It was a quiet week in the late-night ratings from May 29-June 2, 2017, with many of the shows taking the week off to air encore episodes. “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” still landed on top in the 11:35 p.m. time slot, despite taking the week off though, falling just slightly from its previous 0.65 to a 0.63 rating in adults 18-49. Also on NBC, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” actually rose one-hundredth of a point from a 0.32 to a 0.33.

CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” took the biggest hit by the week off, dropping from its previous 0.48 to a 0.34 this time around. “The Late Late Show with James Corden” also fell from a 0.28 to a 0.21 on CBS. But like “Meyers,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” actually ticked up from a 0.46 to a 0.62, despite also only airing encore episodes throughout the week.

In cable, “Conan” also took the week off, scoring a 0.19 as a result. However, unlike almost every other late-night show, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” returned from a week off previously, rising from a 0.17 to a 0.36 rating this week.

Here are the late-night numbers for May 29-June 2, 2017:


Note: All May 29 broadcasts have been excluded due to the Memorial Day holiday.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 5/29 – 6/2 Viewers (millions), 5/29 – 6/2 Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – R NBC 0.63/4 2.47 0.81/4 3.15
Jimmy Kimmel Live – R CBS 0.62/4 2.33 0.48/3 2.21
Late Show with Stephen Colbert – R ABC 0.34/2 2.25 0.58/3 3.21
12:35 a.m.
Nightline NBC 0.36/3 1.44 0.32/2 1.44
Late Night with Seth Meyers – R ABC 0.33/3 1.21 0.41/2 1.55
Late Late Show with James Corden – R CBS 0.21/2 1.05 0.31/2 1.34
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly – R NBC 0.22/2 0.73 0.25/2 0.83



Note: The May 29 broadcast of the “Daily Show” and the June 1 broadcast of “Conan” were preempted.

Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 5/29 – 6/2 Viewers (millions), 5/29 – 6/2
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.61 1.21
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.46 0.93
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.36 1.03
Conan – R TBS 11 p.m. 0.19 0.43


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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