List of Late-night American Network TV Programs
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List of Late-night American Network TV Programs

This is a listing of American network television programs currently airing or have aired during late night.

Late night programming begins at 11:34 pm Eastern/Pacific Times, after network affiliates' late local news. On Fox and cable, late night starts at 11:00 pm ET/PT.


All times Eastern/Pacific--see time zone feeds for explanation.

Network Show Days Time Current Host Debut
ABC Nightline Mon-Fri 12:35am Dan Harris, Byron Pitts, Juju Chang March 24, 1980
World News Now Mon-Fri 2:30am Kendis Gibson, Diane Macedo January 6, 1992
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Mon-Thurs 11:35pm Jimmy Kimmel January 26, 2003
CBS The Late Late Show with James Corden Mon-Thurs 12:37am James Corden March 23, 2015
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Mon-Fri 11:35pm Stephen Colbert September 8, 2015
CBS Overnight News Mon-Fri 3:00am Elaine Quijano (Monday) Jeff Glor (Tuesday-Friday) September 21, 2015
NBC Saturday Night Live Saturday 11:30pm weekly guest hosts October 11, 1975
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Mon-Fri 11:34pm Jimmy Fallon February 17, 2014
Late Night with Seth Meyers Mon-Thurs 12:37am Seth Meyers February 24, 2014
A Little Late with Lilly Singh Mon-Fri 1:35am Lilly Singh September 16, 2019
Fox News The Greg Gutfeld Show Saturday 10:00pm Greg Gutfeld May 31, 2015
PBS Amanpour & Company Mon-Fri 11:00pm Christiane Amanpour September 10, 2018
TBS Conan Mon-Thurs Conan O'Brien November 8, 2010
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Wednesday 10:30pm Samantha Bee February 8, 2016
Comedy Central The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Mon-Thurs 11:00pm Trevor Noah September 28, 2015
The President Show Thursday 11:30pm Anthony Atamanuik April 27, 2017
The Jim Jefferies Show Tuesday 10:30pm Jim Jefferies June 6, 2017
HBO Real Time with Bill Maher Friday 10:00pm Bill Maher February 21, 2003
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Sunday 11:00pm John Oliver April 27, 2014
Bravo Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Sun-Thurs 11:00pm Andy Cohen July 16, 2009
Nat Geo StarTalk Monday Neil deGrasse Tyson April 20, 2015
TBN and Newsmax Huckabee Saturday 8:00pm Mike Huckabee October 7, 2017
Netflix My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman Tuesday n/a David Letterman January 12, 2018
KTSF/San Francisco Talk Today (Mandarin) Friday 11:00pm Jiayu Jeng February 13, 2006
WGN Man of the People, with Pat Tomasulo[1][2] Saturday 10:30pm Pat Tomasulo January 2018
E! Busy Tonight Sun-Wed 11:00pm Busy Philipps October 28, 2018
Showtime Desus & Mero Monday
11:00pm Desus Nice
The Kid Mero
February 21, 2019





  • The Les Crane Show, November 1964-February 1965. Interview/tabloid format with audience questions.
  • ABC's Nightlife, February 1965-November 1965 (Rotating hosts originally; Les Crane returned as host June 1965). Tonight Show-type talk/variety format.
  • The Steve Allen Show, September 1961-December 1961. Also aired in first-run syndication from 1962 to 1964.
  • The Joey Bishop Show, April 1967-December 1969.
  • The Dick Cavett Show, December 1969-December 1972.
  • ABC Late Night, January 1973-October 1982. Originally titled Wide World of Entertainment, ABC aired a variety of comedy variety programs, talk shows hosted by Dick Cavett and Jack Paar (under the title Jack Paar Tonite), concerts, documentaries and specials. In 1976, the umbrella title was changed to ABC Late Night, which aired reruns of ABC's prime time shows like Soap, The Love Boat and Starsky and Hutch.
    • Good Night America, 1973-1975. Hosted by Geraldo Rivera as part of the Wide World of Entertainment block
  • Fridays, April 1980-April 1982.
  • The Last Word, October 1982-April 1983. Hosted by Phil Donahue and Greg Jackson.
  • One on One, April-August 1983. Hosted by Greg Jackson.
  • Eye on Hollywood, August 1983-July 1986.
  • Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, July 1986-September 1986. Aired simultaneously on ABC and in syndication.
  • The Dick Cavett Show, September 1986-December 1986. Aired Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Jimmy Breslin's People. September 1986-January 1987. Aired on Thursdays and Fridays.
  • Monday Sportsnite, June 1987-August 1987. Hosted by Al Trautwig and airing on Monday nights.
  • Into the Night Starring Rick Dees, July 1990-July 1991
  • ABC In Concert, June 1991-September 1998. Aired Friday nights.
  • ABC In Concert Country, June 1994-August 1994. Aired Saturday nights.
  • Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, 1997-July 2002 (moved from Comedy Central).
  • Nightline Up Close, July 2002-January 2003. Ted Koppel hosted filmed interviews from ABC News.
  • The Alec Baldwin Show (ABC; March 4, 2018-December 29, 2018)



  • Monodrama Theater, May 1952-December 7, 1953. Series aired Monday through Friday at 11:00 pm ET where a solo actress or actor performed plays alone in front of a curtain, in a form of monodrama.
  • The Ernie Kovacs Show, April 12, 1954-April 7, 1955. The DuMont version of this show aired Monday through Friday 11:15pm to 12:15am ET, and ended as the network began to close down. Kovacs moved to NBC and hosted the Tonight Show on Mondays and Tuesdays for a season.


  • Charlie Rose, September 30, 1991 - November 17, 2017
  • Charlie Rose: The Week, July 19, 2013 - November 24, 2017
  • Tavis Smiley, January 5, 2004 - December 13, 2017
  • Amanpour on PBS, December 11, 2017 - September 7, 2018
  • Beyond 100 Days, January 2, 2018 - September 6, 2018
  • BBC World News on PBS, January 12, 2018 - September 7, 2018



Aired on Metromedia owned and operated stations and syndicated by MGM/UA Television to other markets.

United Network

Group W

Also known as Westinghouse Broadcasting. Shows aired on Westinghouse owned and operated stations and syndicated to other markets.


This list does not list the numerous game shows in the mid-1980s that usually got late-night clearances (such as the 1985 run of The Nighttime Price Is Right) but were not expressly intended for late night audiences. Also not included are talk shows meant for daytime airing which air in late night slots in many markets due to either timeslot failure or a lack of a prime timeslot.


Adult Swim

Amazon Video



  • Kathy, April 2012 - March 2013

Comedy Central





Fox News Channel

  • Red Eye, February 2007 - April 2017

















TV Land

TV One





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