Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat Black Heart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Planet Cylon
    Posts
    3,021

    How long before Steve Colbert goes?

    I have only watched Steve Colbert once and one time only, on The Late Show. But once was enough (speaking only for myself). Perhaps I was too used to Letterman. Colbert has a hyper style, with his hands often moving in jerky motions when he talks, and he spent a lot of time of the show talking about US domestic politics, which after a long day, I have no interest in. I did not like his style at all. Colbert did NOT have the the "it" for the show, IMO.

    Anybody else think the same way, or differently.

    I do not think Colbert will last.


    Bill Carter: How Jimmy Fallon Crushed Stephen Colbert (and Everyone Else in Late Night)

    by Bill Carter 12/16/2015

    ....In a year of unprecedented change in late-night television, one date stands out as the defining moment. No, not Sept. 8, the night circled on most calendars — the premiere of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS. Colbert, a Comedy Central alum flush with a second Emmy for outstanding variety series, did arrive with plenty of fanfare.

    But none of that mattered — for long. D-day for late-night TV was Sept. 9, when Colbert's splashy, classy introduction to the Ed Sullivan Theater was upstaged abruptly by a commotion a few blocks south at 30 Rock. NBC's Jimmy Fallon came crashing through TV screens with the most boisterous blockbuster hour of entertainment he could fashion. Opening with a blast of dance and song — "History of Rap 6," accompanied by his signature guest, Justin Timberlake — and backing it with Ellen DeGeneres in another regular Fallon bit, a lip sync contest, the Tonight Show host made a statement: Welcome to late night, Stephen.

    One prominent late-night player told me facing that show that night was like "going up against Hiroshima and Nagasaki." Fallon clearly had no interest in sitting back to allow the swirl surrounding Colbert's arrival to run its course. Those killer second-night bookings were long in the planning and very much the host's idea, says a Fallon staffer. Colbert's ratings preeminence lasted 24 hours: Fallon beat him the second night — and 55 of the next 58 nights. During recent weeks, the gap has grown in the 18-to-49 demographic coveted by late-night advertisers.


    CBS had no realistic hope of knocking Fallon from his perch atop late night — at least not right away. But Colbert's solid early numbers have slid (though he's bringing in a younger audience than his predecessor, David Letterman); the other Jimmy, Kimmel on ABC, has moved ahead of him as well. During Thanksgiving week — admittedly a bit unusual — Colbert fell behind Seth Meyers' NBC show, which plays an hour later.

    Several theories have been floated as to why Colbert's opening splash seemed to dry faster than expected.
    One veteran late-night writer calls him a very funny guy doing a quality show, but "maybe too smart for a mass audience?" Another longtime producer says, simply, "He needs to be more commercial, more social media friendly."

    Bill Carter: How Jimmy Fallon Crushed Stephen Colbert (and Everyone Else in Late Night) - Hollywood Reporter
    As of March 15, 2016, I have 97Century Threads.

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat Black Heart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Planet Cylon
    Posts
    3,021

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    60,017
    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart
    and he spent a lot of time of the show talking about US domestic politics, which after a long day, I have no interest in.

    Click here to read the First Post Go to first new post PC Madness at Unis: Coddling of the American mind (Multi-page thread 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page)
    Black Heart


    Click here to read the First Post Go to first new post The Gun Issue thread (Multi-page thread 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page)
    Thread Rating: 2 votes, 3.00 average.barbaro

    Click here to read the First Post Go to first new post Supreme Court Rulings for 2016
    Black Heart

    Go to first new post Robots / Artificial Intelligence & our Jobs (Multi-page thread 1 2)
    Thread Rating: 1 votes, 5.00 average.Black Heart

    Click here to read the First Post Go to first new post Poll: Was this shooting justified? (Multi-page thread 1 2)
    Black Heart

    Gerald Celente thread (Multi-page thread 1 2)
    barbaro

    And that's just the first pages of Issues threads.



Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •