UPDATED, 11:28 AM: Night 3 of CBSThe Late Late Show With James Corden delivered 1.35 million viewers, according to preliminary stats, as well as a 0.5 ratings in adults 25-54, 0.3 in adults 18-49 and 0.2 in adults 18-34. That’s a decline of 310,000 viewers from James Corden’s unveiling as host of Late Late Show on Monday (1.66 million viewers). Wednesday’s early stats show he also hung on to his ratings with 18-34 and 25-54, and dipped 0.1 in 18-49.

On Night 2, Corden clocked a preliminary 1.47 million viewers, a 0.5 in adults 25-54, 0.4 in adults 18-49 and 0.2 in adults 18-34. His unveiling as new host of the CBS late-night franchise had brought 1.66 million viewers, according to preliminary figures – the franchise’s largest audience since November 14, 2011 – as well as a 0.4 in adults 18-49, 0.5 in adults 25-54 and 0.2 in adults 18-34.

Corden’s show will be a repeat tonight and tomorrow night, as both Late Late Show and Late Show With David Letterman are delayed due to NCAA basketball.

PREVIOUSLY: The James Corden late-night story looks about the same on Night 3, according to early stats, though the new Late Late Show host’s household margin over NBC’s Seth Meyers thinned to 0.1 of a point, following Monday’s 0.2 and Tuesday’s 0.3.  From 12:35-1:35 AM ET, CBS’s Late Late Show with James Corden logged a 1.2/4 household ratings – up 20% compared to same night last year. NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers logged a 1.1/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, Late Night scored a 0.4/3 in the demo, topping Corden (0.3/2).

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart were Corden’s guests last night; the Get Hard stars engaged in competitive tear shedding, exchanged work-out tips, and discussed earlier careers as a shoe salesman and bank teller. And in what will hopefully become part of the show’s regular bag of tricks, Corden, who only recently moved from London to Los Angeles, marveled at LA’s traffic nightmare and introduced Carpool Karoake, with Mariah Carey.

Late Late Show’s Wednesday season averages have been a 1.1 in households, compared to Corden’s 1.2 last night,  and a 0.3 in the demo in LPM markets, which Corden’s matched last night.