March 19-23, 2018 proved to be a fairly quiet week in the late-night ratings, starting with NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” which was able to maintain the same 0.58 rating in adults 18-49 for the second week in a row. Meanwhile, also on NBC, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” only suffered a minor hit and fell one-hundredth of a point from its previous 0.34 to a 0.33 this time around.

After a couple weeks of low ratings for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” however, the CBS series ticked up notably from a 0.43 to a 0.46. This put “Colbert” above ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” once again, which scored just one-hundredth less with a 0.45. Meanwhile, CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” ticked up two-hundredths of a point from a 0.24 to a 0.26.

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” similarly rose from a 0.22 to a 0.24. After taking a hit the week before as well, TBS’ “Conan” rose just slightly from a 0.15 to a 0.16.

Here are the late-night numbers for March 19-23, 2018:


Notes: March 22 and 23’s CBS programming was delayed by NCAA basketball and is excluded. March 23’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night” and “Last Call” were encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 3/19 – 3/23 Viewers (millions),
3/19 – 3/23
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 2.56 0.69/4 2.78
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.46/3 2.99 0.61/4 3.90
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.45/3 2.26 0.48/3 2.31
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.33/3 1.39 0.40/3 1.59
Nightline ABC 0.30/2 1.38 0.31/2 1.42
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.26/2 1.22 0.29/2 1.41
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.21/2 0.85 0.24/2 0.84



Notes: March 22’s “Conan” was preempted

Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 3/19 – 3/23 Viewers (millions),
3/19 – 3/23
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.57 1.20
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.44 0.92
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.24 0.90
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.16 0.38
The Opposition Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.11 0.31

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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