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David Letterman draws in the viewers for final Late Show

David Letterman draws in the viewers for final Late Show

13.76 million people in the US watched the Late Show With David Letterman finale on Wednesday night, according to Nielsen’s reports. This is the largest audience for the Late Show since the 25th February 1994 when the show enjoyed a Winter Olympics lead-in on CBS, and the finale was the 4th most-watched Late Show in history. Unusually the Late Show also beat all primetime shows in the ratings for that evening as well, which is no mean feat. The finale…

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Jimmy Fallon brings in the viewers for NBC

Jimmy Fallon brings in the viewers for NBC

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has brought in huge audiences for its premiere week. NBCUniversal have released viewing figures for the first week of shows, saying on average 8.5m viewers tuned in to The Tonight Show across the week. This is the biggest audience for The Tonight Show since the week of the Cheers finale back in 1993. The official press release says “for the full week, Tonight averaged 8.490 million viewers overall, making it the most-watched week of…

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Jay Leno bows out of The Tonight Show after 22 years

Jay Leno bows out of The Tonight Show after 22 years

Jay Leno has signed off from The Tonight Show this week after 22 years hosting the talk show (excluding a brief stint when Conan O’Brien took over in 2009/2010). Leno’s final week saw his favourite guests making appearances including (upcoming Tonight Show host) Jimmy Fallon, Betty White, Bonnie Raitt, Matthew McConaughey, Charles Barkley, Lyle Lovett, Sandra Bullock, Blake Shelton, Vintage Trouble and his final programme had Billy Crystal (who also appeared on Leno’s first Tonight Show 22 years ago) &…

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Jimmy Kimmel Live debuts at 11:35 & beats the competition

Jimmy Kimmel Live debuts at 11:35 & beats the competition

Jimmy Kimmel Live moved to its new earlier 11.35pm timeslot on ABC this week. ABC are hoping to gain the young viewership to win in the ratings against CBS’s Late Show With David Letterman and NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. The move to the earlier timeslot should also see bigger name guests being booked on the show. Kimmel received a brand new set for the 11.35pm move and Jimmy has announced Matt Damon will finally make an appearance…

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