The Late Show With Stephen Colbert music producer Giovanni Cianci has been fired from the CBS latenight show after being accused of sexual harassment. Cianci’s exit comes after L.A.-based musician Paige Stark posted a screenshot on Instagram in which she detailed a 2010 incident with Cianci.
ViacomCBS’s Pop TV basic cable network will carry exclusive next-day encores of CBS’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the most watched program in latenight. Starting next Tuesday, Feb, 25, the previous night’s episode of The Late Show will air on Pop at 9 a.m. ET/PT.
There’s a new leader in late night — barely. CBS’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert has taken over the No. 1 ranking among adults 18-49, sneaking past The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC. It’s the first time The Late Show has led the 18-49 demographic for a season to date since Colbert began his term as host in 2015.
Latenight programming remains a tussle between NBC and CBS — with the former maintaining a slight edge in young viewers and CBS dominating the overall viewing picture.
During Tuesday evening’s broadcast of The Late Show on CBS, host Stephen Colbert filled time that ought to be devoted to commercials with more of his own antics. And the ad-free segment was sponsored by Google. Yes, that’s TV advertising in 2018: Google will advertise the fact that it is sponsoring a program segment during which commercials normally run, marking the first Late Show takeover of a regularly scheduled advertising break.
Watch, Facebook’s high-stakes bid to build a powerhouse video hub online, will debut short-form clips from CBS’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday afternoon and Late Late Show with James Corden on Monday. But it will not be producing original content for the platform.
With nearly three months of the TV season now in the books, latenight TV network programming still has CBS’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert in the overall top position. The CBS talk show is now averaging 3.7 million viewers for Nielsen live program plus same day/seven day time shifted viewing though Dec. 15. NBC’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is at 2.7 million viewers. Fallon still leads among 18-49 viewers.
Stephen Colbert didn’t let Bush, in his first televised interview since the infamous Access Hollywood tape became public, get away with an easy self-exoneration.
According to Nielsen data from May 25 to Aug. 13, Colbert is averaging a 0.53 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic and 3.38 million viewers per episode. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is averaging a 0.66 rating and 2.59 million viewers for the same time period. At the conclusion of the standard September-May season, Colbert was averaging a 0.58 and 3.195 million viewers compared to Fallon’s 0.81 and 3.173 million. That means that Colbert has grown approximately 6% in total viewers.
The NBC show narrowly outperforms its CBS competition among total viewers, as the latter excludes Thursday and Friday repeats from the Nielsen race.
The ratings spread between CBS’s latenight show and NBC’s is marginal. But that gap is expected to widen, by about a million, once delayed data is collected.
An FCC found that Stephen Colbert’s risque joke about President Donald Trump.did not warrant punishment.
Some people would be upset if the president of the United States said they had no talent, but Stephen Colbert was downright giddy about it on Thursday night. The host of CBS’S The Late Show opened Thursday’s broadcast by firing back at President Trump, who said in an interview with Time magazine that Colbert was “a no-talent guy,” “filthy” and not funny.
The CBS latenight host defends his monologue that included a crude sexual reference on the relationship between the presidents of the United States and Russia and has since prompted calls to fire him and boycott Late Show advertisers.
The two live telecasts will air in the regular CBS Late Show slot — 11:35 p.m. ET — on Monday, Nov. 7, and Wednesday, Nov. 9.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) — Stephen Colbert, who capitalized on the political conventions with live airings of his late-night show, will do the same for the presidential and vice presidential debates. “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will air live on CBS after the scheduled Sept. 26 and Oct. 19 debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald […]
Lawyers representing Late Show host Stephen Colbert’s old employer Comedy Central complained to CBS after he revived the character he played under his own name on The Colbert Report — a clueless, full-of-himself cable news host. They said that the character “Stephen Colbert” was their intellectual property, “which is surprising, since I never considered that guy much of an intellect,” Colbert said on the Late Show on Wednesday.
CBS said Wednesday that Stephen Colbert will host the Late Show from his usual studio in New York City. The program will have an “on-air presence” in Cleveland and Philadelphia during the conventions, but CBS didn’t specify what that would be.
Meredith Bennett has left her position as one of the EPs of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, sources report. Bennett oversaw business and production functions on the CBS latenight show; she was part of the team that moved with Colbert from Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, on which she was co-EP.
Through 12 weeks of the latenight TV season, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is averaging 3.1 million viewers, second to NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (3.9 million viewers) and just ahead of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live (2.5 million viewers). But more alarming for CBS is the widening gap between The Late Show and The Tonight Show. When Colbert debuted in September, Fallon topped him by 364,000 viewers — a gap that’s grown to 1.5 million viewers for the week of Dec. 14.
Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show has snagged the cushiest timeslot in all of TV, immediately after CBS’s broadcast of the Super Bowl, marking the first time a latenight series will air live immediately after the game.
NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon comfortably won the latenight ratings race in the young-adult demo during the opening week of the television season, coming within 5% of last year’s result even though CBS saw significant improvement for its Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
The Republican presidential frontrunner’s appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tuesday shows just how important the guest can be in the late-night competition. The show averaged a 3.7 household rating, according to Nielsen metered-market ratings, its best since its Sept. 8 debut.
The new host of CBS’s Late Show averages 6.6 million viewers, more than double NBC’s long dominant Tonight Show and up 203% from the same night last year, when David Letterman was still hosting the program. Big question: Will viewers stick around?
After months of buildup, the former host of The Colbert Report, returned to latenight TV by gorging on Donald Trump jokes and noting his transition from playing the character of a cable TV blowhard to being himself. “With this show I begin the search for the real Stephen Colbert,” he said. “I just hope I don’t find him on Ashley Madison.”
Talent and timing can be a formidable combination. Throw in media savvy and a get-along attitude, and Stephen Colbert is increasingly looking like the potential answer to CBS’s latenight prayers.
Stephen Colbert is approaching his own transformative moment, when he will become the second person to host The Late Show, CBS’s marquee late-night franchise, succeeding David Letterman, for whom it was created. Can he shed the ironist’s mask he wore on The Colbert Report and turn himself into the genial master of ceremonies that an 11:35 p.m. network show requires? And can he do it without sacrificing the irreverence and erudition that made his Comedy Central series a welcome antidote to a poisonous political era?