Another week, another ratings win for “The Tonight Show.”

Jimmy Fallon led the week of Oct. 12-16 in adults 18-49 and viewers with numbers up just slightly from the previous week (0.92 vs. 0.88, 3.78 million viewers vs. 3.76 million).

CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” were both down a couple hundredths of a point. “Late Night with Seth Meyers” continued to lead at 12:35 a.m.

On cable, both “The Daily Show” and “The Nightly Show” were off a bit week to week.

Late-night charts for the week of Oct. 12-16, and season to date on the broadcast nets, follow.


Note: The Oct. 16 “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call” were repeats. The Oct. 15″Late Show” and “Late Late Show” were delayed by CBS’ NFL telecast.

Show Net Adults 18-49 wk of 10/12-16 Viewers (000s) wk of 10/12-16 Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (000s) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.92/5 3.41 1.05/5 3.78
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.59/3 2.63 0.83/4 3.38
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.52/3 2.22 0.56/3 2.37
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.46/3 1.57 0.51/4 1.66
Nightline ABC 0.35/2 1.44 0.37/2 1.53
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.33/2 1.23 0.37/3 1.37
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.27/2 0.91 0.30/3 0.95



Note: “Conan” was delayed by MLB playoff coverage on Oct. 12, 13 and 15 and excluded from the average. Thus the numbers below are just for the Oct. 14 show.

Show Net Time Adults 18-49 wk of 10/12-16 Viewers (000s) wk of 10/12-16
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.73 1.51
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.67 1.62
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.29 0.77
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.25 0.5
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.17 0.48


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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