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CHAPTER FIFTEEN:
THE RATINGS ARE ON FIRE, BABY!

It is August 1993, the month that The Late Show with David Letterman debuted on CBS.  If David Letterman had any reservations about making the big switch, he must have buried them when he received the news about his ratings.

The Late Show with David Letterman is ON FIRE, BABY.  It is sizzling, it is hot, and Dave's ratings have sky rocketed in the first year of this newly created CBS Late Night Show!  David Letterman is consistently beating the Tonight Show in Late Night Ratings. Everyone, including me, has DAVE FEVER! And the best thing is, Dave never even had to sell his body to get them!  Ha, ha!   (Just kidding! Dave never wanted to sell his body. There I go again - trying to turn a perfectly respectable story into a trailer trash story! Ha, Ha!) Too bad he didn't though. I would have loved to check out his legs! Ha, Ha!  

Dave's face has graced many a magazine cover. All of the major newspapers are running articles regarding his new show. At offices around the country, the water coolers are a buzz with TOP TEN JOKES and people enquiring about Dave's current guest line-up! Newscasters, Talk Show Hosts, and even the Olympics have all caught the Dave bug. HUUUGE STARS ARE MAKING CAMEO AND FEATURE APPEARANCES ON HIS SHOW. By September 1993 (David's show debuted August 30, 1993) two weeks before the Olympics  - the Late Show with David Letterman ratings are 50% higher than the The Tonight Show. GO DAVE! And CBS had better have great insurance on The Ed Sullivan Theater, because Dave's ratings are about to blow the roof off!

Add to that, CBS is RINGING UP THE $$$$$$ IN THE CASH REGISTER. Advertising Agencies are begging to get a spot on the show. There ARE bidding wars - and $60,000.00 per half a minute commercials are being sold at the drop of a hat!

The best part about Dave's success, IF YOU ASK MY HUMBLE OPPINION (which no one usually does, because you never know what will come out of me!  Ha, ha!) is that he got there without stepping on anyone's toes!  He did it with honesty, creativity, hard work, perseverance, and a lot of HOT BABE's (HA, HA) on the show!  

(This same high moral character is displayed today, when David Letterman refused to take the ABC Late Night Show because he thought that he might push Mr. Koppel out of a job!  This is why David Letterman has lasted so long in this business.  He consistently chooses friendships, and what is morally right, over business!)  

Now that Dave is consistently a ratings winner, many new viewers want to join in the celebration, the fun, the party, and become a winner too!  Once they tuned in, David's comic abilities retained them. (I, myself, raised a toast,  a Martini of course, to an imaginary Mr. Letterman. Then Belleview Mental Hospital came all the way out to California to pick me up and lock me up for good! Ha, ha!)

SERIOUSLY THOUGH! THIS IS TRULY A MONUMENTAL OCCASION IN THE HISTORY OF CBS, AND THE HISTORY OF DAVID LETTERMAN! A SUCCESS THAT WILL CONTINUE FOR MANY YEARS TO COME! 

 

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