September 3rd, 2010
03:29 PM ET
It hasn't been the best summer for Jay Leno.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, ratings this summer for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" have been the lowest on record, and drew smaller numbers among the coveted 18- to 49-year-old demographic than when Conan O’Brien hosted the show.
Since the end of the broadcast season, Leno has been averaging 3.8 million viewers and a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, which is a 12 percent improvement in total audience compared with O'Brien’s performance but 23 percent less in the targeted demographic, according to THR. Those numbers also represent a decrease in both ratings stats compared with Leno's performance two years ago.
Yet even with the reduced numbers, Leno still beat his main rival - CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman.”
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