‘The Late Late Show’ Farewell Boasts 77% Audience Increase Over Season Average For CBS

James Corden was joined by 1.43 million people for the farewell to CBS’s The Late Late Show on Thursday night. The audience for the final episode of The Late Late Show was up 77% over the show’s season-to-date average live+same-day viewership (which was about 806,000). It was also the show’s largest audience on any day of the week since January 2021 following the AFC Championship Game.

Corden Addresses Divided America In Final ‘Late Late Show’

James Corden used part of his farewell speech on Thursday’s final episode of CBS’s The Late Late Show to address the deep rift in America over hot button issues including politics and ideology. “We started this show with Obama, then Trump and a global pandemic. I’ve watched America change a lot. I’ve watched divisions grow and I’ve felt a sense of negativity boil over,” said the host. He implored his audience to “remember what America signifies to the rest of the world.”

Tom Cruise & James Corden Jet Back Into The Sky In ‘The Late Late Show’ Aerial Stunt

‘Carpool Karaoke’ King James Corden Leaving Latenight Show

Corden announced his decision during the taping of Thursday’s The Late Late Show, which he began hosting in 2015 and which he will leave next year. “When I started this journey, it was always going to be just that. It was going to be a journey, an adventure. I never saw it as my final destination, you know?” he said. “And I never want this show to overstay its welcome in any way. I always want to love making it.”

James Corden To Leave ‘The Late Late Show’ In Spring 2023

James Corden is ready to say goodbye to The Late Late Show. He’ll wrap up his run on the latenight CBS talker in spring 2023. Corden just extended his agreement for one more year of the late night talk show before his exit. He’s expected to address his departure in his monologue on Thursday night.

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James Corden Extends CBS Contract

Corden has signed a new contract that will keep him installed as host of The Late Late Show through August 2022. His current contract, signed in 2014 when he was announced as the successor to Craig Ferguson, was set to expire after the 2019-20 season.

James Corden Nears Long-Term Deal With CBS

James Corden is in advanced talks on a new multi-year deal with CBS that will keep him at the helm of The Late Late Show as host and executive producer. Sources said Corden’s camp has been in deal talks with CBS for some time. The previous deal that Corden inked when he came to the network from the U.K. in 2014 was set to expire at the end of the upcoming 2019-20 television season.

The Secret Behind James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’

How James Corden Is Shaking Up Latenight

When CBS first announced that it had hired the relatively-unknown British actor James Corden to replace Craig Ferguson as host of The Late Late Show, the general reaction — after, “Who?” — was, “Really, another white guy?” While Corden has by no means completely transformed the late night format, he has proven, in just his first two weeks on the air, that he is ready, willing and able to take some big risks. And so far, it’s paid off in more ways than one.

Hot Digital Start For Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’

The new CBS latenight host is a Web video hit. Though James Corden started hosting the new show only last week, his YouTube channel has exhibited a surge in traffic over the last month.


James Corden Plays Nice On ‘Late Late Show’

Corden’s brief opening bypassed topical jokes, possibly a sign of his style and certainly because the show was recorded Sunday. Giggles punctuated his remarks, indicating opening-night jitters for the first-time TV host who replaced Craig Ferguson. Guests Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis joined the cause Monday. “I promise you we’re going to have fun on this show, and I promise you we’re going to do everything we can to put a smile on your face before, or let’s be honest, more likely whilst you fall asleep,” Corden pledged, earnestly.

Corden Set To Take Over ‘Late Late Show’

He may be a star overseas, but James Corden is just starting to introduce himself to America as he takes over CBS’s Late Late Show tonight.

Hanks, Kunis To Be Corden’s First Guests

Jay Leno To Be Craig Ferguson’s Final Guest

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Corden To Take Over ‘Late Late Show’ March 9

The British actor and writer is replacing Craig Ferguson on the CBS latenight show.

CBS Finds Its ‘Late Late Show’ Host

Today CBS officially named James Corden, a British actor, writer and producer, to succeed Craig Ferguson as host of the 12:35 a.m. program. Nina Tassler, chairman of CBS entertainment, called Corden “a rare entertainment force who combines irresistible charm, warmth and originality with a diverse range of creative instincts and performance talent.”

Corden To Replace Ferguson On ‘Late Late Show’

Five Ideal Hosts For ‘Late Late Show’

For the second time in just a few weeks, CBS is faced with plugging a latenight hole. This time the network should be looking beyond the usual suspects to fill it. With the impending exit of Craig Ferguson, host of The Late Late Show, at year’s end, CBS has a unique opportunity to reshape its latenight lineup.

Craig Ferguson Leaving ‘Late Late Show’

Ferguson, host of CBS’s The Late Late Show since 2005, told his studio audience during Monday’s taping that he will step down at the end of the year. Ferguson’s show airs after David Letterman’s, at 12:35 a.m. on weekdays.

CBS Denies Handler Is Up For ‘Late Late Show’

Craig Ferguson Unlikely To Stay At CBS

The Late Late Show host is not likely to be back when his current contract expires in June 2015, sources say. Ferguson, Letterman’s one-time protégé, was not even considered to replace the legendary comic because the focus of his talk show is ‘too narrow,’ executives say.

Ferguson Lightens Up Show As Lights Go Out

NEW YORK (AP) — Craig Ferguson kept it light when the lights went out. CBS says Wednesday’s edition of “The Late Late Show” was faced with lighting problems after a […]

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.