Conan O’Brien is off to a huge start in the ratings for his new cable late night show, attracting more than 4.1 million viewers on his first night.
This was better than Jay Leno‘s Tonight Show on NBC – an amazing statistic, that would be made more amazing if it happens again.
According to the AP, O’Brien’s 4.1 million viewers topped Leno, who had 3.5 million viewers.
Compared to his new late night comedy competition, Conan demolished the Comedy Central tandem of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. They had 1.3 and 1 million viewers.
Another area sure to excite TBS is the median age for Conan, which was an astounding 30 last night.
Obviously this massive number will drop off tonight, and as the weeks and months go by. But if Conan can sustain a ratings lead over the established Comedy Central shows, that would be impressive feat.
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