It was another steady week for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in the late-night ratings. The NBC series maintained its previous 0.45 rating in adults 18-49 yet again, but was down in total viewers from 2.05 to 1.99 million. Also on NBC, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” managed to climb up five-hundredths of a point from a 0.24 to a 0.29.

Elsewhere, CBS’ “”Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” actually tied in the adults 18-49 demographic with a matching pair of 0.36s, as the former ticked down a hundredth and the latter ticked up from its previous 0.34. Similar to its CBS lead-in series as well, “The Late Late Show with James Corden” dipped one-hundredth of a point from a 0.19 to a 0.18.

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” fell noticeably from a 0.26 to a 0.22 this time around, while TBS’ “Conan” (0.11) remained on hiatus.

Here are the late-night numbers for July 30 – August 3, 2018:


Notes: August 2’s NBC shows were delayed by an NFL overrun and that night’s “Late Late Show” was a rebroadcast and is excluded. August 3’s “Tonight,” “Kimmel,” “Late Night” and “Late Late Show” were encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49,7/30 – 8/3 Viewers (millions),
7/30 – 8/3
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.45/3 1.99 0.62/4 2.60
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.36/2 2.70 0.57/4 3.76
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.36/2 1.80 0.46/3 2.20
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.29/3 1.15 0.37/3 1.52
Nightline ABC 0.25/2 1.21 0.29/2 1.36
Late Late Show with James Corden – R CBS 0.18/2 1.06 0.27/2 1.37
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly – R NBC 0.18/2 0.67 0.21/2 0.80



Show Net Time Adults 18-49,7/30 – 8/3 Viewers (millions),
7/30 – 8/3
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.53 1.12
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.40 0.81
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.22 0.78
Conan – R TBS 11 p.m. 0.11 0.29

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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