It was a steady week in the late-night ratings for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

The CBS series averaged a 0.31 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, matching its average from the week before. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” tied with “Colbert” for the week’s no. 2 spot, ticking up from its previous 0.30 rating to a 0.31 as well. NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” however, held onto first place, despite falling from an NFL-boosted 0.56 average to a 0.35.

Also on NBC, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” slipped from a 0.28 to a 0.21. Meanwhile, CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” scored a 0.16 for the third week in a row.

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” dropped from a 0.19 to a 0.15, and “Lights Out with David Spade” (0.07) similarly fell three-hundredths of a point week-to-week. On TBS, “Conan” took another week off, and ticked down to a 0.10.

Here are the late-night numbers for Sept. 9-13, 2019:


Notes: Sept. 13’s “Tonight,” “Late Show,” “Late Night,” and “Late Late Show” were all encores. The CBS Friday rebroadcasts are excluded from these averages.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 9/9 – 9/13 Viewers (millions),
9/9 – 9/13
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.35/3 1.79 0.48/3 2.31
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.31/3 2.64 0.49/4 3.63
Jimmy Kimmel Live! ABC 0.31/3 1.66 0.38/3 1.98
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.21/2 1.06 0.29/3 1.39
Nightline ABC 0.18/2 1.00 0.24/2 1.23
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.16/2 1.06 0.22/2 1.30
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly – R NBC 0.14/2 0.56 0.17/2 0.69



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 9/9 – 9/13 Viewers (millions),
9/9 – 9/13
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.31 0.60
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.27 0.51
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.15 0.60
Lights Out with David Spade Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.07 0.22
Conan – R TBS 11 p.m. 0.10 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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