Late night: NBC carries momentum into new season
September 18, 2016
NBC’s late-night shows are carrying momentum into the start of the regular 2016-17 TV season.
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” averaged 3.42 million total viewers during the week ended Sept. 11, according to Nielsen, comfortably No. 1 for the week. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was second with 2.06 million and CBS’s “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” third at 1.98 million.
Among the late-late night shows, NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” averaged 1.61 million total viewers. ABC’s “Nightline” followed with 1.34 million. NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged 986,000 and CBS’s “Late Late Show with James Corden” was at 967,000.
Meanwhile, “Tonight” also led the week among viewers 18-49, averaging a 0.97 rating in the demo. “Kimmel” was second with a 0.46 and “Late Show” third at 0.36.
In late-late night, “Late Night” posted a 0.52 rating, with “Last Call” at a 0.34, “Nightline” at a 0.29 and “Late Late Show” at a 0.22.
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That was the best rating for “Late Night” since mid-January, second overall for the week behind only “Tonight.” For “Last Call” it was the best rating since late November, when it benefited from a primetime NFL game on Thanksgiving.
Thursday’s NBC shows were delayed by NFL overrun. Also, all Monday telecasts were excluded due to Labor Day, and Friday’s “Late Late Show” was a rerun.
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