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‘Arsenio Hall Show’ Gets Big Ratings Boost From Prince

Episode featuring ”Kiss“ singer jumps 50 percent in key demo

All Arsenio Hall wants is Prince’s extra time… and maybe a ratings boost from the singer.

The “Kiss” singer’s appearance on Hall’s late night show Wednesday night provided a ratings bonanza for the syndicated offering, boosting the episode to a 1.4 rating/3 share in overnight ratings, a 56 percent jump over the show’s average for the February sweep.

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In the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers, the show climbed 50 percent to a 0.6/2, virtually tying “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and besting other late-night offerings such as “Conan,” “Craig Ferguson” “Chelsea Lately” and others.

During his appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show,” Prince performed the new song “Funknroll” and answered audience members’ questions.

Watch his performance below.