NBC on Friday announced that Late Night With Seth Meyers will air a special live episode at 12:35 am on July 21, following the final night of the RNC, which is expected to feature the announcement of Donald Trump as the party’s presidential nominee. This is quite a change of pace for Meyers, who traditionally tapes Late Night at 6:30 pm; as far as NBC can recall, this is the first instance of the show going live.
“I’m assuming that convention will be one of the most watched, and that night will, I imagine, break quite a few ratings records, if the debates were any indication of how much we like watching this person speak,” Meyers, who recently banned Trump from appearing on his show, tells The New York Times.
Of course, Meyers isn’t network TV’s only late-night host offering up post-convention commentary — Colbert’s Late Show will go live at 11:35 pm after each convention, Republican and Democratic.
And then there’s cable: HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher will air live specials to cover the RNC (on July 20 and 21) and DNC (July 27 and 28), while Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Trevor Noah will travel to both Cleveland and Philadelphia for its own convention coverage.
So here’s the question: With all these voices screaming into the late-night void, to whom will you give your attention? Cast your vote below, then drop a comment with your thoughts.