Jay Leno Is Going Out On a Ratings High

The Tonight Show hits 15-month peak in viewership a week before Leno exits

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Just days before his final Tonight Show airs on Feb. 6, Jay Leno is having one of his best weeks ever.

The Tonight Show hit a 15-month high in overnight ratings, with Friday’s show averaging a 3.9 rating and 9 share among households, according to the Hollywood Reporter. That’s Leno’s best Friday showing since NBC’s Olympics boost in July 2012, and he hasn’t approached those numbers since President Obama joined him for an interview during the 2012 presidential election.

Friday night’s boost comes after Leno’s second-highest rated week of the season with adults 18-49, averaging 1.249 million of the key demographic between Jan. 20-24.

[The Hollywood Reporter]