“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” topped the late-night ratings for the last week of the 2018-19 TV season.
The NBC series stayed on top of the ratings despite taking a hit week-to-week, falling from its previous 0.35 to a 0.32 average rating in the adults 18-49 demo. CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” came second in the demo and similarly slipped from a 0.31 to a 0.30, while ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (0.29) dropped down two-hundredths of a point.
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” ticked down from a 0.21 to a 0.20 as well. “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” however, went the other way, ticking up from its previous 0.16 average to a 0.17 this time around.
Additionally, NBC’s “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” averaged a 0.14 rating in its first week on the air, down just a bit from “Last Call with Carson Daly’s” performance in the same time slot earlier this year.
In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” scored a 0.17, up from the 0.15 it averaged the previous week. “Lights Out with David Spade” (0.10) also improved a bit week-to-week, while TBS’ “Conan” returned from hiatus with a 0.13.
Here are the late-night numbers for Sept. 16-20, 2019:
Notes: Sept. 20’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “A Little Late” were all encores.
|Show||Net||Adults 18-49, 9/16 – 9/20||Viewers (millions),
9/16 – 9/20
|Adults 18-49 season to date||Viewers (millions) season to date|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||NBC||0.32/3||1.62||0.48/3||2.29|
|Late Show with Stephen Colbert||CBS||0.30/3||2.59||0.49/4||3.61|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||ABC||0.29/2||1.60||0.38/3||1.97|
|Late Night with Seth Meyers||NBC||0.20/2||1.02||0.28/3||1.38|
|Late Late Show with James Corden||CBS||0.17/2||1.10||0.22/2||1.29|
|A Little Late with Lilly Singh||NBC||0.14/2||0.61||0.14/2||0.61|
|Show||Net||Time||Adults 18-49, 9/16 – 9/20||Viewers (millions),
9/16 – 9/20
|Adult Swim programming||Adult Swim||11:30 p.m.||0.34||0.66|
|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|
|Lights Out with David Spade||Comedy Central||11:30 p.m.||0.10||0.25|
Source: The Nielsen Company