We're told Jay and Conan have both been told of the changes.
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NBC (ended 2010)
Ugh, this is disconcerting.. Conan's show is just getting on its feet here, it doesn't need to be pushed back
I'll be crossing my fingers that NBC doesn't do anything crazy here!
Last night's Tonight Show saw nearly a 42% gain in adults 18-49 versus Monday night's show. Conan's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating in local People Meter markets dominated the .9 18-49 rating for David Letterman's Late Show. On Monday, Tonight Show averaged a 1.2 18-49 rating in those same local people meter markets. Week over week, Leno didn't see any boost as a result. The Jay Leno Show was down from last Tuesday, but its lead-in, The Biggest Loser was also down big (30%) versus last week.
Seriously? Not even with this drama he can get his ratings up and Conan's the one getting the axe? Ahah... NBC keeps making their stituation worse, even when it seems like there's nothing they can do futher.
I'll be curious to see how Leno does without any half-decent lead-in. Letterman will stomp his ass clean.
Jay shouldn't be blamed either. This was all NBC's fault. I don't think that Jay wanted to retire at all, he just went along with it because that is what NBC wanted. He should have never been asked to retire anyway since he always won his time slot. So blame NBC, not Jay.
|I cant believe there will be no more Conan come March(?). I will miss him terribly, as I think he is just hilarious, a good interviewer, and I have to watch him every night before I go to bed (even when he was on 'Late Night'. If I was Jay, Id just step down. I would not let Conan go through all this for my show (which is horrible, the ratings are bad for a reason). If his show was some CSI type show that brings in a lot of ratings then Id say okay but its not and honestly never thought that it was going to be a cash cow or something like the NBC execs want.|
|saying that moving "The Tonight Show" to 12:05 isn't a breach of contract, because the title will stay the same is like telling Obama that after the winter Olympics you'll still be the president of the United states of America, but The USA will consist of Arizona and Nevada. Rest of the states will be run by Bush.|
Yeah. She needs to edit her sig.
|I think you misread that. Conan might be off TV for three years, not weeks. NBC puts their shows on hiatus for Olympic coverage all the time.|
|While I'm dispensing constructive criticism, could stellerchick86 work on her HTML formatting?|
|Yeah. She needs to edit her sig.|