‘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.

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