Late Show with David Letterman (1993-2015)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1993-08-30

Runtime: 1 hour and 3 minutes

Rating(s): 6.9

Genre(s): Talk, Comedy

Language(s): English

Description

Late Show with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS. The show debuted on August 30, 1993, and is produced by Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants Incorporated and CBS Television Studios. The show's music director and band-leader of the house band, the CBS Orchestra, is Paul Shaffer. The head writer is Matt Roberts and the announcer is Alan Kalter. Of the major U.S. late-night programs, Late Show ranks second in cumulative average viewers over time and third in number of episodes over time. The show leads other late night shows in ad revenue with $271 million in 2009. In most U.S. markets the show airs at 11:35 p.m. Eastern/Pacific time, but is recorded Monday through Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m and 6:00 p.m. The second Thursday episode usually airs on Friday of that week. In 2002, Late Show with David Letterman was ranked No. 7 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. CBS has a contract with Worldwide Pants to continue the show through 2014; by then, Letterman will surpass Johnny Carson as the longest tenured late-night talk show host.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 4252
Season 1 219
S01E01
Bill Murray, Tom Brokaw, Paul Newman, Billy Joel
S01E02
Robin Williams, John Mellencamp, Jonathan Estrata
5.3
S01E03
Demi Moore, Bev Tanner, Spin Doctors
S01E04
Martin Short, Cyndi Lauper
S01E05
Debra Winger, Soul Asylum
S01E06
Richard Lewis, Shawn Bouroughs, Midnight Oil
S01E07
Michael J. Fox, Rosie Perez
S01E08
Al Gore, Kim Basinger, Chris Isaak
S01E09
Ellen Barkin, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Lenny Kravitz
S01E10
Siskel & Ebert, Robert Plant
S01E11
Bruce Willis, Steven Wright
S01E12
Paul Reiser, Mike Ditka, John Hiatt
S01E13
Jeff Goldblum, Louie Anderson, Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
S01E14
Bonnie Hunt, Latrisha Baldrick, Patti Smyth
S01E15
Super Dave Osborne, Laura Dern, Stone Temple Pilots
S01E16
Sarah Jessica Parker, Jim Abbot, Patty Scialfa
S01E17
Robert Urich, Ellen Degeneres, Tim Tomasic
S01E18
Tony Randall, Elizabeth Perkins, Aaron Neville
S01E19
Mike Myers, John Kruk, Belinda Carlisle
S01E20
Glenn Close, James Taylor
S01E21
Matthew Broderick, Julie Krone, Neil Diamond
S01E22
Jimmy Carter, Brett Butler, Daniel Boulud
S01E23
Jerry Lewis, Sparky Mortimer, Rod Stewart
S01E24
Lily Tomlin, Adam Sandler, Mike Lupica
S01E25
Andie MacDowell, Graham Parker, Bill Scheft
S01E26
Sylvester Stallone, Melissa Etheridge, Janeane Garofalo
S01E27
Isabella Rossellini, Bob Saget, Johnny Cash
S01E28
Candice Bergen, John Mendoza
S01E29
Don Rickles, Tracey Ullman, Johnny Cash
S01E30
Connie Chung, Mary Chapin Carpenter
S01E31
Kathie Lee Gifford, Matt Dillon
S01E32
Stupid Pet Tricks, Howard Stern, Rosanne Cash
S01E33
Kirstie Alley, Rick Ocasek, Jeff Colton
S01E34
David Brenner, Gloria Estefan, Sean Young
S01E35
Tom Arnold, Rich Hall, Jon Weiss
S01E36
Dennis Miller, Tony Bennett, Sandra Bullock
S01E37
David Steinberg, Emmylou Harris, Bo Jackson
S01E38
Dan Rather, Penelope Ann Miller, Gin Blossoms
S01E39
Bob Newhart, Guru, Chloe Disker
S01E40
Martin Mull, The Pogues, Jean Louie
S01E41
Sean Connery, Jake Johannsen, Fran Drescher
S01E42
Phil Donahue, Art Garfunkel, Lenny Dykstra, Paul Molitor
S01E43
Marv Albert, Cindy Crawford, Natalie Cole
S01E44
George Foreman, INXS & Ray Charles
S01E45
Martin Lawrence, Phil Collins
S01E46
Jay Thomas, Squeeze, Martha Stewart
S01E47
Terry Garr, Paul Simon
S01E48
Mike Wallace, Jimmy Cliff, Faith Ford
S01E49
Annie Potts, Natalie Merchant, Dorothy Nash
S01E50
Tony Curtis, The Breeders, Calvin Trillian
S01E51
Michael Keaton, Barbara Walters
S01E52
