10/29/2012 09:41 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Letterman's Hurricane Sandy Show Has No Studio Audience (VIDEO)

On Monday, Hurricane Sandy hit New York City, but "Late Show with David Letterman" taped as planned, with one small change -- they had no studio audience.

Earlier, word spread that while "The Daily Show," "The Colbert Report" and a Brooklyn version of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" were canceling their Monday programs, "Late Show with David Letterman" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" were taping new episodes as planned. But as the weather got more dangerous, audiences shied away from making plans in Manhattan, which only left one option -- to do the show without an audience.

Jimmy Fallon indicated on Twitter that "Late Night" was doing the same thing, "just to be safe."

Check out a preview clip of Dave's monologue above, and a clip of Denzel Washington arriving at a silent Ed Sullivan Theatre in a raincoat. (It sounds like the only audience in the studio are members of Letterman's staff.)

The full, audience-less episode of will air on CBS at 11:35 p.m. EST.

WATCH: Denzel Washington.