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'Tonight Show' finishing its lowest rated summer ever
Jay Leno may be drawing a bigger audience than Conan O'Brien did in his place, but was the lowest rated summer ever for "The Tonight Show."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, since the end of the broadcast season, "The Tonight Show" is averaging 3.8 million viewers and a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49, the show's lowest such rating on record.
The trade notes that lowest anythings on record are industry standard and that David Letterman is steady with last summer, which was his lowest rated summer ever.
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" is up by 12 percent in viewers over "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," a number boosted by initial tune-in for Conan last summer. Leno is down in the demo from what Conan did last summer and he's off by 23 percent from what he was doing two summers ago.
Leno is, however, regularly beating Letterman, which is probably all that NBC cares about.
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