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NBC Weekly Late Night Ratings Release: September 16 - 20, 2019

NEW YORK — Sept. 24, 2019 — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has finished #1 for the late-night ratings week of Sept. 16-20 in adults 18-49 and all other key demographics (including a tie in men 18-34), according to “live plus same day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research.

“Tonight’s” 0.32 rating for the week in the key adult 18-49 demographic topped the 0.30 of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and the 0.29 of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Last week at 12:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” finished #1 versus “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in adults 18-49, total viewers and all other key categories (including a tie in men 18-34). Season to date, Meyers defeated both “Late Late Show” and ABC’s “Nightline” in “most current” averages in 10 of 10 key ratings category.

In the digital realm, “Tonight” generated 50 million video views for the week across YouTube and Facebook, easily ranking as the #1 late-night program (Source: ListenFirst Media, 9/16/19-9/22/19. LF// TV Universe // Episodic, Brand Type: TV Shows, ListenFirst Video Views (YouTube + Facebook).

Year to date, “Tonight” is the #1 most-viewed entertainment program on television across social channels (excludes WWE programs & specials, source: ListenFirst Media, ListenFirst Video Views [Facebook + YouTube], LF//TV Universe // Episodic, 01/01/19-09/22/19).

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” earned 12 million views across YouTube and Facebook, with the three “A Closer Look” segments accumulating 5.8 million views on YouTube.

The premiere week of “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” amassed 7.8 million total views on YouTube. It was also the most-social late-night series of the week, topping all broadcast and cable competition by generating 638,000 Total Interactions across Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Additionally, “A Little Late” delivered the #1 and #2 most-social individual telecasts of the week in the late-night daypart with its Monday and Wednesday’s episodes (Source: Nielsen Social SCR, 09/09/19-09/15/19, Late Fringe, Linear Window. Series Only. Note that due to an Instagram processing issue, data for Thursday 9/19 is unavailable).


(According to viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Sept. 16-20. Ratings reflect “live plus same day” data unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date figures are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”)

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight” 0.32 rating, 3 share
CBS “Late Show,” 0.30/3
ABC “Kimmel,” 0.29/2 *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 0.20/2

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 0.20/2 *
CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.17/2 *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 0.14/2 *


11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Tonight,” 1.623 million viewers
CBS “Late Show,” 2.587 million viewers
ABC “Kimmel,” 1.599 million viewers *

12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC “Nightline,” 1.054 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC “Late Night,” 1.021 million viewers *
CBS “The Late Late Show,” 1.096 million viewers *

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” 614,000 viewer *

* Friday’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “A Little Late” were encores.


Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.17
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “Lights Out with David Spade,” 0.10
TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.13

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.29 million viewers.

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m., “The Daily Show,” 0.591 million viewers
Comedy Central, 11:30-midnight ET, “Lights Out with David Spade,” 0.247 million viewers
TBS, 11-11:30 p.m., “Conan,” 0.317 million viewers

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