Strike Boosts Letterman Against Leno

David Letterman is winning the battle of the re-runs, the New York Post reports.

Since the writers strike began over a month ago, forcing both Mr. Letterman of CBS and his late-night rival, Jay Leno of NBC, into re-runs, Mr. Letterman’s numbers are down only around 21 percent, whle Mr. Leno’s are off by 40 percent. Mr. Leno still leads, but, says the Post, “Letterman hasn’t been this close to Leno in years.”