Fallon and The Tonight Show are having fun in Orlando

The top rated late night show hosted by Fallon are having fun in Central Florida

Having The Tonight Show, in Orlando is a great thing and the shows popular host Jimmy Fallon is having fun. He came to town to celebrate the grand opening of his signature virtual reality ride.

The ride, called “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon,” will give guests the ultimate Tonight Show experience as they get to race the host through the streets of New York City via virtual reality simulator.

We are in day two of the shows and last night was a big hit as Fallon had a couple of big guests. When we say big we mean big, Vin Diesel and Shaquille O’Neal.

Tonight one of the show’s regular guests Blake Shelton will be the musical performer. He will be joined on the show by Scott Eastwood, and on Wednesday Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will appear alongside Nicole Richie (with a musical performance by Flo Rida featuring 99 Percent).

Then The Tonight Show, will wrap up their visit to Central Florida bring the popular Jay Leno, who of course sat in the hosts chair before Fallon got the job. He will be joined by musical performance by Jason Derulo featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

Orlando is hosting the top late night television show in the ratings. The Tonight Show, has won the late-night ratings week of March 20-24 in every key ratings demographic – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 — according to “live plus same day” results from Nielsen Media Research. For the week, “Tonight” delivered its strongest total-viewer finish relative to CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” since the week of Jan. 30, with “Tonight’s” average of 2.736 million viewers finishing within 32,000 of “Late Show’s” 2.768 million. Note that CBS’ Thursday and Friday telecasts are excluded from the weekly averages due to NCAA BASKETBALL overruns. It was Fallon’s closest finish to “Late Show” in total viewers since a 12,000-person gap the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 3 (2.759 for “Tonight,” 2.771 for “Late Show”).


Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.