NBC’s signed up Seth Meyers to host Late Night through at least February 2021. Meyers took over as host in February 2014 and averaged 1.658 million viewers overall during 2015’s fourth quarter. NBC says that’s an increase in ratings of 4% year-to-year, and Late Night has even outperformed The Late Show with Stephen Colbert even though it airs at a later hour than Colbert’s show.
“I can’t thank NBC enough for continuing to support our show and this more than makes up for my disappointment in not getting cast in The Wiz,” stated Meyers.
“As a writer, performer and host, Seth has a rich history at NBC and we are thrilled that he’ll be at the helm of Late Night for many more years,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “His knowledge of both current events and pop culture is unparalleled and he brings that expertise to Late Night every night. The show couldn’t be in better hands.”
The network also announced Meyers will host a special New Year’s Eve edition at 10pm that will look back at the big events of the year. Late Night with Seth Meyers is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Mike Shoemaker.