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.
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|
|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|
|Late Night with Seth Meyers||NBC||0.62/4||1.97||0.51/3||1.65|
|Late Late Show with James Corden||CBS||0.35/2||1.31||0.35/2||1.29|
|Last Call with Carson Daly – R||NBC||0.36/3||1.08||0.3/3||0.94|
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