in adults 18-49, staying on top once again in the 11:35 p.m. time slot in that demographic. Meanwhile, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” also experienced a minor increase, ticking up from a 0.33 to a 0.36 on NBC.

On ABC, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” returned from a week of encores down two-hundredths of a point from a 0.42 to a 0.40, while “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” maintained a 0.51 for the second week in a row. The CBS series scored the most total viewers in the time slot as well, with 3.05 million. “The Late Late Show with James Corden” also rose from a 0.29 to a 0.34, landing above ABC’s “Nightline” (0.28).

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” continued to fall yet again, dropping from a 0.30 to a 0.26, while “Conan” took the week off and only scored a 0.20 on TBS.

Here are the late-night numbers for April 3-7, 2017:


Note: “Late Show’s” April 3, 6, and 7 airings were all excluded due to a NCAA Basketball overrun and Masters Golf Reports. “Late Late Show” also excluded it’s April 6 and 7 shows. “Kimmel,” “Tonight Show,” “Late Night,” and “Last Call” all aired encores on April 7 as well.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 4/3 – 4/7 Viewers (millions), 4/3 – 4/7 Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.68/4 2.98 0.84/5 3.26
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.51/3 3.05 0.59/3 3.16
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.40/2 1.93 0.49/3 2.24
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.36/3 1.42 0.43/3 1.59
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.34/3 1.41 0.31/2 1.35
Nightline ABC 0.28/2 1.26 0.32/2 1.47
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.23/2 0.80 0.25/2 0.85



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 4/3 – 4/7 Viewers (millions), 4/3 – 4/7
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.57 1.16
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.48 0.95
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.26 0.79
Conan – R TBS 11 p.m. 0.20 0.45


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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