With a mixture of banter and jokes and guests comedian Amy
Poehler and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Meyers managed to top
the premiere audience numbers of his predecessor Jimmy Fallon,
who left the show to replace Jay Leno as host of NBC's flagship
late-night program "The Tonight Show" a week ago.
Fallon attracted 2.8 million viewers when he took over "Late
Night" in March 2009, according to figures from Nielsen Media
Meyers and Fallon both starred on the comedy sketch show
"Saturday Night Live" before joining the late night talk shows.
At 40, Meyers is the oldest host in the history of the Comcast
Corp-owned NBC network show and follows in the footsteps of
David Letterman and Conan O'Brien.
(Reporting by Patricia Reaney;
Editing by Eric Kelsey and Eric Walsh)
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