'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson' Super Bowl Special Delivers the Program's Second-Largest Audience Ever

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February 4th, 2013

via press release:


THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON SUPER BOWL SPECIAL posted the late night program's second-largest audience ever and its second-highest deliveries in key demographics, according to according to Nielsen time period adjusted live plus same day fast nationals for Sunday, Feb. 3.


The Super Bowl edition of THE LATE LATE SHOW from 12:47-1:47 AM posted a 3.0/11with 4.43m viewers, 1.9 in adults 25-54, 1.7 in adults 18-49 and 1.5 in adults 18-34. LATE LATE SHOW delivered its second-best performances in these measures behind the Super Bowl XLI (Feb. 4, 2007) broadcast.


Ferguson's guests included Neil Patrick Harris, Steve Carell, Julie Chen, Channing Tatum, Nikki Reed and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

  • TV Gord

    That’s great news! I just wish it was a better show.

    He should stick to his usual shtick, because these specials he does (including his trips to France and Scotland) are not as fun to watch as they seem to be to do. When you do a TV show, the audience should be in on the enjoyment.

  • Drum

    I completely disagree. His specials are always great for me, but i guess it’s different strokes for different folks.

  • TV Gord

    True, Drum. I’m glad you’re enjoying them! I DO think Craig is the greatest! I wish he’d get back to doing more of the great lip-synching performances they used to do at the start of the show! I miss them.

  • Tim

    I think Craig Ferguson has the best late night show on T.V. you never know what to expect and when he losing it,it funny….Great show Craig….Tim the dancing machine…

  • Bgrhu

    TV Gord, the lip-synching openings were sporadic, at best, so it’s not something to really “get back to.” I wouldn’t mind seeing more of them, though. I thought the special was delightful — I love when he goes on location like this.

  • alex

    I saw a little of it. I guess it was O.K. But then he takes the Twilight girl into the grave yard. Starts talking about how people are buried there. A little spooky. I was kind of afraid he was going to fall off his desk after he got on it. That’s dangerous.

  • Buddy Glenn

    I like Craig, but the special felt off. The remote pieces with the celebrities weren’t that interesting. It was liked the pieces came out of no where, especially Steve Carell’s. No intro, just popped out coming from the break. The flow wasn’t there.

  • TV Gord

    Bgrhu, even if the opening numbers were sporadic (and I don’t quite agree), isn’t it worth going through a couple of ones that don’t work as well (arguably the Doctor Who one or Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) to get to the ones that are inspired (I’m Yours, Wonderful Night)? I sure think it is.

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