Late-night TV ratings remain NBC's to lose, Jimmy Kimmel up with Bill Clinton visit

By Kyle Johnson,

Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers continue to keep NBC on top of late-night television ratings, but CBS and ABC remain competitive, with Jimmy Kimmel seeing a rise following a visit from former President Bill Clinton.

During the week of March 23-27, Fallon's Tonight Show easily outdistanced the Late Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live! in total viewers and both of them combined in the advertiser-important 18-49 demographic, reports Mediate.

In viewership, Fallon averaged 4.31 million viewers to David Letterman's 2.86 million and Kimmel's 2.69 million. In the demo, the Tonight Show averaged a 1.33 rating compared with the Late Show's 0.53 rating and Live!'s 0.65 rating.

Meyer's Late Night also managed to see stronger demo numbers than either Letterman or Kimmel, despite airing later in the night, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Late Night averaged a 0.7 rating.

With first place not even in reach for any other late-night show, it's mainly become a battle for second between Kimmel and Letterman. Clinton's Wednesday night appearance helped Live! surge up to a six-month high in households, while Letterman has scheduled plenty of high profile guests recently.

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