Stephen Colbert pulls in highest ratings since 2015 premiere

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Late Night funnyman Stephen Colbert just finished a great week hosting The Late Show, pulling in the highest ratings under his run since his 2015 premiere.

Stephen Colbert is the king of late night television… and it’s only getting better!

According to The Wrap, Colbert is finishing out 2017 on a very strong note. Last Friday’s show with Tom Hanks and Jodie Foster is apparently the highest-rated Friday the show has done so far. It caps off a great week for Colbert, officially making last week the highest-rated week of the show overall since the series first premiered (with Colbert replacing David Letterman) in 2015.

Last week, the show had an average of 3.38 million viewers. It’s an increase of over 20% since this same time last year. This is also the ninth week this season to consistently average more than 3 million viewers. We will have to see if this momentum continues early next year when The Late Show returns from its holiday hiatus.

Colbert himself would attribute a bulk of this success to having such an easy target for a president. Much of Colbert’s material features scathing jabs taken at Donald Trump, and being the president with the lowest-approval rating in modern history, it seems there are many Americans that enjoy hearing it.

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