13. Letterman and Fallon During Sandy
CBS and NBC
The show must go on, so even as the hurricane ravaged New York, these late-night hosts did their regular routine without a studio audience. David Letterman proved why he's a boss, playing to 500 empty seats. Jimmy Fallon got heckled by his only audience member, a wacko in a Mets hat. It was astounding, make-it-up-as-you-go TV. And it demonstrated perfectly what TV can do that the Internet and other media can't do at all.