In the week of Dec. 5-9, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” fell slightly from its previous milestone numbers, slipping from a 0.91 to a 0.87 rating in adults 18-49. Predictably, the series still managed to stay on top of its 11:35 p.m. timeslot. Also on NBC, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” experienced a similar, small drop from a 0.47 to a 0.45.

After falling in its previous week as well, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” managed to score a notable increase, ticking up from a low 0.42 to a 0.55, towering over “Jimmy Kimmel Live’s” 0.45 in the same timeslot. “The Late Late Show with James Corden” managed to break its recent streak of drops, increasing from a 0.25 to a 0.31. This was the same as “Nightline” for the week, though “Corden” managed to bring in slightly more viewers.

Finally, in cable, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” scored a 0.30 rating on Comedy Central, off .03 from its previous 0.33, while “Conan” ticked up from a 0.26 to a 0.28.

Here are the late-night numbers for Dec. 5-9, 2016.


Note: NBC’s Dec. 8 shows were delayed by an NFL overrun. “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call,” meanwhile, all aired encores on Friday.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 12/5- 12/9 Viewers (millions), 12/5 – 12/9 Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.87/5 3.26 0.91/5 3.41
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.55/3 2.84 0.58/3 2.95
Jimmy Kimmel Live – R ABC 0.45/2 2.15 0.50/3 2.28
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers -R NBC 0.45/3 1.62 0.46/3 1.60
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.31/2 1.37 0.33/2 1.49
Nightline ABC 0.31/3 1.36 0.33/2 1.35
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.29/3 0.95 0.28/3 0.90



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 12/5 – 12/9 Viewers (millions), 12/5 – 12/9
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.62 1.30
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.45 0.96
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.30 0.82
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.28 0.59


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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