The series, starring comedian George Lopez, averaged 1.8 million adults 18 to 49 for the simulcast, according to Nielsen data.
The show, which featured such guests as Ellen DeGeneres, Eva Longoria-Parker and Kobe Bryant, drew 1.7 million viewers on TBS, where it will air four days a week. TNT garnered 1 million viewers, while truTV averaged 500,000 viewer during debut at 11 p.m. Check out a review here.
TBS's telecast of Lopez Tonight, which also featured musical guest Carlos Santana, was watched by more adults 18 tp 34 (608,000) and adults 18 to 49 (1,022,000) than the current season averages for such late-night series on broadcast and cable as Last Call with Carson Daly, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The TBS telecast was also watched by more adults 18 to 34 than the season-to-date average for the Late Show with David Letterman.
"Viewers are ready for a change, and George Lopez is an exciting addition to late-night television," said Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks. "We are extremely proud of the success of last night's premiere of Lopez Tonight and are confident the show will continue to be a big late-night hit."