Evander Holyfield, Phil Hartman, The BoDeans
S01E53
Mary Tyler Moore, Jackson Browne, Rita Rudner
S01E54
Tom Selleck, Pete Townsend
S01E55
Barry Bonds, Carol Kane, Living Colour
S01E56
Sinbad, Trisha Yearwood, Charlie Sheen
S01E57
Billy Crystal, Los Lobos
S01E58
Stupid Human Tricks, Jon Lovitz, George Thoroughgood
S01E59
Billy Connolly, Bob Dylan, Charles Kuralt
S01E60
Dana Carvey, Meatloaf, Joan Cusak
S01E61
Marilu Henner, Heart, Father Guido Sarducci
S01E62
Robert Klein, Cowboy Junkies, Bobby Knight
S01E63
Bryant Gumbel, Taylor Dayne, Dave Attel
S01E64
Penn & Teller, Dwight Yoakam, Gabriel Byrne
S01E65
Kelsey Grammar, Patrick Ewing, Warren Zevon
S01E66
James Belushi, Carlene Carter, Lauren Holley
S01E67
Robin Williams, Larry Johnson
S01E68
Sam Donaldson, Mike Myers, Nanci Griffith
S01E69
Jeremy Irons, Bruce Hornsby
S01E70
Charles Grodin, Bryan Adams, Jack Hannah
S01E71
Sally Field, Carly Simon, Robert Duvall
S01E72
Larry King, The Band, Kevin Pollack
S01E73
Luciano Pavarotti, Marisa Tomei, Wayne Cotter
S01E74
Tom Hanks, Gipsy Kings, Joan Plowright
S01E75
Rush Limbaugh, Harry Connick Jr.
S01E76
Whoopi Goldberg, Clint Black, John Witherspoon
S01E77
Will Smith, The Lemonheads, Emmit Smith
S01E78
Bob Costas, Toni Braxton, Debi Mazar
S01E79
Dennis Franz, Mike Judge, Andy Williams
S01E80
Joan Lunden, Ian Moore, Wendy Wasserstein
S01E81
Jason Priestly, Terry Bradshaw, Norm MacDonald
S01E82
Bonnie Hunt, Tony Toni Tone, Dennis Rogers
S01E83
Julia Roberts, Cracker, Wolfgang Puck
S01E84
Rosanne and Tom Arnold, Jon Bon Jovi
S01E85
Jane Pauley, Art Donavan
S01E86
Beau Bridges, Sandra Bernhard, 4 Non Blondes
S01E87
Rosie O'Donnell, Lou Reed, Neil Patrick Harris
S01E88
Chris Elliot, Itzhak Perlman, Cokie Roberts
S01E89
Martin Mull, Drew Carey, Dana Delaney
S01E90
Rudolph Giuliani, Faith Hill, Ricki Lake
S01E91
Troy Aikman, Marilyn Horne, Jon Stewart
S01E92
Smothers Brothers, Indigo Girls, Sara McClendan
S01E93
George Carlin, Urge Overkill, Jan Hooks
S01E94
Chevy Chase, George Miller, Halle Berry
S01E95
Richard Harris, Taj Mahal & Etta James, David Spade
S01E96
David Brenner, Travis Tritt, Madeline Stowe
S01E97
Kathie Lee Gifford, Aaron Neville, Bruno Kirby
S01E98
Demi Moore, Willie Nelson & Shelby Lynne, Al Franken
S01E99
Dan Rather, Dave Pirner & Victoria Williams, Brett Hull
S01E100
Jimmy Johnson, Martin Lawrence, Concrete Blonde
S01E101
Tom Brokaw, Julie Cavner, Joshua Catheson
S01E102
Aidan Quinn, Crowded House, Michael Lamonaco
S01E103
Sarah Jessica Parker, Jerry Van Dyke
S01E104
Ellen Barkin, Peter Frampton, Amanda Archaleta
S01E105
Walter Cronkite, Natalie Merchant
S01E106
Alec Baldwin, Blues Traveler, Norman Vaughn
S01E107
Dan Aykroyd, Anna Klempsey, Peter Arnette
S01E108
Siskel & Ebert, Daryl Hall, Mugsy Bogues
S01E109
Steven Seagal, Salt N Peppa, Johnathan Soloman
S01E110
Super Dave Osborne, Brad Privott
S01E111
Richard Simmons
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Regis Philbin, Richard Thompson, Ben Stiller
S01E113
Phil Hartman, George Benson, Michael Madsen
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Bebe Neuwirth, Jackson Browne
S01E115
Sinbad, UB40, Luke Perry
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Marv Albert, Sinead O'Connor, Ricky Jay
S01E117
Stupid Human Tricks, Wynonna Judd, Laurence Fishburne
S01E118
Brett Butler, Linda Rondstat, Don Imus
S01E119
Michael J. Fox, Spin Doctors & Roger Daltrey
S01E120
Gary Shandling, Sting, Nigel Mansell
S01E121
Dan Jansen, Dennis Miller, Meatloaf
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John Larroquette, Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Butler, & Ben E. King, Jennifer Jason Leigh
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Geena Davis, Aerosmith
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Anthony Hopkins, ZZ Top, Dennis Leary
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Alan King, Aretha Franklin
