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In Just 9 Months, Comedy Central Reshaped Late Night and Kept Advertisers Happy

Not so long ago, Comedy Central's late-night lineup consisted of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report. What a difference a year makes.

Infographic: How the Late-Night Host Shuffle Has Changed the Price of Ads

Networks and advertisers typically spend every fall focused on the new prime-time lineups. Not this year. All eyes are on late night, and with good reason. "Outside of sports, it's the strongest area of television from an ad-supported perspective," said Chris Geraci, president of national broadcast at OMD.

Jay Leno on Life After The Tonight Show, Avoiding Letterman’s Finale and Heading to CNBC

Jay Leno had his pick of TV offers after he stepped down as host of The Tonight Show in February 2014. But instead of jumping right back on television, Leno stepped away from the spotlight to focus on stand-up. Twenty months later, Leno's returning to TV, not with a talk show but with Jay Leno's Garage, a weekly CNBC series focused on cars and motorcycles.

The 10 Most Impressive Things About Stephen Colbert’s Late Show Debut

Of all CBS' fall premieres, none was as important to the network's future than last night's debut of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

David Letterman’s Finale Was Watched by 13.8 Million, His Largest Audience Since 1994

David Letterman's final Late Show was watched by 13.76 million viewers, making it the Late Show's largest audience since Feb. 25, 1994, on a night that saw CBS' coverage of the Lillehammer Olympics.

The Top 10 Ways David Letterman’s Final Late Show Was Perfect

For his 6,028th and final late-night broadcast Wednesday, David Letterman saved his best—or at least, his "best of"—for last, as the legendary host stepped down after 33 years.

Are These David Letterman’s 10 Best Top 10 Lists?

As David Letterman prepares to deliver his final Top 10 list on his final show tomorrow night, we take a look back at 10 of his best ever. Letterman's very first list—things that almost rhyme with peas—was presented on NBC's Late Night on Sept. 18, 1985.

David Letterman Goes Prime Time With a 90-Minute CBS Special

CBS will bid farewell to David Letterman with a 90-minute prime-time special. 

With 28 Shows Left for Letterman, a Star-Studded Guest Lineup is Planned

David Letterman is getting a star-studded send-off in his last month as host of CBS' Late Show.

Stephen Colbert’s 5 Funniest Lines as Emcee of the Ad Council Dinner

FedEx CEO Fred Smith was ostensibly the main man at the Ad Council's annual fundraising dinner on Wednesday night, but it can be hard even for the winner of a public service award to compete with The Man Who's Succeeding David Letterman.