‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ to Go Live After Biden’s Address to Congress

‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ to Go Live After Biden’s Address to Congress
Stephen Colbert will stay up late on April 28 to host a live episode of CBS’ “The Late Show” following President Joe Biden’s first primetime address to a joint session of Congress.

“Late Show” has made a habit of planning live episodes to coincide with big political events. The April 28 episode will mark the show’s 43rd live edition since the Colbert era of “The Late Show” began in September 2015. The most recent live outing was on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20.

For the 2020-21 season, “Late Show” has solidly maintained a strong ratings lead over NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” “Late Show” is averaging 3.1 million viewers a week, compared to 1.8 million for “Kimmel” and 1.5 million for “Tonight Show.” In the adults 18-49 demographic, the margin is much thinner with Colbert drawing about 449,000 while Kimmel and Fallon are pulling in about 346,000.

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