tonight-show-ratings-nov-23-27-15

All three late-night broadcasters had something to be grateful for during Thanksgiving week.

NBC: With help from a huge NFL lead-in on Thanksgiving, both “The Tonight Show” (1.28 in 18-49) and “Late Night” (0.62) were up substantially vs. the previous week. “Tonight” had its best week in nine months, while “Late Night” brought in its best numbers since May.

ABC: “Jimmy Kimmel Live” had its largest margin of victory over “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to date. Kimmel averaged a 0.65 for its two rated broadcasts of the week (see note below) vs. a 0.54 for the three rated “Late Show” episodes.

CBS: For November sweeps, “The Late Show” is the only 11:35 p.m. show that grew year over year. It was up a tenth in both adults 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.5) and adults 18-34 (0.2 vs. 0.1).

Here are the late-night numbers for Nov. 23-27.

BROADCAST

Note: The Nov. 27 “Tonight Show” and “Late Night,” Nov. 26-27 “Late Show” and “Late Late Show” and Nov. 25-27 “Kimmel” and “Nightline” were classified as specials because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Numbers for those nights are not included in the weekly averages.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 11/23-27 Viewers (000s), 11/23-27 Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (000s) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 1.28/6 4.21 1.09/5 3.86
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.65/3 2.60 0.61/3 2.55
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.54/3 2.50 0.78/4 3.18
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.62/4 1.97 0.51/3 1.65
Nightline ABC 0.39/2 1.64 0.39/2 1.61
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.35/2 1.31 0.35/2 1.29
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly – R NBC 0.36/3 1.08 0.3/3 0.94

 

CABLE

Note: “The Daily Show” and “The Nightly Show” were pre-empted on Nov. 26.

Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 11/23-27 Viewers (000s), 11/23-27
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.63 1.28
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.51 1.05
Conan – R TBS 11 p.m. 0.28 0.61
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – R Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.23 0.48
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore – R Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.15 0.33

 

Source: The Nielsen Company

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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