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. 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 9,242,506 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). David Letterman is the 10th most popular presenter (down from 9th in 2019), the 1,921st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,883rd in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Presenter.

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  • 9.2M

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  • 67.19

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  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.88

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among presenters, David Letterman ranks 10 out of 109Before him are Hebe Camargo, Steve Irwin, Henry Rollins, Fred Rogers, Larry King, and Alex Jones. After him are Bear Grylls, Anna Moffo, Christine Chubbuck, Johnny Carson, Ed Sullivan, and Walter Cronkite.

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Among people born in 1947, David Letterman ranks 101Before him are Ron Dennis, Peter Weller, Ljupko Petrović, Edward James Olmos, Viktor Suvorov, and Michael Levitt. After him are Kazimierz Deyna, David Byron, Lucas Papademos, David Helfgott, Walter Röhrl, and Anne Wiazemsky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Letterman ranks 1,921 out of 15,968Before him are Ken Norton (1943), Sheldon Adelson (1933), Jack Daniel (1850), Dorothy Vaughan (1910), Kelly Bishop (1944), and Alex Jones (1974). After him are Eleanor Parker (1922), Alvin Kraenzlein (1876), Robert Mapplethorpe (1946), Mandy Patinkin (1952), Bruce McCandless II (1937), and Andrew Wyeth (1917).

Among PRESENTERS In United States

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