TV Ratings: Jimmy Fallon Leaves 'Late Night' With Record 6.6 Million Viewers
Posting his highest overnights yet, the incoming "Tonight" host improves from the night before with a special midnight episode.
Jimmy Fallon signed off on Friday night... though only for a week. The incoming Tonight Show host taped his final Late Night ahead of the big move, bringing in boosted ratings in the process -- topping the series high overnights he set the night before.
Overnight returns give the host a 4.8 rating and a 13 share with metered-market households. Fallon had a big lead-in with the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, topping Thursday's 4.6 rating and 15 share after Jay Leno's exit.
Fast Official ratings maintain Fallon's hot streak. The episode averaged 6.6 million viewers and 2.2 rating among adults 18-49 -- both highs for his Late Night tenure.
Fallon was joined by Andy Samberg and the Muppets for his last show, more than tripling his current show’s 1.5 metered-market season average results.
Late Night hit series high for a regularly scheduled in adjusted ratings on Thursday with 6 million viewers and a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49. If Friday's show ends up beating that number, it does so with the aid of airing at midnight and within a half-hour of the network's Olympic coverage.