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Arsenio Hall may want to have PRINCE on his late night talk show a lot more often. The reclusive music icon more than doubled Arsenio’s audience in the takeover special that aired last night.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Arsenio’s ratings jumped 50 percent in the 18-49 demographic with Prince’s appearance, giving him his youngest viewing audience to date.

In total, ratings were up 56% for Arsenio in all households and higher than his February sweeps numbers. Arsenio was also trending on Twitter for a majority of the night due to the purple one’s appearance.

It tied him with Jimmy Kimmel and for the first time since his opening week, gave him higher ratings than Conan O’Brien and Chelsea Handler. Arsenio did trail Jimmy Fallon whom it is being reported has started a booking war that people have to appear on The Tonight Show first before appearing anywhere else. We have a feeling Fallon will make an exception for Prince.-DocFB

Diagnosis: PRINCE is high on everyone’s booking list including Ellen, who on Monday had her highest rated show ever and this season has been her best ever ratings wise.



  • Immanuel6
    Posted at 14:30h, 07 March

    Prince is the King when it comes to musicianship…all the youngsters better take notes….old school is in full effect!!!!

  • Immanuel6
    Posted at 14:28h, 07 March

    ChiTownJill Thank you, Jill.¬† We are so tired of these fake wannabe artist who have no musicianship…Rock on, Prince!!!!

  • purplerock20ten
    Posted at 06:23h, 07 March

    It’s always great to see the positive effect Prince has, wherever he appears! ūüôā Loved seeing him so relaxed, and the Q & A was a special treat. I hope he’ll show up on more TV shows!

  • ChiTownJill
    Posted at 00:18h, 07 March

    Fantastic..The Purple Army has spoken!!!!

  • Tannis
    Posted at 21:28h, 06 March

    This does not surprise me, Prince has a very loyal following and so many real fans who are willing to support him at every turn! I do hope he does book Ellen, she is great, and he would reach a very large new and existing fan base that is not connected through social media! The show was great, he was great, very real, and Liv was amazing! I smiled from start to finish and really needed that.

  • SugarL
    Posted at 20:00h, 06 March

    Not Surprising…CONGRATS, Arsenio! Keep The Momentum Going! Anticipating The Invasion On Ellen’s Show, Now :-D~<3

  • ChrisJ3121
    Posted at 19:15h, 06 March

    When he first came back, I was rooting hard for Arsenio to be a huge hit.  But after watching for a few weeks, I grew tired of the sub-par jokes/monologues and the over-emphasis on rap artists as musical guests.

    But I came back to the show (one night only) for Prince. ¬†The episode was fantastic overall. ¬†However, I was hoping for info on the release date for the Plectrum Electrum album, and I wish he would have played at least one new (never-before-heard) song. ¬†Mutiny, as HOT as the performance was, is not a new song…we hardcore fans know it has been around for about 28 years now.

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