Late Show With Stephen Colbert averaged 6.6 million viewers


There’s a lot of celebrating going on at CBS this morning, the network has posted the ratings from the premiere of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert – which averaged 6.6 million viewers.

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert also earned the title of Tuesday’s most-watched late night program in viewers and key demographics, according to Nielsen live plus same day fast national ratings for Sept. 8.

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert was up +203% in viewers when compared to the LATE SHOW on the same night last year. Which even Colbert has to admit isn’t exactly a fair comparison, since David Letterman wasn’t introducing his brand-new show at that time. Compared to the season premiere of LATE SHOW (on Sept. 22), LATE SHOW was up +131% in viewers however.

The LATE SHOW did manage to deliver its largest Tuesday audience, excluding David Letterman’s final week since July 25, 1995, in adults 25-54 since Feb. 9, 2010, in adults 18-49 since Jan. 27, 2009 and in adults 18-34 since Sept. 4, 2007.

On the 14 CBS owned stations, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert averaged 5.3/15, up +231% versus the same night last yea and up +179% from last year’s “Late Show” season premiere. Every CBS owned station ranked first in late night in viewers.

On, THE LATE SHOW experienced its highest premiere day traffic ever and streams of the full episode are up triple-digits compared to last year to date. In addition, the premiere of THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT was the most social entertainment show on television yesterday, according to Nielsen Social Guide.

If other guests want to share in the Colbert bump, we suggest reading his book America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t

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