The Colbert Report (2005-2014)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 2005-10-18

Runtime: 24 minutes

Rating(s): 8.5

Genre(s): News, Comedy

Language(s): English

Description

The Colbert Report is an American satirical late night television program that airs Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. It stars political humorist Stephen Colbert, a former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The Colbert Report is a spin-off from and counterpart to The Daily Show that comments on politics and the media in a similar way. It satirizes conservative personality-driven political pundit programs, particularly Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor. The show focuses on a fictional anchorman character named Stephen Colbert, played by his real-life namesake. The character, described by Colbert as a "well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot", is a caricature of televised political pundits. The Colbert Report has been nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards each in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, two Television Critics Association Awards Awards, and two Satellite Awards. In 2013, it won two Emmys. It has been presented as non-satirical journalism in several instances, including by the Tom DeLay Legal Defense Trust and by Robert Wexler following his interview on the program. The Report received considerable media coverage following its debut on October 17, 2005, for Colbert's coining of the term "truthiness", which dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster named its 2006 Word of the Year.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 1447
Season 1 32
Season 2 161
S02E01
Nancy Grace
S02E02
Carl Bernstein
S02E03
John Stossel
S02E04
Ken Miller
S02E05
George Stephanopoulos
S02E06
Andrew Sullivan
S02E07
Frank McCourt
S02E08
Nina Totenberg
S02E09
David Gregory
S02E10
Robin Givhan
S02E11
Norah Vincent
7.7
S02E12
Paul Begala
S02E13
Annie Duke
S02E14
Dave Marash
6.7
S02E15
Emily Yoffe
S02E16
Christine Todd Whitman
S02E17
Sen. Barbara Boxer
6.5
S02E18
James Woolsey
6
S02E19
Alan Dershowitz
6
S02E20
George Packer
S02E21
Lama Surya Das
6.7
S02E22
Michael Eric Dyson
S02E23
David Brooks
6.4
S02E24
Tony Campolo
S02E25
Brett O'Donnell
S02E26
Arianna Huffington
S02E27
Jeffrey Sachs
S02E28
Bob Schieffer
S02E29
Norman Ornstein
S02E30
James Webb
S02E31
Lorraine Bracco
S02E32
Christopher Buckley
6.6
S02E33
Keith Olbermann
5.9
S02E34
Al Franken
6.8
S02E35
Frank Vincent
6.6
S02E36
Connie Chung
7.2
S02E37
Steve Kroft
6.5
S02E38
Dan Senor
6.8
S02E39
John Kasich
6.5
S02E40
Sen. Gary Hart
S02E41
Michael Brown
S02E42
Bruce Bartlett
7.7
S02E43
Robert Greenwald
S02E44
Michael Smerconish
S02E45
Rev. Jesse Jackson
S02E46
Harvey Mansfield
6.5
S02E47
Markos Moulitsas
S02E48
Reza Aslan
S02E49
Anthony Romero
6.5
S02E50
Caitlin Flanagan
6
S02E51
Ralph Nader
6.3
S02E52
Hugh Hewitt
S02E53
Sam Harris
6
S02E54
Sebastian Junger
6.7
S02E55
Bill Kristol
5.9
S02E56
Jon Meacham
6
S02E57
Gov. Mike Huckabee
S02E58
Paul Rieckhoff
6
S02E59
Rick Reilly
6
S02E60
Shere Hite
6.1
S02E61
Frank Rich
7.4
S02E62
Bill Bastone
S02E63
Madeleine Albright
6
S02E64
Kevin Phillips
S02E65
Tyson Slocum
S02E66
Jonathan Alter
6
S02E67
Ted Daeschler
6
S02E68
Stone Phillips
S02E69
Christiane Amanpour
S02E70
Steven Squyres
S02E71
Steven Johnson
S02E72
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
S02E73
Tim Flannery
6.4
S02E74
David Sirota
