Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Debut Draws Over 11 Million Viewers
11.3 million tuned in to watch Jimmy at midnight, as he was bumped back half an hour to make way for the final days of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Fallon’s debut also beats his other predecessor Conan O'Brien’s debut in the hosting chair. O’Brien had 9.2 million tune in, but he only had the job for half a year before Leno returned.
Of course, Fallon won’t have Robert De Niro, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Mike Tyson, Kim Kardashian and Stephen Colbert showing up every night – so it remains to be seen where his ratings ultimately land.