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'The Jay Leno Show' scores massive audience

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Boosted by a strong lead-in from a new hour of America’s Got Talent, NBC’s premiere of The Jay Leno Show well exceeded ratings expectations. Preliminary figures suggest nearly 18 million people tuned in for Leno’s jaunt into prime time — his first TV appearance in three months since Conan O’Brien took over The Tonight Show.

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