It was another unsurprisingly off ratings week for the late-night shows as the holiday break continued, and they all remained on hiatus.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” won the week again with a 0.55 rating in adults 18-49, up significantly from its previous 0.38 – making it the NBC show’s highest-rated encore week since Jan. 1-5, 2018. Also on NBC, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” similarly ticked back up from a 0.21 to a 0.27.

CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” managed to climb back up to a 0.32, from the 0.27 it had scored Christmas week. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” rose three-hundredths of a point to a 0.34 as well, while “The Late Late Show with James Corden” posted a 0.18 for the second week in a row.

Here are the late-night numbers for Dec. 31, 2018 – Jan. 4, 2019:

BROADCAST

Notes: ABC programming was preempted on Dec. 31. All Jan. 1 programming was excluded due to the New Year’s holiday, and CBS’ Dec. 31 shows were also excluded.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 12/31 – 1/4 Viewers (millions),
12/31 – 1/4
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – R NBC 0.55/3 2.24 0.54/4 2.51
Jimmy Kimmel Live – R ABC 0.34/2 1.84 0.40/3 2.09
Late Show with Stephen Colbert – R CBS 0.32/2 2.37 0.53/4 3.82
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers – R NBC 0.27/2 1.06 0.32/3 1.52
Nightline ABC 0.24/2 1.16 0.26/2 1.31
Late Late Show with James Corden – R CBS 0.18/2 1.07 0.25/2 1.37
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly – R NBC 0.17/2 0.65 0.19/2 0.77

 

CABLE

Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 12/31 – 1/4 Viewers (millions),
12/31 – 1/4
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.34 0.71
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.27 0.55
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 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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