Billy Crystal to Be Final Guest on Tonight's JAY LENO
TONIGHT SHOW host Jay Leno will conclude his incredible 22-year run tonight with a return visit from his first-ever guest, Billy Crystal. Crystal, who just finished his limited run of his one-man Broadway show '700 Sundays,' visited Leno on the host's first night at the helm of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on May 25, 1992. Country music superstar Garth Brooks will also appear.
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" has never strayed from its tradition of booking the top celebrities, musicians, politicians and newsmakers, keeping its audience on the cutting edge of pop culture and current events. In March 2009, the show made history when it hosted the President Barack Obama, who remains the only sitting president to appear on late-night television.
Leno took his place behind the "Tonight Show" desk in May 1992 and has consistently ranked #1 among the broadcast networks in the time slot since 1995. Leno has won his last 71 consecutive quarters versus CBS's "Late Show" in total viewers, dating back to the third quarter of 1995, and has won 69 of his last 70 quarters in viewers 18-49.
In the fourth quarter of 2013, "Tonight" reported its biggest adult 18-49 audience (1.1 million viewers) and biggest overall audience (3.8 million viewers) in three years and was up versus one year ago in every key ratings category.