Jay Leno’s Second Show Dips Significantly in Ratings vs. Tougher Competition

Sep 16, 2009  •  Post A Comment

The ratings of "The Jay Leno Show" dropped 38% in the key demo of 18-49 year-olds on Tuesday night, and 42% in viewers overall, according to James Hibberd’s Live Feed blog for The Hollywood Reporter.

Total viewers for the show were 10.7 million, while the rating in the 18-49 demo was 3.3. On Tuesday Leno was up against the season finale of CBS’ "Big Brother" and ABC’s repeat of Barbara Walters’ interview with the late Patrick Swayze.

–Allison J. Waldman


  1. He’s also on at the same time as The Daily Show. It seems like an hour earlier would be a better time. I won’t stop watching Jon Stewart for Leno, but I’d watch him up against any reality program.

  2. glad to have him back. Have not watch conan or letterman.

  3. Jay, what were you thinking? You are trying to change the face of prime time TV and on your second show you book the most hated filmmaker in America, and ENDORSE his piece of trash attack on Capitalism. There is something very unseemly in watching two multi, multi-millionaires promoting a film which is an attack on the country that made them rich.

  4. Hey Jay.
    I cannot believe you put yourself against tough competition. Your show should come earlier.
    Your format is better than the old tonight show/carson format. If you love TV then keep your show 15 years regardless of the ratings.

  5. Jay was put into a tough position by NBC primetime sucks and they hope he can save their primetime shows. Good thing he has some loyalty, so few do these days. His ratings are great IMO for the 1 st week. Still miles ahead of Letterman and O’Brien … Give hime a month and he will be saving NBC, even with poor leadin shows. His ratings will still be 2 – 3 times above Lettereman and others. Go Jay — you didn’t abandon us and we won’t abandon you …..

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