TV Ratings: Jimmy Fallon's Second 'Tonight' Hits 13-Year High for a Tuesday

Averaging 7.4 million viewers in its second midnight sampling, the NBC show brings in its biggest Tuesday show since 2000.
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Though there was the inevitable drop-off from his big Tonight premiere, Jimmy Fallon's second night as host proved a big one for NBC.

Fast Official returns give Tonight 7.366 million viewers, its most-watched Tuesday broadcast since 2000. Tonight continued to ride the wave of a strong Winter Olympics lead-in, though Tuesday's proved much smaller than Monday's.

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Airing at midnight again, Tonight averaged a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49 -- more than double the combined scores of The Late Show With David Letterman (0.6 adults) and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (0.5 adults). In the key demo, Tonight posted its best Tuesday ratings since 2005.

11. 3 million viewers tuned in to Fallon's first Tonight on Monday. The show also averaged a 3.8 rating among adults 18-49.