Dec. 4-8, 2017 proved to be a fairly down week for most of the shows in the late-night ratings, beginning with “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” dropping one-hundredth of a point from its previous 0.71 to a 0.70 rating in adults 18-49. As usual, though, it maintained its place above the competition in the 11:35 p.m. time slot. Similarly, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” dropped from a 0.42 to a 0.41 this time around, also on NBC.

On ABC, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” held steady with a 0.44 for the second week in a row, while CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” took a minor hit, dipping from a 0.50 to a 0.49. Unlike most of the other shows, however, CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” did manage to tick up two-hundredths of a point from a 0.28 to a 0.30.

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” fell to a 0.24 from a 0.26 this week, while “Conan” dropped one-hundredth of a point from a 0.17 to a 0.16 on TBS.

Here are the late-night numbers for Dec. 4-8, 2017:


Notes: Dec. 7’s NBC programs were delayed due to a primetime NFL overrun. “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call” all aired encores on Dec. 8 as well.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 12/4 – 12/8 Viewers (millions),
12/4 – 12/8
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.70/4  2.69 0.68/4 2.74
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.49/3 3.33 0.60/4 3.70
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.44/3 1.99 0.49/3 2.36
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.41/3 1.54 0.40/3 1.55
Nightline ABC 0.30/2 1.29 0.31/2 1.45
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.30/3 1.49 0.30/3 1.44
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.27/3 0.89 0.24/2 0.83



Show Net Time Adults 18-49,12/4 12/8 Viewers (millions),
12/4 – 12/8
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.53 1.10
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.44 0.89
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah TBS 11 p.m. 0.24 0.80
Conan Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.16 0.39
The Opposition Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.14 0.37


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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