In the late-night ratings for the week of Oct. 16-20, 2017, NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” took the week off and as a result, fell from its previous 0.61 rating to a 0.49 in adults 18-49 this time around. “Late Night with Seth Meyers” also took the week off, and predictably, dropped four-hundredths of a point from its previous 0.35 to a 0.31. This resulted in both shows falling from the top spots in their respective time slots.

Especially with ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” ticking back up from a 0.43 to a 0.50 once again, while CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” also took the week off and dropped in the ratings from its previous 0.48 to a 0.41. Interestingly, though, despite “The Late Late Show with James Corden” airing a week of encores as well, the CBS late-night series actually ticked up one-hundredth of a point from a 0.27 to a 0.28.

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” returned from a week hiatus and rose from its previous 0.12 to a 0.22. TBS’ “Conan,” however, did not return, although it did still tick up from a 0.12 to a 0.15.

Here are the late-night numbers for Oct. 16-20, 2017:


Notes: The Oct. 19 CBS programs were all delayed by an NFL overrun.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 10/16 – 10/20 Viewers (millions), 10/16 – 10/20 Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.50/3 2.59 0.50/3 2.43
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – R CBS 0.49/3 2.11 0.66/3 2.69
Late Show with Stephen Colbert – R ABC 0.41/3 2.32 0.59/4 3.47
12:35 a.m.
Nightline ABC 0.32/2 1.53 0.32/2 1.50
Late Night with Seth Meyers – R NBC 0.31/3 1.22 0.37/3 1.46
Late Late Show with James Corden – R CBS 0.28/2 1.24 0.30/3 1.39
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly – R NBC 0.22/2 0.76 0.22/2  0.77



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 10/16 – 10/20 Viewers (millions), 10/16 – 10/20
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.59 1.15
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.42 0.82
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.22 0.73
Conan – R TBS 11 p.m. 0.15 0.30


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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