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Poll: Johnny Carson still America's all-time favorite late-night host
Poll: Johnny Carson still America's all-time favorite late-night host

Nearly 14 million of viewers recently bid farewell to David Letterman, and Jimmy Fallon is a YouTube sensation. But when Americans were recently surveyed about their all-time favorite late-night host, most still looked back fondly on the on the phrase “Heeeere’s Johnny.” Johnny Carson, who retired as host of NBC’s “Tonight Show” in 1992, was named by 25% of 2,105 adults polled by Quinnipiac University the week of May 19–26. The poll questions were open-ended, allowing for any answer. Carson was followed by Letterman, whose final late-night show for CBS aired on May 20. He was named by 13% of respondents. Carson's successor, Jay Leno,...

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