It was another up week in the late-night ratings for NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” which rose two-hundredths of a point from a 0.50 to a 0.52 rating in adults 18-49. Similarly, CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” was able to tick up from its previous 0.42 to a 0.43 this time around. Meanwhile, after taking a hit the week before, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” climbed up one-hundredth of a point to a 0.29.

On ABC, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was able to tick back up from its previous 0.35 to a 0.37. Unlike many of the other late-night series this week, though, CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” fell noticeably to a 0.21 this week, from a 0.23.

In cable, TBS’ “Conan” returned from a week off and ticked down three-hundredths of a point from a 0.15 to a 0.12, while Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” (0.14) and “The Opposition” (0.7) ran a week of encores and predictably dropped in the ratings.

Here are the late-night numbers for May 21-25, 2018:


Notes: May 25’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night” and “Last Call” were encores. Also on May 25, CBS ran re-titled encores, which are excluded from these averages.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 5/21 –5/25 Viewers (millions),
5/21 – 5/25
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.52/3 2.38 0.65/4 2.67
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.43/3 2.73 0.59/4 3.84
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.37/2 1.93 0.47/3 2.25
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.29/3 1.33 0.38/3 1.55
Nightline ABC 0.24/2 1.22 0.30/2 1.39
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.21/2 1.16 0.27/2 1.38
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.16/2 0.74 0.22/2 0.82



Show Net Time Adults 18-49,5/21 – 5/25 Viewers (millions),
5/21 – 5/25
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.56 1.14
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.45 0.88
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – R Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.14 0.45
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.12 0.31
The Opposition – R Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.07 0.19

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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