UPDATED: Donald Trump’s ratings Midas touch worked again, this time for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. With the firebrand Republican presidential candidate as guest last night, Late Show drew a 3.2 household rating and 4.6 million viewers, the highest since September 8 premiere and up +46% in viewers from last Tuesday.
With Trump’s help, Colbert topped The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon (2.3) on NBC in households. Among adults 18-49, the two late-night shows were tied (1.0). The Late Show, which was up +67% in the demo vs. last Tuesday, also boosted The Late Late Show With James Corden (1.4 in metered market HH, up +17% from last Tuesday), which tied NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers. In 18-49, Meyers did a 0.5, Corden a 0.3.