With results in for the fourth quarter of 2017, CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” delivered the network’s largest viewer total in late-night in eight years. CBS announced today that the show averaged 3.88 million viewers in the period, up 30% over its year-ago average of 3.0 million.
The quarter also marks the first time “The Late Show” has topped NBC’s “Tonight Show” in a fourth quarter since 2009, the network noted.
“In the week ending Dec. 29, encores of ‘The Late Show’ scored an average of 2.18 million viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings,” CBS notes. “Compared to the same week last year (also rebroadcasts), ‘The Late Show’ was up +3% in viewers (from 2.13m). Season-to-date, ‘The Late Show’ is up +33% in viewers (3.88m from 2.93m) and +13% in adults 25-54 (0.9/05 from 0.8/04) compared to last season.”