List of late-night American network TV programs

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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, PBS, and cable, late night starts at 11:00 pm ET/PT.


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

Network Show Duration Days Time Current Host Debut
ABC Nightline 30 minutes (with commercials) Mon–Fri 12:35am Dan Harris, Byron Pitts, Juju Chang March 24, 1980
World News Now 90 minutes (with commercials) 2:30am Kendis Gibson, Diane Macedo January 6, 1992
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 60 minutes (with commercials) Mon–Thurs
Fri (repeat)
11:35pm Jimmy Kimmel January 26, 2003
CBS The Late Late Show with James Corden 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 3:00am Elaine Quijano (Monday) Norah O'Donnell (Tuesday-Friday) September 21, 2015
NBC Saturday Night Live 93 minutes (with commercials) Saturday 11:30pm (Eastern)

10:30pm (Central)

9:30pm (Mountain)

8:30pm (Pacific)

weekly guest hosts October 11, 1975
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 60 minutes (with commercials) Mon–Fri 11:34pm Jimmy Fallon February 17, 2014
Late Night with Seth Meyers Mon–Thurs
Fri (repeat)
12:37am Seth Meyers February 24, 2014
A Little Late with Lilly Singh 22 mins (with commercials) 1:35am Lilly Singh September 16, 2019
Peacock Wilmore 22 minutes (without commercials) Friday 9:00pm Larry Wilmore September 18, 2020
Fox News The Greg Gutfeld Show 60 minutes (with commercials) Saturday 10:00pm Greg Gutfeld May 31, 2015
PBS Amanpour & Company 60 minutes Mon–Fri 11:00pm Christiane Amanpour September 10, 2018
TBS Conan 30 minutes (with commercials) Mon–Thurs Conan O'Brien November 8, 2010
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee 21 minutes (without commercials) Wednesday 10:30pm Samantha Bee February 8, 2016
Comedy Central The Daily Show with Trevor Noah 36 minutes (with commercials) Mon–Thurs 11:00pm Trevor Noah September 28, 2015
HBO Real Time with Bill Maher 60 minutes (without commercials) Friday 10:00pm Bill Maher February 21, 2003
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 33 minutes (without commercials) Sunday 11:00pm John Oliver April 27, 2014
HBO Max The Not Too Late Show with Elmo 15 minutes (without commercials) Online streaming Elmo May 27, 2020
Bravo Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen 22 minutes (without commercials) Sun–Thurs 11:00pm Andy Cohen July 16, 2009
Nat Geo StarTalk 60 minutes Monday Neil deGrasse Tyson April 20, 2015
TBN and Newsmax Huckabee Saturday 8:00pm Mike Huckabee October 7, 2017
Retro Off-Beat Cinema 120 minutes (with commercials) 2:00am Constance Caldwell, Tony Billoni, Jeffrey Roberts October 31, 1993
Showtime Desus & Mero 30 minutes 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 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.
  • Disrespectful 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



United Network[edit]

Group W[edit]

Also known as Westinghouse Broadcasting. Shows aired on Westinghouse owned and operated stations and syndicated to other markets. Merged with CBS in 1996 to become Eyemark Entertainment. Folded into King World in 2000 by CBS.


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[edit]

Amazon Video[edit]



  • Kathy, April 2012 – March 2013

Comedy Central[edit]





Fox News Channel[edit]

  • Red Eye, February 2007 – April 2017

















TV Land[edit]

TV One[edit]






  • Man of the People, with Pat Tomasulo, Saturdays, January 2018 - July 2019.


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