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Leno's 'Tonight Show' Has Lowest Rated Quarter Since Letterman Went To CBS
| NELLIE ANDREEVA
Posted on 07/01/2010 7:06:08 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
There's big news on the late night TV battlefront today: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno posted its lowest-rated Q2 -- the first full quarter since Leno came back as host after Conan O'Brien was dumped -- since the Late Show with David Letterman launched on CBS in 1993. Additionally, Late Show delivered its most competitive finish against The Tonight Show in viewers and key demographics since 1995. Still, Leno topped Letterman in the ratings during their first quarter in 9 months as late-night rivals. The Tonight Show averaged 4.0 million viewers and a 1.1/4 in adults 18-49, down 20% in viewers and 31% in adults 18-49 from last years second quarter, which was inflated by the big ratings for Lenos sign-off and Conan OBriens debut.
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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cbs; leno; letterman; nbc
Talk about having no dog in this fight. There's no one to root for. I hate NBC, but I loathe Letterman, a lot.
Just why does anybody watch the late night shows’ drivel? They are not funny. They are not entertaining. Mainly...they are pathetic and o0ften offensive.
posted on 07/01/2010 7:08:42 PM PDT
by hal ogen
($10 (I think) amounts through the internet from all over the world.)
>> There’s no one to root for.
Ain’t that the truth! They *both* suck. I prefer sleeping to watching any of ‘em.
posted on 07/01/2010 7:08:57 PM PDT
by Nervous Tick
(Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
Well, I loathe Leno.
Hmmm. Hey, I got it! Bring Conan back!
posted on 07/01/2010 7:11:20 PM PDT
(Obama Notwithstanding, America's Best Days Are Yet To Be .)
I can’t stay up that late anymore sometime my uncle prostate wakes me up and I catch a few minutes of it could care less
posted on 07/01/2010 7:16:27 PM PDT
by al baby
(Hi Mom sarc ;))
I think all that time-changing and conan in/out business really hurt the Tonight Show...but, it hasn't been worth watching since Johnny Carson left anyway.
Once in a great while when I see a guest that I actually know, I might tune in for just that guest, but most of the "child" stars out now aren't worth losing sleep over.
The skits are lame, or non-existent and the entire genre has gong plastic-banana, good-time, rock and roll, and is just not worth the time.
Of course, I couldn't stand Conan either...woodpeckerhead.
posted on 07/01/2010 7:28:20 PM PDT
( If we don't stand up to tyranny, the tyrants win, and we're enslaved.)
Leno is still doing George Bush jokes. No wonder.
posted on 07/01/2010 7:54:16 PM PDT
by AD from SpringBay
(We deserve the government we allow.)
‘The Tonighgt Show’ died with Carson.
NBC should bury it.
posted on 07/01/2010 8:15:28 PM PDT
Craigy_ferg’s the only one worth watching!
posted on 07/01/2010 9:26:48 PM PDT
posted on 07/01/2010 9:28:57 PM PDT
("And shepherds we shall be....For Thee, my Lord, for Thee....")
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