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March 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It would appear that a lot of people who didn’t want to stay up to the wee hours to watch Seth Meyers’s debut week as host of NBC’s Late Night, recorded the show and watched it within three days of the original broadcast. According to Nielsen Research’s “Live Plus 3” ratings, the show produced the second most-watched Late Night week in more than nine years, except for Jimmy Fallon’s final week, attracting 3.01 million viewers and a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. The last time Late Night attracted more viewers was during the week of May 3-7, 2004, the week of the Friends finale, when the cast appeared on the Tonight show. Fallon also continued to draw strong numbers in the “live plus 3” category for the week, the first without a lead-in from the Olympic Games. He averaged 6.40 million viewers, slightly fewer than the 6.49 million that Conan O’Brien attracted during his first week as host of the show in June 2009.