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Leno Is Still The Ratings King Of Late Night

Posted 07.08.2013 | TV

Just six months away from handing over the reins of "The Tonight Show" to Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno is still the ratings king of late night TV. New Ni...

Jay Leno Defends Conan's Ratings Troubles: "Exact Same Thing I Went Through" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jay Leno defended his "Tonight Show"successor in an interview with Tavis Smiley Monday. Leno said that the attention to Conan O'Brien's ratings woes ...

Lowest-Rated Summer EVER

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" is pulling a smaller number in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic than when Conan O'Brien hosted the sho...

HE'S BACK? Leno Widens Ratings Lead Over Letterman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jay Leno saw his biggest ratings lead over David Letterman since the week he took back "The Tonight Show." Variety reports (registration required) th...

Sarah Palin On Leno Outdraws Mitt Romney On Letterman

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If Tuesday night's late night ratings are any indication, Sarah Palin remains a bigger draw than Mitt Romney. In what was seen as a "Late Night GOP W...

Jay Leno's 'Tonight Show' Return Rates With Viewers

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Jay Leno got a warm welcome from viewers with his return to late night on Monday. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" led the 11:35 p.m...

Conan's Last 'Tonight Show' A HUGE Ratings Hit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Preliminary Nielsen ratings suggest that Conan O'Brien won a hefty audience for his final hour hosting "The Tonight Show." O'Brien s...

Letterman Beats Conan With Largest Margin Since 2000

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 07.16.2009 | Media

NEW YORK — There could be a new king emerging in late-night television. David Letterman's CBS "Late Show" whipped NBC's "Tonight" show with Con...

Letterman, "Tonight Show" Ratings Race Closest Since 2005

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — David Letterman's squabble with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin gave his "Late Show" a ratings boost last week, but new NBC rival Conan O'Bri...

Letterman Beats Conan For First Time Tuesday Night

The Live Feed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

David Letterman has overtaken NBC's "Tonight Show" in the overnight ratings. The CBS late-night host earned a higher Tuesday overnight rating than "T...

Conan's "Tonight Show" Debuts To High Ratings

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Conan O'Brien has reason to smile after his debut as "Tonight" show host. His first Nielsen Media Research report card showed a 7.1 ...

Leno Has Record Friday Night

Variety | Cynthia Littleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jay Leno signed off "The Tonight Show" on a high note, delivering the best ratings of his 17-year run for a Friday night telecast....

Obama's "Tonight Show" Appearance Gives Leno Highest Ratings Since 2005

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Nielsen is giving high approval ratings to President Barack Obama's appearance on NBC's "Tonight Show." Obama's visit with Jay Leno,...

Michael Phelps Lifts "Tonight Show" To Best Ratings Since June

Huffington Post via Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Hollywood Reporter's Paul J. Gough reports that Michael Phelps lifted the "Tonight Show" to its best ratings since June: Record-breaking Olympic ...