Lots of chatter in the TV media in the last 48 hours over the possible fate of David Letterman now that he's admitted sleeping with a member (or members?) of his staff (as well as an associated extortion attempt) . (like, but not limited to this LA Times story, and this NY Times story)
I don't know anything more than the most general publicly available reports, but I'll predict one thing. He's not going anywhere.
- Success. Since mid-summer, Dave's been beating Night has done vs. The since the 90's. CBS is not going to get rid of a winner. 's in average viewership and inching closer in the important adult demo groups. Recent nights have him winning in the demo groups as well. That's better than
- Les Moonves. Slept with and later married CBS employee Julie Chen. Seems to be a pot/kettle/black situation which leaves Les little moral standing to call for Dave to go.
This isn't a comment on what Letterman did. just that it won't matter to his future on CBS. I think Dave will still be behind the Late Night desk after all this has blown over.