Obama Gives ‘Tonight Show’ Best Wednesday Since Leno’s Return

Obama Jay Leno Tonight ShowPresident Obama’s visit to The Tonight Show last night gave the show its best Wednesday ratings in more than two and a half years — though it was down from the last time the President was on. Last night’s show drew a 4.0/10 in metered-market households, the best Wednesday since March 3, 2010, the week Leno returned to host the NBC late-night show. Improving on The Tonight Show’s Wednesday season average by 48%, last night’s show was tied for the fifth-best overnight household rating since Leno’s return. Yesterday’s appearance was Obama’s third since taking office; his October 25, 2011 visit, a Tuesday, got a 4.1/11. That 2011 was the fourth best overnight Tonight has had since March 1, 2010. The President’s numbers last night also surpassed his wife’s last visit with Leno, when she drew a 3.3/8 for an August 13 appearance with Olympian Gabby Douglas. The Tonight Show has been averaging 3.4 million viewers on Wednesdays.

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