S01E126
Jay Thomas, Crash Test Dummies, Kevin Spacey
S01E127
Richard Harris, Carol King, Ron Howard
S01E128
Bill Cosby, Sheryl Crow
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Diane Sawyer, John Michael Montgomery, Elle MacPherson
S01E130
Kevin Kline, Placido Domingo
S01E131
Bob Saget, Tori Amos, John Waters
S01E132
Thea Vidal, Stomp, Buck Henry
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Martin Short, Sammy Hagar, Mary Stuart Masterson
S01E134
Madonna, Counting Crows
S01E135
Charles Grodin, Elvis Costello & The Attractions
S01E136
Bob Uecker, Cheap Trick, Michael McKean
S01E137
Ted Koppel, Wynton Marsalis, Carrie Fisher
S01E138
Andie MacDowell, Rich Hall, Matt Kramer
S01E139
Kirstie Alley, Boz Scaggs, Calvin Trillian
S01E140
Tom Brokaw, Blind Melon, Julie Brown
S01E141
Don Rickles, Jeff Stearns, Liz Phair
S01E142
Jack Lemmon, Lyle Lovett & Al Green
S01E143
Dennis Hopper, Jessye Norman, Uta Pippig
S01E144
Ellen DeGeneres, Raquel Welch, Candlebox
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Tom Snyder, Ray Liotta
S01E146
Father Guido Sarducci, Reba McEntire, Pierre Frene
S01E147
Joan Lunden, Gin Blossoms, Michael Moore
S01E148
Jerry Seinfeld, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Norm Abram
S01E149
Sissy Spacek, Bonnie Raitt, Daniel Low
S01E150
Joe Pesci, Randy Travis, Dan Wilkenson
S01E151
Jerry Van Dyke, The Neville Brothers
S01E152
Robin Williams, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Mark Leyner
S01E153
Mia Farrow, Tim McGraw, Jimmie Walker
S01E154
Brett Butler, Rob Lowe, Sarah McLachlan
S01E155
Sharon Stone, Chris Farley
S01E156
Billy Crystal, Ray Charles
S01E157
Michael Keaton, Angela Lansbury
S01E158
James Cahn, David Copperfield, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
S01E159
Candice Bergen, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Magic Johnson
S01E160
Bette Midler, Traffic
S01E161
Heather Locklear, Travis Tritt, Harvey Pekar
S01E162
Jeff Goldblum, Sonic Youth, James Carville
S01E163
Stupid Pet Tricks, Carol Burnett, Emmylou Harris
S01E164
Barbara Walters, Mariah Carey
S01E165
Eddie Murphy, Tony Bennett, Wayne Cotter
S01E166
Rick Moranis, Jimmy Buffett, Stefan Seville
S01E167
Woody Harrelson, Louie Anderson, Isaiah Thomas
S01E168
Kevin Pollak, Chris Isaak, Jacques Pepin
S01E169
Rosie O'Donnell, Laurie Morgan, Bronson Pinchot
S01E170
The Pretenders, Daniel Stern
S01E171
Reggie Miller, Spike Lee, Tony Randall, Tony Toni Tone
S01E172
Craig T. Nelson, David Sanborn, Al Unser Jr.
S01E173
Mariel Hemmingway, George Miller, Mandy Patinkin
S01E174
Macaulay Culkin, Randy Newman, Mona Frey
S01E175
David Brenner, Johnny Cash, Keanu Reeves
S01E176
Jeremy Irons, Chris Rock, Hakeem Olajuwon
S01E177
Ted Danson, David Byrne, Carl Reiner
S01E178
Show #0178
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Jon Lovitz, Sandra Bullock, Spin Doctors
S01E180
Teri Garr, Yes
S01E181
Fran Drescher, Jack Palance, Seal
S01E182
Dan Rather, Nicholas Turturro, Al Jarreau, Kathleen Battle
S01E183
Julia Roberts, Stone Temple Pilots, Jake Johannsen
S01E184
Howard Stern, Kate Nelligan, John Mellencamp
S01E185
Siskel & Ebert, Tom Jones, Sam Cassell, Trisha Yearwood
S01E186
Penelope Ann Miller, Barbara Streisand, Mary Matalin, Tori Amos
S01E187
Daniel Boulud, Helen Hunt, Green Day
S01E188
Siskel & Ebert, Andrea Martin, Indigo Girls
S01E189
Connie Chung, Phil Collins
S01E190
Neil Diamond, Richard Simmons
S01E191
Patrick Stewart, Ryan Cobb, Melissa Etheridge
S01E192
Show #0192
S01E193
Tom Hanks, Toad the Wet Sprocket
S01E194
Harry Connick, Jr., Michael Lomonaco, Pete Sampras, Catherine O'Hara
S01E195
Buzz Aldrin, Susan Sarandon, Midnight Oil
S01E196
Gary Sinise, Ricki Lake, Julio Iglesias
S01E197
Show #0197
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Season 2 220
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