it appears that about 2 million people watched Jimmy Fallon and President Obama slow jam the news on Fallon’s NBC late-night show.
It was Obama’s first ever appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” which traveled to UNC-Chapel Hill for the broadcast Tuesday night — well, technically, Wednesday morning, since the show airs after midnight. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
The episode clocked the show’s best numbers in two years, in household ratings in the country’s so-called “metered markets, of which Washington is one, NBC boasted later Wednesday morning. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
It bested the show’s Tuesday season average, by about 30 percent, and did even better than that among the 18-49 year old viewers who are the currency of broadcast TV, though they’re only a slice of the 18-whatever audience — the currency of Obama’s re-election bid. ......
If these local-market averages translate nationally the way “Late Night” does typically, Obama’s visit would wind up with roughly 2 million viewers. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
By Lisa de Moraes /// http://www.washingtonpost.com/lisa-de-moraes/