Lilly Singh’s Late-Night Ratings Dropped 25% From Carson Daly’s

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And Season 2 of YouTube star’s talk show declined even more than that from Season 1 On Thursday, NBC announced “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” would be ending after just its second season. Though the move was presented as a talent transition — Singh now has a first-look deal with Universal Television Alternative Studio to develop unscripted projects — the 1:30 a.m. show’s TV ratings also justify cancellation. Singh, who take over the time slot from Carson Daly’s long-running “Last Call” in 2019, struggled to find viewers — especially in Season 2. Over his final two years (2017-18 and 2018-19) of an impressive 2,000-episode run that began in 2002, Daly averaged 765,000 over viewers per night (er, morning), according to Nielsen. Singh’s run over the subsequent two years (2019-20 and 2020-21) shed one-quarter of Carson’s audience, averaging 574,000 total viewers. What’s worse is that Singh didn’t start out so bad. Daly drew 726,000 viewers per night over his final season; Season 1 of “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” averaged 660,000. (All numbers in this story include one week of delayed viewing where available.) That 9% decline wasn’t so bad considering the generally downward trend of linear TV ratings....

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