May 7-11, 2018 ended up being a fairly low week in the late-night ratings. NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” fell noticeably from its previous 0.52 to a 0.48 rating in adults 18-49 this time around. On the flip side of that, though, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” was able to tick up one-hundredth of a point from a 0.28 to a 0.29, also on NBC.

On CBS, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” fell from a 0.41 to a 0.40, while ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” rose just slightly to a 0.37, from its previous 0.36. Similarly, “The Late Late Show with James Corden” managed to tick up to a 0.23.

Meanwhile, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” fell from a 0.37 to a 0.36, and CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” maintained its previous 0.41 for the second week in a row. It was the same story with “The Late Late Show with James Corden” as well, which held steady with yet another 0.22.

Here are the late-night numbers for May 7-11, 2018:


Notes: May 11’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call” were encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 4/30 –5/4 Viewers (millions),
4/30 – 5/4
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.48/3 2.19 0.66/4 2.69
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.40/3 2.91 0.59/4 3.86
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.37/2 1.84 0.47/3 2.27
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.29/3 1.29 0.39/3 1.56
Nightline ABC 0.26/2 1.19 0.30/2 1.40
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.23/2 1.27 0.28/2 1.39
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.18/2 0.75 0.23/2 0.82



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 4/30 – 5/4 Viewers (millions),
4/30 – 5/4
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.60 1.21
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.48 0.94
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.24 0.85
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.14 0.35
The Opposition Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.12 0.32

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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