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Ratings for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Hold Steady

It is by no means clear how “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” will hold up once it simultaneously loses its “new car smell” and Winter Olympics lead-in.

But when judged in a vacuum, Wednesday’s edition of “Tonight” delivered a slam dunk performance.

The episode, which featured guests Bradley Cooper and Tim McGraw and a pre-taped sketch with Jonah Hill and Martin Scorsese, posted a strong 5.2 overnight metered market rating. The show’s best Wednesday number since January 2, 2008, the rating slipped by less than 2% from Tuesday’s 5.3.

The impressive stability also extended to the coveted young adults demographic.

Wednesday’s “Tonight” delivered a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with Local People Meters. Tuesday’s delivered a 2.3 on that metric.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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