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Letterman Fan Details Every Frame in Final Show Montage

2 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Late Show With David Letterman wrapped up Wednesday night with a genius finale and an incredible rapid-fire highlight reel soundtracked by the Foo Fighters' "Everlong." Letterman's 33-year late-night tenure was presented in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it fashion, with many fans overlooking must-see moments while wiping away tears.

Thankfully, one Letterman superfan on Facebook has painstakingly broken down the five-plus minute montage into 537 individual frames, with many of the photos sporting details of when and why each image was spotlighted.

Adam Nedeff is responsible for taking that final greatest hits barrage and »

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‘Late Show’ Moving Day: What Happens To Iconic David Letterman Set?

17 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Hours after Late Show With David Letterman had its final airing, a demolition crew was hard at work taking down the set of the late-night staple. Pieces of the set, featuring New York skyline and landmarks, were hauled away. Some larger items, like the replica of the Brooklyn Bridge, and what appeared to be the desks of Letterman and long-time friend and band leader Paul Shaffer, were seen being loaded on trucks, while other pieces were discarded in dumpsters where some… »

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Watch The Last Episode of The Late Show With David Letterman

18 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Wednesday May 20 ended the three decadeplus television career of David Letterman. The guy is a legend, with a resume of comedy milestones that’s second to none. So how did he go about putting on his last Late Show ever? With a lot of celebrities, humor and heart. Below, you can watch the last David Letterman […]

The post Watch The Last Episode of The Late Show With David Letterman appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Last Night on Late Night, 5/20/15: Dave retires

19 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Real comedy still happens on late night, we can prove it. If you like Conan comedy gold, Fallon friendliness, cutesy Corden, list-making Letterman, kneedy Kimmel, and all the rest, I hope you’ll enjoy this column too.

Last night was David Letterman’s last time ever hosting a late night program. Other late night hosts gave thanks, and Dave looked back at some favorite memories, with music by the Foo Fighters. If you can gauge which other hosts/networks like Dave the most based on who begged the audience to switch over to CBS, it’s Kimmel and Conan. Kimmel didn’t even air a live show last night, and Conan got Patton Oswalt to make enough references to Halloween 3 and The Andromeda Strain that everyone was forced to tune out.

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Dave’s final entrance. Dave wishes Stephen Colbert all the best. The show will be in excellent hands. »

- Max Wood

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Inside David Letterman's Late Show Finale Party: Stars, Foo Fighters, Tears (Not Dave's) and an Early Wakeup Call!

19 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

David Letterman's send-off carried on everlong into the night! After the Foo Fighters capped off the final episode of the Late Show With David Letterman on Wednesday with "Everlong," a tune very near and dear to the outgoing host's heart, the party continued into the night. The Late Show staff, Dave Grohl and his bandmates and a bunch of the celebrities who appeared on the show to read the last-ever Top Ten list, including Jim Carrey, Tina Fey and Steve Martin, all trooped over to the nearby Museum of Modern Art to fete Letterman—who looked as if he raided pal Bill Murray's closet before leaving the Ed Sullivan Theatre. Of course, the baggy striped pants, yellow Foo Fighters »

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Do You Remember the First Time These Stars Did the Late Show With David Letterman?

20 hours ago | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The final episode of Late Show With David Letterman aired Wednesday night. Throughout David's esteemed 33 years on late-night television, he has seen numerous guests and musical acts. It is amazing to see some of today's stars appear on his show when they were in the early stages of their careers, from a baby-faced Justin Bieber to teenage Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio. »

- Becca-Frucht

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News Nuggets: Is 'Grace and Frankie' the exception that breaks the new Emmy rules?

21 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Ben Travers asks if the new Netflix show "Grace and Frankie" will be the "exception" that breaks the new Emmy rules. Even though the freshman program completely complies with the new rule that any 30-minute show must contend as a comedy series, the actual program offers an equal mix of comedy and drama (maybe more of the latter). The second-year Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" was forced to change sides from comedy to drama because it is a one-hour show. He says the program starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin "isn't afraid to make its audience feel the gravity of the situations presented." Indiewire -Break- David Letterman draws the biggest ratings since 1994 for his "Late Show with David Letterman" finale on Wednesday. His last show in a 33-year late night run brought in 13.8 million viewers, his largest audience since a post-Winter Olympics show on February 25, 1994. The episode featured a performance by Foo Fi. »

