Jan. 21-25 ended up being a down ratings week for most of the late-night shows.

NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” fell from its previous 0.48 to a 0.46 rating in adults 18-49, just barely staying at the top of its 11:35 p.m. time slot. It was a similar story for “Late Night with Seth Meyers” too, which ticked down two-hundredths of a point to a 0.26.

On ABC, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” also took a hit, and dropped from a 0.39 to a 0.34. CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” however, scored a 0.45, up another three-hundredths of a point from the 0.42 it had scored the week before. The same could not be said for”The Late Late Show with James Corden,” which slipped from a 0.22 to a 0.21.

In cable, TBS’ “Conan” returned with its new half-hour format, and raked in a 0.17, up four-hundredths from the 0.13 it had posted on its final week before going on hiatus last year. Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” inched down from a 0.26 to a 0.23.

Here are the late-night numbers for Jan. 21-25, 2019:


Notes: Jan. 25’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night” and “Late Late Show” were encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 1/21 – 1/25 Viewers (millions),
1/21 – 1/25
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.46/3 2.25 0.53/4 2.47
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.45/3 3.23 0.52/4 3.73
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.34/2 1.93 0.40/3 2.06
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.26/2 1.22 0.31/3 1.46
Nightline ABC 0.24/2 1.23 0.26/2 1.30
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.21/2 1.25 0.24/2 1.35
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly – R NBC 0.16/2 0.66 0.19/2 0.76



Note: Jan. 21’s“Conan” was an encore.

Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 1/21 – 1/25 Viewers (millions),
1/21 – 1/25
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.42 0.82
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.33 0.64
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.23 0.75
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.17 0.39

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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