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Jimmy Fallon The Tonight Show gets renewed for a further FIVE YEARS despite terrible ratings

Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show gets renewed for a further FIVE YEARS despite terrible ratings… after viewers sank below a million last year

  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has been renewed for a further five years, said to be a longer term commitment than what was originally promised
  • NBCUniversal Television and Streaming chairman Susan Rovner confirmed the renewal on Monday, despite increasingly low ratings 
  • Fallon, 46, reached an all-time low in September last year when a dismal 992,000 total viewers tuned in, the first time he dipped below a million 
  • Even before the pandemic hit, Fallon is said to have been struggling against his peers, with rival Stephen Colbert speeding past him in the ratings back in 2018

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has been renewed for a further five years, which is reportedly a longer term commitment than what was originally promised to the host by network NBC. 

The news comes after Fallon’s show drew its 4th lowest ratings ever in January, when he averaged just 1.063 million total viewers. 

Meanwhile, Fallon, 46, reached an all-time low in September last year when a dismal 992,000 total viewers tuned in. 

It was the first and only time that Fallon’s viewership had fallen below a million in Nielsen’s final ratings, though it had been delayed due to an NHL Stanley Cup Finals game. 

More to come: Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show gets renewed for a further FIVE YEARS despite terrible ratings… after viewers sank below a million last year

NBCUniversal Television and Streaming chairman Susan Rovner confirmed the renewal during NBCUniversal’s upfront presentation Monday, Variety reports.  

The report adds that despite falling behind CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Fallon is considered to be ‘part of the fabric’ of NBC, and neither the show nor his job are in jeopardy. 

Even before the pandemic hit TV ratings hard, Fallon is said to have been struggling against his peers, with rival Colbert speeding past him in the ratings back in 2018. 

Safe: Fallon is considered to be 'part of the fabric' of NBC, and neither the show nor his job are in jeopardy, despite dismal ratings

Safe: Fallon is considered to be ‘part of the fabric’ of NBC, and neither the show nor his job are in jeopardy, despite dismal ratings 

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