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Obama Delivers Big Numbers for Jay Leno

President Barack Obama on The Tonight ShowWhether they tuned in to see him laugh or make a gaffe, people were definitely watching President Obama last night.

The president’s appearance on The Tonight Show gave the late night program its best numbers in four years. The sit-down’s 11.2 household rating (26 share) tied a mark achieved in January 2005. That was when the show paid tribute to the recently deceased Johnny Carson.

The number was an 187% improvement over the show’s average (3.9) for this year.

The last time Jay Leno saw a higher household rating was back in 1998. A post- finale broadcast that May pulled in a 12.4.

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