Inside Late-Night Ratings Shakeup in Trump Era – Can Fallon Bounce Back Under Biden?

Tony Maglio
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Twenty-two months into Donald Trump’s presidency, Stephen Colbert took the late-night TV ratings crown in the key adults 18-49 demographic from Jimmy Fallon’s head. (Colbert, who took over for David Letterman in 2015, had surpassed Fallon in total viewers by the second week of 2017 — just before Trump’s inauguration.) Days into the Biden era, Colbert is still the outright No. 1 late-night show, and Fallon has even fallen behind Jimmy Kimmel in terms of overall eyeballs — though not in the main demo’s ratings. Like pretty much everything on TV, late-night ratings are down across the board from four years ago. But Colbert’s CBS “Late Show” has taken major market share from Fallon’s “Tonight Show.” And so has ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Also Read: Final Ratings: Jimmy Fallon Drew the 4th-Smallest 'Tonight Show' TV Audience Ever on Monday (Updated) Using Nielsen’s Live + 7 Day data, we’ve charted just what the changing of the guard among the main late-night shows looks like. Though these weeknight, topical shows rarely get much delayed viewing (which generally comes via DVR, mostly), it is considered industry standard these days to include one week’s worth of those views where available. Fallon suffered double-digit declines...

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