After taking a hit the week before, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” managed to inch back up in the late-night ratings for the week of Oct. 8. The NBC series rose four-hundredths of a point from its previous 0.46 to a 0.50 rating in adults 18-49 – keeping it firmly at the top of the 11:35 p.m. time slot. Also on NBC, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” took the week off, but still ticked up from a 0.27 to a 0.28.

CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (0.36) took the week off as well, and as a result, experienced a predictable drop in its ratings. Meanwhile, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” actually increased four-hundredths from from a 0.37 to a 0.41 this time around.

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” climbed up from its previous 0.22 to a 0.25, while TBS’ “Conan” was preempted.

Here are the late-night numbers for Oct. 8-12, 2018:


Notes: Oct. 12’s “Kimmel” and “Last Call” were encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 10/8 – 10/12 Viewers (millions),
10/8 – 10/12
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.50/3 2.34 0.50/3 2.31
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.41/3 2.23 0.39/3 2.03
Late Show with Stephen Colbert – R CBS 0.36/3 2.24 0.50/3 3.48
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers – R NBC 0.28/3 1.21 0.31/3 1.42
Nightline ABC 0.29/3 1.37 0.27/2 1.31
Late Late Show with James Corden – R CBS 0.22/2 1.17 0.24/2 1.33
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.19/2 0.74 0.19/2 0.77



Notes: Oct. 8’s “Daily Show” was preempted.

Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 10/8 – 10/12 Viewers (millions),
10/8 – 10/12
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.44 0.90
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.36 0.71
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.25 0.79
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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