“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” tops combined viewership of “Late Show” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
Seth Meyers continued to perform well on his second night, landing the top-rated “Late Night” Tuesday in six years.
The 12:35 a.m. talk show earned a 1.1 rating in the advertiser-sought adults 18-49 demographic last night and pulled in 2.7 million viewers — the second-largest audience for the franchise in seven years.
The eyeballs focused on “Late Night” topped the combined audiences in the time slot of ABC's “Nightline” (a rounded 1.3 million for the first half-hour of the time period, before local programming takes over) and CBS’ “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.4 million rounded up).
Tuesday's “Late Night” featured Kanye West, Russell Wilson and writer Robyn Doolittle.
Wednesday's edition is scheduled to include Kelly Ripa and Brad Paisley, who will double as musical guest.
At 11:35 p.m., “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” received a 1.9 rating in the key demo, along with 5.6 million viewers. “Tonight” topped last night's combined audiences in the time period of CBS's “Late Show with David Letterman” (2.8 million) and ABC's “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (1.9 million).
Last night's “Tonight Show” featured Paul Rudd, Shaquille O'Neal and Hannibal Buress.