TheRichest.com

Highest-Paid TV Late Night Hosts 2012

#1. David Letterman Annual earnings: $28 million (estimated) Show: “Late Show with David Letterman” Network: CBS Start time: 11:35 PM Years on air: 19 Avg. viewers: 3.2 million (second highest)

9 #1. David Letterman

Annual earnings: $28 million (estimated)

Show: “Late Show with David Letterman”

Network: CBS

Start time: 11:35 PM

Years on air: 19

Avg. viewers: 3.2 million (second highest)

8 #2. Jay Leno

Annual earnings: $25 million

Show: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

Network: NBC

Start time: 11:35 PM

Years on air: 20

Avg. viewers: 3.7 million (the highest)

7 #3. Jon Stewart

Annual earnings: $14 million

Show: Comedy Central

Network: “The Daily Show”

Start time: 11:00 PM

Years on air: 13

Avg. viewers: 1.5 million (fifth highest)

6 #4. Craig Ferguson

Annual earnings: $12.7 million

Show: “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”

Network: CBS

Start time: 12:37 AM

Years on air: seven

Avg. viewers: 1.5 million (sixth highest)

5 #5. Chelsea Handler

Annual earnings: $12.5 million

Show: “Chelsea Lately”

Network: E! Network

Start time: 11:00 PM

Years on air: five

Avg. viewers: 673,000 (ninth highest)

4 #6. Conan O’Brien

Annual earnings: $12 million

Show: “Conan”

Network: TBS

Start time: 11:00 PM

Years on air: Two

Avg. viewers: 837,000 (eighth highest)

3 #7. Jimmy Kimmel

Annual earnings: $6 million

Show: “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Network: ABC

Start time: 12:06 AM

Years on air: 10

Avg. viewers: 1.8 million (third highest)

2 #8. Jimmy Fallon

Annual earnings: $5 million

Show: “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

Network: NBC

Start time: 12:37 AM

Years on air: four

Avg. viewers: 1.7 million (fourth highest)

1 #9. Stephen Colbert

Annual earnings: $4 million

Show: “The Colbert Report”

Network: Comedy Central

Start time: 11:31 PM

Years on air: seven

Avg. viewers: 1.1 million (seventh highest)

Give TheRichest a Thumbs up!

Looking for an AD FREE EXPERIENCE on TheRichest?

Get Your Free Access Now!

More in Entertainment

Highest-Paid TV Late Night Hosts 2012