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David Letterman’s ‘Late Show’ Finale Scores Biggest Audience in 21 Years

23 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

David Letterman’s “Late Show” swan song on Wednesday drew a big audience, amassing its highest viewership since February 1994. The finale averaged 13.76 million total viewers overall, its largest audience since the Feb. 25, 1994 episode when it benefited from CBS’s Winter Olympics coverage as a lead-in. In the key 25-54 news demo, “Late Show With David Letterman” scored a 4.1 demo, while in the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers, Letterman’s final episode posted a 3.1. Both of those numbers represent the best performance for “Late Show” since Dec. 1, 2005, when he welcomed Oprah Winfrey to the stage. Also Read: »

- Tim Kenneally

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9 Things You Definitely Didn't Know About David Letterman

21 May 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

David Letterman's final Late Show With David Letterman was Wednesday night, and loads of famous guests and other late-night hosts have been saying goodbye. Letterman has been on the air for an astonishing 33 years, and though you might think you know a lot about the beloved host, there are probably a few things you don't. For instance, did you know he used to be a weatherman? Or the one hosting gig he was blasted for? Here are nine things you definitely didn't know about Letterman. »

- Shannon-Vestal

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Find Out What David Letterman Had to Say in His Final Goodbye

21 May 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

After over 6,000 shows, Late Show With David Letterman is over for good. His final show was chock-full of fantastic things, including a performance from Foo Fighters, a star-studded Top 10 List, and an appearance from President Obama. The tenured host took some time out to thank everyone who has ever helped him in his career with a final goodbye and goodnight message. Warning: if you've been a loyal fan of Letterman's over the past several decades, this might hit you right in the gut. Watch below. »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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In His Final Bow, Letterman Reminds Us of Late Night’s Illusion of Intimacy

21 May 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

To the end, Letterman was Letterman. Throughout the final broadcast of The Late Show, David Letterman commemorated 33 years of subverting late-night talk-show traditions by pushing against sentimentality. In the run-up to his grand finale, the host had been his usual self, uncomfortable with messy displays of emotion, exaggerated and sincere. He accepted compliments and testimonials from the likes of Julia Roberts, Bill Murray, Tom Hanks, and longtime regular Rupert Jee (of the Hello Deli), and standing ovations from his studio audience graciously but impatiently, even cautioning that if there was too much of that sort of thing, we'd all live to regret it. "See what happens?" he told the audience at last night's taping, which greeted his introduction with an extended standing O. "We don't have time for the giving-gifts-to-the-audience segment."The broadcast opened with a clip of President Gerald Ford at his 1975 inauguration declaring, "Our long national nightmare »

- Matt Zoller Seitz

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Letterman Finale Ratings: Show’s Fourth Largest Audience Ever (13.8 Million)

21 May 2015 7:44 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Update: In preliminary national estimates, the final broadcast of “The Late Show with David Letterman” drew 13.76 million viewers for the show’s largest audience since February 1994. Only two post-Olympics episodes that month (during the Nancy Kerrigan-Tonya Harding saga) and the show’s August 2003 premiere (15.205 million) drew larger audiences.

In adults 18-49, the show’s 3.1 rating is the highest since the night in December 2005 that Oprah Winfrey appeared.

By comparison, Jay Leno’s (second) exit from “The Tonight Show” in February 2014 averaged 14.64 million viewers and a 3.8 rating in the demo.


Millions of fans who enjoyed the latenight antics of David Letterman over the years returned Wednesday night as the iconic host signed off following a 33-year run.

Nielsen won’t issue total-viewer estimates until later today, but early indications are that the show drew its largest audience in more than nine years. In Nielsen’s metered-market overnights, Wednesday’s »

- Rick Kissell

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Letterman's Late Show Finale Bests Primetime With 21-Year Audience High

21 May 2015 7:21 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The much ballyhooed series finale of Late Show With David Letterman on Wednesday night/Thursday morning delivered its largest audience — 13.8 million total viewers — in 21 years, since its Feb. 25, 1994 outing (which led out of Winter Olympics coverage).

In the 18-49 demo, Late Show scored a 3.1, its best rating since Dec. 1, 2005, which featured the end of Dave’s 16-year “feud” with Oprah Winfrey.

