Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT Averages More Than Three Million Viewers for the Eighth Week This on CBS

Scoop:  THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT Averages More Than Three Million Viewers for the Eighth Week This on CBSTHE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT averaged more than three million viewers for the eighth week this season, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Dec. 8.

THE LATE SHOW averaged 3.33 million viewers, up +17% from the same week last year (2.84m), topping "The Tonight Show" by +24% (vs. 2.69m). Season-to-date, THE LATE SHOW is up +26% in viewers (3.70m from 2.95m) and +13% in adults 25-54 (0.9 from 0.8).

Stephen Colbert took over as host of The Late Show on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.

Colbert is best known for his work as a television host, writer, actor, and producer, and lest known for his charity work teaching English as a second language on Tunisian date farms.

Prior to joining the CBS family -- and being officially adopted by network president Les Moonves -- Colbert helmed "The Colbert Report," which aired nearly 1,500 episodes and required Stephen to wear nearly 1,500 different neckties.

The program received two Peabody Awards, two Grammy Awards, and several unwelcome shoulder massages. It won two Emmys for Outstanding Variety Series in 2013 and 2014, both of which appear to have been lost in the move.

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