Ratings: Shawn Mendes’ Co-Hosting Appearance Leads “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” To Big Viewership Total

Shawn Mendes co-hosted this past Friday’s episode.

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1643 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Jimmy Fallon and guest co-host Shawn Mendes write Thank You Notes on Friday, April 29, 2022 -- (Photo by: Todd Owyoung/NBC)

Featuring Shawn Mendes as guest co-host, interviewee, segment guest, and musical performer, this past Friday’s edition of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” posted a big viewership number.

According to data posted by Showbuzz, the April 29 episode drew 1.823 million live+same-day viewers.

With that figure, the episode ranked as the week’s most-watched late-night talk show. It, moreover, might rank as the most-watched “Fallon” episode since the February 4 broadcast. That episode, which featured Jennifer Lopez, Maluma, Steph Curry, and Ayesha Curry, notably aired on the night of the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.

The “might” qualifier applies because Showbuzz did not report data for last week’s “Fallon” episodes. It is very likely, however, that the Shawn Mendes episode beat all those broadcasts and truly does rank as the most-watched episode in nearly three months.

In addition to Shawn Mendes, the April 29 “Fallon” featured Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

Written by Brian Cantor

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