Nightly News   |  February 07, 2014

14.6 Million Tune In to Watch Leno’s Last Show

Jay Leno’s last night hosting the Tonight Show included Billy Crystal, Leno’s first-ever guest, and a celebrity-stuffed takedown of the Sound of Music.

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>>> these days, very few people leave the game when they're on top of their game and that is what jay leno did last night. we now know a record 14.6 americans watched his farewell, and billy crystal performed, lots of old friends stopped by. but at the end of the night it was just jay and the audience, and after 22 years and over 4,000 shows it got emotional.

>> boy, this is the hard part. i want to thank you, the audience, you folks have been just incredibly loyal. this is tricky. we wouldn't be on the air, without you people. secondly, this has been the greatest 22 years of my life.

>> last night, jay said after losing his mother, father and brother, his tonight show family became family to him. the show now moves east as the baton and the time slot both get passed on to jimmy fallon .