Nineteen years after leaving the late-night arena, Hall returned Monday with "The Arsenio Hall Show," which airs in syndication nationwide, including 17 stations owned by Tribune (parent company of the Los Angeles Times).
For its premiere, "Arsenio Hall" beat every other competing broadcast talk show, with a 1.0 rating/4 share in the key adults ages 18 to 49 demographic, according to early data from Nielsen.
On Tribune's KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, the show was No. 1 in its time period with a strong 3.2 household rating.
Of course, late-night ratings are a marathon, not a sprint, and subsequent weeks will show whether Hall can maintain his momentum. But the show is off to a fine start.
The first show featured comic Chris Tucker and a musical performance by
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