Entertainment Weekly


Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content


David Letterman apology snags huge ratings

Posted on

Last night’s episode of David Letterman’s The Late Show on CBS scored a 4.2 Nielsen rating, a significant boost from its usual numbers and higher than anything rival network NBC had in prime time, according to the Associated Press. On Monday night’s program, a repentant Letterman served up jokes and contrition in equal doses, saving his most heart-felt apologies for his wife, Regina Lasko. Monday’s show was the first that the 62-year-old late-night host had taped since his admission on Thursday that he had had affairs with women on his staff and had been the victim of a $2 million blackmail threat.

More David Letterman:

David Letterman and his amazing ‘little story’

David Letterman, with ‘heartache and embarrassment’ and wit and strength, re-frames the media controversy, magnificently

The David Letterman controversy: Other talk show hosts refrain from jokes and attacks… except for Don Imus

David Letterman: Freedom of speech victim, or self-censoring?