‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ Stalls Out in Week 2 Ratings

CNBC reality show falls 25 percent after record-breaking series premiere

Last Updated: October 15, 2015 @ 5:00 PM

The series premiere of “Jay Leno‘s Garage” was CNBC’s most watched original series telecast in its history, but the numbers are down significantly in its second week.

The sophomore¬†episode of the reality show starring the former “Tonight Show” host drew an average of 689,000 total viewers and 247,000 in the coveted adults 25-54 demo.

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.

Last week, the show attracted 916,000 total viewers and 272,000 viewers in the 25-54 demo.

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. ET on CNBC.