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Fallon's early 'Tonight Show' success should boost Seth Meyers' debut
Fallon's early 'Tonight Show' success should boost Seth Meyers' debut

Can Seth Meyers ride Jimmy Fallon's ratings coattails to success? In his first week as host of NBC's "The Tonight Show," Fallon averaged 8.5 million viewers, the biggest numbers that program has seen in 20 years. To be sure, Fallon was aided by having Winter Olympics coverage as a lead-in, but the show's strength throughout the week is a good sign for NBC. It also will likely increase sampling for Seth Meyers, who succeeds Fallon as host of "Late Night" starting tonight. Fallon leaves big shoes to fill. His final "Late Night" averaged 6.6 million viewers. Fallon and Meyers have both been important personalities at NBC for a long time, and have followed similar paths on the network,...

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