This is a listing of American network television
programs currently airing or have aired during late night
. Late night programming begins at 11:35 pm ET/PT, after network affiliates
' late local news
. On Fox and cable
late night starts at 11:00 pm ET/PT.
Network references: ABC, American Broadcasting Company; CBS, Columbia Broadcasting System; Comedy Central; Fox, Fox Broadcasting Company; NBC, National Broadcasting Company; PBS, Public Broadcasting Service
- Charlie Rose, PBS, M-F Check local listings
- The Colbert Report, Comedy Central, M-Th 11:30 p.m. ET/PT
- Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, Syndicated M-F, Check local listings
- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central, M-Th 11:00 p.m. ET/PT
- Fashionably Late with Stacy London, TLC, F 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
- Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, M-F (Tu-Sa) 12:06 a.m. ET/PT
- Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, M-F (Tu-Sa) 1:35 a.m. ET/PT
- The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS, M-F (Tu-Sa) 12:35 a.m. ET/PT
- Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, M-F (Tu-Sa) 12:35 a.m. ET/PT
- Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, M-F 11:35 p.m. ET/PT
- MADtv, Fox, Sa 11:00 p.m. ET/PT
- NBC All Night, NBC, Check local listings
- Nightline , ABC, M-F 11:35 p.m. ET/PT
- Poker After Dark, NBC, M-Sa (Tu-Su) 2:05 a.m. ET/PT or Check local listings
- Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld, Fox News Channel, M-F 2 a.m. ET
- Saturday Night Live, NBC, Sa 11:29 p.m. ET/PT
- Talkshow with Spike Feresten, Fox, Sa (Su) 12:00 a.m. ET/PT
- The Tavis Smiley Show, PBS, M-F Check local listings
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, M-F 11:35 p.m. ET/PT
- Up to the Minute, CBS, M-F Check local listings
- World News Now, ABC, M-F (Tu-Sa) 2:00 a.m. ET (local stations usually air it joined-in-progress)
- The Les Crane Show, November 1964-February 1965. Interview 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, concerts, documentaries and specials. In 1976 the umbrella title was changed to ABC Late Night, which aired reruns of ABCs Prime time shows like Soap, Love Boat and Starsky and Hutch.
- Goodnight America, 1975. Hosted by Geraldo Rivera.
- Fridays , April 1980-April 1982.
- The Last Word, October 1982-April 1983. Hosted by Phil Donahue and 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.
- Dick Cavett Show, September-December 1986. Aired Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
- Jimmy Breslin's People. September 1986-January 1987. Aired on Thursdays and Fridays.
- Monday Sportsnite, June-August 1987. Hosted by Al Trautwig and airing on Monday Nights.
- Into the Night Starring Rick Dees
- ABC In Concert, June 1991-September 1998. Aired Friday Nights.
- ABC In Concert Country, June 1994-August 1994. Aired Saturday Nights.
- Politically Incorrect, January 1993-July 2002.
- Up Close, July 2002-January 2003. Ted Koppel hosted filmed interviews from ABC News
- Merv Griffin Show, August 1969-February 1972.
- The CBS Late Movie, February 1972-January 1989. In 1985, title shortened to CBS Late Night.
- CBS News Nightwatch, October 1982-March 1992
- Keep on Cruisin', January 1987-June 1987. Hosted by Stephen Bishop and Sinbad. Produced by Dick Clark and aired on Friday Nights as part of CBS Late Night
- In Person from the Palace, June 1987-August 1987. Produced by Dick Clark and aired on Friday Nights. The show featured taped concerts from the Palace Theater of Hollywood. Aired as a part of CBS Late Night.
- Top of the Pops, September 1987-March 1988. Based on the British show, hosted by Nia Peeples and aired on Friday Nights as part as CBS Late Night.
- The Pat Sajak Show, January 1989-April 1990.
- CBS Late Night, February 1990-March 1991. Returned after The Pat Sajak Show was cut back to an hour long show.
- Overtime...with Pat O'Brien, August 1990. Only 3 episodes aired and was part of CBS Late Night
- America Tonight, October 1990-March 1991. CBS News and interview show hosted by Dan Rather, Charles Kuralt and Lesley Stahl.
- America Tonight Friday, October 1990-March 1991. Friday edition hosted by Robert Krulwich and Edie Magnus.
- The Midnight Hour, July 1990-September 1990. A talk show with rotating hosts including, Joy Behar, CBS This Morning weatherman Mark McEwen, and Bill Maher. Aired as part of CBS Late Night.
- Crimetime After Primetime, April 1991-January 1995.
- Personals, September 1991-December 1992. Game show where one person would choose from 3 potential dates. After a series of yes or no questions in the final round, the winning couple could go to exotic locations. However, the less they disagreed the destination got worse. On the bottom of list was a trip to Pink's Hot Dogs Stand.
- Night Games, October 1991-June 1992. Dating show where 3 men and 3 women would be asked questions with sexual innuendo. The winning contestant had the choice of who he or she could take on a date.
- The Kids in the Hall, September 1992-January 1995. Aired on Fridays.
- Party Time at Club Roma, October 1950-January 1951.
- The Tomorrow Show, October 1973-January 1982. Aired Monday through Thursday nights.
- The Midnight Special, February 1973-May 1981. Aired Friday nights.
- Weekend, October 1974-April 1979. From NBC News, hosted by Lloyd Dobyns and joined by Linda Ellerbee in its final year. Aired about once a month in lieu of Saturday Night Live reruns.
- SCTV Network, May 18 1981-June 1983. Aired on Friday Nights.
- NBC News Overnight, July 1982-December 1983.
- Later, August 1988-February 2001.
- Friday Night Videos, July 1983-December 2000
- Late Friday, January 2001-August 2002
- SCTV Network (reruns), February 2001-2002
- NBC News Nightside, November 1991-September 1998
United Network (short-lived network, also known as the Overmyer Network)
- The Las Vegas Show, May 1 to June 5, 1967.
- Don Kirshner's Rock Concert,1973-1981.
- Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, 1975-1978.
- All That Glitters, 1977-1978.
- Fernwood 2 Night/America 2-Night, 1977-1978.
- The Love Experts, September 11, 1978 to September 7, 1979. Hosted by Bill Cullen.
- Thicke of the Night, 1983-1984
- The George Michael Sports Machine, Sunday nights, 1984-March 2007. Hosted by sportscaster George Michael.
- Nightlife. September 1986-May 1987. Hosted by David Brenner.
- Ask Dr Ruth, January 1987. Sex talk show hosted by Dr. Ruth Westheimer
- The Arsenio Hall Show, 1989-1994.
- The Byron Allen Show, 1989-1992. Originally a weekly hour long show, in 1992 it became a half hour weeknight show.
- The Party Machine with Nia Peeples, January 1991-September 1991.
- The Ron Reagan Show, August 1991.
- The Dennis Miller Show, January-September 1992. New episodes aired until June.
- The Whoopi Goldberg Show, 1992-1993.
- Last Call, 1994-1995. Discussion show among 5 panelists who included, John Melendez and Brianne Leary.
- Lauren Hutton And..., September 1995-May 1996.
- Night Stand, 1995-1997.
- The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show, 1997-1998.
- Vibe, 1997-1998.
- The Magic Hour, June 1998 – September 1998.