After taking several weeks off, Sept. 3-7 saw all of the major network late-night shows returning with new episodes, and predictably, ticking up in their week-to-week ratings as a result. NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” rose from its previous 0.39 to a 0.58 rating in adults 18-49 – its highest-rated week since March. Also on NBC, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” climbed back to the top of the 12:35 a.m. time slot, up from a 0.22 to a 0.35.
Meanwhile, CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” ticked up nine-hundredths of a point to a 0.39, and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” experienced one of the week’s smallest increases, rising from a 0.35 to a 0.37. Additionally, “The Late Late Show with James Corden” returned up to a 0.22.
In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” scored a 0.22 as well, following a series of preemptions the week before. TBS’ “Conan” (0.11), however, took the week off.
Here are the late-night numbers for Sept. 3-7, 2018:
Note: Sat. 3’s results are excluded from these averages due to the Labor Day holiday and Sat. 6’s NBC programming was delayed by an NFL overrun.
|Show||Net||Adults 18-49, 9/3 – 9/7||Viewers (millions),
9/3 – 9/7
|Adults 18-49 season to date||Viewers (millions) season to date|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||NBC||0.58/4||2.35||0.62/4||2.58|
|Late Show with Stephen Colbert||CBS||0.39/3||2.78||0.57/4||3.77|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live||ABC||0.37/2||1.82||0.46/3||2.19|
|Late Night with Seth Meyers||NBC||0.35/4||1.35||0.36/3||1.52|
|Late Late Show with James Corden||CBS||0.22/2||1.18||0.26/2||1.36|
|Last Call with Carson Daly||NBC||0.17/2||0.72||0.21/2||0.79|
Note: Sept. 3’s “Daily Show” was preempted.
|Show||Net||Time||Adults 18-49, 9/3 – 9/7||Viewers (millions),
9/3 – 9/7
|Adult Swim programming||Adult Swim||11:30 p.m.||0.56||1.08|
|Adult Swim programming||Adult Swim||12:30 a.m.||0.43||0.82|
|The Daily Show with Trevor Noah||Comedy Central||11 p.m.||0.22||0.73|
|Conan – R||TBS||11 p.m.||0.11||0.27|
Source: The Nielsen Company