Choice of Fallon as "Tonight" host is backed by affiliates:

04/4/2013 | Broadcasting & Cable

NBC affiliates are backing the network's decision to bring in Jimmy Fallon as the new "Tonight Show" host while praising Jay Leno for a successful run. "I believe Jimmy will be able to retain Jay's viewers and bring his own audience to the time period," said John Dawson, vice president and general manager at KSNW in Wichita, Kan. "His humor is compatible enough to retain an audience, and he brings his own unique viewers in, too. It sets up the battle of the Jimmys [with ABC's Jimmy Kimmel], and I think [Fallon] will win."

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