“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” returned from a week off and experienced a slight uptick in the late-night ratings for the week of Oct. 22. The NBC series rose from its previous 0.46 to a 0.48 rating in adults 18-49, winning the 11:35 p.m. time slot again in the demo. “Late Night with Seth Meyers” was similarly up from a 0.26 to a 0.29, also on NBC.

Meanwhile, CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” maintained a 0.41 for the second week in a row. After beating “Late Show” the previous two weeks though, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” took a noticeable hit this time around, falling five-hundredths of a point from a 0.42 to a 0.37. “The Late Late Show with James Corden” also dropped from a 0.23 to a 0.19.

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” took the week off and predictably fell to a 0.16.

Here are the late-night numbers for Oct. 22-26, 2018:


Notes: Oct. 26’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call” were encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 10/22 – 10/26 Viewers (millions),
10/22 – 10/26
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.48/3 2.19 0.52/4 2.35
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.41/3 2.96 0.48/3 3.40
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.37/2 1.74 0.40/3 2.01
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.29/3 1.27 0.31/3 1.43
Nightline ABC 0.25/2 1.20 0.27/2 1.30
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.21/2 1.21 0.24/2 1.31
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.20/2 0.75 0.19/2 0.77



Notes: Oct. 22’s “Daily Show” was preempted.

Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 10/22 – 10/26 Viewers (millions),
10/22 – 10/26
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.43 0.85
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.34 0.68
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – R Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.16 0.54
Conan TBS 11 p.m. Preempted Preempted

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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