Leno Beats Letterman In Ratings
Posted on Tue Mar 2, 2010 02:20 PM PDT

lenopic200.jpgLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (X17online) - Conan O'Brien, who? Now that Jay Leno is back, the peacock network seems to have forgotten about the short-lived host that held the hosting spot up until just recently.

The Tonight Show trounced David Letterman in the ratings, scoring a 5.7 share to Letterman's 3.0.

During Jay's first show last night, Tonight Show regulars Kevin Eubanks, Ross the Intern and John Melendez all hammed it up in front of the live studio audience.

As Leno opened the show, he said to the crowd: "Thank you very much! It's good to be home. I'm Jay Leno, your host...at least for a while."

The audience roared when he talked about his nerves. "I'll admit I'm a little bit nervous. Not because it's my first night back, but because I know Dave and Oprah are watching."

With champagne in hand, first guest Jamie Foxx got the crowd going. We'll see if Jay can keep up the momentum.