TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Canadians embraced change last night as 588,800 (2+), and 235,300 (A25-54) viewers watched critically acclaimed television host and comedian Stephen Colbert take the late night reins with the debut of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Global. As the #1 late night entertainment show of the evening, viewers watched the newly minted late night host as he charmed audiences with an hour of jokes, musical numbers including a rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner," plus interviews with celebrity A-lister George Clooney, and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush.
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert wins the late night entertainment show programming lineup with 588,800 viewers (2+), besting CTV Two's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon by 184% (2+), CTV's Late Night with Seth Meyers by 392% (2+), CTV's Conan 959% (2+), and CTV Two's The Late Late Show with James Corden 1479% (2+)
- Overall, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert reached 1.4 million viewers
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 pm ET/PT on Global.
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