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‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ Premiere Draws Close to 1 Million Viewers for CNBC

Series follows former ”Tonight Show“ host as he explores all things automotive

The series premiere of “Jay Leno‘s Garage” is CNBC’s most watched original series telecast in its history, drawing in  916,000 total viewers, the network announced Thursday.

Hosted by comedian and the former “Tonight Show” host, “Jay Leno‘s Garage” covers all things automotive including classic cars, super cars, projects, road tests, investments and the inner workings of the car collectors’ market.

Each one-hour themed episode features a mix of stunts, challenges, reviews, and celebrity interviews that showcases the colorful history of the automobile.

Among the adults 25-54 demographic, the show attracted 272,000 viewers. CNBC recently posted its seventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth in the demo. In third quarter, CNBC’s average audience among the demo grew by 48 percent year over year.

The show is produced by Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company, and Big Dog Productions for CNBC. Leno is the executive producer.

“Jay Leno’s Garage” airs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m./9c on CNBC.