Hillary Clinton’s ‘Tonight Show’ Appearance Gets Higher Ratings Than Donald Trump’s

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Hillary Clinton’s appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” had higher ratings than Donald Trump’s.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks with talk show host Jimmy Fallon as she attends the taping of "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" in New York, on September 16, 2016

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The Democratic nominee’s interview with the late night host averaged a 2.8 rating share in Nielsen’s 56 overnight metered markets, an NBC official confirmed to The Daily Caller Tuesday, making it the best Monday the show has had in five months.

Donald Trump averaged a 2.6 rating when he appeared on the show last Thursday. (RELATED: Hillary Clinton Was On Jimmy Fallon’s Show Last Night. Here’s What She Said.)

Clinton also had a higher ratings in adults who are between the ages of 18-49. Her appearance averaged a 0.9 rating while Trump brought in a 0.7 rating with the same age range.

During her interview with Fallon, Clinton criticized Trump.


“It wasn’t even in the realm of the possible for girls back then,” Clinton said. “That’s what’s so exciting about this campaign. We have slowly but steadily knocked down all the barriers. Some people are not happy about the barriers being knocked down — your former guest, Donald Trump.”

“He has refused to actually admit that Obama is an American and for five years he’s been hammering in this so-called birther movement, which I think is so sickening,” Clinton continued.

“He went after a distinguished federal judge because he was born in Indiana of Mexican heritage, called him a Mexican. He went after the Gold Star family whose son was heroically lost in Iraq because they’re Muslims.”

Hillary Clinton speaks with talk show host Jimmy Fallon as she attends the taping of The Tonight Show in New York, on September 16, 2016. (Getty Images)

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“You have to take a deep breath and say to yourself, ‘What kind of country do we really want?’ And I want a country where barriers are knocked down. And little girls and little boys can feel like they can go as far as their hard work will take them.” (RELATED: Donald Trump’s Appearance Gives ‘The Tonight Show’ A Ratings Boost)