It was an up week for multiple shows in the late-night ratings.

ABC”s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” stayed in third place in the week’s rankings, but did post a 0.34 average rating among adults 18-49, up three-hundredths of a point from its previous 0.31 average. NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” held onto the week’s first place spot, similarly rising from a 0.34 to a 0.42 rating. CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” ticked up from a 0.33 to a 0.37.

NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (0.23) climbed up two-hundredths from its average the previous week, while “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” (0.16) rose week-to-week as well. CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” however, averaged its second straight 0.18.

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” matched its 0.19 from the week before, but the same could not be said for “Lights Out with David Spade,” which slipped from a 0.12 to a 0.11. Meanwhile, TBS’ “Conan” (0.12) took the week off.

Here are the late-night numbers for Sept. 30 – Oct. 4, 2019:


Notes: Oct. 4’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show,” and “A Little Late” were all encores. “Tonight” also aired a Sunday edition, which was delayed by an NFL overrun.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 9/30 – 10/4 Viewers (millions),
9/30 – 10/4
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.42/3 1.90 0.38/3 1.84
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.37/3 3.26 0.35/3 3.11
Jimmy Kimmel Live! ABC 0.34/3 1.79 0.32/3 1.81
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.23/3 1.12 0.22/2 1.12
Nightline ABC 0.23/2 1.13 0.22/2 1.13
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.18/2 1.22 0.18/2 1.20
1:35 a.m.
A Little Late with Lilly Singh NBC 0.16/2 0.67 0.15/2 0.67



Note: ‘Conan’ was preempted on Oct. 1 and 3.

Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 9/30 – 10/4 Viewers (millions),
9/30 – 10/4
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.38 0.72
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.30 0.55
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. 0.11 0.27
Conan – R TBS 11 p.m. 0.12 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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