Tuesday, March 12, 2002

After All That

He still came in third. According to Rush Limbaugh, the overnights are "in" for last night's late night programming and the winners are Jay Leno (4.5) and Ted Koppel (4.2). David Letterman ran a close third (4.0), but third nonetheless. As Limbaugh pointed out, no one has ever had the kind of publicity that Letterman got last week. Last night marked his triumphant return (from a St. Barts vacation; presumably CBS flew him back on the corporate jet). And with all the hype and all the supposed suspense, he finished behind Koppel.

On the other hand, the headline of this item could just as easily be: "Letterman Laughing All The Way to The Bank."