Heartfelt Goodbye from Jay Leno (video)

Jay Leno’s tearful goodbye to a 22 year career in front of the Tonight Show camera.

He provided some amazing insights, and this is worth the watch.

As Variety reported last July:

Overall, NBC remains dominant in latenight, with “Tonight Show” and “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” winning all four half-hours from 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. in all 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 demos as well as total viewers. Leno and Fallon beat their CBS competition head to head by their largest margins in four years.

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Nielsen estimates that Leno, who will wrap his second stint as host of “The Tonight Show” in mid-winter, averaged 1.08 million adults 18-49 for the April 1-June 30 second quarter — up 8% from last year. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (885,000 viewers in the demo) ranked second and was up 25% from its average in a later timeslot last year, while “Late Show with David Letterman” slid 13% to 777,000.

In total viewers, Leno’s 3.575 million (up 2% from last year) was well out in front of Letterman (2.767 million) and Kimmel (2.490 million).

And they added these stats:

TOTAL VIEWERS (April 1-June 30, 2013)

Tonight Show (NBC)                       3.575 million
Late Show … Letterman (CBS)      2.767 million
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)              2.490 million
Daily Show (Comedy)                     1.987 million
Latenight … Fallon (NBC)               1.780 million
Late, Late … Ferguson (CBS)         1.391 million
Nightline (ABC)                                1.614 million
Colbert Report (Comedy)                1.521 million
Last Call … Daly (NBC)                      899,000

Jay Leno will be missed. Well done Jay. Well done.

 

 

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