Here’s what happened to Colbert’s ratings when Comey visited – and compared to Trump’s

Here’s what happened to Colbert’s ratings when Comey visited – and compared to Trump’s
Former FBI Director James Comey appeared on Stephen Colbert's Late Night show and helped him receive some of the best ratings ever. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot)

Former FBI Director James Comey is on a book tour, and the ratings are in for his visit to Stephen Colbert’s late night show on Tuesday.

Here’s how the show rated with Comey’s appearance

According to preliminary measures, Stephen Colbert’s Late Show blasted its competition out of the water with a 3.5 household rating.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC garnered only a 1.7 household rating, and Jimmy Kimmel Live only won a 1.5 household rating.

The Late Show also beat out its competition among ratings in the key demographic of viewers aged 18-49, with a 0.6 ratings, just edging out Fallon at 0.5, and Kimmel at 0.4.

How does this compare to President Trump’s ratings?

Deadline reported that the Comey appearance gave Colbert his third greatest ratings ever, just behind his first show in 2015, and, ironically, another show in 2015 with an appearance by Trump when he was a presidential candidate.

Comey is promoting his book, “A Higher Loyalty,” which has already been criticized by some for containing what they say are petty and mean-spirited comments about the president, who fired Comey from the FBI.

Colbert has been a vocal critic of the president and in May 2017 he was investigated by the FCC over a vulgar rant he gave insulting Trump on his show.

Here’s the entire interview with Comey on Colbert’s show: