The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon Premiere

via press release:

Tuesday Late-Night “Fast Official” Results:
  • Night two of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” continued to deliver strong sampling at the show’s special midnight start time following late local news and NBC’s coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
  • Tuesday’s “Tonight” averaged a 2.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 7.366 million viewers overall, according to  fast-official “live plus same day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research.
  • That made it “Tonight’s” biggest Tuesday in total viewers in 13 years (since Dec. 26, 2000, 7.448 million viewers).
  • Tuesday’s telecast is up 84% versus “Tonight’s” season-to-date average in the metered markets (7.366 million vs. 4.011 million, L+SD through Feb. 9).
  • Despite its later start time, the Feb. 18 “Tonight Show” outperformed the combined results for  CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” (2.694 million) and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (2.147million) by 52% (7.366 million vs. a combined 4.841 million).
  • In adults 18-49, “Tonight’s” 2.3 rating topped the combined results of “Late Show” (0.6) and “Kimmel” (0.5) by 109% (2.3 vs. a combined 1.1).
  • The 2.3 equals “Tonight’s” highest Tuesday adult 18-49 rating in eight years (since Dec. 13, 2005, 2.5).
NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
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