'Lights Out With David Spade' Averages 270,000 Comedy Central Viewers in Premiere Week

It’s the latest attempt to fill “The Colbert Report” void

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David Spade’s “Lights Out” has averaged 270,000 total viewers in its premiere week as Comedy Central’s latest attempt to fill the 11:30 p.m. time slot, a void that has existed pretty much since “The Colbert Report” signed off.

Among adults 18-49, which is the key demo for advertisers on entertainment programming, “Lights Out” has averaged a 0.17 rating from Monday-Thursday.

On Monday alone, Spade’s show drew 970,000 gross viewers. That number includes the 11:30 p.m. debut simulcast across Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land, plus one Comedy Central encore.

According to the network, “Lights Out” features Spade’s “signature take” on the pop culture news of the day and include a rotating group of Spade’s comedian and celebrity friends, while also incorporating sketches and field segments.

“Lights Out” is Comedy Central’s latest go at filling the late-night slot vacated by “The Colbert Report” back when Stephen Colbert moved on to CBS’s “The Late Show” back in 2014. Previous attempts included “The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore” and Jordan Klepper’s short-lived “The Opposition.”

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