Johnny Carson Still King of Late Night
Johnny Carson owned late night TV for 30 years as the host of the Tonight Show, and now more than 20 years after his retirement and 10 years since his death, he's still America's favorite late-night host of all time.
Carson tops a Quinnipiac University Poll of the most popular late-night television hosts. 25% of people polled said Carson was their favorite. David Letterman was next on the list with 13% and Jay Leno was third with 7%. They were followed by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O'Brien and Jon Stewart.
As far as current late-night TV hosts go, Jimmy Fallon is the favorite with 20%, followed by Jimmy Kimmel who received 11%. (Hollywood Reporter)
My personal favorite right now is Kimmel and I of course loved Letterman and Carson.