“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” scored a narrow victory in the late-night ratings for the week of Oct. 28.

The CBS late-night series averaged a 0.37 rating in adults 18-49 for the week, enough to give it the week’s demo win, despite being down one-hundredth of a point from its previous 0.38 average. “Colbert” rose above NBC’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in the demo for the first time this season, as “Tonight” fell from a 0.41 average rating to a 0.36 this time around. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” similarly slipped from a 0.34 to a 0.31.

Also on CBS, “The Late Late Show with James Corden” posted a 0.21, up from its 0.20 average from the week before. NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (0.23) ticked up two-hundredths of a point week-to-week as well.

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” returned from a week off with a 0.17 rating, while “Lights Out with David Spade’s” return generated a 0.10. On TBS, “Conan” dropped from a 0.17 to a 0.10.

Here are the late-night numbers for Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, 2019:


Notes: Nov. 1’s “Tonight,” “A Little Late,” “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” and “Late Late Show” were all encores, and NBC’s rebroadcasts from that night are excluded from these averages. All of “A Little Late’s” telecasts throughout the week were rebroadcasts, except a Oct. 31 Halloween episode.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 10/28 – 11/1 Viewers (millions),
10/28 – 11/1
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.37/3 3.07 0.43/3 3.44
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.36/3 1.69 0.42/3 1.92
Jimmy Kimmel Live! ABC 0.31/2 1.69 0.34/3 1.93
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.23/2 1.14 0.24/3 1.24
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.21/2 1.29 0.20/2 1.25
Nightline ABC 0.21/2 1.08 0.22/2 1.18
1:35 a.m.
A Little Late with Lilly Singh – R NBC 0.16/2 0.67 0.15/2 0.67



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 10/28 – 11/1 Viewers (millions),
10/28 – 11/1
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.33 0.68
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.28 0.55
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.17 0.59
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.10 0.25
Lights Out with David Spade Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.10 0.24

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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