Early ratings look strong for Stephen Colbert's debut on 'The Late Show'

September 9, 2015 1:54 PM

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Based on the early ratings, Stephen Colbert got off to a strong start on his first night as the new host of CBS' "The Late Show."

In the 56 markets measured in Nielsen's overnight survey, "The Late Show" averaged a 4.9 rating and a 13 share on Tuesday night. The number is more than double the 2.4 rating/6 share for its nearest competitor, "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on NBC. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" averaged a 1.4 ratin...

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