The Mooch has officially done more for Stephen Colbert than he ever really got to do for Donald Trump.
Anthony Scaramucci’s visit to “The Late Show” last week led the CBS late-night series to its second-biggest weekly win over the competition since the “Colbert Report” alum took over from David Letterman.
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” topped “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” by an average of 770,000 total viewers. That large margin of victory is only bested by Colbert’s win of 900,000 overall audience members earlier this month, for the week ending Aug. 4.
Colbert averaged 3.15 million total viewers from Monday-Friday; Fallon had 2.38 million — that’s a 32 percent difference in CBS’ favor.
Monday’s “Late Show” broadcast — the one with featured Scaramucci — averaged 3.60 viewers. That sum made it Colbert’s largest ever Monday audience. The short-lived White House Communications Director’s episode beat NBC’s own 11:35 p.m. offering in total viewers, as well as adults 18-49, 25-54 and 18-34.