In the week of May 1-5, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” broke its recent streak of upticks, falling from its previous 0.66 to a 0.60 rating in adults 18-49. However, it still led the 11:35 p.m. time slot in the demographic throughout the week. Also on NBC, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” maintained a 0.32 for the second week in a row.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” returned from a week of encores on ABC with a 0.40. Meanwhile, “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” rose more than any other late-night program in the week, ticking up eight-hundredths of a point from its previous 0.44 to a 0.52. The CBS series also scored the most total viewers in the 11:35 p.m. time slot with an average 3.06 million. “The Late Late Show with James Corden” also experienced a minor increasing, rising from a 0.26 to a 0.29.

In cable, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” dipped from its previous 0.33 to a 0.29 on Comedy Central this week, while “Conan” ticked back up to a 0.23 on TBS.

Here are the late-night numbers for May 1-5, 2017:


Note: “Late Night,” “Late Late Show,” and “Last Call” all aired encores on May 5. “Kimmel” had all replacement guest hosts May 2-5.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 5/1 – 5/5 Viewers (millions), 5/1 – 5/5 Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.60/3 2.65 0.82/4 3.19
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.52/3 3.06 0.58/3 3.16
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.40/2 1.95 0.48/3 2.21
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.32/2 1.34 0.42/3 1.56
Nightline ABC 0.26/2 1.28 0.32/2 1.45
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.29/2 1.32 0.31/2 1.34
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.18/2 0.72 0.25/2 0.84



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 5/1 – 5/5 Viewers (millions), 5/1 – 5/5
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.59 1.21
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.47 0.95
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.29 0.88
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.23 0.50


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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