“Late Night with Seth Meyers” returned from a small break, and managed to tick back up in the late-night ratings for the week of Dec. 3. The NBC series rose from its previous 0.24 to a 0.29 rating in adults 18-49 to win the 12:35 a.m. time slot in the demo. “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” maintained a 0.49 for the second week in a row.

On CBS, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” inched back up one-hundredth of a point to a 0.43. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” came back from a week off as well, and similarly ticked up from a 0.35 to a 0.37. Meanwhile, “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (0.25) grew a hundredth week-to-week.

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” slipped from a 0.22 to a 0.21.

Here are the late-night numbers for Dec. 3-7, 2018:


Notes: Dec. 7’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call” were encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 12/3 – 12/7 Viewers (millions),
12/3 – 12/7
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.49/3 2.26 0.54/4 2.47
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.43/3 3.23 0.52/4 3.65
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.37/2 1.84 0.41/3 2.10
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.29/3 1.29 0.32/3 1.51
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.25/2 1.33 0.24/2 1.35
Nightline ABC 0.25/2 1.26 0.27/2 1.32
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.19/2 0.75 0.19/2 0.79



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 12/3 – 12/7 Viewers (millions),
12/3 – 12/7
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.45 0.90
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.38 0.72
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.21 0.74

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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