Way to exit out on top!
Jay Leno's final Tonight Show had the most viewers it's had in 15 years, as 14.6 million people tuned into laugh, cry, and say goodbye to Jay!
That's almost as many cars as he owns!
The last time such a large audience watched The Tonight Show was on May 14, 1998, when 15 million watched on to see Jerry Seinfeld talk with Jay right after the end of Seinfeld.
Well, it looks like these ratings should give Jay a reason to chin up! With such a large fan base, who knows? Maybe he'll return to television again!
P.S. CLICK HERE to watch Jay's final monologue, and CLICK HERE to see his teary farewell!
Looks like there's still a little bit of bad blood between Team Coco and Team Leno!
Last night was Jay Leno's (second) last Tonight Show, as he had previously abdicated his late night throne back in 2009 before taking over his hosting duties again in 2010 in a controversy that left Conan O'Brien famously out of his coveted job.
While many have wished Jay well on his second retirement, our favorite red head above 6 feet had only a solitary zinger to deliver on the subject on TBS' Conan:
As Jay Leno says goodbye to The Tonight Show, we can't help but think back to a mere four years ago when another host said his own tearful farewell.
Conan O'Brien joked a lot on his way out, but in the end he took the highest of high roads, delivering one of the most positive, inspiring speeches we've ever heard.
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see the funny man get serious for a moment to say:
"No one in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen."
Maybe the best advice we ever heard. And we're still trying our best!
This truly marks an end of 22-year long era.
Jay Leno said his final goodbye to The Tonight Show, the most coveted late night program in television history, and he did so in a emotional farewell speech that made us feel all the feels.
Clean up on Aisle OUR FACES! SRSLY what a moving goodbye. We'll miss you, Jay.
Ch-ch-check out the late night master signing off (above)!!!
[Image via NBC.]
Some people slam the door when they lose their jobs; Jay Leno is slamming EVERYONE!
Hugh Grant, O.J. Simpson, and NBC all get ribbed, but no one gets it worse than Justin Bieber! Jay jokes:
"When I started hosting, Justin Bieber wasn't even been born yet. That's why we call those 'the good old days.'"
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see all of Jay's last laughs after an amazing 22 year run as host! We'll miss this most of all!