CBS Throws Letterman Set Into Dumpster

13.76 Million Watch Letterman’s Finale

Nielsen said today that 13.76 million viewers saw David Letterman end his 33-year career as a latenight TV host with a final show Wednesday night. The last time Letterman had so many viewers was in February 1994, when his show aired after CBS’ telecast of the Winter Olympics.

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David Letterman Signs Off As Latenight Host

Letterman presided over 6,028 broadcasts on CBS and NBC, the transplanted Hoosier making Top 10 lists and ironic humor staples of television comedy and an influence to a generation of performers. True to his self-deprecating style, he said Stephen Hawking estimated that tenure delivered “about eight minutes of laughter.”

David Letterman Counts Down To His Exit

David Letterman will close out his influential career on latenight television tonight with his 6,028th episode. He’s kept details of the final show a secret.

Letterman On Retiring: It’s Time, But He’s Torn

By now he’s done it all. David Letterman has carved a place in cultural history with his pioneering brand of postmodern silliness that collared Late Night fans on his arrival in 1982 and subsequently was absorbed into the Age of Irony he played a major role in charting.

Letterman Gets Ratings Boost As End Nears

Nielsen said Letterman’s CBS Late Show had more viewers last week than NBC’s Tonight show for the first time since Jimmy Fallon took over last year, with the exception of when Fallon’s show was in repeats.

Williams Cancels ‘Late Show’ Appearance

CBS has lined up Tom Hanks as a replacement for embattled NBC News anchor Brian Williams for Thursday’s show. Williams’ move comes after he pulled himself off the anchor desk temporarily Saturday amid questions about his memories of war coverage in Iraq.

David Letterman Ends ‘Late Show’ Run May 20

David Letterman will end his 32-year run as host of CBS’s Late Show on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Letterman, 67, announced his impending retirement last April. CBS later named Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central as Letterman’s replacement.

‘Letterman’ Cue Card Man Fired For Colleague Clash

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman’s longtime cue-card holder says he wound up cuing his own firing by getting aggressive with a colleague. Tony Mendez tells the New York Post in a story published Sunday he lost his job after grabbing a co-worker by the shirt Oct. 9 behind the scenes at CBS’s “Late Show […]

Letterman’s Top 10 Changes Coming To CNN

Led Zeppelin Reunite For ‘Letterman’ Interview

Letterman: I Don’t Hate Mitt, Come On The Show

Letterman, Ferguson Staying Put Through ’14

CBS announced Tuesday that both Dave and Craig have re-upped to keep hosting their respective hours — Late Show and The Late Late Show — through 2014.

Letterman Celebrates 30 Years In Latenight

Letterman marked three decades in latenight TV on Wednesday on CBS by bringing Howard Stern, one of his favorite guests, onto his Late Show.

Letterman Booker Replaced Over Comments

‘Letterman’ Inches Closer To ‘Leno’

Late Night Icons See Ratings Slide

The decline of television’s two big late-night stars was more noticeable than ever during television’s premiere week, as “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and the “Late Show With David Letterman” were both beaten by ABC’s “Nightline” — a first during that week.

Man Arrested After Break-In At Letterman Theater

Oops! Letterman’s ‘Booking’ Of Lohan A Boo-Boo

NEW YORK – Maybe “Late Show With David Letterman” should present the Top Ten ways it should be more careful booking its guests. Just hours after CBS announced on Tuesday that Lindsay Lohan would appear on Thursday’s show to present the Top Ten list, Lohan tweeted: “I am NOT going to be doing David Letterman, […]