Some recent ratings highlights:
• The premiere of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien delivered the best numbers (a 7.1/17 rating) for a Monday Tonight Show in more than four years, and the seventh-highest Monday overnights for Tonight since Jay Leno took over as host in 1992.
Compared to his final Late Night broadcast, Conan's audience was up 173 percent. (Read Mickey O'Connor's "snap judgement" of Conan's Tonight Show.)
• The 2009 MTV Movie Awards averaged 5.3 million total viewers, a year-to-year increase of 73 percent and the show's biggest audience since 2004.
• Across the pond, the season finale of Britain's Got Talent — in which the dance troupe Diversity bested Susan Boyle — drew 17.3 million viewers, or 72 percent of the U.K. television audience. That represents a 32 percent gain over the competition's previous finale.