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Jay Leno viewers are the oldest in late night (but not by much)

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Image Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC; John Paul Filo/CBSJay Leno has the oldest late-night TV audience, with a median age of 56, according to The New York Times. That’s a jump of more than 10 years since Leno re-replaced Conan O’Brien as host of The Tonight Show. In other words, while more people watch Leno’s Tonight than Conan’s, they’re considerably less young, on average. Shocking? Hardly. Still, it’s interesting to see these hard numbers, isn’t it? Check out the Times full list of median audience ages below and sound off in the comments.

The Tonight Show (Jay Leno): 56

Nightline: 55

Late Show With David Letterman: 54

Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: 52

Jimmy Kimmel Live!: 52

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: 50

The Daily Show (Jon Stewart): 49

The Colbert Report: 37

Lopez Tonight: 33