Newswire: The Late Show With Stephen Colbert debuted to strong ratings, of course

The premiere of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert trounced the competition Tuesday night—Deadline reports the late-night talk show garnered an estimated 6.6 million viewers, more than twice the number of people who tuned in to The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. The other Jimmy (as in Kimmel) nabbed 1.75 million viewers, and we’re pretty sure some folks watched Late Night With Seth Meyers, if only to see Tina Fey share a <a class="colorbox" href="http://”>Maya Rudolph Dubsmash video.

The publication notes that a strong showing in the ratings for Colbert’s Late Show debut was expected, and that Colbert’s viewer numbers on Tuesday night were up four million from the number of people who watched his final episode of The Colbert Report. Colbert has yet to break any audience records for the Late Show, though, as David Letterman’s final episode drew nearly 14 million viewers. And …

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