CBS' 'Colbert' Maintains Top Overall Late-Night Spot

With nearly three months of the TV season now in the books, late-night TV network programming still has CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in the overall top position.

The CBS talk show is now averaging 3.7 million viewers for Nielsen live program plus same day/seven day time shifted viewing though December 15. NBC’s “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” is at 2.7 million viewers.

“Fallon” still commands a narrow overall lead when it comes to young viewers -- 18-49 -- TV advertisers still want. “Fallon” is averaging a Nielsen 0.68 rating/4 share among 18-49ers, with “Colbert” at a 0.60/4.

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel LIve” is at a 2.4 million overall viewers and a 0.49/3 among 18-49 viewers.

Later in the evening -- the 12:35 a.m. time slot -- NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” is tops in both categories, 1.56 million overall viewers and 0.40/3 in 18-49. ABC’s “Nightline” is at 1.45 million (0.31/2 in 18-49) and CBS’ “Late Late Show with James Corden” earns 1.44 million (0.30/3 in 18-49).



At 1:35 a.m., NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly” is at 840,000 overall viewers and 0.24/2 in 18-49.

Looking at cable late-night programming, for the most current week, December 11 through December 15, Adult Swim’s 11:30 p.m. programming block garnered 1.08 million viewers, with its  12:30 a.m. block, 850,000.

Comedy Central’s “Daily Show with Trevor Noah”, at 11 p.m., had 790,000; TBS’s “Conan” (11 p.m.) 440,000; and Comedy Central’s “The Opposition” (11:30 p.m.), 320,000.

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