CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman" kept plenty of viewers up past their bedtime Monday, grabbing numbers comparable to the premiere of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" back in May 1992.
Brandon Tartikoff handicaps the fall TV season, notably the escalating latenight talkshow battle, on "Variety: TV's Year of Living Cautiously." The special's syndication window is Sept. 1-19.
Harvey Cohen and Stuart Swartz have been elected to the Assn. of Independent Television Stations board of directors.
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$2.6M Cumulative:$231.7M Disney -25.30%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$2.4M Cumulative:$126.5M Paramount Pictures -31.50%
Let's Be Cops
Let's Be Cops3Daily:$1.8M Cumulative:$32.6M Fox -29.54%
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Letterman debut 10.9 rating/32 share CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman" got off to a strong start, with numbers just under Jay Leno's 1992 "Tonight Show" debut.