NBC’s Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon (3.237 million viewers, 0.89/4 demo rating) repeats won the late-night ratings the week of October 20-24, versus rebroadcasts of CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman (2.699 million, 0.59/3) and a week of four originals and one encore for ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live (2.795 million, 0.65/3). The Fallon encores topped Letterman and Kimmel for the week in adults, men and women 18-34 and 25-54, as well.
Later in late night, NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers encores (1.443 million, 0.45/3) beat CBS’ Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson originals(1.423 million, 0.35/2) at 12:35 AM, while ABC’s Nightline, against those two talkers’ first half hour, logged 1.599 million viewers and a 0.40/2 demo rating.
Kimmel’s show had drawn its biggest overall audience in 7 months, thanks in part to Taylor Swift’s performance on Thursday, which logged 3.536 million viewers, the show’s fifth most watched telecast ever on any night in late night. The broadcast sits behind only last September’s season debut, last April’s JKL: Behind The Scandalabra episode that followed the season finale of Scandal, and the January 24, ’13 Matt Damon takeover of the show, and the February ’14 Scandal Thursday-themed episode featuring Kerry Washington that had followed the drama series’ midseason return.