Jay Leno’s final ‘Tonight Show’ ratings: 14.6 million, the best since 1998 ‘Seinfeld’ finale

02.07.14 4 years ago

Jay Leno’s final “Tonight Show” ratings: 14.6 million, the best since 1998 “Seinfeld” finale

Last night’s goodbye was the highest-rated “Tonight Show” broadcast since the show after the “Seinfeld” finale in May 1998. In fact, it was the 4th-biggest “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” broadcast. (The post-“Cheers” finale “Tonight Show,” Leno’s debut in 1992 and the post-“Seinfeld” finale episode are Leno’s Top 3 shows.

Rosie was her controversial self in her return to “The View”

Rosie O’Donnell quickly proved perfect for the format, starting off by saying: “Is Hasselbeck here? Just checking.”

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy is coming to “Parks and Rec”
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Watch Letterman interview Paul & Ringo for Sunday’s Beatles special

Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Debi Mazar joins “Entourage” movie and Darren Star’s TV Land pilot
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“The Real World” is bringing in big ratings with “Ex-Plosion” twist

This week’s episode was the highest-rated in three seasons.

Simon Cowell is rejoining the British “X Factor”
Cowell left the UK “X Factor” in 2010 to launch the American version. Now he’s returning as a judge.

ABC orders 10 more years of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve,” plus more American Music Awards

The AMAs will continue to air on ABC for the next nine years, while Ryan Seacrest is signed on for “Rockin Eve” through 2017.

“Dancing” pros Derek Hough & Mark Ballas buy a house together
The two friends are splitting a $1.275 million house.

“Sherlock” might not return for 2 more years
Steven Moffat doesn’t know definitively how long the wait will be, but he says: “If people have to wait two years, they’ll have to wait two years.” PLUS: What about a “Sherlock” spinoff?

Paul Wesley to direct for the 1st time on “The Vampire Diaries”

“It’s an honor and the cast couldn”t be any more supportive, which I feel truly grateful for,” Wesley says of his directorial debut.

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