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.

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.

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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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