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Can Stephen Colbert get his 'Late Night' groove back?

Can Stephen Colbert get his 'Late Night' groove back?

Nearly eight months after he took over for a retiring David Letterman, Stephen Colbert is still figuring out his place in the ever-shifting late-night firmament.

Although "The Late Show" is narrowly ahead of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in the ratings this season, it trails NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" by about 900,000 viewers each night, and its online audience is much smaller than that of either its immediate rivals. Even a historic berth after the Super Bowl in February — the first time a late-night show has aired in this slot — failed to produce a long-term ratings boost for "The Late Show."

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