Skip to comments.Obama Scandal Fallout: Jay Leno Trounces David Letterman in May Sweeps
Posted on 05/31/2013 1:33:37 PM PDT by drewh
We've already seen audiences fleeing MSNBC, the network that religiously carries the Obama administration's water, as a number of scandals rock the White House. Now, it looks like the long-running battle between Jay Leno and David Letterman is also being affected by the toxic headlines swirling around the president.
During this year's May sweeps, "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" posted a 39 percent lead over "Late Show With David Letterman" in the advertiser-cherished 18-49 demographic -- the widest May sweep margin over "Late Show" since 2004, and a 12 percent increase over last year's May sweep....
In total viewers, Leno also widened the lead over Letterman compared to last year, averaging 3.515 million versus 2.767 million for Letterman. That's a 27 percent advantage, up 16 percent from last May.
So, what changed?
Leno continues to hammer President Obama for his connection to several political nightmares, from the IRS hounding Tea Party groups to the Department of Justice eavesdropping on high-profile journalists. Meanwhile, Letterman is still focusing his comic firepower on the GOP, all but ignoring Obama as a target of mockery.
Audiences apparently want their late night hosts to do their job rather than protect the powerful.
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Letterman is an Obama kook.
No longer funny...and I thought he was GREAT in my younger years.
Letterman is still alive?
Have Dave and Chris Matthews ever been photographed together? Just saying.
How stupid does NBC look now?
I hope Jay moves over to Fox and trounces them all
Leno understood that to get a wider audience, he has to start making jokes about the Commie freak in the White House..gee if only other Comics got the message maybe people would watch them..Letterman would NEVER poke fun at his messiah Obama, he is too busy making nasty jokes about Sarah Palin to ever conceive to say anything negative about his butt buddy Obama
the last time I watched Letterman ,he put a meatball on an Xmas tree ,was he crapping on Christianity
Letterman is getting to be “nasty” as Conan. No longer watch either of them (although I watched them very rarely).
Go Jay! Move to FOX and hammer ‘em....
Agree..give him a one hour show with an 11 PM start time..and he’ll destroy the news AND Letterman..
Jay will make a fortune on FOX at 10PM, if he even needs the money anymore.
he may not need to money but I think he will love sticking it to NBC
Good, but don’t expect the majority of Americans to abandon their marxist in chief.
Their heads will be firmly back up their a$$es by Nov 2016.
You mean Johnny Carson is not doing the Tonight Show any more?
“the last time I watched Letterman ,he put a meatball on an Xmas tree ,was he crapping on Christianity”
couldn’t the term “Xmas” be considered as “crapping on Christianity”
It is IMHO
Letterman is gone, he sees the writing on the wall. Perhaps Conan will take over for him
Maybe Leno should have had the balls to do this in 2008.
Letterman was really funny when he wasn’t using his biting sarcasm towards the 50% of us who happen to despise our Constitution being used as fodder for the demon-crap-ic garbage disposal.
Fallon may be better competiton for Leno than Letterman, although there will be some time until Leno can go to Fox contractually
He was better in his younger years
I don’t recall Leno dumping on 0bama until AFTER the last election.
Revealing what we always knew....that Larry “Bud” Melman was the REAL talent on that show.
The only good thing I’ve seen him do is drum week. At least for that, he’s had on Stewart Copeland of the Police and Neil Peart of Rush. Despite Peart’s politics, I really don’t care because Rush is great, and he’s one of the best drummers in the world.
Leno’s decided all Americans should be able to enjoy his show - even traditional Americans.
Letterman only wants liberals...
Letterman facade is the younger hipper late night guy but is three years older than Leno. David looks old and tired and his comedy is not fresh.
How could anyone tell?
Are you condemning Leno for ‘growing’? Come on - it takes courage to do what he’s doing in Hollywood. I’m impressed - you should be too.
To paraphrase some former hippies....you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.
THAT’S what I think is going on with Leno. He’s just astute enough to turn the wheel just a bit ahead of his audience.
When my mother-—a dyed in the wool democrat who voted for him both times-—started bashing him for all of his “stupid scandals” then I KNEW things are bad! My jaw just about hit the floor.
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He did not.
I know what forgotten man is saying, but I do like the sound of this change during his exit, it makes me almost wish that I could see the show, to see if this is really happening. Leno has always been a pleasant but committed lefty.
And he's probably just angry because he is married to an ugly fat girl and thats just cover.
i tell you, abc could really pounce on this.
Letterman was NEVER funny, IMO.
Now he's just a bitter old queen.
What's up with the whole obsession with leftist ideas like gay marriage? And the VERY stale Palin and Bush jokes.
Jeez, even Johnny Carson gave up on Nixon jokes by 1975.
I know Leno is a leftist, but even he sees comedy gold in the Obama administration.
Ol' Dave is apparently not aware that there IS an Obama admin.
But Bush is stupid!
What happened to Jack Paar? Is he gone?
Died in 2004.
They don’t care about ratings, they care about liberalism.
Remember that next time someone says otherwise.
Johnny Carson? What happened to Jack Parr?
Leno saves all his money from the Tonight Show.... and lives off of his Vegas shows on the weekend. Leno is the hardest working man in show business...when his Tonight Show is off for a week...he goes on tour around the country
One of my favorites (the above). Why can't you watch Leno?
No TV access, I can use my DVD player and 13 inch TV and watch youtube things, but no TV stuff.
Which is why Leno has to be fired.
Letterman ceased being funny when he became a strident limousine liberal. They are after all not known for their sense of humor.
This couldn’t happen to a more deserving scumbag than Letterman.