After taking the previous week off, NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” returned to higher numbers in the week of Oct. 23-27, 2017, rising from a 0.49 to a 0.59 rating in adults 18-49. This returned it to the top of the 11:35 p.m. as well. Meanwhile, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” ticked up two-hundredths of a point from a 0.31 to a 0.33, also on NBC.

“Late Show with Stephen Colbert” experienced a similar increase, rising from its previous 0.41 to a 0.46 on CBS. However, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” did take a minor hit and fell from a 0.50 back down to a 0.42. Additionally, “The Late Late Show with James Corden” managed to rise above ABC’s “Nightline” after holding steady with a 0.28 for the second week in a row.

In cable, TBS’ “Conan” rose four-hundredths of a point from a 0.15 to a 0.19, while Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” ticked up from a 0.22 to a 0.25. “The Opposition” rounded out Comedy Central’s late-night ratings with a 0.12.

Here are the late-night numbers for Oct. 23-27, 2017:


Notes: Oct. 26’s CBS programs were delayed by an NFL overrun. Oct. 27’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call” were encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 10/23 – 10/27 Viewers (millions), 10/23 – 10/27 Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.59/3 2.39 0.66/4 2.67
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.46/3 2.92 0.59/4 3.51
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.42/2 2.13 0.49/3 2.40
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.33/3 1.35 0.37/3 1.47
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.28/2 1.22 0.30/3 1.39
Nightline ABC 0.26/2 1.33 0.31/2 1.46
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.23/2 0.80 0.22/2 0.78



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 10/23 – 10/27 Viewers (millions), 10/23 – 10/27
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.57 1.14
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.38 0.79
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.25 0.83
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.19 0.45
The Opposition Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.12  0.34


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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