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.