“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” took a noticeable hit in the second week of the new TV season, falling five-hundredths of a point from its previous 0.51 to a 0.46 rating in adults 18-49. The NBC series did, however, still win the 11:35 p.m. time slot in the demo. “Late Night with Seth Meyers” was similarly down week-to-week from a 0.30 to a 0.27.

Elsewhere, both CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (0.45) and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (0.37) were even with what they had scored the week before. Meanwhile, “The Late Late Show with James Corden” actually ticked up two-hundredths of a point from a 0.23 to a 0.25.

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” ticked down from a 0.24 to a 0.22, while TBS’ “Conan” was up two-hundredths to a 0.13.

Here are the late-night numbers for Oct. 1-5, 2018:


Notes: Oct. 5’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call” were encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 10/1 – 10/5 Viewers (millions),
10/1 – 10/5
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.46/3 2.13 0.49/3 2.24
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.45/3 3.18 0.45/3 3.16
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.37/2 1.87 0.37/3 1.88
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.27/3 1.31 0.29/3 1.32
Nightline ABC 0.26/2 1.23 0.26/2 1.25
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.25/2 1.33 0.24/2 1.30
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.18/2 0.77 0.19/2 0.78



Notes: Oct. 3’s “Conan” was preempted.

Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 10/1 – 10/5 Viewers (millions),
10/1 – 10/5
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.49 0.97
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.40 0.79
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.22 0.77
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.13 0.31

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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