AceShowbiz - %cStephen Colbert%'s "Late Show" may be struggling in the ratings, but don't ask %cDavid Letterman% to share some tips on how to boost the viewership. The veteran host has sat down with NBC News' Tom Brokaw for an interview that will air on "On Assignment", in which he got candid about his feelings on late-night TV following his retirement.
"You know, I don't," he said when asked if he missed being on CBS every night. "And it's interesting. I thought for sure I would. And then, the first day of Stephen's show, when he went on the air, an energy left me and I felt like, 'You know, that's no my problem anymore.' And I've kind of felt that way ever since."
"I devoted so much time to the damage of other aspects of my life. The concentrated, fixated, focusing on that ... it's good now to not have that," he continued. "I couldn't care less about late-night television. I'm happy for the guys - men and women - there should be more women."
Letterman went on admitting that he was puzzled why CBS didn't give the job to a woman. "And I don't know why they didn't give my show to a woman. That would have been fine," he said, before adding, "You know, I'm happy for their success. And they're doing things I couldn't do. So that's great."
Asked if CBS ever asked him for an input about who his replacement should be, he said, "No, they didn't ask me about anything. They were just - they were just happy I was going."
The full interview will air Sunday, June 12 at 7 P.M. on NBC.