In the week of Sept. 18-22, 2017, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” managed to maintain its previous 0.58 rating in adults 18-49 for the second week in a row. This secured the NBC series the top spot in the 11:35 p.m. time slot once again. Meanwhile, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” took a minor hit, falling one-hundredth of a point from its previous 0.34 to a 0.33 this time around, also on NBC.

After taking last week off, CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” returned with a 0.43, which put it above ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” again, which experienced a drop this week from a 0.44 to a 0.39. In addition, “The Late Late Show with James Corden” rose two-hundredths of a point from a 0.23 to a 0.25 on CBS.

In cable, TBS’ “Conan” fell from its previous 0.20 to a 0.17 this week, while Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” also took a noticeable hit, dropping from its previous 0.33 to a 0.29.

Here are the late-night numbers for Sept. 18-22, 2017:


Notes: The Sept. 19 broadcast of “Kimmel” was retitled and excluded from weekly averages. “Kimmel,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call” all aired encores on Sept. 22 as well. “Late Night” also aired an encore on Sept. 18.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 9/18 – 9/22 Viewers (millions), 9/18 – 9/22 Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.58/4 2.26 0.76/4 2.98
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.43/3 2.84 0.58/3 3.33
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.39/2 2.04 0.47/3 2.15
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.33/3 1.23 0.40/3 1.50
Nightline ABC 0.27/2 1.26 0.31/2 1.40
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.25/2 1.20 0.29/2 1.31
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.22/2 0.72 0.24/2 0.80



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 9/18 – 9/22 Viewers (millions), 9/18 – 9/22
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.57 1.15
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.45 0.91
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.29 0.90
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.17 0.40


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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