Jimmy Fallon drew a dismal note on Monday’s broadcast of “The Tonight Show.”
The comedian averaged the smallest TV audience ever for an original episode of the late-night show, according to Nielsen’s opening notes – drawing 947,000 total viewers on Monday night.
One of Fallon’s competing programs, Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show,” on CBS took the cake Monday night, drawing just over 2 million viewers, according to quick national figures from Nielsen Live and Same Day, as reported by The Wrap.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live! D’ABC comes in second. with 1.67 million viewers in total.
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According to the point of sale, the final figures are expected Wednesday.
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With Fallon airing on Monday, the lulls ratings set aside a previous low for an original episode of “Tonight Show” that arrived as recently as September 25, 2020 – that night Fallon drew 992,000 total viewers when his show hit. been delayed after a Stanley Cup Final Game.
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Fallon’s Monday guest list wasn’t short of big names, either.
He hosted the funny Bill Burr, Rashida Jones and had Old Dominion as the musical guest for the evening.
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Meanwhile, Colbert interviewed Chris Rock on Monday night while welcoming Joss Stone as the show’s musical performer.
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If late-night fans had switched to Kimmel on ABC, they would have seen “This Is Us” star Milo Ventimiglia and Jake Tapper with Queen Naija as musical guest.
A representative for the “Tonight Show” did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.