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Entertainment Late-Night TV's Comedy King Is Not Who You Think

20:05  13 june  2018
20:05  13 june  2018 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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For late - night shows, TV is practically becoming irrelevant. The real battle for eyeballs is online, where jokes and bits are viewed billions of times. It used to be easy figuring out who was king of late night . In the olden days, you 'd simply add up the number of people watching a show as it aired in real time.

For late - night shows, television is only part of the equation. The battle for viewers is shifting to viral videos that are viewed millions of times.

a man wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a store© Provided by The Hollywood Reporter It used to be easy figuring out who was king of late night. In the olden days, you'd simply add up the number of people watching a show as it aired in real time. Today, that would give Stephen Colbert the title, with 3.8 million viewers a night. But TV these days, like so many things, is much more complicated.

In fact, for late-night shows, TV is practically becoming irrelevant. The real battle for eyeballs is online, where jokes and bits are viewed billions of times. "It does seem to be the future," notes Seth Meyers, whose Late Night gag about bringing Game of Thrones' Jon Snow to a party has racked up 15.3 million views, four times Colbert's real-time viewership. "So we might as well figure it out."

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For late - night shows, television is only part of the equation. The battle for viewers is shifting to viral videos that are viewed millions of times. According to the new equation, the " King of Late Night " might not be who you think .

For The Daily Show's Trevor Noah, online clips are still a marketing gimmick — "It's like the Swedish meatballs at IKEA; it's not really what they're selling, but it gets people into the door," he says — but others see online as the writing on the wall.

"It's not that late night is changing, it's that the way people watch it is changing," says James Corden, whose Late Late Show clips on YouTube have been viewed an astonishing 3 billion times. "When Hugh Grant went on Jay Leno for his big apology [in 1995], it was huge in the ratings. But today, that clip would be watched millions and millions of times."

So, according to the new math, who is today's talk show king? Hint: it's not Colbert. a screenshot of a social media post© Provided by The Hollywood Reporter

Emmys: HBO Dethroned for the First Time in 18 Years by Netflix .
For the first time, Netflix has come out on top as the platform with the most Emmy nominations. The streaming giant has received 112 nominations for the 70th annual primetime Emmy Awards. That’s up more than 20 from 2017, when it scored 91 nominations. Netflix ends a 17-year winning streak by HBO, which previously topped the nominations. Netflix was aided by powerhouse projects such as “The Crown,” which received 13 nominations, including a key drama series nod; “Stranger Things,” which received 12 noms, including drama series; “Godless,” which received 12 noms, including one for limited series; and “GLOW,” which received 10 noms, including comedy series.

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