6
S02E75
Michael Pollan
6
S02E76
Gustavo Arellano
6
S02E77
Bart Ehrman
5.9
S02E78
Bay Buchanan
6
S02E79
Douglas Brinkley
6
S02E80
Marc Bowden
6.4
S02E81
Chris Matthews
S02E82
Robert Baer
6.4
S02E83
Christopher Noxon
S02E84
Amy Sedaris
8.3
S02E85
Tony Hawk
7.7
S02E86
Mort Zuckerman
7.4
S02E87
Ron Suskind
5.7
S02E88
Lee Silver
5.7
S02E89
Dhani Jones
S02E90
Joe Scarborough
S02E91
Tom Brokaw
7.6
S02E92
Howell Raines
S02E93
William Donohue
S02E94
Neal Katyal
S02E95
Joe Quesada
S02E96
Ned Lamont
6
S02E97
Peter Beinart
S02E98
Linda Hirshman
S02E99
Paul Hackett III
S02E100
Bill Rhoden
S02E101
Alexandra Robbins
5.7
S02E102
Eli Pariser
6.2
S02E103
Ramesh Ponnuru
5.6
S02E104
David Gergen
S02E105
Morgan Spurlock
S02E106
Neil Young
S02E107
Geoffrey Nunberg
S02E108
Paul Krugman
6.1
S02E109
Gideon Yago
6.1
S02E110
Janna Levin
6.6
S02E111
Martin Short
5.6
S02E112
Toby Keith
S02E113
Ken Jennings
S02E114
Bill Simmons
5.7
S02E115
Will Power
S02E116
Frank Rich
6.3
S02E117
James Carville
6.5
S02E118
Daniel Ellsberg
5.8
S02E119
Arianna Huffington
S02E120
Ted Danson
S02E121
Lowell Bergman
6.1
S02E122
Steve Wozniak
6.4
S02E123
Michael Lewis
S02E124
Andy Stern
S02E125
Senator Byron Dorgan
6.3
S02E126
Amy Goodman
S02E127
Randy Newman
6.3
S02E128
Ariel Levy
S02E129
George Lucas
8.8
S02E130
Gov. Brian Schweitzer
S02E131
Barry Scheck
6.1
S02E132
Richard Dawkins
7.9
S02E133
David Kuo
S02E134
Dr. Peter Agre
6.3
S02E135
Barry Manilow
5.7
S02E136
Tim Robbins
6.9
S02E137
Penn Jillette
S02E138
Ronald Reagan Jr.
5.7
S02E139
Mark Halperin
5.7
S02E140
Indecision 2006 Election Coverage
S02E141
Jeff Greenfield
S02E142
Dean Kamen
6.3
S02E143
Dan Rather
6.3
S02E144
Jeff Swartz
6.3
S02E145
Al Franken/Dr. Michael Novacek
6.5
S02E146
Richard Linklater
6.1
S02E147
Jim Lehrer
5.9
S02E148
Harry Shearer
6.7
S02E149
Nora Ephron
5.8
S02E150
Mike Lupica
6
S02E151
Will Wright
5.8
S02E152
Steven D. Levitt
5.8
S02E153
John Sexton
S02E154
Dr. Francis S. Collins
5.8
S02E155
Dr. Peter Singer
6.4
S02E156
Dan Savage
5.9
S02E157
Doris Kearns Goodwin
6.1
S02E158
Daniel Pinchbeck
6.1
S02E159
Jack Welch
6.2
S02E160
Deepak Chopra
6.6
S02E161
Chris Funk, Robert Schneider
7
Season 3 138
S03E01
Ethan Nadelmann
S03E02
Jim Cramer
S03E03
David Kamp
S03E04
Judy Woodruff
S03E05
Alex Kuczynski
S03E06
Dinesh D'Souza
4.8
S03E07
Richard Clarke
S03E08
Bill O'Reilly
S03E09
Tom Schaller
S03E10
Michael S. Steele
7
S03E11
Lou Dobbs
S03E12
Mike Wallace
S03E13
Barry Lando
S03E14
Donna Shalala
S03E15
Jed Babbin
S03E16
Chuck Schumer
S03E17
Wendy Kopp
S03E18
Charlie LeDuff
S03E19
Steven Pinker
S03E20
Debra Dickerson
S03E21
Michael Oppenheimer
S03E22
Sheryl WuDunn
S03E23
Lance Armstrong
S03E24
Shashi Tharoor
S03E25
Zev Chafets
5.6
S03E26
Craig Venter
5
S03E27
Nina Jablonski
5
S03E28
Larry King
5.4
S03E29
Ben & Jerry
5.4
S03E30
Mark Frauenfelder
5
S03E31
Michael Specter
5.6
S03E32
Ted Koppel
6
S03E33
Nicholas Kristof
5.6
S03E34
Michael Eric Dyson
6
S03E35
Ed Viesturs
5
S03E36
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
5.6
S03E37
Jerome Groopman
5
S03E38
Willie Nelson
5.5
S03E39
Benjamin Barber
5
S03E40
Katie Couric
5
S03E41
Gwen Ifill
S03E42
Madeleine Albright
S03E43
Jabari Asim
S03E44
Clive James
S03E45
Colin Beavan
S03E46
Jeannette Walls
S03E47
Vali Nasr
S03E48
Dr. Richard Land
S03E49
John Kerry
S03E50
Elaine Pagels
S03E51
Paulina Porizkova
S03E52
Sean Penn
S03E53
Russell Simmons
5.9
S03E54
Dr. Andrew Weil
S03E55
David Walker
S03E56
Madeleine Bordallo
S03E57
Neil deGrasse Tyson
