A legend is leaving late night, and it turns out a lot of people showed up to say goodbye.
That makes Dave Letterman's swan song the most watched Late Show in over 20 years!
The Late Show finale rated a 4.1 in adults 25-54, and a 3.1 in adults 18-49, its best numbers since Oprah Winfrey appeared in 2005.
It was an emotional night
, featuring appearances from
Jerry Seinfeld, Barbara Walters, Tina Fey, Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Jim Carrey, Peyton Manning and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
"I think he's going to do a wonderful job," said Dave. "I wish Stephen and his crew nothing but the greatest success."
Even when closing out the night, Dave never lost his iconic dry humor.
"I can't tell you how flattering, embarrassing and gratifying it has all been," he said. "Of all this praise, do me a favor, save a little for my funeral."
Goodbye, Dave. Thank you for years and years -- 33 years, to be exact -- of laughter.