After claiming a surprise victory in last week’s special election in Alabama, Senator-Elect Doug Jones has landed his first late-night appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Jones is scheduled to appear on the late-night show on Thursday, Dec. 21.
Jones, a Democrat, upset Republican Roy Moore in a headline-making special election to fill the seat of Jeff Sessions, who left the Senate to become U.S. Attorney General. Jones’ win is groundbreaking in that he is the first Democratic senator from Alabama in 25 years.
This could prove to be another boost for Late Night with Seth Meyers. Critics have been praising the Saturday Night Live alum and his politically-skewed topics. So far this season, Late Night is averaging a 0.40 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.558 million viewers overall in “most current” ratings from Nielsen Media Research.
Meyers is also set to host NBC’s forthcoming telecast of the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 7.