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Variety: Stephen Colbert Ratings Rise After He Attacks Trump

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By    |   Tuesday, 14 Feb 2017 09:28 PM

Stephen Colbert's late-night show, where he continues to blast President Donald Trump and his administration, has gained momentum, Variety reported.

Colbert's show last week averaged more than 3 million viewers on three different nights according to Nielsen, just behind Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show," which averaged 3.01 million viewers. Through Tuesday, Fallon's show on NBC had an average of 3.353 million viewers compared to 2.953 million for Colbert's "Late Show" on CBS.

Colbert has consistently slammed the Trump administration and Monday mocked Stephen Miller, the president's senior adviser, and called him a liar.

"The powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned," Stephen Miller said on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday.

"'Will not be questioned?'" Colbert countered. "Let me test that theory: What the f— are you talking about?"

Colbert used his monologue to challenge some of Miller's claims about voter fraud and invited him on the show, saying he would call him a liar if he did not show.

"And if you do show up, I'm going to call you a liar to your face," Colbert said.

Billie Gold, vice president and director of programming research at Amplifi US, told Variety that Colbert, like the show "Saturday Night Live," had Trump to thank for the surge.

"While Fallon will likely take the reign back in future weeks and win the season in all viewer metrics, in this politically charged climate, Colbert's numbers will definitely be recharged," he said.

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Stephen Colbert's late-night show, where he continues to blast President Donald Trump and his administration, has gained momentum, Variety reported.
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