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There Is A God: Conan's 'TONIGHT' ratings drop with every episode...
http://www.thrfeed.com/2009/06/conan-first-week-ratings.html ^ | Stardate: 0906.07 | James Hibberd's The Live Feed

Posted on 06/07/2009 6:09:44 PM PDT by The Wizard

I knew my fellow Americans had taste after all.....

According to a story on Drudge, Conan's 'TONIGHT' ratings drop with every episode...

There is hope for our country....

...... Conan O'Brien's first week behind NBC's "Tonight Show" desk resulted in a strong overall ratings performance that dominated competitors and left critics generally pleased.

But after debuting to record-setting numbers Monday, “The Tonight Show” audience has shrunk with each successive episode......

(Excerpt) Read more at thrfeed.com ...


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1 posted on 06/07/2009 6:09:44 PM PDT by The Wizard
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To: All

God Bless America


2 posted on 06/07/2009 6:10:27 PM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
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To: The Wizard

Land That I Love!


3 posted on 06/07/2009 6:11:08 PM PDT by combat_boots ("(We) must ...resist... those who would subjugate others to serve (my) interests." 0bama 6/5/2009)
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To: The Wizard

Yea, Conan was not the right choice....Should have kept Leno until he croaked.


4 posted on 06/07/2009 6:11:34 PM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: The Wizard

I can’t be bothered to watch this so can someone who is tougher than me explain how Conan O’Brien is objectionable?


5 posted on 06/07/2009 6:11:54 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: The Wizard

Haven’t watched any Late Night shows in years. Is Conan as bad as Letterman?


6 posted on 06/07/2009 6:12:05 PM PDT by MarkeyD (OBAMA. Chains we can believe in!)
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To: The Wizard

Although Leno was something of a liberal, he was still funny. Conan ain’t funny. He has never been funny.


7 posted on 06/07/2009 6:12:30 PM PDT by wolfpat (Moderate=Clueless)
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To: The Wizard

I don’t like to kick a man when he’s down, but Conan’s first few episodes were tedious. The only times I laughed were when he recycled a few Jay Leno jokes. Maybe he’ll grow on the job, but I’m skeptical.


8 posted on 06/07/2009 6:12:53 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: The Wizard

As wit has been replaced by zaniness, I’ve found all of these comedy shows uninteresting.


9 posted on 06/07/2009 6:13:53 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: pnh102

I can’t be bothered to watch this so can someone who is tougher than me explain how Conan O’Brien is objectionable?

I don’t find Conan O’Brien objectionable...I find him unfunny and irritating...the voice, the hair, the whole thing...OK, I guess I do find him objectionable, in that I object to his being on TV...


10 posted on 06/07/2009 6:14:17 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: MarkeyD

He is worser than Letterman.


11 posted on 06/07/2009 6:14:27 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal in Sarah)
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To: pnh102
I can’t be bothered to watch this so can someone who is tougher than me explain how Conan O’Brien is objectionable?

Sorry, I can't be bothered to explain.

12 posted on 06/07/2009 6:14:27 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: The Wizard

How’s that taste, Immelt?


13 posted on 06/07/2009 6:15:00 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: The Wizard

Conan is a no-talent who is stuck on himself. I don’t like how he jokes about Jesus.


14 posted on 06/07/2009 6:15:10 PM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Who is this uncircumcised, to oppose the armies of The Living God?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“Maybe he’ll grow on the job,”

Like a boil?


15 posted on 06/07/2009 6:15:12 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: americanophile

Conan is part of a ‘new’ generation. However, the new generation does not watch late-night tv.


16 posted on 06/07/2009 6:15:16 PM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: americanophile

As wit has been replaced by zaniness, I’ve found all of these comedy shows uninteresting.

Jack Paar to Johnny then......not funny...


17 posted on 06/07/2009 6:16:51 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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With Conan, it is always about him.
He is like watching an ADHD on steroids.

He is also nuts, why would he leave New York for LA


18 posted on 06/07/2009 6:17:07 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Mr. Mojo

How’s that taste, Immelt?
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LMAO!


19 posted on 06/07/2009 6:18:27 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: jessduntno

Agreed.


20 posted on 06/07/2009 6:18:41 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: The Wizard

I am so glad I gave up on all these people after Johnny left. I know I have missed nothing.


21 posted on 06/07/2009 6:18:42 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: devane617
Conan is no barbarian. I wonder if he'll keep his job like couric has?
22 posted on 06/07/2009 6:18:46 PM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: brewcrew

My thoughts too.


23 posted on 06/07/2009 6:19:08 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: pnh102

I will not watch that crap anyway because it is NBC and NBC is also MSNBC. They are GE companies and they love Obama. I backed $180 billion in GE debt - with your tax money. GE is a slimy company.


24 posted on 06/07/2009 6:19:22 PM PDT by Frantzie
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To: pnh102

He’s not funny. They should have put Craig Ferguson in the Tonight Show slot - now he’s a riot!


25 posted on 06/07/2009 6:19:48 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: The Wizard

Conan’s opening show was great. I liked the running across America with the music, it worked. Watched his opening that night and it fell.
Watched another episode the other night and it was awful. He is just plain weird, not funny at all. His people put together an occasional funny clip, but that does not include him


26 posted on 06/07/2009 6:19:55 PM PDT by mojo114
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To: pnh102

Johnny Carson would have some of the strangest people on his show, but he still showed them respect as people.

Whenever I’ve watched O’Brien or Letterman, I’ve gotten the feeling they were making fun of their guests.


27 posted on 06/07/2009 6:20:35 PM PDT by wolfpat (Moderate=Clueless)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I stopped when Carson left too


28 posted on 06/07/2009 6:21:10 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: jessduntno

Jack Paar to Johnny then......not funny...
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That’s about it.


