Leno Halts Ratings Slide

For the past 11 episodes in a row, Leno’s program has either maintained or improved its adult demo rating.

Last Updated: November 26, 2009 @ 10:31 PM

In recent weeks, NBC’s primetime talk show has halted its heavily reported ratings slide, a decline that was fairly steady since the show’s September debut.

For the past 11 episodes in a row, Leno’s program has either maintained or improved its adult demo rating compared to the previous week. Often, "Leno Show" has increased despite a declining lead-in as the holidays approach. And last week was Leno’s most-watched since mid-October.\
Wednesday night was no exception. On Thanksgiving Eve, every other program on broadcast declined in the Nielsens. Leno, aided by a "Biggest Loser" special lead-in, went up.