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Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Late-Night TV Hosts of All Time

See who managed to top David Letterman, Jon Stewart and Jimmy Fallon

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With David Letterman officially retired, we asked our readers to select their favorite late-night hosts of all time, from Jimmy Fallon and Johnny Carson.

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The world of late-night talk shows is going though a period of major transition. David Letterman just stepped down after 33 years, Jon Stewart is months away from ending his stint at The Daily Show and Chelsea Handler is bringing her show to Netflix, challenging some basic assumptions about the way these programs are presented. We figured this was a good time to poll our readers and get their picks for the greatest hosts in TV history. Here are the results. 

In This Article: David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jon Stewart


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