Craig Ferguson: Another one from the heart
With all the hubbub over the new Jay Leno deal, the bloodbath of executive layoffs at NBC and the latest round of drama to sock the Tribune Co., a moment of great television may be overlooked tonight on CBS' "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson."
Ferguson's mother, Janet, died last week in Scotland. Ferguson was there all of last week, as "Late Late Show" was already skedded for a dark week. Tonight, Craig is set to talk about his mother, her life and her influence on his life. Judging by the humble, humorous, earthy eloquence of the 16-minute eulogy he delivered nearly three years ago after the passing of his father, Robert Ferguson, this will be a can't-miss monologue.
Ferguson” averaged 1.9 million viewers for that week, up 13% from 1.75 million the same time period last year, and beat “Conan’s” average of 1.85 million viewers.
As for household ratings, “Ferguson” averaged a 1.5 rating/5 share compared to “Conan’s” 1.4 rating/5 share. The shows tied among adults 25-54 with a 0.8 rating/5 share.
Season-to-date, the shows are tied among households (1.4/5) and adults 25-54 (“Ferguson” 0.8/4, “Conan” 0.8/5).
“Conan” led in both categories during the same time period last year with a household 1.5 rating over “Ferguson’s” 1.3 rating and a 0.8 rating in adults 25-54 compared to a 0.7 rating for “Ferguson.”