‘After Midnight’: CBS Reveals Premiere Ratings

CBS debuted its newest latenight show on Tuesday and the numbers are. After Midnight, hosted by Taylor Tomlinson, was watched by an average of 686,000 viewers in the 12:37am hour, per Nielsen’s live+same day fast national data. This compares to The Late Late Show with James Corden’s live+same day average of 806,000 for its final season.

‘After Midnight’ Sets Premiere Date On CBS

The network will debut the latenight show, hosted by comedian Taylor Tomlinson and based on Comedy Central’s @midnight, on Jan. 16 — or technically Jan. 17, as it debuts at 12:37 a.m. ET/PT, but at the tail end of the Jan. 16 broadcast day.

Inside Taylor Tomlinson’s Rapid Latenight Rise At CBS

Before being linked to CBS’s new latenight series After Midnight, Taylor Tomlinson had little connection to the world of broadcast TV and the ebbs and flow of nocturnal programming. She is best known as an up-and-coming comic who has found success with stand-up specials on Netflix and video clips on TikTok. So how did a comedian known for her digital presence land a spot in the linear media world?

Taylor Tomlinson To Host CBS’s ‘After Midnight’

The comedian has scored the latenight CBS gig. She beat out X Mayo and Ricky Velez for the hosting job. The news was announced on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, whose host will exec produce the series, launching in 2024. Tomlinson is a rising stand-up who has released Netflix specials including Quarter-Life Crisis and Look At You.