Jon Hein started off the show with an announcement about Letterman's ratings on Monday night: "Letterman beat all of NBC's line-up...it's the best ratings he's had since he had Obama on." Robin joked: "Does this make his wife a little more understanding? He was [having affairs] for work."
Howard replied: "Of course...I kind of get it. The guy's not the president." Howard cited Steve Martin's take: "This actually kind of makes Letterman a little more human and charming." Robin agreed: "You were wondering about the female audience – I think this is a tune-in factor for women...I'm interested in him in a way I never was before." Howard hoped the tides had really turned in Letterman's favor.