Craig Ferguson's exit from CBS' Late Late Show may not have gotten the kind of fanfare as other recent late-night finales, but viewers did tune in. Overnight local ratings have the host hitting a two-year high during the 12:30 a.m. broadcast.
The Daily Show and The Colbert Report had a busy week.
The fallout from the North Korean-linked hack of Sony Pictures was the top story, but the which also featured the CRomnibus budget bill, and historic normalization of relations with Cuba. Those stories and the end of The Colbert Report dominated this week in the world of fake news.
Stephen Colbert's Comedy Central swan song naturally goosed viewership — so much so that it topped all previous episodes. According to Nielsen Media, a series high 2.5 million viewers tuned in to watch the final installment of The Colbert Report.
That's more than double Colbert's audience last Thursday, when the host was already seeing some pre-farewell boosts and brought in 1.2 million viewers.
The hits keep coming for The Walking Dead's Daryl Dixon.
Norman Reedus' alter ego first lost his brother, Merle (Michael Rooker), when Rick (Andrew Lincoln) chained him to a rooftop in Atlanta — then a second time when he resurfaced in season three with a loyalty to The Governor when he died during the group's vicious battle.
NBC has handed out a script plus penalty commitment to Human Resources, a single-camera comedy from the Homeland executive producer, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The half-hour entry is an action workplace comedy described as being in the vein of 24 meets Die Hard that follows an unlikely group of heroes who come together to save their co-workers, their jobs and, ultimately, themselves.
A lack of an original Big Bang Theory didn't hold CBS back from the No. 1 ranking on Thursday night. A new Mom matched the Big Bang encore as the night's top show among adults 18-49, averaging a 2.3 rating — off three-tenths of a point from last week.
The Morning Joe crew got heated on Friday while discussing Sony's decision to cancel the release of The Interview following ongoing threats from hacker group Guardians of Peace, as well as George Clooney'spassionate and defiant chat about the matter.