After taking a hit in the late-night ratings previously, NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” was able to tick up just slightly throughout the week of March 12-16, 2018, by scoring a 0.58 rating in adults 18-49. This was one-hundredth of a point higher than its previous 0.57. Both NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” were able to maintain their previous 0.34 and 0.24 ratings, respectively.

Also on CBS, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” took a minor hit this time around, falling one-hundredth to a 0.43. Meanwhile, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” continued to rise in the ratings, climbing up from its previous 0.47 to a 0.50.

In cable, TBS’ “Conan” fell noticeably from a 0.19 to a 0.15, while Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” held steady with a 0.22 for the second week in a row.

Here are the late-night numbers for March 12-16, 2018:


Notes: March 15 and 16’s CBS programming was delayed by NCAA basketball and is excluded. March 16’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night” and “Last Call” were encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 3/12 – 3/16 Viewers (millions),
3/12 – 3/16
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.58/3 2.49 0.69/4 2.78
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.50/3 2.34 0.48/3 2.30
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.43/3 3.10 0.61/4 3.88
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.34/3 1.40 0.40/3 1.59
Nightline ABC 0.32/2 1.44 0.31/2 1.42
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.24/2 1.24 0.29/2 1.42
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.22/2 0.80 0.24/2 0.84



Notes: March 15’s “Conan” was preempted

Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 3/12 – 3/16 Viewers (millions),
3/12 – 3/16
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.58 1.20
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.44 0.90
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.22 0.86
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.15 0.37
The Opposition Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.09 0.30

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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