After taking several weeks off, NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” finally returned with new broadcasts in the late-night ratings for the week of Jan. 8-12, 2018. Predictably too, the return resulted in the series ticking up from its previous 0.60 to a 0.64 rating in adults 18-49. Similarly, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” returned and rose three-hundredths of a point from a 0.34 to a 0.0.37, also on NBC.

On CBS, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” took a noticeable hit, falling from its previous 0.52 to a 0.47 this time around, which let ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” rise above it in the ratings, despite also dipping from a 0.51 to a 0.49. Meanwhile, CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” scored a 0.25 on CBS.

In cable, TBS’ “Conan” remained on hiatus and maintained its 0.12 rating once again. However, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” managed to tick up two-hundredths of a point from a 0.23 t0 a 0.25.

Here are the late-night numbers for Jan. 8-12, 2018:


Notes: Jan. 12’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night” and “Late Late Show” were encores. NBC’s Jan. 8 shows are excluded.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 1/8 – 1/12 Viewers (millions),
1/8 – 1/12
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.64/4 2.59 0.70/4 2.81
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.49/3 3.32 0.48/3 2.29
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.47/3 2.19 0.61/4 3.81
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.37/3 1.44 0.41/3 1.60
Nightline ABC 0.32/2 1.41 0.31/2 1.43
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.25/2 1.36 0.30/3 1.45
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly – R NBC 0.25/2 0.82 0.24/2 0.84



Show Net Time Adults 18-49,1/8 – 1/12 Viewers (millions),
1/8 – 1/12
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.54 1.11
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.41 0.86
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.25 0.85
Conan – R TBS 11 p.m. 0.12 0.26
The Opposition Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.13 0.34


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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