Ratings: Seth Meyers Ties Top ‘Late Night’ Wednesday in 5 Years

Ratings: Seth Meyers Ties Top 'Late Night' Wednesday in 5 Years

Newcomer hits franchise's top mark since final Wednesday of Conan O'Brien's tenure

Seth Meyers continued to roll in his third telecast, tying the “Late Night” series’ top ratings for a Wednesday in 5 years.

“Late Night” earned a 0.9 rating in the advertiser-sought adults 18-49 demographic. Additionally, the show's 2.7 million is the second highest total-viewer result for a Wednesday ”Late Night” in 6 years — since Jan. 2, 2008 (2.9 million). It trails only Jimmy Fallon's final Wednesday “Late Night”, which aired earlier this month.

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This time, however, the show fell shy of topping its combined competition — though just barely. The rounded 2.7 million viewers Meyers pulled in were topped by the roughly 2.8 million for the combination of ABC's “Nightline” and CBS’ “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.”

Wednesday's “Late Night” featured Kelly Ripa, Brad Paisley — who doubled as musical guest — and writer Robyn Doolittle. Thursday's edition is scheduled to include Lena Dunham, Anthony Mackie and musical guest John Mayer Trio.

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Fallon's “Tonight Show” was still solid as well, pulling in a 1.7 rating on night No. 8. Its 5.5 million viewers topped the combined efforts of CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” (2.4 million) and ABC's “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (2.5 million).

Wednesday's “Tonight” featured Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler (appearing together) and musical guest Dierks Bentley.

Thursday's telecast is scheduled to include Denzel Washington, Shaun White and musical guest Sara Bareilles with The Roots.

  • Jimmy Reagan

    I liked Seth on SNL, I tried watching Late Night with Seth Meyers, gave it an honest shot… but honestly, can't do it.. The show is weak.. I went back to The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson… It's .. where I belong… Talking gay robots and a mute dancing horse are the way I wanna end my day.. ;)

    • Gorpy

      Craig Ferguson was phenomenal the first couple of years. Those monologues he did were such inspired genius. The past few years he seems annoyed and bored and the show has become sloppy and dull with the awkward pause time killer and other tired unfunny shtick. Too bad as he is so talented and has sophisticated intelligence unlike those beer pong frat house shows on the other channels.