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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon renewed for third season

NBC has renewed Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for a third season, Inside TV | EW reports. The pickup was quietly made earlier this year in a deal that extends Fallon’s gig on the late-night series through early 2012. Fallon has grown his audience by 16% this year, with an average of 1.8M viewers, and […]

NBC Officially Ends The Jay Leno Show At 10PM, Wants To Keep Leno, O’Brien AND Fallon

The 10:00 p.m. primetime experiment with The Jay Leno Show has ended. The network has announced today that effective February 12th, The Jay Leno Show will no longer air at 10:00 p.m. NBC Universal Entertainment chief Jeff Gaspin released the first public statement on the late-night situation:

Let me get right to […]

Record Friday Night for Jay Leno Send Off

jayleno-060109Jay Leno’s final Tonight Show delivered the show’s best ratings ever for a Friday night telecast.  The episode drew an 8.8/20 household rating/share in Nielsen’s 56 overnight metered markets.  That’s a 126% increase over the show’s metered-market average during the past quarter (3.9).

NBC had a very successful final week for The Tonight Show, with the late-night show increasing its numbers throughout the week: a 4.1 overnight household rating for Monday, 4.6 for Tuesday, 4.9 for Wednesday and 5.2 for Thursday.

Jay Leno, of course, returns this September to NBC’s fall lineup with The Jay Leno Show Monday-Friday at 10:00pm.

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Fallon Has Strong Return to Late-Night TV

Jimmy Fallon’s return to late-night TV drew strong ratings last night.  The Monday night debut of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon drew a 2.3/8 HH rating/share in metered-market households.  That’s the highest rating for the franchise since January 2006.

In terms of previous performances, it was up 35% over the time slot’s previous season-to-date […]