Friday, December 19, 2014

Big numbers for Leno's first night

Monday's edition of "The Jay Leno Show" averaged more than 17.65 million viewers, according to the preliminary Nielsens, a number that should have NBC executives slapping one another on the back today.

Big numbers for Leno's first night

Monday's edition of "The Jay Leno Show" averaged more than 17.65 million viewers, according to the preliminary Nielsens, a number that should have NBC executives slapping one another on the back today.

Leno also easily won the night among the 18- to 49-year-olds NBC cares about most.

Was it curiousity? Seinfeld? Kanye? A bit of all three?

Too soon to tell, but it's worth noting that Leno's audience was higher in the first half-hour  --a bit over 18 million -- than in the second, when it dropped to 17.2 million.

Ellen Gray Daily News TV Critic
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As the TV critic for the Philadelphia Daily News, I've always believed my job is less about thumbs -- up or down -- and more about the conversation. Because the more choices we have, the fewer people in our lives know what we're talking about when we say, "Did you see that?" And that's when television really starts to get interesting.

Ellen Gray Daily News TV Critic
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