“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” won the first week of the new TV season in the late-night ratings.

The NBC series managed to tick up one-hundredth of a point week-to-week, from its previous 0.50 to a 0.51 rating in the adults 18-49 demo – keeping it on top of the 11:35 p.m. time slot in the measure. Also on NBC, though, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” actually took a minor hit, falling from a 0.31 to a 0.30.

Elsewhere, CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” experienced the biggest ratings leap of any of the late-night shows, rising a whole point from a 0.35 the week before to a 0.45 this time around. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” managed to tick up five-hundredths of a point to a 0.37, while “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (0.23) was up four-hundredths as well.

In cable, TBS’ “Conan” rose from a 0.10 to a 0.11, and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” ticked up three-hundredths to a 0.24.

Here are the late-night numbers for Sept. 24-28, 2018:


Note: Sept. 28’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “Last Call” were encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 9/24 – 9/28 Viewers (millions),
9/24 – 9/28
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.51/4 2.35 0.51/4 2.35
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.45/3 3.14 0.45/3 3.14
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.37/3 1.89 0.37/3 1.89
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.30/3 1.34 0.30/3 1.34
Nightline ABC 0.26/2 1.27 0.26/2 1.27
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.23/2 1.26 0.23/2 1.26
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.19/2 0.79 0.19/2 0.79



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 9/24 – 9/28 Viewers (millions),
9/24 – 9/28
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.50 1.03
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.38 0.78
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.24 0.82
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.11 0.27

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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