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Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Tops Total Viewers for First Week Since Premiere

Jimmy Fallon still claims the demos

Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” finished tops among total viewers from January 30-February 3, marking this iteration of the franchise’s first full-week victory versus originals since premiering back in early September 2015.

Jimmy Fallon and “The Tonight Show” still claimed all the specific demos, however. But among total eyeballs, the NBC staple fell just 12,000 viewers shy of its CBS competition, per five-day averages. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was quite a ways back from the other two 11:35 p.m. talk shows.

Here’s the breakdown among overall audience members for the first late-night hour last week:
CBS’ “Late Show”: 2.771 million total viewers
NBC’s “Tonight Show“: 2.759 million
ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 2.055 million

And here’s how the shows shook out in the granddaddy of all the demos, adults 18-49:
NBC’s “Tonight Show“: 0.67 rating/4 share
CBS’ “Late Show”: 0.48/2
ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.45/3

Jimmy Kimmel’s show was an encore on Friday.