“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” took off the week of Oct. 15, and as a result, took a predictable hit in the late-night ratings. The NBC series fell from its previous 0.50 to a 0.46 rating in adults 18-49, but still won the 11:35 p.m. time slot. “Late Night with Seth Meyers” also took the week off, and slipped two-hundredths of a point from a 0.28 to a 0.26.

Elsewhere, CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” returned from a small break and managed to climb up from the 0.36 it had scored the week before to a 0.41. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” barely stayed ahead of “Colbert,” and ticked up one-hundredth to a 0.42. “The Late Late Show with James Corden” was also up from its previous 0.22 to a 0.23.

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” fell back down three-hundredths of a point from a 0.25 to a 0.22.

Here are the late-night numbers for Oct. 15-19, 2018:


Notes: Oct. 19’s “Kimmel” and “Late Late Show” were encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 10/15 – 10/19 Viewers (millions),
10/15 – 10/19
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – R NBC 0.46/3 1.90 0.52/4 2.37
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.42/3 2.00 0.40/3 2.04
Late Show with Stephen Colbert – R CBS 0.41/3 3.02 0.51/3 3.55
12:35 a.m.
Nightline ABC 0.28/2 1.29 0.28/2 1.32
Late Night with Seth Meyers – R 0.26/2 1.11 0.32/3 1.50
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.23/2 1.29 0.24/2 1.34
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.18/2 0.73 0.19/2 0.78



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 10/15 – 10/19 Viewers (millions),
10/15 – 10/19
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.44 0.89
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.36 0.70
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.22 0.73
Conan TBS 11 p.m. Preempted Preempted

Source: The Nielsen Company

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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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