Scene One: It is a day or so after Ronald Reagan won-re-election with a 49-state landslide and Walter Mondale mused to the press about Reagan’s acting ability as a factor in the election.
Scene Two: Coming off the CNN Reagan Library debate, where, like its Fox predecessor, the audience soared into the 20-something millions, Donald Trump paid a visit to Stephen Colbert’s new show. And what happened? Here’s the headline from Deadline Hollywood:
Stephen Colbert Gets Big Donald Trump Ratings Bump
The story begins:
Donald Trump’s ratings Midas touch worked again, this time for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. With the firebrand Republican presidential candidate as guest last night, Late Show drew a 3.7 household (HH) rating in the overnight markets, the highest since September 8 premiere (4.9) and up +61% from last Tuesday.