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NBC's ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’: Fallon Signs A Contract To Remain Host Till 2021

By Sunia Mukherjee | May 07, 2016 05:43 AM EDT

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''The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'' is an extremely popular show on NBC. The show was premiered on Feb. 17, 2014. Last year the developer and host Jimmy Fallon signed a contract with 2021 with NBC to remain as a host.

TV by the numbers had reported in Aug. 2015 that Fallon signed a contract with NBC to remain as host until at least 2021. "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" is America's #1 late-night talk show, averaging a 1.11 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49 and 3.8 million viewers overall for the 2014-15 season. "Tonight" dominates the time period over its ABC and CBS competition with a +79% margin of victory in adults 18-49'' reported the article.

"Jimmy has been an important member of the NBCUniversal family for 17 years. He is extraordinarily talented, hard-working and brings a level of creativity and energy every single day that is simply unmatched in television," said Steve Burke, the Chief Executive Officer of NBC Universal. "The success of the 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' has been nothing short of remarkable. We couldn't be prouder of the show he and his team put on every night and couldn't be happier that he will remain with us at 30 Rock at least through 2021'' he added further.

On May. 2, 2016, the 462nd episode was aired. On May 4, 2016, Fallon had got the cast of ''Captain America: Civil War'' and the episode was extremely successful. On May 6, 2016 Keith Urban appeared as a guest and performed "Wasted Time." Almost all the famous celebrities have appeared on this show at least once if not more.

"Jimmy Fallon is simply the best that there is, the most versatile star of a show anywhere in television in my opinion," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "'The Tonight Show' has always been an institution, but he's remade it into a destination for the largest audience anywhere in late night. He's the face of NBC in a lot of ways and we're thrilled he's going to be hosting 'The Tonight Show' for many years to come." 

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