The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is now ahead of its late night competitors by its biggest margin yet, with Jimmy Fallon in a distant No. 2 spot.
The king of late night television is officially Stephen Colbert, and it doesn’t appear he’ll be dethroned anytime soon!
As many may already know, The Late Show host has long been the highest-rated comedian on late night TV. However, his lead over the competition has only continued to grow. As reported by Vulture, Colbert’s first quarter ratings are average 4.02 million viewers – a 20% increase from the same time period last year!
This new growth also puts Colbert ahead of his closest competitor, Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show, behind by the widest margin yet. For the same time period, Fallon’s ratings are averaging about 2.76 million viewers, putting it far over a million viewers behind compared to The Late Show (Colbert’s lead was only by 300,000 viewers at this time last year). Not too far behind Fallon in third place is Jimmy Kimmel, whose Jimmy Kimmel Live is averaging 2.35 million viewers.
As the Vulture article notes, Colbert’s popularity can’t be attributed solely to his material about Donald Trump. Even repeat episodes of the show are beating new episodes of the competition in the ratings. And Colbert’s highest-rated episode so far was the one featuring Oprah Winfrey as a special guest.
Keep up Colbert’s ratings by tuning in to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert every single weeknight. The show airs at 11:35 p.m. EST only on CBS. Will you be watching tonight?