Ever since Donald Trump won the elections, he’s been mocked by comedians and late-night talk shows. Comedian Stephen Colbert is among those people who joked about the president in order to get higher ratings on his show called “Late Show” on CBS. This really bothered the conservatives because another source of entertainment was politicized. Although CBS executives and Colbert made a lot of money, their easy ride has ended.
According to The Wrap, “The Tonight Show’s” Jimmy Fallon beat Colbert in ratings for the first time since Trump’s inauguration in January. In total viewers, Fallon had 2.66 million to Colbert’s 2.62 million. He also crushed Colbert in the coveted 18-49 demo, with a .68 rating to Colbert’s .42. In total, Fallon had a 62 percent demo lead over Colbert.
Colbert’s ratings are lower than Fallon’s ratings for the first time in 7 months.
A few months ago, Colbert made an offensive joke about President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin while opening his show.“The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c–k holster!” he said. After this disgusting joke, make Trump supporters criticized Colbert and threatened to boycott the network. As a result of the viewer’s outrage, Colbert apologized, but people didn’t really buy the apology.
While Colbert’s ratings are going down, Fallon has continued hosting a program that focuses on celebrity interviews and sketches instead of politics. This gave him a comfortable and consistent No. 2 spot in the Late Night Talkshow Wars.
Heat Street reports: Of course, ratings drop could be just a fluke, but the writing may be on the wall anyways. Even before Colbert settled in on his nightly theme of relentlessly mocking the president, he routinely slipped behind Fallon in ratings. After all, if his audience grows tired of this latest shtick, he’ll have no new alternative to offer them.
Colbert got exactly what he deserved. However, if he wants to stay relevant, he should take his focus of the Presiden for a while.