It was a down week for NBC in the late-night ratings through May 22-26, 2017. “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” took a small hit first, falling from its previous 0.68 to a 0.65 rating in adults 18-49, though, it still kept the top spot in the 11:35 p.m. time slot. Meanwhile, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” also fell from a 0.37 to a 0.32 this time around.

Additionally, CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” fell slightly from its previous 0.52 to a 0.48. However, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” experienced a noticeable increase on ABC, rising eight-hundredths of a point from a 0.38 to a 0.46. Rounding out the week, “The Late Late Show with James Corden” ticked back up one-hundredth to a 0.28 on CBS.

In cable, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” took the week off, resulting in a drop from its previous 0.33 to a 0.17. That let “Conan” rise above it with a 0.33, one-hundredth of a point higher than the 0.22 it scored in the week before.

Here are the late-night numbers for May 22-26, 2017:


Note: “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show,” and “Last Call” all aired encores on May 26.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 5/22 – 5/26 Viewers (millions), 5/22 – 5/26 Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.65/4 2.61 0.81/4 3.16
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.48/3 2.96 0.58/3 3.22
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.46/3 2.12 0.48/3 2.20
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.32/3 1.35 0.42/3 1.56
Nightline ABC 0.28/2 1.35 0.32/2 1.44
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.28/2 1.30 0.31/2 1.34
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.19/2 0.71 0.25/2 0.83



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 5/22 – 5/26 Viewers (millions), 5/22 – 5/26
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.61 1.24
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.46 0.94
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.23 0.51
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – R Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.17 0.46


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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