Why Colbert Makes Sense For ‘Late Show’

FiveThirtyEight's Walt Hickey on the Colbert decision:

Stephen Colbert will be replacing David Letterman at “Late Show” on CBS, and that is remarkably convenient for us: We had done a study with SurveyMonkey Audience, an online polling firm, about politics and late-night talk shows.

Take a look at 538's demographics of the two shows they learned from the survey. It looks like exactly what the show needs as far an a boost in audience.