late-show-ratings-jan-18-22-2016CBS’ “Late Show”  and “Late Late Show” and NBC’s “Tonight Show” and “Late Night” all had up weeks in the ratings last week.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” posted the biggest gain, rising from 0.5 in adults 18-49 the previous week to 0.59 for Jan. 18-22. “The Late Late Show” improved by 0.04 (0.29 to 0.33). “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” rose 0.05 (0.98 to 1.03), and “Late Night” ticked up by .02 (0.5 to 0.52).

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” was off slightly (0.49 vs. 0.51), as was “Conan” on TBS (0.31 vs. 0.37). “The Daily Show” and “The Nightly Show” were both even.

Here are the late-night numbers for Jan. 18-22.


Note: “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night” and “The Late Late Show” aired repeats on Jan. 22. A re-titled “Late Late Show” rerun on Jan. 18 is not included in its average.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 1/18-22 Viewers (millions), 1/18-22 Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 1.03/5 3.71 1.09/5 3.88
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.59/3 2.68 0.71/4 2.98
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.49/2 2.17 0.57/3 2.45
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.52/3 1.72 0.5/3 1.65
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.33/2 1.29 0.34/2 1.26
Nightline ABC 0.33/2 1.48 0.38/2 1.58
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly – R NBC 0.32/3 0.97 0.3/3 0.92



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 1/18-22 Viewers (millions), 1/18-22
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.71 1.45
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.55 1.10
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.31 0.67
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.30 0.81
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.19 0.52


Source: The Nielsen Company

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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