In the week of Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” scored its most-watched week of the season with a nine-month high of 3.48 average million viewers, it was also his most-watched week in nine months since Feb. 29 – March 4. In adults 18-49, however, “Fallon” dipped slightly from its previous 0.98 to a 0.91 rating. Similarly, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” dipped to a 0.47, just one-tenth less than its 0.48 during Thanksgiving week.

Both “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” suffered noticeable drops as well, with “Colbert” falling from a 0.49 to a 0.42, including two days of repeats, and “Kimmel” airing a week of repeats resulted in it dropping to 0.40. “The Late Late Show with James Corden” meanwhile, continued to fall from a 0.27 to a 0.25 on CBS, also including two reruns.

In cable, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” returned from its week-long hiatus with a 0.33 rating, while “Conan” scored a 0.26 throughout the week.

Here are the late-night numbers for Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2016.


Note: All NBC broadcasts on Dec. 1 were excluded due to an NFL overrun, while CBS aired encores on Monday and Tuesday. “The Late Late Show” also aired an encore on Dec. 2.

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 0.91/5 3.48 0.91/5 3.40
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.42/2 2.42 0.58/3 2.93
Jimmy Kimmel Live – R ABC 0.40/2 1.80 0.50/3 2.29
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers -R NBC 0.47/4 1.56 0.46/3 1.59
Nightline ABC 0.29/2 1.30 0.34/2 1.51
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.25/2 1.18 0.33/2 1.34
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.30/3 0.93 0.28/3 0.89



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 1.23
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.42 0.89
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.33 0.83
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.26 0.65


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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