Wednesday, October 16, 2019

WHY HAS STEPHEN COLBERT’S SHOW SUDDENLY GONE INTO RERUNS?

February 16, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Mystery surrounds the cancellation of all episodes of The Colbert Report by Comedy Central this week. Mediaite.com said that those holding tickets to see the show received a message saying “Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have canceled our taping for the date of your ticket reservation, February 15, 2012.” Neither the Viacom-owned cable network nor […]

LATE-NIGHT TV SHOWS CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE

August 12, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The demise of George Lopez’s late night show has underlined the obstacles that late-night programs in general continue to face from increasing competition and from viewers watching programs that they recorded earlier in the evening on their DVRs. Today’s (Friday) New York Times observed that the first half hour of NBC’s Tonight show averaged 3.6 […]

STEWART, COLBERT MAY RETURN TO HULU

January 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and The Colbert Report may soon be restored on Hulu, the video website owned by News Corp. (Fox), General Electric (NBC Universal), Disney (ABC), and Providence Equity Partners, the New York Times reported today (Monday). Comedy Central, which is owned by Viacom, a company that has taken a tough stance […]

JON STEWART: NEW KING OF LATE-NIGHT?

November 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time in at least ten years, the monthly ratings winner among the key demographic group of 18-49-year-old adults was neither Jay Leno nor David Letterman — but Jon Stewart. According to Comedy Central, Stewart’s The Daily Show led during October with an average of 1.3 million viewers in that demo, versus 1.2 […]