S03E58
Malcolm Gladwell
S03E59
Gina Kolata
S03E60
Conn Iggulden
S03E61
Richard Preston
S03E62
Nassi Nicholas Taleb
S03E63
Salman Rushdie, Jane Fonda
S03E64
Jann Wenner
S03E65
William Langewiesche
S03E66
Walter Isaacson
S03E67
Howard Dean
S03E68
Randy Kearse, Rep. Tom Delay
S03E69
Jared Diamond
S03E70
John Amaechi
S03E71
Bay Buchanan, Bob Deans
S03E72
Jimmy Wales
S03E73
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Leon Botstein
S03E74
Jessica Valenti
S03E75
Carl Bernstein
S03E76
Cullen Murphy
S03E77
Dr. Michael D. Gershon
S03E78
Josh Wolf
S03E79
Rep. Ron Paul
S03E80
Daniel B. Smith
S03E81
Toby Keith
S03E82
Anne-Marie Slaughter
S03E83
Will Schwalbe
S03E84
Vincent Bugliosi
S03E85
Tom Hayden
S03E86
David France
S03E87
Tom Blanton, Daniel Gilbert
S03E88
Doug Bailey
S03E89
Richard Florida, Ben Nelson
S03E90
Mark Moffett
S03E91
John Mellencamp
S03E92
Frank Sulloway
5.3
S03E93
Simon Schama
S03E94
Anthony D. Romero
5.2
S03E95
Charles Kaiser
S03E96
Robert Shrum
S03E97
Evan Osnos
S03E98
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
S03E99
Michael Beschloss
S03E100
Michael J. Behe
S03E101
Ian Bogost
S03E102
Jim Cramer, Tina Brown
S03E103
Judd Apatow
4.6
S03E104
Michael Jacobson
S03E105
Jerry Miller, Spencer Wells
S03E106
Michael Wallis
S03E107
Mike Huckabee
S03E108
Nathan Sawaya
S03E109
Michael Shermer
S03E110
Richard Branson
S03E111
Thomas E. Ricks
S03E112
Bjorn Lomborg
5.1
S03E113
Garrison Keillor
6.7
S03E114
Joel Klein
S03E115
Ed Begley Jr
S03E116
Susan Sarandon
S03E117
Naomi Wolf
S03E118
Jeffrey Toobin
S03E119
Thomas Friedman
S03E120
John Grisham
S03E121
Tony Bennett
S03E122
David Schwartz
S03E123
Charlie Savage
S03E124
John Mearsheimer
S03E125
Jim Lovell
S03E126
John Kao
S03E127
George Saunders
S03E128
Stephen Colbert
S03E129
Gen. Wesley Clark
S03E130
Chris Jordan
S03E131
Paul Glastris
S03E132
Bob Drogin
5.4
S03E133
Garry Kasparov
S03E134
Craig Newmark
S03E135
Richard Berman
S03E136
Craig Venter
S03E137
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson
S03E138
Walter Kirn
Season 4 160
S04E01
Andrew Sullivan, Richard Freeman
S04E02
Chris Beam, Gary Rosen
S04E03
Gov. Mike Huckabee, Matt Taibbi
S04E04
Norman Ornstein, Muhammad Yunus
S04E05
Neil Shubin
S04E06
Peter Hopkins, Jared Cohen
S04E07
Deborah Tannen
S04E08
Lou Dobbs, David Levy
S04E09
Allan Sloan, Eric Weiner
S04E10
Malcolm Gladwell, Andrew Young
S04E11
Stephen Colbert's Sport Report
S04E12
Debra Dickerson, Charles Nesson
S04E13
Marjane Satrapi, Rick Warren
S04E14
Joe Quesada, Alex Ross
S04E15
Carl Hiaasen, Frans de Waal
5.4
S04E16
Tim Harford, Andrew Napolitano
S04E17
Tony Campolo, Jacob Weisberg
S04E18
Angelo Falcon, Bob Dole
S04E19
Richard Brookhiser, Tad Devine
S04E20
Mark Moffett
S04E21
Aubrey de Grey, Philip Zimbardo
S04E22
Gov. Eliot Spitzer, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Lisa Randall
S04E23
David Gracer, Richard Thompson Ford
S04E24
John Feinstein, Leonard Nimoy
S04E25
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
S04E26
Tony Snow
S04E27
Richard Brookhiser, Ingrid Newkirk
S04E28
Lorin Maazel, Shashi Tharoor
S04E29
William Donohue, Howard Dean, Jennifer 8. Lee
5.3
S04E30
Robert Reich, Gregory Rodriguez
4.8
S04E31
John Legend
5.5
S04E32
George McGovern
S04E33
Geraldo Rivera
S04E34
Howard Kurtz
5.5
S04E35
Hussein Ibish, Sudhir Venkatesh
S04E36
Samantha Power
4.8
S04E37
Carole King
S04E38
Dee Dee Myers
S04E39
Dean Kamen
S04E40
Eric Alterman, Michael Reynolds
S04E41
Van Jones
S04E42
R.E.M.
