“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” experienced a noticeable uptick in the late-night ratings for the week of Nov. 5. The CBS series rose five-hundredths of a point from a 0.43 to a 0.48 in adults 18-49, winning the 11:35 p.m. time slot in both the demo and in total viewers (3.12 million). It beat NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” which fell from its previous 0.50 to a 0.43.

Also on NBC, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” managed to tick up two-hundredths from a 0.28 to a 0.30. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” maintained a 0.38 for the second week in a row, and CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” climbed up from a 0.22 to a 0.24.

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” similarly rose a hundredth of a point to a 0.23.

Here are the late-night numbers for Nov. 5-9, 2018:


Notes: Nov. 6’s “Tonight,” which aired in a later time slot and was a rebroadcast, is excluded. “Nightline,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call” were preempted Nov. 6 for election coverage. Nov. 9’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call” were encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 11/5 – 11/9 Viewers (millions),
11/5 – 11/9
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.48/3 3.12 0.51/3 3.54
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.43/3 2.23 0.51/3 2.35
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.38/3 1.95 0.40/3 2.03
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.30/3 1.36 0.31/3 1.42
Nightline ABC 0.26/2 1.28 0.27/2 1.31
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.24/2 1.33 0.24/2 1.32
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.18/2 0.78 0.19/2 0.77



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 11/5 – 11/9 Viewers (millions),
11/5 – 11/9
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.42 0.86
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.36 0.70
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.23 0.77

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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