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|
|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|
|Late Night with Seth Meyers||NBC||0.48/3||1.63||0.45/3||1.57|
|Late Late Show with James Corden||CBS||0.27/2||1.30||0.33/3||1.34|
|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|
Source: The Nielsen Company