With 1.8 million Twitter followers, Cohen has been among the most nimble of late-night hosts in marrying live television with the power of social media. But even he admits to some social fatigue.
When asked if consumers will look back on the age of Twitter and think of social media the way we now think of smoking, he replied: "I hope so. ... It would be fun if it all went away. Then we could live our lives again. ... Hopefully, I don't depend on it for visibility. I think I could live without it."
For now, Cohen says his priority is to get both "Housewives" and "WWHL" in front of as many consumers as possible, using as many platforms as necessary.
Speaking to "Housewives" longevity, he said: "They have a new cast every year. ... And I think the thing that works about the 'Real Housewives' is that we freshen the pot. Every year, we take a look at the women and we say, 'Who still has a story to tell? And who's at the end of their road?' And we play God. … It's kind of a brilliant model that we backed into."
There are some elements of this year's media environment, however, where Cohen would just as soon not play. He says he probably would not have Donald Trump, for instance, on his show.