TV Ratings: Donald Trump Visit Pops on Fallon

'Tonight' tops Stephen Colbert for the third time since his Sept. 8 premiere.
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Donald Trump's TV tour may be getting exhausting, but the GOP frontrunner still knows how to bring in an audience. His Friday visit to NBC's Tonight popped on the typically slow day for late night.

Preliminary returns have Jimmy Fallon again beating Stephen Colbert, averaging a 3.6 overnight rating among metered market households. That's a Friday best since Fallon fist took the Tonight chair back in February 2014. That's also 38 percent bump from the show's summer average.

Colbert placed second for the night, averaging a 2.8 rating in households. the CBS host has been No. 2 to Fallon since Wednesday -- though his Sept. 8 debut brought a much bigger crowd than any late-night series has of late.

Complete viewership details will available later on Saturday.

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