Poll: Stephen Colbert Attracts Few Republican Viewers, Many Democrats

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Poll: Stephen Colbert attracts few Republican viewers, many Democrats

An online poll of late-night viewers commissioned by The Hollywood Reporter found that of the three 11:35 late-night network hosts, Colbert has the greatest disparity in Republican and Democratic viewership. About 47% of Colbert’s viewers are Democrat compared to 17% Republican. Colbert had the biggest percentage of Democratic viewers among his timeslot competitors. For Jimmy Fallon, it’s 31% Democrat to 36% Republican. Kimmel, the poll found, has the most balanced viewership of the Big 3, with 34% Democrat and 33% Republican.


The Odd Couple gets Garry Marshall top lay Oscar’s dad

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The View is sorry for joking about eating disorders

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