Letterman Scores Big Guests, Leno Looks Desperate

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Late-night TV was back in kinda-sorta full force this week with the return of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert amid the writers' strike. In case you hadn't heard, David Letterman has his writers while everyone else is winging it, making them more dependent on their guests than ever.

As a service to those of you not brave or strong enough to watch for yourselves, Radar offers this handy breakdown of this week in late-night guests to see just who is best surviving and thriving in these difficult times. To be fair to our shorter-showed basic-cable competitors, we have not counted musical guests or Friday episodes as part of the competition.

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