Hollywood Reporter — Leno winning, losing late-night

“Tonight Show” (4.4 million viewers, 1.2 adults 18-49 rating) led late-night crop last week among total viewers and the adult demo, beating CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” (3.8 million, 1.0).

Then there’s the nagging comparisons with Conan O’Brien and Leno’s own performance from last year.

For the second and third weeks since his return to late night, Leno is down from comparable dates in 2009, slipping 13% in the demo and 3% in viewers. The concern here is not all of Leno’s audience has returned to the show. Also, this week Leno’s median age is 56 years old (Letterman’s is 54; Conan O’Brien averaged 46).

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