Viewers Flock Back to Late-Night Shows

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NEW YORK After eight weeks away due to the writers’ strike, the late-night talk shows returned to the air with big ratings and some controversy.

NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, without its writing staff, averaged 7.2 million viewers and a 2.2 rating in adults 18-49 on Wednesday, well ahead of CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman (5.5

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