In the week of Jan. 16-20, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” took a notable hit, falling from its previous 0.81 to a 0.73 rating in adults 18-49, though it managed to stay on top once again in the 11:35 p.m. timeslot. Also on NBC, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” dipped just one-hundredth of a point from a 0.40 to a 0.39.

After two consecutive weeks of low numbers, “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” managed to rise above “Jimmy Kimmel Live” after scoring a 0.52 on CBS, while the latter raked in a 0.50. On CBS, “The Late Late Show with James Corden” managed to tick up four-hundredths of a point from a 0.25 to a 0.29.

In cable, “Conan” also rose two-hundredths of a point from a 0.24 to a 0.26, while “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” held steady with a 0.29 for the second week in a row.

Here are the late-night numbers for Jan. 16-20:


Note: All Jan. 16 shows except “The Late Show” are excluded due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Jan. 20’s “Late Night” and “Late Late Show” also were encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 1/16-1/20 Viewers (millions), 1/16 – 1/20 Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.73/4 2.85 0.90/5 3.39
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.52/3 2.84 0.56/3 2.95
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.50/3 2.26 0.50/3 2.25
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers -R NBC 0.39/3 1.41 0.45/3 1.60
Nightline ABC 0.32/2 1.45 0.33/2 1.48
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.29/2 1.30 0.31/2 1.34
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly – R NBC 0.22/2 0.76 0.27/2 0.89



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 1/16-1/20 Viewers (millions), 1/16-1 /20
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.66 1.36
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.50 1.03
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.29 0.88
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.26 0.60


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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