22 Facts About Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon


Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jimmy Fallon that airs on NBC.

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The Tonight Show is produced by Katie Hockmeyer and executive-produced by Lorne Michaels.

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Tonight Show premiered on NBC in 1954 as Tonight, hosted by Steve Allen.

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O'Brien's Tonight suffered falling ratings leading to a public controversy that resulted in O'Brien leaving the network the following year, and Leno returning to host The Tonight Show.

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Discussions for Fallon to take over The Tonight Show began in early 2013, with the transition intended to happen by late 2014 at the latest.

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Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon had reportedly impressed top executives at Comcast, and his succession was widely expected throughout the company.

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Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon's edition places less emphasis on his opening monologue, a feature which was a staple of the Leno edition.

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Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has many recurring segments and games that are played with the various celebrity guests.

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Just as he portrayed Mitt Romney during the 2012 election season, Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon portrayed Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.

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Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has appeared as figures such as Vladimir Putin and Bob Dylan.

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Additionally, because of The Roots' still active tour schedule, The Tonight Show tapes two shows on Thursday at New York, one for Thursday night's airing, and one for Friday night's airing.

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Show's opening sequence, directed by filmmaker Spike Lee, features Fallon visiting various New York City landmarks, including Grand Central Terminal and Katz's Delicatessen.

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Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon aired a special episode after Super Bowl LII, from Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre.

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The move made The Tonight Show the first U S late-night talk show to return to tapings in a studio setting.

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Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon noted that the first week's audience was 58 people and jokingly compared the experience to performing a sold-out Madison Square Garden after a year without crowds.

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In September 2016, Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon faced criticism after an interview with the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon responded to the controversy claiming that nobody should have expected him to ask difficult questions since he is never hard on anyone.

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Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon acknowledged that the interview was a setback, three months after Trump was inaugurated.

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Andres du Bouchet, a writer for Conan, a fellow late-night show, criticized Fallon for creating what he dubbed "Prom King Comedy"—eschewing odder, more clever material for an over-reliance on games and celebrity cameos.

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In 2016, a New York Times study of the 50 TV shows with the most Facebook Likes found that Tonight is more popular in cities than in the surrounding countryside; however, beginning in early 2017, The Tonight Show lost total viewership to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for sixteen consecutive weeks beginning from the week of inauguration of Donald Trump, and marked the first time that The Late Show with Stephen Colbert became the highest-rated late-night TV show by total viewership.

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Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon's ratings fall has been ascribed to his pursuit of "broad appeal rather than political criticism" on divisive issues.

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In Portugal, The Tonight Show airs on the subscription channel SIC Radical every Monday through Friday at 10 pm.

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