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NEW YORK, April 4, 2013 – They’re all fighting for third place now. For the first time, “The Colbert Report” has overtaken “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” among Adults 18-49 for a full quarter to give COMEDY CENTRAL the #1 and #2 late night talk shows in the key advertiser demographic, joining “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” at the top of the ratings charts. The multiple Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series also continued their long-standing dominance among younger viewers finishing the quarter as the most-watched late night talks shows in all of television, both broadcast and cable, among Adults 18-34, Adults 18-24, Adults 25-34, Men 18-49, Men 18-34 and Men 18-24. TheDailyShow.com and ColbertNation.com maintained their industry-leading positions as the top late night talk shows in digital during 1Q 2013 leading the field among Total Visits, Unique Visitors, Total Minutes/Time Spent and Videos Streamed. (source: Nielsen Media Research, most current data, original episodes only, 12/31/12-3/31/13; comScore MediaMetrix, 1/1/13-2/28/13).
Comedian Stephen Colbert is hosting two expensive fundraisers on behalf of his sister Elizabeth Colbert Busch. Tickets to both events run as high as $10,000 and include both an exclusive private reception and a general reception, according to invites obtained by POLITICO.
An event in Washington featuring the Comedy Central host is scheduled for April 15, while Colbert and former investment banker Sallie Krawcheck will host a New York City event April 23; that event will be at Krawcheck’s home.
For the D.C. event, a minimum donation of $2,600 is required to attend the private reception, while general admission tickets to the fundraiser cost $500.
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Assistant Democratic leader Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) and Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.) are all listed as co-hosts to the D.C. event.Reps. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), Joseph Kennedy (D-Mass.), Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), John Lewis (D-Ga.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) and Adam Smith (D-Wash.) are also listed as co-hosts.
Last night former Governor Mark Sanford clinched the SC-1 GOP nomination over Curt Bostic, and now more than ever Elizabeth will need stuffed coffers to put up a fight against Sanford, who is determined to make a political comeback in the wake of his personal scandals as governor. In light of all of this, Stephen’s timing in hosting the fundraisers couldn’t be better. These events will surely be aided by the attendance of so many of Elizabeth’s would-be democratic colleagues in the House. They must be fired up and ready to go to get a democratic victory in this race! As polling has Colbert Busch and Sanford in a statistical dead heat in this deeply red district, the Dems surely see a great opportunity to turn it blue.
EPISODE NUMBER: 9079 (April 2, 2013)
GUESTS: Jim McGreevey
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VIDEOS: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
EPISODE NUMBER: 9078 (April 1, 2013)
GUESTS: Sigourney Weaver
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VIDEOS: Monday, April 1, 2013
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