Ferguson Overtakes Conan

For the first time, CBS late-night show carries higher overall ratings than NBC's
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2008 4:01 PM CDT
Talk show host Craig Ferguson on the set of CBS' Late Late Show.   (AP Photo/Ric Francis)
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(Newser) – It appears the tides are changing for Conan O’Brien—well, sort of. Last week, and for the first time, the NBC late-night host was beaten in overall ratings by CBS rival Craig Ferguson, the New York Times reports.

O’Brien’s camp isn’t sweating it too much—NBC pointed out that the fiery-haired comic is still ahead with viewers in the coveted 18-to-49 demographic, and does even better with young males. Ferguson averaged an audience of 1.88 million to O’Brien’s 1.77.