Following its return the week before, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” took a noticeable hit in the late-night ratings for the week of March 5-9, 2018. The NBC series fell six-hundredths of a point from its previous 0.63 to a 0.57 rating in adults 18-49. “Late Night with Seth Meyers” took a hit in the ratings last week as well, dropping from a 0.36 to a 0.34, also on NBC.

Meanwhile, CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” was able to tick up one-hundredth of a point to a 0.44 this time around. But while “Colbert” did experience an uptick, it wasn’t quite as high as “Jimmy Kimmel Live’s.” On ABC, “Kimmel” was able to rise from a low 0.39 to a 0.47. Additionally, CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” held steady with a 0.24 for the second week in a row.

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” fell to a 0.22, from its previous 0.26, while TBS’ “Conan” maintained a 0.19.

Here are the late-night numbers for March 5-9, 2018:


Notes: March 9’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call” were encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 3/5 – 3/9 Viewers (millions),
3/5 – 3/2
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.57/4 2.30 0.69/4 2.78
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.47/3 2.17 0.48/3 2.30
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.44/3 3.21 0.60/4 3.86
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.34/3 1.34 0.40/3 1.59
Nightline ABC 0.30/2 1.33 0.31/2 1.41
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.24/2 1.28 0.29/2 1.42
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.22/2 0.77 0.24/2 0.84



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 3/5 – 3/9 Viewers (millions),
3/5 – 3/9
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.54 1.11
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.41 0.85
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.22 0.83
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.19 0.45
The Opposition Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.12 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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