Dec. 17-21 was an up week for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in the late-night ratings, leading into the Christmas break. The NBC series not only held onto the no. 1 spot in the adults 18-49 demo, but also rose from its previous 0.47 to a 0.52. Also on NBC, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” went the other way, and ticked down from a 0.28 to a 0.27.

Elsewhere, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” similarly fell two-hundredths of a point to a 0.34, while CBS’ “”The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” climbed up from a 0.42 to a 0.46. “The Late Late Show with James Corden” managed to tick up slightly as well, from a 0.24 to a 0.25.

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” posted a 0.20, down four-hundredths from the 0.24 it had scored the week before.

Here are the late-night numbers for Dec. 17-21, 2018:


Notes: Dec. 21’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night” and “Late Late Show” were encores. “Last Call” was preempted on Dec. 21.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 12/17 – 12/21 Viewers (millions),
12/17 – 12/21
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.52/4 2.64 0.54/4 2.49
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.46/3 3.14 0.52/4 3.69
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.34/2 1.79 0.40/3 2.07
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.27/3 1.31 0.32/3 1.48
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.25/2 1.32 0.25/2 1.35
Nightline ABC 0.23/2 1.20 0.26/2 1.31
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly – R NBC 0.17/2 0.71 0.19/2 0.77



Note: Dec. 20’s “Daily Show” was an encore.

Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 12/17 – 12/21 Viewers (millions),
12/17 – 12/21
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.44 0.91
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.35 0.73
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.20 0.64

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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