With guests including Andy Samberg and The Muppets, Jimmy Fallon‘s final ‘Late Night’ brought in the largest overall audience on any night of the week and highest adult 18-49 rating for a regularly scheduled episode.
Fallon was emotional as he said goodbye, thanking the show’s staff, The Roots, former “Late Night’ hoses David Letterman and Conan O’Brien, and the fans.
“I want to thank the fans. I can’t believe it,” he said. “This didn’t exist five years ago. There was no such thing as this show five years ago. Isn’t that crazy to even believe that? It means the world to me. You make me so happy. Thank you so much.”
He signed off from the show with a final musical performance with the Muppets, then exited the stage and walked across the hall to his new studio for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
Fallon takes over “The Tonight Show” on February 17 with guests Will Smith and U2.