NBC has quietly renewed Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for a third season, EW reports. The new deal will take Fallon through early 2012. The late night program’s seasons don’t follow the typical schedule since Fallon began hosting the show mid-season, in early March 2009.
The renewal keeps NBC’s top-rated late-night schedule intact. Last Call with Carson Daly was renewed for its 11th season a month ago and Jay Leno signed a multiple year contract when he returned to the Tonight Show last year.
EW also reports that Late Night’s ratings have grown by 16% this year to an average 1.8 million viewers. The 18-49 demographic has remained steady at a 0.6 rating. Fallon’s show has widened the lead over The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in both areas.
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