It was a rerun-heavy week in Oct. 17-21, with “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and “Last Call with Carson Daly” all airing a week of repeats on NBC. “The Tonight Show” predictably fell from its previous 0.80 to a 0.72 rating in adults 18-49 due to the repeats, though it still landed on top in the 11:35 p.m. timeslot. Meanwhile, “Late Night” experienced a dip as well, from a 0.45 to a 0.37.

On the other hand, “THe Late Show with Stephen Colbert” returned from a week of repeats increasing from a 0.51 to a 0.6. Also on CBS, “The Late Late Show with James Corden” continued to perform well, increasing from a 0.34 to a 0.35, beating ABC’s “Nightline” once again, which scored a 0.33. In addition, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” experienced a minor increase from its previous 0.49 to a 0.5.

In cable,  a second week of repeats from “Conan” resulted in a drop from a 0.25 to a 0.23, while “The Daily Show” continued to tick up, this time drawing a 0.35 on Comedy Central.

Here are the late-night numbers for Oct. 17-21, 2016.


Note: All CBS programs on Oct. 20 are excluded due to an NFL overrun. “Kimmel” meanwhile, aired an encore on Oct. 21 as well.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 10/17- 10/21 Viewers (millions), 10/17 – 10/21 Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – R NBC 0.72/4 2.66 0.88/5 3.33
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.60/3 2.95 0.60/3 2.86
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.50/3 2.22 0.50/3 2.26
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers – R NBC 0.37/3 1.33 0.45/3 1.56
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.35/3 1.36 0.35/3 1.33
Nightline ABC 0.33/2 1.46 0.34/2 1.49
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly – R NBC 0.24/2 0.80 0.28/3 0.88



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 10/17 – 10/21 Viewers (millions), 10/17 – 10/21
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.54 1.19
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.43 0.96
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.35 0.93
Conan – R TBS 11 p.m. 0.23 0.53


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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