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LATE SHOW SHOCK: Colbert Dethroned by Conservative Talk Show

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For years, the left-leaning late night talk shows have dominated the ratings, offering up what often amounts to allegedly humorous versions of liberal talking points and Hollywood drivel.

But not anymore, after a shocking turn of events this week in which late night king Stephen Colbert found himself dethroned by relative newcomer on the right side of the aisle.

Greg Gutfeld is the new king of late-night television, marking the first time in history that a cable program achieved the lofty benchmark of most-watched late-night show for an entire month as “Gutfeld!” finished August atop all competitors.

“Gutfeld!” averaged 2.19 million viewers to defeat CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” which averaged 2.15 viewers. It was the first month since January 2017 that Colbert didn’t finish as the No. 1 late-night program between broadcast and cable.

The rest of the numbers were equally as profound.

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August was the most-watched month for “Gutfeld!” since it launched in April 2021, as the Fox News program also outdrew ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” NBC’s “Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” and  Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”

“Gutfeld!” more than doubled the average audience for CNN’s most-watched show, as “Anderson Cooper 360” averaged only 950,000 nightly viewers.

In one key marketing demographic, adults aged 25-54, the only cable news shows that could touch “Gutfeld!” were “Tucker Carlson Tonight”, “Hannity”, and “The Five”, of which Gutfeld is a co-host.


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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.