With several shows taking the week off, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” rose to the top of the late-night ratings for the week of May 27.

Boosted by the NBA Finals, the ABC series led the week with a 0.49 rating in adults 18-49, up significantly from the 0.31 it had scored the week before. It easily beat “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (0.37) and “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (0.27), with both series taking the week off and experiencing predictable ratings drops.

“Nightline” similarly won the 12:35 a.m. time slot with a 0.33, as both “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (0.22) and “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (0.15) went on hiatus.

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” slipped from its previous 0.21 to a 0.20, while TBS’ “Conan” also took the week off.

Here are the late-night numbers for May 27-31, 2019:

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Notes: All May 27 results are excluded from these averages due to the Memorial Day holiday. “Kimmel” aired encores on May 27, 29 and 31, and included the May 29 and 31 results in its weekly averages.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 5/27 – 5/31 Viewers (millions),
5/27 – 5/31
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! ABC 0.49/4 2.04 0.39/3 2.03
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – R NBC 0.37/3 1.95 0.51/4 2.43
Late Show with Stephen Colbert – R CBS 0.27/2 1.98 0.52/4 3.79
12:35 a.m.
Nightline ABC 0.33/3 1.30 0.25/2 1.27
Late Night with Seth Meyers – R NBC 0.22/2 1.02 0.30/3 1.45
Late Late Show with James Corden – R CBS 0.15/1 0.94 0.23/2 1.35
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly – R NBC 0.15/2 0.63 0.17/2 0.73

 

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Notes: May 27’s “Daily Show” was preempted.

Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 5/27 – 5/31 Viewers (millions),
5/27 – 5/31
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.36 0.72
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.30 0.58
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.20 0.64
Conan – R TBS 11 p.m. 0.15 0.37

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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