Late-night host and comedian Jimmy Fallon has renewed his deal with NBC Entertainment, extending it six years and signing on to host “The Tonight Show” through September 2021.
“Jimmy has been an important member of the NBCUniversal family for 17 years,” says Steve Burke, Chief Executive Office, NBCUniversal. “He is extraordinarily talented, hard-working and brings a level of creativity and energy every single day that is simply unmatched in television. The success of the ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ has been nothing short of remarkable. We couldn’t be prouder of the show he and his team put on every night and couldn’t be happier that he will remain with us at 30 Rock at least through 2021.”
“Jimmy Fallon is simply the best that there is, the most versatile star of a show anywhere in television in my opinion,” adds Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “‘The Tonight Show’ has always been an institution, but he’s remade it into a destination for the largest audience anywhere in late night. He’s the face of NBC in a lot of ways and we’re thrilled he’s going to be hosting ‘The Tonight Show’ for many years to come.”
Since Fallon took over as host in February 2014, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has won the late-night landscape versus all timeslot competition, triumphing in total viewers, the 18-49 demo and all other key ratings categories. America’s #1 late-night talk show, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” averages a 1.11 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49 and 3.8 million viewers overall for the 2014-15 season. “Tonight” dominates the time period over its ABC and CBS competition with a +79% margin of victory in adults 18-49.
From Universal Television and Broadway Video, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Josh Lieb. Gavin Purcell produces. “The Tonight Show” tapes before a live studio audience in New York’s famed Rockefeller Center.