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THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT's 'Russia Week' Scores Big Ratings Win in Late Night

THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT's "Russia Week," featuring a week of shows that covered the host's recent trip to St. Petersburg and Moscow, won the week in viewers by its largest margin since the show's premiere in September 2015, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending July 21.

THE LATE SHOW averaged 2.87m viewers, up +14% (from 2.52m) compared to the same week last year. THE LATE SHOW topped "The Tonight Show" by +450,000 viewers (2.87 vs. 2.42m, +19%), its largest margin against a week of all first-run broadcasts since the week ending Sept. 11, 2015.

Stephen Colbert brings his signature satire and comedy to THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT where he talks with an eclectic mix of guests about what is new and relevant in the worlds of politics, entertainment, business, music, technology and more. Featuring bandleader Jon Batiste with his band Stay Human, the show is broadcast from the historic and newly renovated Ed Sullivan Theater. Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Sept. 8, 2015.

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