Appearance by President Barack Obama Gives 'The Late Show' its Best Overnight Rating Since February 2010

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September 19th, 2012

via press release:

GUEST APPEARANCE BY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA GIVES THE "Late Show" ITS BEST OVERNIGHT rating SINCE FEBRUARY 2010

 

The "Late Show" on WCBS-TV, New York Delivers its Largest Audience Since 2008 and Highest Adults 25-54 Rating Since 2006

 

The "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" Also Posts Best Overnight Rating Since 2010

 

The Late Show with DAVID LETTERMAN, with guest President Barack Obama, and THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON both delivered their best ratings in the Nielsen's 56 overnight markets since February 2010.

 

Last night, the LATE SHOW averaged a 4.0/10, the show's best delivery since a 4.3/10 on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, with guests Jennifer Garner, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker and Sade.

 

Yesterday's 4.0/10 was up +60% from the program's television year-to-date Tuesday average (2.5/6) and up +67% from the Monday-Friday average (2.4/6) during the 2011-2012 television year.

 

In New York, on CBS Owned Station WCBS-TV, the LATE SHOW delivered 495,000 viewers and a 2.6 rating in adults 25-54, making it the most-watched episode of THE LATE SHOW in New York since Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 and highest-rated episode in adults 25-54 since Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006.

 

In addition to New York, the LATE SHOW also ranked first in its time period in viewers on CBS Owned Stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Minneapolis, Sacramento, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.

 

The LATE LATE SHOW, with guests John Goodman, Arjay Smith and Melissa Etheridge, earned a 1.9/ 7, the highest-rated telecast of the LATE LATE SHOW since a 2.0/7 on Tuesday, Feb.9, 2010 with guests Carrie Fisher and Donald Glover.

 

Yesterday's 1.9/7 was up +58% from both the program's television year-to-date Tuesday average (1.2/4) and the Monday-Friday average in the 2011-2012 television year (1.2/4).

 

 
  • Dan

    Hey Cling,

    There was an entire segment on the Middle East that was very serious and compelling. Much more than Romney talking to Kelly about how he likes to wear as little to bed as possible. There was also no top ten list.

  • Adam

    Amazed that Letterman is criticized for injecting some levity into a conversation. Heaven forbid that happen on a comedy talk show…

  • Marcus

    SG

    “Let’s hope Mitt keeps talking because what he is saying is turning off people in droves.”

    Let’s also hope Mitt keeps talking because not only does it tell us more about him, it also makes for great comedy on all the Late Night talk shows and for SNL.

  • clinging to my guns and god

    Hey Dan, first of all, Mitt isn’t president, Bobo is..he should STAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE, and do his job, since Mitt is NOT the president at least not yet..Romney can’t make the differance in the crisis as our dear president can or should, who cares who or where Romney visits since he’s not president he can’t do a damn thing about it anyway…oh and the crisis, when Bobo was hanging out with Beyounce, what valued opinion did she give….was it a serious discussion about the Middle East….can’t wait to hear

  • Change This

    Barry can be Letterman’s on show side-kick after he is evicted 1/13. Dumb and Dumber.

  • Muchie

    @ Cling

    OMG! YES, MY GOD! REALLY! THERE IS ALWAYS A DIFFERENT STANDARD FOR THE BLACK MAN! ALL PREVIOUS ENCUMBERED PRESIDENTS’ CAMPAIGNED, IF THEY WANT TO GET RE-ELECTED, AND POTUS DOES! YOU ARE DISRESPECTFUL OF THE POTUS! LET YOUR HATERS BE YOUR MOTIVATORS! ROMNEY WANTS TO BE THE PRESIDENT, I GUESS YOUR ONE OF THE 47%. AND B, HER OPINION WAS GREEN!

    @ CHANGE THIS
    DIDN’T YOUR GUY SAY HE’S THE CHANGE CANIDATE?

  • Jim Laforte

    This is not a political website! This is geared towards late night television fans, not people who wish or want to voice their ignorance. But since we are on the topic, Mitt Romney will not be our next president. Sorry folks. Not even with the help of Faux News.

  • AppleStinx

    I thought this was a thread about “The Late Show”. What is “Faux News”?

  • clinging to my guns and god

    Hey Muchie…take a pill Dude…you gave me a good laugh though….don’t speak so LOUDLY…speaking in CAPS… it’s so loud, nobody LISTENS to you…

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