PhotosDavid Letterman’s Final Late Show: A Star-Studded Top 10, the Foo Fighters’ Farewell and More Key Moments

Letterman’s Late Show sendoff thus outdrew and outrated every Wednesday primetime broadcast, and on the final night of May sweeps »

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David Letterman Gets A ‘Late Show’ Sendoff From 5 U.S. Presidents: ‘Our Long National Nightmare Is Over!’

21 May 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

David Letterman received a farewell message from five U.S. presidents during his final The Late Show on Wednesday night. Presidents Say Goodbye To Letterman: ‘Our Long National Nightmare Is Over!’ Kicking off the goodbyes was 38th President of the United Stated Gerald Ford from archival footage in which he says, “Our long national nightmare is over.” Though […]

The post David Letterman Gets A ‘Late Show’ Sendoff From 5 U.S. Presidents: ‘Our Long National Nightmare Is Over!’ appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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David Letterman’s Final Top 10: Hands Off Last ‘Late Show’ Top 10 To Celeb Roster

21 May 2015 7:05 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

David Letterman called on 10 of his most frequent The Late Show guests to deliver his final Top 10 list. Letterman’s Final Top 10 Letterman announced that his final Top 10 would be the “Top 10 things I’ve always wanted to say to Dave,” and that they’d be read off by famous faces who’ve often appeared […]

The post David Letterman’s Final Top 10: Hands Off Last ‘Late Show’ Top 10 To Celeb Roster appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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David Letterman’s Final ‘Late Show’ Scores Highest Early Rating in Almost 10 Years

21 May 2015 6:49 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

David Letterman sure went out on top. The host’s final “Late Show” last night scored his best local rating — a very early daily Nielsen measurement — since December 2005. Letterman’s final bow actually topped all prime-time programming on Wednesday — despite existing in a much later and thus less desirable time slot. As a result of Letterman’s successful send-off, James Corden‘s “Late Late Show” hit a new high afterward. Also Read: David Letterman's Final 'Late Show' Top 10 List Brings Out Famous Friends, Funny One-Liners Here are Letterman’s details: From 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., the final »

- Tony Maglio

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Watch Conan O'Brien's Poignant David Letterman Tribute

21 May 2015 6:31 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Conan O'Brien bid farewell to David Letterman with a touching, hilarious monologue on Conan Wednesday night, and later urged his viewers to change the channel and watch the longtime host's final episode of The Late Show.

"There are no words that can encapsulate the sheer magnitude of what Dave has achieved these past 33 years," O'Brien said. "It cannot be done. He has been the North Star for me and every comic of my generation."

While O'Brien tried to explain Letterman's influence in an essay for Entertainment Weekly, on Conan he »

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Jennifer Lawrence Begs David Letterman Not to Leave, Tells Him "It's All In Your Head!"

21 May 2015 2:13 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Noooo! Jennifer Lawrence — along with almost the rest of Hollywood — begged David Letterman not to exit his show on Wednesday, May 20. “Don’t do this! No one is sick of you it’s all in your head,” the Hunger Games star wrote on a poster she posed with in a photo on her Facebook page, urging the iconic late-night host to not surrender Late Show With David Letterman.  After all, Letterman did help Lawrence get over her fear of singing in front of people and even planned [...] »

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Conan Gives Thanks to David Letterman One Last Time

20 May 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In honor of David Letterman's last show, Conan O'Brien paid the retiring talk-show host yet another tribute. This one involved a solid throwback clip, as well as a very touching gesture: He encouraged viewers to switch to The Late Show, should they, for whatever reason, be watching Conan on this bittersweet night instead. "I promise you: We will not see a man of his talents and comedic integrity again in our lifetime, and you do not want to miss out," O'Brien said, after sharing a winner of an anecdote about Letterman being a hero and him being a national punch line. "Have a great show, Dave, and from the bottom of my heart, thank you." »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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TV Ratings: David Letterman Bows Out With 13.8 Million Viewers, 21-Year High

20 May 2015 10:32 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

David Letterman signed off on Wednesday night, putting the finishing touch on a 33-year career in late-night — the last 22 of which he's spent at CBS. Capping off several weeks of ratings spikes and two nights of five-year highs, the telecast was obviously up. The star-filled goodbye averaged nearly 13.8 million viewers, hitting its highest score Late Show's first season in 1994. The Late Show drew a bigger crowd than any broadcast series did in primetime, the closest of which being the Survivor finale (9.4 million viewers). Compared to another notable late-night

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- Michael O'Connell

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