May 28-June 1, 2018 was an unusually quiet week in the late-night ratings, as all the NBC and CBS shows took the week off. As a result, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was able to climb to the top of the 11:35 p.m. time slot with a 0.55 rating in adults 18-49, up significantly from its previous 0.37. “Kimmel” experienced the uptick despite taking Monday off for the Memorial Day holiday (excluded from these averages), but also was delayed by a high-rated NBA overrun on Thursday night.
Also on ABC, “Nightline” ticked up six-tenths from 0.24 to a 0.30. Meanwhile, in cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” returned from a week off and doubled its previous 0.14 rating to a 0.28 this time around. TBS’ “Conan,” however, took the week off and therefore, held steady with a 0.12 for the second week in a row.
Here are the late-night numbers for May 28-June 1, 2018:
Notes: May 28’s programs are excluded from these averages due to the Memorial Day holiday. “Kimmel” was delayed by a high-rated NBA Finals overrun on May 31 and aired encores on May 30 and June 1.
|Show||Net||Adults 18-49, 5/28 – 6/1||Viewers (millions),
5/28 – 6/1
|Adults 18-49 season to date||Viewers (millions) season to date|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live||ABC||0.55/4||2.23||0.47/3||2.25|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – R||NBC||0.45/3||2.10||0.65/4||2.68|
|Late Show with Stephen Colbert – R||CBS||0.30/2||2.21||0.59/4||3.87|
|Late Night with Seth Meyers – R||NBC||0.25/2||1.13||0.38/3||1.56|
|Late Late Show with James Corden – R||CBS||0.19/2||1.09||0.27/2||1.38|
|Last Call with Carson Daly – R||NBC||0.17/2||0.72||0.22/2||0.82|
Notes: May 25’s Comedy Central shows were preempted.
|Show||Net||Time||Adults 18-49,5/28 – 6/1||Viewers (millions),
5/28 – 6/1
|Adult Swim programming||Adult Swim||11:30 p.m.||0.57||1.21|
|Adult Swim programming||Adult Swim||12:30 a.m.||0.41||0.88|
|The Daily Show with Trevor Noah||Comedy Central||11 p.m.||0.28||0.82|
|Conan – R||TBS||11 p.m.||0.12||0.29|
|The Opposition||Comedy Central||11:30 p.m.||0.13||0.36|
Source: The Nielsen Company