With all of the late-night shows taking the week of August 19 off, there were a number of predictable ratings drops.

NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” topped the week’s ratings, despite taking the week off and falling from its previous 0.34 to a 0.28 average rating among adults 18-49. Both ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (0.27) and CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (0.24) experienced similar declines, placing second and third in the demo, respectively.

In the 12:35 a.m. time slot, ABC’s “Nightline” rose to first place with a 0.20 average for the fourth week in a row, while “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (0.16) and “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (0.14) both went on hiatus.

In cable, TBS’ “Conan” returned from a week off with a low 0.11, and Comedy Central’s “Lights Out with David Spade” (0.11) held steady week-to-week. “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” however, aired only repeats.

Here are the late-night numbers for Aug. 19-23, 2019:

BROADCAST

Show Net Adults 18-49, 8/19 – 8/23 Viewers (millions),
8/19 – 8/23
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – R NBC 0.28/2 1.66 0.48/3 2.32
Jimmy Kimmel Live! – R ABC 0.27/2 1.50 0.38/3 1.99
Late Show with Stephen Colbert – R CBS 0.24/2 1.80 0.50/4 3.65
12:35 a.m.
Nightline ABC 0.20/2 0.98 0.24/2 1.24
Late Night with Seth Meyers – R NBC 0.16/2 0.88 0.29/3 1.39
Late Late Show with James Corden – R CBS 0.14/2 0.88 0.22/2 1.31
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly – R NBC 0.11/1 0.54 0.17/2 0.70

 

CABLE

Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 8/19 – 8/23 Viewers (millions),
8/19 – 8/23
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.34 0.67
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.28 0.53
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – R Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.15 0.50
Lights Out with David Spade Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.11 0.27
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.11 0.31

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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