With Thanksgiving week (Nov. 21-25), “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” managed to hit a 10-month high in its ratings, increasing from its previous 0.77 rating to a 0.98 in adults 18-49. This was the highest numbers the NBC series raked in since Jan. 18-22. Meanwhile, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” also saw a noticeable jump in the week, ticking up from a 0.41 to a 0.48, the best it’s been since Sept. 5-9.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” however, experienced a minor drop to a 0.49 from its previous 0.51, while “Jimmy Kimmel Live” ticked up two-tenths from a 0.47 to a 0.49, tying with its CBS competitor. “Colbert” managed to do slightly better in total viewers. “The Late Late Show with James Corden” also dipped to a 0.27 on CBS.

In cable, the “Conan” ratings were preempted, while “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” took the entire week off and therefore, predictably dropped to a 0.19.

Here are the late-night numbers for Nov. 21-25, 2016.


Note: NBC’s Thursday programs were delayed by an NFL overrun. Also excluded from these averages due to the Thanksgiving holiday are all Friday NBC broadcasts, Thursday and Friday’s CBS programs and ABC’s Wednesday, Thursday and Friday shows

Show Net Adults 18-49, 11/21- 11/25 Viewers (millions), 11/21 – 11/25 Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.98/5 3.45 0.89/5 3.33
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.49/3 2.64 0.58/3 2.90
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.49/3 2.39 0.51/3 2.32
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.48/3 1.63 0.45/3 1.57
Nightline ABC 0.30/2 1.48 0.34/2 1.52
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.27/2 1.30 0.33/3 1.34
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.29/3 0.94 0.28/3 0.88



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 11/21 – 11/25 Viewers (millions), 11/21 – 11/25
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.59 1.28
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.45 0.97
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – R Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.19 0.48
Conan TBS 11 p.m. Preempted Preempted


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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