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|
|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|
|Late Night with Seth Meyers||NBC||0.29/2||1.25||0.40/3||1.59|
|Late Late Show with James Corden – R||CBS||0.23/2||1.19||0.31/3||1.46|
|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 18-49,12/25–12/29||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