Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and if ratings were votes, Hillary won!
Clinton’s latest appearance on the late-night show, the week after GOP rival Trump stopped by, also delivered Tonight’s highest Monday adults 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters in four months, and equaled its best Monday in the demo in seven months.
Anticipating your question: Trump’s appearance on the show last Thursday clocked a 2.6 rating in households and a 0.7 in 18-49 in the LPMs.
Donald Trump’s appearance ended up with Jimmy Fallon taking a lot of flack for going to easy on Trump. Fallon’s response was understandable…that he hosts a nightly variety show and is nice to everyone.
Fallon opened the interview with Hillary with jokes about Clinton’s recent case of pneumonia by wearing a surgical mask and using a large amount of hand sanitizer, and jokingly gave Clinton a bag that “Donald Trump left in his dressing room.” Inside the bag was a picture of Vladmir Putin in a heart-shaped frame, leading Clinton to call the relationship between the Russian President and the GOP nominee “the most famous bromance going.” Fallon took issue with that. “Besides me and Timberlake.”
The bag also had Pink Floyd’s The Wall CD (“That’s as close as he’s going to get to the wall,” Clinton said) and a bag of actual softballs.