Dec. 25-29, 2017 was an all-around quiet week in the late-night ratings, as all of the major late-night shows took the week off for the Christmas holiday. This resulted in all of the series experiencing some predictable drops in their ratings and viewership numbers.

On NBC, “The Tonight Show” dropped to a 0.48 rating in adults 18-49, while “Late Night with Seth Meyers” fell to a 0.29. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” also experienced a noticeable drop from its previous 0.39 to a 0.32 this time around. Similarly, “The Late Late Show” and “Late Show” both fell to 0.36 and 0.23 ratings, respectively, on CBS.

ABC’s “Nightline” was one of the only shows not to take the week off, but still took a hit, falling from a 0.28 to a 0.24.

Here are the late-night numbers for Dec. 25-29, 2017:


Notes: Dec. 25’s NBC and ABC shows and the Dec. 25- 26 CBS shows are excluded from these averages due to the Christmas holiday.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 12/25 – 12/29 Viewers (millions),
12/25 – 12/29
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – R NBC 0.48/3 2.19 0.70/4 2.80
Jimmy Kimmel Live – R ABC 0.32/2 1.71 0.48/3 2.29
Late Show with Stephen Colbert – R CBS 0.36/2 2.20 0.63/4 3.88
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.29/2 1.25 0.40/3 1.59
Nightline ABC 0.24/2 1.12 0.30/2 1.42
Late Late Show with James Corden – R CBS 0.23/2 1.19 0.31/3 1.46
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.19/2 0.74 0.24/2 0.84



Notes: Dec. 25’s Comedy Central shows were preempted.

Show Net Time Adults 18-49,12/2512/29 Viewers (millions),
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.51 1.14
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.43 0.94
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. Preempted Preempted
Conan – R TBS 11 p.m. 0.15 0.38
The Opposition Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. Preempted Preempted


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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