One-Hour Special Marks the First Time Leno Hosts a Show Since 'The Tonight Show'
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ— August 28, 2014 —CNBC - the fastest growing cable network among P18-49 and P25-54 in primetime* - will premiere "Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week" on Sunday, August 31 at 10PM ET/PT.
Based on his Emmy-winning web series "Jay Leno's Garage," this special takes viewers into the heart of Monterey Week, America's ultimate automotive event.
Hosted by legendary comedian and one of the greatest car collectors in America, Jay Leno provides a unique perspective on the business and sport of cars and car collecting, which culminates once a year at Pebble Beach's Concours d'Elegance, featuring over 200 of the world's most prized collectibles.
Leno scouts for vintage gems, gets exclusive first looks at several new vehicles and visits Laguna Seca racetrack, where he's the first person to hit the gas on the new 2015 Corvette Z06.
"Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week" is produced for CNBC by Open 4 Business Productions in association with Big Dog Productions. Jay Leno and Tod Mesirow are the executive producers.
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*The Nielsen Company. Live+SD. M-F 8P-11P. Ad-Supported Cable Networks: time period data; excludes networks that are not distributed in at least 75M homes and/or not rated for the majority of the daypart; ranked on percent change in P25-54 average audience, 2014 (12/30/13 - 08/19/14) vs. 2013 (12/31/12 - 08/20/13).