Jimmy Fallon Becomes First Late-Night Host To Hit 20 Million YouTube Subscribers

By 02/21/2019
Jimmy Fallon Becomes First Late-Night Host To Hit 20 Million YouTube Subscribers

YouTube, which has breathed new life into the late-night TV landscape by making clips that air in the early hours of the morning accessible to viewers around the clock — and around the globe — in snackably short formats, is commemorating a new milestone with Jimmy Fallon.

Fallon, who hosts The Tonight Show, hit 20 million subscribers last night. After beginning his tenure as host of the long-running NBC franchise in 2014, Fallon’s accompanying YouTube channel has clocked some impressive stats: 204 videos to date have surpassed 10 million views, Fast Company reports. And from the beginning, Fallon and his team have been dedicated to ensuring that the show is distributed on YouTube, which has helped him maintain his position as the most-subscribed and most-viewed late-night host on the platform.

Fallon is trailed in terms of subscribers by The Late Late Show With James Corden (18.2 million subscribers), Jimmy Kimmel Live (13.8 million), and The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (5.8 million).


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“YouTube has helped to redefine the way people watch late-night TV, and they’ve been supporting us since day one,” Fallon told Fast Company. “We’ve been able to reach a whole new global audience, and people are seeing The Tonight Show in places I never would’ve imagined.”

Fallon hit 3 million subscribers in April 2014, which he celebrated by serenading viewers with “La Bamba.“ He received his Diamond Play Button after passing 10 million subscribers in February 2016, and feted the latest milestone with an epic domino fall, which you can check out below:

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