In the week of Sept. 5-9, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” scored the top spot in the 11:35 p.m. time slot with a 0.97 rating in adults 18-49, notably higher than its previous 0.81. Meanwhile, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” ticked up from a 0.42 to a 0.52 on NBC.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” managed to beat CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” once again as well with a 0.46, while “Colbert” continued to fall from a 0.39 to a 0.36. “The Late Late Show with James Corden” grabbed a 0.22 for the second week in a row also.

In cable, “Conan” fell from a 0.27 to a 0.21, while “The Daily Show” grabbed a 0.31 after pre-empted ratings in the previous week.

Here are the late-night numbers for Sept. 5-9, 2016.


Note: On Sept. 8 all NBC shows were delayed by an NFL overrun. All Sept. 5 telecasts were excluded due to Labor Day as well, while and “Late Late Show” was an encore on Sept. 9.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 9/5- 9/9 Viewers (millions), 9/5- 9/9 Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.97/6 3.42 0.99/5 3.62
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 0.46/3 2.06 0.53/3 2.30
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.36/2 1.98 0.60/3 2.75
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.52/4 1.61 0.45/3 1.54
Nightline ABC 0.29/2 1.34 0.36/2 1.51
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.22/2 0.97 0.31/2 1.23
1:35 a.m.
Last Call with Carson Daly NBC 0.34/3 0.99 0.27/2 0.81



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 9/5 – 9/9 Viewers (millions), 9/5 – 9/9
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.65 1.32
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.51 1.04
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.31 0.79
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.21 0.49


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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