With the holiday break officially over, the late-night shows returned from hiatus, and as a result, scored closer to their usual ratings.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” posted a 0.48 rating in adults 18-49 to win its 11:35 p.m. time slot, despite being down from the 0.52 it had scored in its last full week of 2018. Also on NBC, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” grabbed the same 0.27 rating that it had scored the previous encore week.

CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” managed to rise from a 0.32 to a 0.41, while ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” ticked up one-hundredth of a point to a 0.35. “The Late Late Show with James Corden” similarly inched up from its previous 0.18 to a 0.19.

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” returned with a solid 0.23.

Here are the late-night numbers for Jan. 7-11, 2019:


Notes: Jan. 11’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night” and “Late Late Show” were encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 1/7 – 1/11 Viewers (millions),
1/7 – 1/11
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.48/3 2.20 0.54/4 2.49
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.41/3 3.10 0.53/4 3.76
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.35/2 1.86 0.40/3 2.07
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.27/3 1.21 0.32/3 1.49
Nightline ABC 0.25/2 1.22 0.26/2 1.30
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.19/2 1.22 0.25/2 1.36
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly – R NBC 0.17/2 0.68 0.19/2 0.77



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 1/7 – 1/11 Viewers (millions),
1/7 – 1/11
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.41 0.83
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.33 0.65
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.23 0.73

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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