David Letterman

1947 - Today

David Letterman

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. In 1996, Letterman was ranked 45th on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Letterman has received more than 7,370,637 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11th most popular presenter.

Memorability Metrics

  • 7.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.70

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 64

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.67

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among presenters, David Letterman ranks 9 out of 94Before him are Steve Irwin, David Attenborough, Hebe Camargo, Larry King, Henry Rollins, and Alex Jones. After him are Bear Grylls, Anna Moffo, Ed Sullivan, Walter Cronkite, Johnny Carson, and Fred Rogers.

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Among people born in 1947, David Letterman ranks 95Before him are Mykola Azarov, Saskia Sassen, David Byron, Ian Anderson, Anne Wiazemsky, and Klaus Schulze. After him are Mitt Romney, Mia Martini, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Michael Levitt, Ron Dennis, and Barbara Bach.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Letterman ranks 1,883 out of 12,171Before him are Bill Pullman (1953), Don Ameche (1908), Ivan Sutherland (1938), Max Baer (1909), Joseph L. Goldstein (1940), and Upton Sinclair (1878). After him are Wolfgang Kapp (1858), Mitt Romney (1947), Ashton Kutcher (1978), Kirstie Alley (1951), Wayne Dyer (1940), and Donna Haraway (1944).

Among PRESENTERS In United States

Among presenters born in United States, David Letterman ranks 6Before him are Jay Leno (1950), Oprah Winfrey (1954), Larry King (1933), Henry Rollins (1961), and Alex Jones (1974). After him are Anna Moffo (1932), Ed Sullivan (1901), Walter Cronkite (1916), Johnny Carson (1925), Fred Rogers (1928), and Mike Bongiorno (1924).