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Jimmy Fallon earns ratings win

Jimmy Fallon finally achieved a much-needed win, as he scored Olympic gold for the first week of February.
Fallon, the host of NBC’s “Tonight Show,” was bolstered by a special live broadcast on Feb. 8 following the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremonies, The Wrap reported. The show garnered a 1.28 rating among adults age 18-49 and he drew more than 4.6 million viewers on the night, topping weekly ratings winner Stephen Colbert of CBS’ “Late Show.”
The night’s demographic number was Fallon’s largest since Nov. 24, 2016, The Wrap noted. Fallon also set a mark for his largest audience since earlier this year. The first two months of 2018 have been good for the former “Saturday Night Live” cast member.
“The Tonight Show” was ahead in average viewers, with Colbert second and Jimmy Kimmel of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was third. Fallon’s win was the first since June of 2017, The Wrap reported.
“The Tonight Show” also won in average viewers ages 18-49. The show has won that demographic the most since the new ratings war began. Colbert rocketed to the top by grabbing Liberal and older viewers with his nightly jokes surrounding President Donald Trump.
Fallon veered from those jokes for the most part, but lost ground to Colbert and Kimmel. Fallon has since added more jokes and skits about the president. His latest win also was helped by a later viewing audience due to the opening ceremonies and his show has taken a hiatus during Olympics coverage.

Jimmy Fallon Gets Bear Hugs When Australia Zoo’s Robert Irwin Drops By

There’s something special and endearing when wildlife finds its way on to a late night talk show. This time, it was The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and it was a show that folks are still buzzing about and one that continues to be replayed on social media.


The son of the late Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter, is a smart and friendly 13-year-old teen now. Robert Irwin not only strongly resembles his late father but has also inherited his unique gift of working with and respecting wildlife.


The handsome, blonde-haired teen is a favorite guest on Fallon’s popular talk show because he’s sharp, funny and handles all the zoo animals that he brings as guests on to the program.


Irwin first introduced Fallon to a creepy crawler named Jane that evening. She was a large, hairy scorpion that the talk show host refused to even slightly touch or allow to roam across the famous tonight show desk.


The next pair of guests were a lot cuter, and Irwin and Fallon sat on the rug in front of the desk to meet beautiful baby black bears, Flo and D-9. Adorable at two-months-old, one of them tried chewing on Fallon’s fingers; it was naughty Flo.


After the sweet baby bears were done visiting, slithering legless lizards named Fluffy and Lulu made their striking appearance. Fallon was a good sport and even held one as the audience howled with laughter.


Then Orville made his entrance with his super long tail. He’s a Binturong that smells like burnt popcorn and enjoys eating grapes. Fallon got down on his hands and knees to “meet” Orville and allow the furry animal to smell his hair to pick up Fallon’s scent.


The final guest was Beatrice, a green toucan.