S04E43
Clay Shirky
S04E44
Trevor Paglen, Jesse Ventura
S04E45
Madeline Albright
S04E46
Jeff Gore
4.8
S04E47
Robin Wright
S04E48
John Legend, Mayor Michael Nutter, Chris Matthews
4.8
S04E49
Michelle Obama, The Roots
6
S04E50
Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders, Gov. Ed Rendell
S04E51
Hillary Clinton, Patrick Murphy, John Edwards, Barack Obama
S04E52
Fr. James Martin, Sen. Bernie Sanders
S04E53
Susan Jacoby
4.7
S04E54
Mitch Albom
4.6
S04E55
Maria Shriver
5.5
S04E56
Feist
5.4
S04E57
Anne Lamott
4.7
S04E58
Donna Brazile, Noah Feldman
4.7
S04E59
James Kunstler
4.7
S04E60
Carl Hiaasen
4.7
S04E61
Nathan Gunn
4.7
S04E62
Hasan Elahi, George Johnson
S04E63
Arianna Huffington
S04E64
Dr. Mehmet Oz
S04E65
Jennifer Hooper McCarty
S04E66
Laura Dern, Grover Norquist
S04E67
Andrei Cherny
S04E68
Tony Perkins, Brian Greene
S04E69
Sen. Claire McCaskill
S04E70
Tad Devine, David Sirota
S04E71
Jon Paskowitz
S04E72
George Will
S04E73
Rep. Bob Barr, Salman Rushdie
S04E74
Pat Buchanan
5.3
S04E75
Phil Weiss
S04E76
Alan Rabinowitz
4.8
S04E77
David Hajdu
S04E78
Winona LaDuke, Dixon Despommier
4.8
S04E79
Kenneth Miller
S04E80
Neal Katyal, Jonathan Zittrain
S04E81
Uma Mysorekar, Junot Díaz / Lexicon Artist
S04E82
Bishop N.T. Wright
5
S04E83
Barbara Ehrenreich
S04E84
Jason Bond, Will Smith
S04E85
Paul Goldberger, Neil deGrasse Tyson
S04E86
Rep. Robert Wexler
S04E87
Lama Surya Das, Daniel C. Esty
S04E88
Julia E. Sweig, Jason Riley
S04E89
Rush
6.3
S04E90
Elizabeth Edwards
5.3
S04E91
Sen. Jim Webb
S04E92
Lucas Conley
S04E93
Nas
5.5
S04E94
Laurie Goodstein, Garrett Reisman
S04E95
Toby Keith
7
S04E96
Eric Roston
S04E97
Crosby, Stills & Nash
S04E98
Buzz Aldrin
5.5
S04E99
Lucas Conley, The Apples in Stereo
S04E100
David Carr
4.8
S04E101
Jason Bond, Kevin Costner
S04E102
Devin Gordon, Thomas Frank
S04E103
Jorge Ramos
S04E104
Joey Cheek, Jane Mayer
S04E105
Dick Meyer
S04E106
Bing West
5
S04E107
Rep. Bob Barr, Scott McClellan
S04E108
Gov. Mike Huckabee
S04E109
Richard Brookhiser
S04E110
John McWhorter
S04E111
Laura D'Andrea Tyson
S04E112
Doris Kearns Goodwin
S04E113
Adam Brickley, Ron Paul
S04E114
Gov. David Paterson
S04E115
Peter J. Gomes
5.8
S04E116
Tyson Slocum, Rick Reilly
5.8
S04E117
Robert Lutz
5.8
S04E118
Maria Bartiromo
5.7
S04E119
Jackson Browne
7.7
S04E120
Joe Nocera, Cornel West
6.2
S04E121
Nick Carr
5.8
S04E122
Paul Begala
S04E123
James Taylor
S04E124
Dave Levin
S04E125
Stephen Greenblatt, Naomi Klein
S04E126
Jim Cramer
S04E127
Nate Silver
S04E128
Joe Scarborough
S04E129
David Gergen, Oliver Stone
S04E130
Bethany McLean, Kathleen Parker
S04E131
Joseph Stiglitz
S04E132
Shai Agassi
S04E133
Brent Glass, Robert Greenwald
S04E134
Fareed Zakaria, Wynton Marsalis
S04E135
Michael Farris
S04E136
David Frum
S04E137
Jonathan Alter
S04E138
Yo-Yo Ma
S04E139
Brian Moore, Sherman Alexie
S04E140
David Simon
S04E141
Wilco
S04E142
Charlie Cook, Andrew Sullivan