After falling significantly in the late-night ratings the week before, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” managed to tick back up for the week of Sept. 17. The NBC series rose four-hundredths of a point from its previous 0.46 to a 0.50 rating in adults 18-49. Also on NBC, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” similarly rose from a 0.28 to a 0.31 this time around.

Meanwhile, CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” took a considerable hit, dropping from a 0.45 to a 0.35. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” fell one-hundredth of a point to a 0.32. “The Late Late Show with James Corden” was also down from its previous 0.22 to a 0.19.

In cable, TBS’ “Conan” returned from its brief hiatus and maintained a low 0.10, while Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” ticked down a hundredth from a 0.22 to a 0.21.

Here are the late-night numbers for Sept. 17-21, 2018:


Note: Sept. 17’s ABC and CBS programming is excluded from these averages. Sept. 21’s “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call” were encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 9/17 – 9/21 Viewers (millions),
9/17 – 9/21
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.50/4 2.36 0.61/4 2.57
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.35/3 2.84 0.56/4 3.75
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.32/2 1.73 0.45/3 2.17
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.31/3 1.33 0.36/3 1.51
Nightline ABC 0.22/2 1.18 0.28/2 1.34
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.19/2 1.20 0.26/2 1.35
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.19/2 0.74 0.21/2 0.79



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 9/17 – 9/21 Viewers (millions),
9/17 – 9/21
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.53 1.09
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.41 0.81
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.21 0.71
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.10 0.26

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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