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
11:35 p.m.
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
12:35 a.m.
Nightline ABC 0.35/3 1.40 0.30/2 1.39
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
1:35 a.m.
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

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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