‘The Tonight Show’ Names Jim Bell Showrunner

Jim Bell, one of TV’s best known news and sports producers, is joining NBC’s venerable Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as executive in charge at a time when the latenight mainstay is fighting for viewers with CBS rival The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Colbert’s Winning Streak Hits 7 Weeks

His CBS latenight series enjoys another victory among total viewers, but still cannot catch NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in the demo.

COMMENTARY BY ADAM BUCKMAN

Commentary: NBC’s Maddow/Fallon Problem

Feb. Sweeps Win For NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’

The latenight show posts a 0.93 rating among viewers 18-49 for the month, well ahead of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, which was second with a 0.54

NBC: Fallon In Best Shape Ever Despite Falls

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Fallon’s series of falls have raised some concern among NBC executives, but the network entertainment chief said Wednesday that the late-night comic is “in better shape than he’s ever been.” The “Tonight” show host hurt himself in falls three times within five months last year, the most serious in June […]

Colbert Can’t Catch Fallon In Latenight Race

Through 12 weeks of the latenight TV season, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is averaging 3.1 million viewers, second to NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (3.9 million viewers) and just ahead of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live (2.5 million viewers). But more alarming for CBS is the widening gap between The Late Show and The Tonight Show. When Colbert debuted in September, Fallon topped him by 364,000 viewers — a gap that’s grown to 1.5 million viewers for the week of Dec. 14.

Insiders Worry About Jimmy Fallon’s Partying

He’s one of NBC’s biggest success stories — keeping The Tonight Show at the top of the latenight ratings with bouncy show tunes and campy games. Now Jimmy Fallon is also one of NBC’s biggest worries. Sources say NBC is worried that Fallon’s drinking has turned excessive. And while they’re not doing anything about it — yet — “It’s gone from being a whisper to a chatter,” says one industry insider of Fallon’s over-the-top behavior.

Fallon Falls Again, Hurts Fingers On Other Hand

BOSTON (AP) — Jimmy Fallon should probably be more careful. Four months after the “Tonight Show” host needed emergency surgery to save one of his fingers after a fall, Fallon hurt his other hand in a spill at a party in his honor on Saturday. Fallon tweeted a picture Sunday of his hand with a […]

Latenight: NBC On Top, CBS Sees Gains

NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon comfortably won the latenight ratings race in the young-adult demo during the opening week of the television season, coming within 5% of last year’s result even though CBS saw significant improvement for its Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Fallon’s ‘Tonight’ Launches New Website, App

‘Tonight Show’ Gets New Name, Hires Amy Ozols