NBC’s Jimmy Fallon has for the first time since the election victory of Donald Trump topped his competitor CBS’s Stephen Colbert in the latest viewers ranking released by The Nielsen company. The rating company data shows that Fallon bagged an amazing 2.66 million for his show “Tonight with Jimmy Fallon” last week while Colbert came in at a close 2.62 million. This result, though a victory is not so guns blazing as the difference in the gap is not so alarming.
Stephen Colbert who has been leading the pools since the January inauguration as president with his anti-trump jokes was dethroned for the first time. However, there had been reports that the dethronement was helped by the fact that Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” had not aired a new episode in the past week and was only reruns. CBS believed that they would have won in the pools if the show had aired original show in the past week.
NBC’s Jimmy Fallon, who had maintain supremacy before the election of Trump was helped by a comparatively strong prime-time schedule championed by the company. NBCs reality hit TV series “America’s Got Talent” which is a talent show for talented people around America won the entire week prime time programming. Also in the leading role is another NBC program “World of Dance” which is a companion series. Generally, NBC was supreme all through the week averaging 4.6 million viewers the entire week which is a step better than second place CBS who averaged 4.3 million in the same week.
The top 10 TV shows for the week are : “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 12.74 million; “World of Dance,” NBC, 7.61 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 7.45 million; “Little Big Shots,” NBC, 7.43 million; “Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC, 7.25 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 6.53 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 6.35 million; “The Bachelorette,” ABC, 5.91 million; “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC, 5.85 million; “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 5.51 million.
Whether or not Jimmy Fallon can maintain his recent heroics on the rating board is hard to tell his competitor even in a week where he aired an old program came in at a close second. Time would tell who eventually reigns supreme.