Breaking The Fourth Wall: Colbert Falls Three Spots In Late Night Ratings

Steve Guest Media Reporter
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Stephen Colbert’s tenure got off to a hot start three months ago, but since then ratings have cooled off for CBS’s “The Late Show.”

The latest ratings released indicate Colbert has dropped to 4th place, behind NBC’s Jimmy Fallon, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel, and even NBC’s Seth Meyers.

Shockingly, Meyers’s NBC show “Late Night” airs an hour later than Colbert in a less desirable time slot.

Since the former Comedy Central satirist took over for the retiring David Letterman, Colbert’s ratings have dropped almost 45 percent since his debut week.

In the highly sought after 18-49 demo, for the week of November 23-27, Colbert was barely able to muster a .54. Comparatively, Fallon led the group with a 1.28, Kimmel was in second with a .65, and Meyers was in third with a .62.

The silver lining for CBS is that in overall viewership for November 23-27, Colbert was in third place with a 2.5, Fallon destroyed the rest of the field with a 4.21. Kimmel received a 2.6 and Meyers received a 1.97.

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