“The Daily Show” and “The Nightly Show” returned from their holiday breaks to an uptick in ratings, as both shows posted gains for the first week of 2016.

“The Daily Show’s” 0.33 rating in adults 18-49 and 836,000 viewers were up just slightly from the 0.32 and 823,000 in its last week of originals in December. “The Nightly Show” had somewhat larger gains, growing from 0.15 to 0.21 and 449,000 to 552,000 viewers.

“Conan” (0.36 in 18-49) was flat vs. the week of Dec. 14-18, and all the broadcast late-night shows save for “The Late Late Show” (which rose from 0.32 to 0.33) were down a little. (NBC notes, however, that “Late Night” improved on the same week in 2015.)

Here are the late-night numbers for Jan. 4-8.


Note: “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night” and “The Late Late Show” aired repeats on Jan. 8.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 1/4-8 Viewers (millions), 1/4-8 Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.95/5 3.53 1.09/5 3.88
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.55/3 2.62 0.72/4 3.00
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.51/3 2.28 0.58/3 2.47
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.46/3 1.66 0.5/3 1.65
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.33/2 1.29 0.34/2 1.58
Nightline ABC 0.32/2 1.49 0.38/2 1.25
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly – R NBC 0.28/2 0.90 0.3/2 0.91



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 1/4-8 Viewers (millions), 1/4-8
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.7 1.44
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.53 1.05
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.36 0.77
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.33 0.84
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.21 0.55


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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