Ratings: “The Tonight Show” Enjoys Increase For BTS, Taraji P. Henson Episode

Tuesday’s “Tonight Show” posted night-to-night (and week-over-week) gains in adults 18-49.

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Featuring a heavily hyped appearance by BTS, Tuesday’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” outdrew Monday’s episode in the overnight household ratings. It also posted gains over last Tuesday’s broadcast.

According to metered market data shared by NBC, Tuesday’s “Tonight Show” drew a 2.1 overnight household rating. It posted a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating in the Top 25 markets.**

Monday’s episode drew a 2.0 in households and a 0.6 in the key demo. Last Tuesday’s meanwhile drew a 1.9 in households and a 0.5 among adults 18-49.

From a competitive standpoint, “The Tonight Show” placed its usual second among households (below “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” but above “Jimmy Kimmel Live”) and first among adults 18-49.

Along with BTS, Tuesday’s “Tonight Show” featured Taraji P. Henson. The “Empire” actress appeared as an interview guest; she also played a game of “5 Second Summaries.”

**Ratings Key: A 2.1 overnight household rating means that 2.1% of households with TVs (in the ~56 “metered markets”) watched last night’s edition of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The 0.7 demo rating means that 0.7% of adults 18-49 (in the Top 25 markets) tuned into the episode. The numbers are averages for the one-hour telecast.

Written by Brian Cantor

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