Fallon Beats Colbert First Time Since Trump Became President

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Jimmy Fallon beat Stephen Colbert in the late night ratings race for the first time since Donald Trump was sworn in as president.

The NBC host narrowly beat out his competition on CBS in total viewers for the week of June 19-23, according to a report published Tuesday by the Hollywood Reporter. (RELATED: ‘Chastened’ Jimmy Fallon Accepts His Punishment For That Lighthearted Trump Interview [VIDEO])

Donald Trump on Jimmy Fallon

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Last week “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” brought in 34,000 more viewers than CBS’s late show, making it the first time since the week of January 30 that NBC bested its competition. Up until that point, Colbert has won the race in total viewers for five months. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” came in third with 1.96 million total viewers. (RELATED: Stephen Colbert Praises Trump After Alexandria Shooting)

However, Fallon continues to lead Colbert in the coveted age demographic of 18-49 with an average of .68 rating to the CBS host’s .42 rating. The numbers show Fallon even beat CBS’s and his average last week by 62 percent.

ABC’s Kimmel’s ratings in the key demo fell from .53 the week before to .42 over the same time period and tied with Colbert’s for second place.

The CBS late night host has been very outspoken against the president ever since he took office, while Fallon has taken a different approach and noted that people in his audience voted for Trump.

Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter

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