In the late-night ratings for the week of Jan. 15-19, 2018, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” was able to continue its ratings uptick for the second week in a row. The NBC series rose two-hundredths of a point from its previous 0.64 to a 0.66 rating in adults 18-49 this time around, while “Late Night with Seth Meyers” similarly rose from a 0.37 to a 0.38, making it an up week for NBC in late night.

On ABC, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” took a minor hit, falling three-hundredths of a point from a 0.49 down to a 46. Meanwhile, CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” ticked up to a 0.50, after taking a hit the week before. Also on CBS, “The Late Late Show with James Corden” grabbed a 0.28, up from its previous 0.25.

In cable, TBS’ “Conan” finally returned from its winter hiatus and, as a result, ticked up from a 0.12 t0 a 0.18. On Comedy Central, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” also rose to a 0.26, one-hundredth of a point higher than its previous 0.25.

Here are the late-night numbers for Jan. 15-19, 2018:


Notes: NBC shows and CBS’ “Late Late Show” are excluded from these averages due to the Martin Luther King holiday. Jan. 19’s  “Kimmel,” “Late Night” and “Late Late Show” were encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 1/15 – 1/19 Viewers (millions),
1/15 – 1/19
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.66/4 2.62 0.69/4 2.79
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.50/3 3.31 0.61/4 2.29
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.46/3 2.15 0.48/3 3.83
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.38/3 1.45 0.40/3 1.59
Nightline ABC 0.32/2 1.41 0.31/2 1.43
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.28/2 1.36 0.30/3 1.45
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly – R NBC 0.24/2 0.85 0.24/2 0.84



Show Net Time Adults 18-49,1/151/19 Viewers (millions),
1/15 – 1/19
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.60 1.23
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.44 0.91
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.26 0.87
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.18 0.39
The Opposition Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.13 0.33


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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