The Thanksgiving holiday boosted “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to its highest-rated week in the late-night ratings since Feb. 5. The NBC series posted a 0.77 rating in adults 18-49, up significantly from its previous 0.49 and easily winning the 11:35 p.m. time slot. Similarly, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” rebounded from a 0.27 to a 0.40 this time around.

On CBS, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” maintained a 0.43 for the second week in a row, while ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” fell two-hundredths of a point to a 0.40. Additionally, “The Late Late Show with James Corden” inched back down from a 0.25 to a 0.24.

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” plummeted to a 0.09.

Here are the late-night numbers for Nov. 19-23, 2018:


Notes: NBC’s Nov. 22 shows were delayed by a primetime NFL overrun. Nov. 23’s NBC shows, Nov. 22 and 23’s editions of CBS’ shows and Nov. 21-23 telecasts of “Kimmel” are excluded due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 11/19 – 11/23 Viewers (millions),
11/19 – 11/23
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.77/5 2.97 0.55/4 2.45
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.43/3 3.14 0.52/4 3.63
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.40/3 2.01 0.41/3 2.09
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.40/4 1.66 0.32/3 1.49
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.24/2 1.212 0.24/2 1.34
Nightline ABC 0.23/2 1.30 0.27/2 1.32
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly – R NBC 0.25/3 0.94 0.19/2 0.79



Notes: Nov. 22’s “Daily Show” was preempted.

Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 11/19 – 11/23 Viewers (millions),
11/19 – 11/23
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.43 0.92
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.36 0.76
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.09 0.24

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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