On David Letterman‘s show, airing tonight on CBS, Joan Rivers was in the middle of explaining why she walked out on her interview with CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield over the weekend, when Letterman walked out on her. Rivers said Whitfield was being “nasty and opinionated” in her line of questioning. Dave was all ears, until he wasn’t…
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On “The Late Show” this week, David Letterman revealed he often gets mistaken for one of the Sunday show hosts. “I can’t go anywhere — honestly, every time I go out, people think I’m Bob Schieffer,” Letterman said. “It’s crazy. ” Watch:
“This sort of thing happens to me all the time,” Schieffer tweeted at Letterman in response. “I just say I am whoever they want me to be!”
“Umm…I won’t tell you what we have done, but, it would have been possible,” Walters said about possibly having Monica Lewinsky as a co-host on the ABC talk show, adding ultimately, she doesn’t think it’s what Lewinsky wanted.
When Letterman pressed the issue, Walters laughingly responded, “I can’t talk,” while seeming to hold back information about previous conversations between the show and Lewinsky.
Walters concluded she thinks it would be great for Lewinsky to be on “The View,” but cautioned Letterman not to expect it. Walters’ 1999 interview with the former White House intern, whose relationship with President Clinton sparked a national firestorm, drew a record 74 million viewers.
The Fox News “Special Report” host was watching Oliver’s inaugural show on HBO last Sunday when it hit him that the world’s biggest election — where up to 800 million people in India will be voting — is getting almost no coverage in the U.S. “After I saw that, I said ‘we are dropping the ball on that coverage,’ Baier told us at the TVNewser Show on Tuesday. His team is now working on a story about the election which wraps up May 12.
Baier says shows like Oliver’s as well as “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report,” “can really penetrate on news stories.”
We interviewed Baier for about 20 minutes following his keynote speech. We discussed everything from the 2014 and 2016 elections, to how he engages with “the most fervent critics of Fox News,” and the current state of the media’s relationship with the White House: “I think there is a sense that the president feels like he doesn’t get enough good treatment in a media that has, for the most part, turned a little bit on this White House, in policy and substance.”
I began by asking Baier what he thought about the president’s approval rating, which an ABC News/Washington Post poll released earlier that morning showed it had dropped to 41%.
George Will is enjoying life as a Fox News contributor; so much so, he thinks of it like riding a popular airline.
“Fox News is like getting on a Southwest Airlines plane,” Will told Stephen Colbert last night. “Everyone’s happy, they’re at the top of the heap and they feel like insurgents.”
“Wow, that’s great,” Colbert responded. “That sounds almost dangerous.”
For Colbert’s part, he engaged in some TV cloning last night; you could watch him interview Will on Comedy Central while simultaneously seeing him as a guest on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”
Colbert told the man he’ll replace next year that he turned down a 1986 internship offer…from Letterman’s show.
Both interviews after the jump.
Robin Roberts will be signing copies of her new book “Everybody’s Got Something” at Barnes & Noble on 46th Street and 5th Avenue in New York City today at 12:30pm. Stop by if you can.
Last night the ABC News anchor traveled a few blocks up Broadway and appeared on CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” telling Dave, “I’m healthier and happier than I’ve even been.” While Roberts has re-signed with “Good Morning America,” the show tweeted Roberts’ farewell to Letterman who will be leaving “Late Show” next year.
Also on last night’s show, Letterman’s replacement Stephen Colbert who brought a Top 10 list he’d submitted 17 years ago when he applied to be a writer on the show.
Watch both clips after the jump…
Calling Colbert an “interesting” choice by CBS, O’Reilly said he finds it “hard to fathom that 40% of Americans who describe themselves as conservatives will watch Colbert,” adding Colbert will have good writers to go up against “high-energy guys” like Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon.
O’Reilly’s prediction on Colbert was certainly more tame than his recent comments on the satirist, who he called a “deceiver” and “one of the biggest mouthpieces for the progressive movement.” O’Reilly’s more critical comments came in response to Colbert mocking him over suggesting President Obama was hurting himself by focusing on equality.
Let the countdown begin to O’Reilly’s first potential appearance on Colbert’s “Late Show,” where Colbert will no longer be playing the faux conservative character that’s won him acclaim.
On “The Colbert Report,” Colbert talked about Letterman’s retirement without directly addressing the news that he will be the new “Late Show” host. “This man has influenced every host who came after him and even a few who came before him, he’s that good. And I gotta tell you — I do not envy whoever they try to put in that chair,” Colbert joked. Watch:
“The Late Show” was a repeat last night, but the Colbert announcement was also news on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” — complete with a flashback to old clips of Colbert. Watch after the jump. Read more
Specifics of Colbert’s show — including the premiere date, producers and location — will be determined after the timeline is decided for Letterman’s retirement, CBS said. Colbert has hosted his Comedy Central show, “The Colbert Report,” since 2005.
“Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television,” CBS president and CEO Les Moonves said in a statement. “David Letterman’s legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for all of us here, and today’s announcement speaks to our commitment of upholding what he established for CBS in late night.”
“Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career,” Colbert added. “I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead.”
The release is after the jump. Read more
ABC’s “Nightline” averaged 1.67 million Total Viewers in the first quarter of 2014, giving ABC its best performance in the 12:35amET time period during a Q1 in 11 years, but drawing less than half the audience than it did when it aired an hour earlier.
“Nightline” finished second in the time period, ahead of CBS’ “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and behind NBC’s “Late Night,” which for the first half of Q1 was hosted by Jimmy Fallon, and the second half by Seth Meyers. (NBC’s numbers below are of Meyers’s hosting of “Late Night” from Feb. 24-Feb. 30)
In January 2013, when “Nightline” was pushed back an hour to 12:35amET to make room for “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Nightline” had won its timeslot for three years against Jay Leno and David Letterman. In its final full season at 11:35pm (2011-2012), the show averaged 3.7 million viewers.
“Nightline” has beaten “Late Late Show” in viewers and in the A25-54 demo in all 5 quarters that it has aired in its new time period.
- Q1 2014:
Show Network Total Viewers A25-54 A18-49 Late Night NBC 2.247M 1.108M 1.014M Nightline ABC 1.666M 687K 524K Late Late Show CBS 1.447M 631K 506K
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