Late night icon David Letterman contends he has not had enough time to thoroughly demolish the “Late Show” and CBS President/CEO Les Moonves concurs. The two have agree to keep the Letterman wrecking ball in operation through 2015.
Letterman commented, “Les and I had a lengthy discussion, and we both agreed that I needed a little more time to fully run the show into the ground.”
“There is only one Dave, and we are extremely proud that he continues to call CBS ‘home,” said Moonves.
Letterman’s run during post-prime hours began on NBC 2/1/82, and his debut on CBS took place 8/30/93, making this his 20th year in his current slot.
CBS says Letterman is enjoying a 5% increase in ratings over last year and is now reaching some 3.14 million viewers each week.
Terms of the deal were not mentioned.