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David Letterman

1947 - Today

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David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American television host, comedian, writer and producer. He hosted late night television talk shows for 33 years, beginning with the February 1, 1982, debut of Late Night with David Letterman on NBC and ending with the May 20, 2015, broadcast of Late Show with David Letterman on CBS. In total, Letterman hosted 6,080 episodes of Late Night and Late Show, surpassing his friend and mentor Johnny Carson as the longest-serving late-night talk show host in American television history.He is also a television and film producer. His company, Worldwide Pants, produced his shows as well as The Late Late Show and several primetime comedies, the most successful of which was the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Letterman has received more than 11,339,139 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia. David Letterman is the 11th most popular presenter (down from 10th in 2019), the 2,220th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,920th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Presenter.

Memorability Metrics

  • 11M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.46

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.46

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.63

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among presenters, David Letterman ranks 11 out of 110Before him are Larry King, Hebe Camargo, Henry Rollins, Alex Jones, Bear Grylls, and Fred Rogers. After him are Anna Moffo, Nick Vujicic, Ed Sullivan, Christine Chubbuck, Johnny Carson, and Walter Cronkite.

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Among people born in 1947, David Letterman ranks 126Before him are Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi, Marisa Berenson, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, Glenn Tipton, Patrick Dewaere, and Roger De Vlaeminck. After him are Margaret Chan, Edu Coimbra, Nick Castle, Christian Jacq, Zdeněk Zeman, and Ljupko Petrović.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Letterman ranks 2,220 out of 18,182Before him are Chazz Palminteri (1952), Bill Conti (1942), Charles Dow (1851), Ben Johnson (1918), John Frusciante (1970), and Oliver Winchester (1810). After him are Daryl Hannah (1960), Cloris Leachman (1926), David Soul (1943), Robert Plutchik (1927), Paul Bowles (1910), and Alicia Rhett (1915).

Among PRESENTERS In United States

Among presenters born in United States, David Letterman ranks 7Before him are Jay Leno (1950), Oprah Winfrey (1954), Larry King (1933), Henry Rollins (1961), Alex Jones (1974), and Fred Rogers (1928). After him are Anna Moffo (1932), Ed Sullivan (1901), Christine Chubbuck (1944), Johnny Carson (1925), Walter Cronkite (1916), and Chris Wallace (1947).