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.

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