Mar 7, 2014

A rare public appearance by his Royal Purple Highness, Prince, prove to be a ratings bonanza for late night talk show host Arsenio Hall.

In Nielsen’s metered-market overnights, the singer’s guest appearance on the syndicated talker averaged a 1.4 household rating/3 share — a 56% spike over the show’s February sweep average. It was also up 50% in the adults 18-49 demo (0.6/3), a score higher than TBS’ “Conan” (0.4/1), which airs at the same time in many markets.

Prince’s visit came a week after “The Arsenio Hall Show” was renewed for a second season. That announcement was made by Jay Leno, who appeared in a cameo on the show just a few weeks after exiting NBC’s “The Tonight Show.”

People are definitely sleeping on Arsenio, but he's definitely turning it up.

In case you missed it, you can watch the entire episode below. I guarantee it was worth it.

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