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LETTERMAN BOOKER AXED AFTER REMARKS ABOUT FEMALE COMICS

January 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Eddie Brill will no longer be booking comedy acts for CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman after touching off an uproar over remarks he made during an interview with the New York Times. Asked by the newspaper why he booked more male acts than female, he replied, “There are a lot less female comics who […]

LENO AND LETTERMAN TAKE BIG RATINGS HITS

September 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It was not an auspicious start-of-the-season week for either Jay Leno or David Letterman. With DVR use way up and more and more viewers watching shows via cable’s on-demand technology or via Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services, or catching hipper, less restricted hosts on cable, like Jon Stewart and Conan O’Brien, the two late-night […]

WHY DID KUTCHER LEAVE MOVIES AND RETURN TO TV?

August 25, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Why would an actor who has successfully made the transition from TV performer to movie star return to TV at the peak of his career? Ashton Kutcher, who is returning to TV as Charlie Sheen’s replacement on Two and a Half Men addressed that question on David Letterman’s TV show Wednesday night. He recalled the […]

JON STEWART TOPS JAY LENO IN MAY

June 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart edged out The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to become the No. 1 late-night talk show among adults 18-49 during May. According to Nielsen Research, Stewart averaged 1,344,000 viewers to Leno’s 1,340,000. That’s a difference of just 0.3 percent, statistically insignificant, but Comedy Central remarked that it […]

ABC’S NIGHTLINE BEATS TONIGHT, LATE NIGHT FOR 13TH WEEK

May 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC once again boasted that with Nightline it had the biggest late-night audience last week in total viewers and those 18-49. It also claimed it ranked #1 in total viewers for the 13th week in a row. Moreover, it noted, “This is the first time ever that Nightline has been in first place at this […]

LATE-NIGHT VICTORIES FOR EVERYONE

April 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Each of the major late-night shows on broadcast television has found something in the latest ratings to boast about. ABC’s Nightline trumpeted the news that it was No. 1 among total views, adults 18-49, and adults 25-54. However, analysts point out that Nightline‘s ratings are based on viewership during the 11:30 p.m. to midnight half-hour, […]

FRANCO: IT WAS ANNE HATHAWAY’S FAULT

April 1, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

James Franco has repeatedly denied that he was stoned when he co-hosted the Academy Awards show in February, and in a pretaped interview set to air tonight (Friday) on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman, he gives his own theory about why everyone assumes he was. “Because — I love her, but Anne Hathaway is […]

HOWARD STERN FLAILS LENO IN INTERVIEW WITH MORGAN

January 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Positioning himself to become the anti-Larry King, Piers Morgan triggered any number of provocative responses from Howard Stern, who has taped Morgan’s second show for CNN due to air Tuesday night. (It’s set to launch tonight with Oprah Winfrey as his first guest.) According to the New York Times, when Morgan asks Stern about his […]

DAVE PHONES CONAN

December 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

David Letterman may have lost some of his younger viewers to Conan O’Brien following O’Brien’s move to TBS, but he assured his audience Tuesday night that he and O’Brien remain on friendly terms. With band leader Paul Shaffer playing straight man, Letterman said on Late Show that he had made a phone call to O’Brien […]

NBC’S HIGHER PRIMETIME RATINGS AFFECT LATE-NIGHT, TOO

December 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

With NBC attracting its best primetime ratings results this season among the key 18-49 demo in the 10:00 p.m. hour last week, NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was able to take advantage of the lead-ins to widened its lead against its late-night competitors. As reported by Daily Variety, Tonight averaged 1.35 million 18-49-year-old […]

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