Late-night comedy is losing viewers big-time

Late-night comedy is losing viewers big-time
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[Ed. – Who would not tune in to enjoy the sounds of such elevating poetry?]

Stephen Colbert joked about the president’s “feeble, fu**ing anemic firefly of a soul.” Seth Meyers teased that the vice president was somehow “already sunburned” before his visit to devastated Puerto Rico. And Jimmy Kimmel, that comedian turned public conscience, lectured all week long about everything from healthcare to mental health to gun control. …

While America was laughing at Twitter and watching YouTube videos, late night was slipping. Writing in the Transom, Ben Domenech of The Federalist points out that the late-night viewership of ABC, CBS, plus NBC this week barely broke 8 million viewers. Not long ago retired NBC funnyman Jay Leno was bringing in 6 million viewers all on his own.

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