David Letterman’s final episode hit a 10 year high in early local ratings reports. And his show pushed James Corden’s late start “Late Late Show” up a record for its short life so far. The big winner was Sting, who bridged the two shows in a bit following Letterman, sitting with Corden in front of the Ed Sullivan Theater in a sketch where he sang “Every Breath You Take.”
From 11:30PM-1AM, the final broadcast of LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN (Adj Avg. 9.3/24) delivered its highest local rating since Dec.1, 2005 (10.1/24) with guests Oprah Winfrey and Bonnie Raitt. Last night’s LATE SHOW outrated every primetime broadcast.
From 1AM-2AM, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN (Adj Avg. 2.5/10) scored a new all-time high local rating, up +79% from last week (1.4/05) and +150% from last year (1.0/03).
More to come…