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