29 posted on 06/07/2009 6:22:11 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Clintonfatigued

“I don’t like to kick a man when he’s down”

Why not? If you let him up he might kill you...


30 posted on 06/07/2009 6:22:14 PM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: jessduntno

Johhny was pretty funny for a liberal - and he did donate to reagan. Leno, Ferguson, Letterman and Conan - all liberals.


31 posted on 06/07/2009 6:22:42 PM PDT by rudman
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To: The Wizard
Conan's 'TONIGHT' ratings drop with every episode...

So, has NBC chosen the next "Tonight Show" host to replace Conan? Hopefully wo won't have to wait 5 years for the next replacement.
32 posted on 06/07/2009 6:23:15 PM PDT by adorno (Where is Branch 4?)
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To: devane617
Conan is part of a ‘new’ generation. However, the new generation does not watch late-night tv.

They do, but it's stuff like uncut episodes of Family Guy on Cartoon Network that they're watching.

33 posted on 06/07/2009 6:24:26 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: The Wizard

Should have been BORAT doing the show ...


34 posted on 06/07/2009 6:24:59 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: The Wizard

I haven’t really watched any of these shows in years. I used to watch Letterman years ago (back when it was Paul Schaeffer and the World’s Most Dangerous Band), but Letterman just got progressively worse...more openly leftist, and more just plain un-funny. Never cared for Leno much anyway, but he could be funny. Conan O’Brian just irritates me. Always has. Bizarre.

Now, I have caught Craig Ferguson a few times. He’s freakin’ hilarious.


35 posted on 06/07/2009 6:26:08 PM PDT by SandWMan (Even if you can't legislate morality, you can legislate morally.)
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To: devane617
"Yea, Conan was not the right choice....Should have kept Leno until he croaked.

I agree, but in TV it' all about the coveted 18-39 demographic, especially the male 18-39 demographic. And, while Leno was the ratings king, his ideal demographic ratings were just OK. NBC is going to learn that sometimes less-than-ideal ratings are better than weak ratings.

It's like the TV show "Heroes". I don't believe that Heroe's is in the top 25 seasonal ratings, but it commands the 5th highest per-minute commercial rate because of it's demographic appeal. Apparently a 50 year-old's dollar isn't worth as much as a 20 year-old's.

36 posted on 06/07/2009 6:28:46 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: MarkeyD
"Is Conan as bad as Letterman?"

IMPOSSIBLE

37 posted on 06/07/2009 6:29:19 PM PDT by trickyricky
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To: The Wizard

Time to bring back Chevy Chase.


38 posted on 06/07/2009 6:29:32 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: The Wizard

But seriously, you've been a great host ... for me to poop on!

39 posted on 06/07/2009 6:29:41 PM PDT by maggief (I)
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To: wolfpat
Whenever I’ve watched O’Brien or Letterman, I’ve gotten the feeling they were making fun of their guests.

While I've gotten that impression from Letterman (who was remarkably funny in the 12:30 slot back in the '80s but is now a cranky old man), I've never seen Conan make fun of a guest. He's far too busy making fun of himself, Max Weinberg, Joel Goddard, Pierre Bernard, and other members of his cast.

Maybe it's a generational thing - Leno was not funny to me. Boring and past his prime. Conan at 12:30 was brilliant. Maybe it'll take him a bit to adjust to the 11:30 slot - remember that Leno regularly lost in the ratings until he scored an interview with Hugh Grant right after Grant's hooker arrest. Conan's strength isn't the monologue - it's the bits and gags. He'll be great.
40 posted on 06/07/2009 6:30:56 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: wolfpat

But Conan keeps his politics to himself and skewers everyone.

On the other hand, Leno, Letterman and Stewart wear their insane liberalism on their sleeves on every show.


41 posted on 06/07/2009 6:31:30 PM PDT by max americana
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To: PugetSoundSoldier

Craig Ferguson is one of the few I will watch for anything other than the musical guest (Thank God for Tivo). And actually I only watch because he has Kristen Bell on fairly regularly. But he has been pretty funny everytime I watched.


42 posted on 06/07/2009 6:34:15 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: trickyricky

Sadly, it is possible. Conan is much worse than Letterman, who is also really crappy...


43 posted on 06/07/2009 6:34:58 PM PDT by green pastures
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To: Big_Monkey

I can believe that. A friend told me today that he recently saw a bunch of 20-somethings camping out to buy $200 pairs of shoes endorsed by some (c)rap “star.” Guess the economy isn’t as bad as I thought.


44 posted on 06/07/2009 6:36:23 PM PDT by LiveFree99
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To: sweetiepiezer
He is worser than Letterman.

You're grammar is wrong. It should read: He is MORE worser than Letterman..

45 posted on 06/07/2009 6:36:24 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: americanophile

Amen. I haven’t cared about late-night programming since Johnny Carson left. It didn’t have the same “rat-pack” glamor after that.


46 posted on 06/07/2009 6:41:26 PM PDT by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: The Wizard

I watched a few minutes strictly by accident.

Painful.

Conan’s arse-kissing has reached new depths and he is simply not funny.


47 posted on 06/07/2009 6:41:41 PM PDT by relictele
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To: The Wizard

I switch the channel directly after the local news at 11:30pm. I understand wanting the younger crowd but since the older folks like me (48yo) were who always watched they have went for a smaller auidence with Conan. That makes no sense at all.


48 posted on 06/07/2009 6:42:09 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: The Wizard

Conan is funny ... if you’re a 15 year old geek.


49 posted on 06/07/2009 6:43:10 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: The Wizard

His “joke” about Sotomayor not being racist enough for Rush made it real easy to change the channel. Same Bush jokes, same old state controlled media crap.


50 posted on 06/07/2009 6:46:13 PM PDT by cabojoe
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