James Corden pulls ahead of Seth Meyers in late night ratings

The Late Late Show with James Corden - (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
The Late Late Show with James Corden - (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images) /

For the first time in over a year, The Late Late Show’s James Corden has been pulling in more viewers than competitor Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Is James Corden on the rise?

When it comes to the late night ratings wars, there’s more to it than who comes up first. Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and Stephen Colbert all have their shows on at the same time on competing networks, with Colbert currently the king of them all. But what of the late late shows that come on after these shows end?

As it stood, Late Night with Seth Meyers, which follows Fallon’s Tonight Show, was besting the CBS series The Late Late Show with James Corden. But it looks like Corden is finally taking the lead back from Meyers for the first time in over a year. As TheWrap reports, The Late Late Show is now gaining more viewers than Late Night!

Factoring in numbers from recorded viewings, Corden’s show averages about 1.42 million viewers, as reported by Nielsen. Comparatively, Meyers’ Late Night averages 1.35 million viewers. Comparing same day ratings, Corden wins as well. The Late Late Show averages 1.26 million viewers, a few notches above Late Night‘s 1.20. Only with the demographic of adults under 50 does Late Night come ahead, with 0.29 compared to 0.22.

Lately, Corden has been filming his show back in his native homeland of England. He’s had some interesting segments during his stay, including a Carpool Karaoke bit with the legendary Paul McCartney. Certainly this news about the ratings will be great news to him moving forward.

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Both shows will of course continue to air late at night for our entertainment. Catch The Late Late Show with James Corden when it airs on CBS weeknights at 12:37 a.m. EST. You can watch Late Night with Seth Meyers weeknights at 12:37 a.m. EST on NBC.