“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” held onto the top spot in the late-night ratings for the first week of the 2019-20 season.

The NBC series remained the week’s highest-rated show with a 0.34 average rating among adults 18-49, back up from the 0.32 it averaged the week before. CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” followed closely behind with a 0.33 average, also up from its previous 0.30. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (0.31) stayed in third place, despite similarly rising two-hundredths of a point week-to-week.

On NBC, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” led the 12:35 a.m. time slot by ticking back up from a 0.20 rating to a 0.21. Elsewhere, CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” grabbed a 0.18, up one-hundredth of a point from its average the previous week. At 1:35 a.m., “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” averaged a 0.15, up from the 0.14 it posted for its first week on the air.

In cable, TBS’ “Conan” dropped from a 0.13 to a 0.11, while Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” rose from a 0.17 to a 0.19. “Lights Out with David Spade” (0.12) also ticked up two-hundredths of a point.

Here are the late-night numbers for Sept. 23-27, 2019:


Notes: September 27’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “A Little Late” were encores

Show Net Adults 18-49, 9/23 – 9/27 Viewers (millions),
9/23 – 9/27
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.34/3 1.77 0.34/3 1.77
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.33/3 2.96 0.33/3 2.96
Jimmy Kimmel Live! ABC 0.31/2 1.84 0.31/2 1.84
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.21/2 1.12 0.21/2 1.12
Nightline ABC 0.20/2 1.14 0.20/2 1.14
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.18/2 1.19 0.18/2 1.19
1:35 a.m.
A Little Late with Lilly Singh NBC 0.15/2 0.66 0.15/2 0.66



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 9/23 – 9/27 Viewers (millions),
9/23 – 9/27
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.31 0.60
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.25 0.50
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.19 0.65
Lights Out with David Spade Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.12 0.28
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.11 0.30

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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