Skip to comments.NBC’s Rising Leno Dominates Kimmel and Letterman
Posted on 07/08/2013 11:41:37 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
Hes a little more than six months away from passing the Tonight Show baton again but Jay Leno is very much still on his game ratings-wise.
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Ever since Letterman went full on lib.. it turned off his audience.
Who wants to hear that dribble every night?
Letterman still has a talk show?
Not for long if this keeps up lol!
That’s because Kimmel and Letterman are morons, while Leno is truly a funny person, and while he doesn’t always show it, it’s often enough to be better than those to flacks.
The new guy’s ratings will inevitably crash. He isn’t funny, unless you’re about 14.
Jimmy Kimmel was only good when he was Ben Stein’s sidekick on “Win Ben Stein’s Money”.
Can someone tell me where Letterman gets his old man suits from? Does he have access to Nikita Krushev’s wardrobe?!
Letterman is a moron. I’ve never thought he was funny in the least.
Or remember when he was on The Man Show with Adam Corrola.
” Letterman is a moron. Ive never thought he was funny in the least.”
An unintelligent, mean SOB. Not funny.
Made 400 million......only in America..
This one is typical:
Letterman had the ability to be very funny throughout his NBC years. During his first few years on CBS he was genuinely innovative and creative. ComedicalIy, I thought he had it all over Leno. Now, hes just a mean, old man who likes to use his show to lash out at anyone (usually conservatives). You wouldnt mind if he spread his venom among the whole political spectrum, but hes just another shill for the liberals.
just to balance it out a bit. I haven’t watched any network shows (other than reruns like Seinfeld) in years.
but you have to give letterman his due, when I was in my 20’s, we thought he was hilarious. I don’t think you can say he wasn’t funny decades ago.
things have changed, my politics, and him sticking his politics in his act.
Not counting Letterman, whose just a bitter old man now, the rest of Leno’s contemporaries just traffic in stunts designed to get passed around on the internet rather than actually doing something humorous.
They just take something hot in pop culture at the moment, add something geeky like a reference to Dr. Who or Arrested Development, and then run around for 3 minutes while the winner of last year’s American Idol sings Staying Alive with a banjo.
Letterman was funny early on much like George Carlin, but both slipped into, what? A combination of mediocrity and bitterness. I saw Carlin in person later on and he was almost unintelligible. He was reading off of cue cards he held in his hand and seemed unconnected to not only his audience but to where he was. They are two peas in a pod to me.
So, I tried to watch his show. I really, really tried. Watched it a number of times, particularly when WBill Jr was little, and I was up with him anyway.
I wanted to like it. Really, I did. But it stunk. And not just a little bit. Not just, "Wow, that last joke was a real clunker." The entire thing was just bad. Writing was bad. Fallon's delivery was bad. The skits were bad. Music was bad. It was just.......bad. No redeeming qualities whatsoever.
Dunno what NBC sees in the guy, unless they're like me, and really, really want to like him. I give him less than a year before he's toast.
Arsenio Hall is getting a late night show back on Fox pretty quick. My guess is that the timing is not coincidental. He's going to eat all the other late night hosts for lunch.
Now, he's "old".
Leno was funny. He made fun of hilary the red queen challenging her to come on his show.
Her people called his bluff. She went on and took over withed canned q&a.
He looked like a POW on camera under duress
Went in for an emergency coronary bypass the next day
Been a hareful lib spokesman ever since. Never before
He went over out of fear it seems.
I dont know how people, Americans, can do that
Hes been a failure and will go down in history as a bitter fool
People dont want to hear whom a celeb prefers personally. Equal opportunity mockery is the only acceptable position
Johnny carson did it
Once Jay Leno got wise and started going after Obama, our failed and incompetent POTUS,,,,his numbers went out of sight on the positive!!! Letterman, zero that he is...has nary a clue!!! When Leno leaves NBC, Fox will go after him big time. If Leno jumps and signs with FOX, he will quickly become the “King of the Hill” for a long time to come!!!
And unlike guys such as Bob Hope and George Burns, he has no clue on how to turn “old” to his advantage.
His recent show with Mitt Romney was excellent. He didn't seek to entrap him or frame the topic with an agenda of spiking the football for 0bama.
It's Leno's promotion/protection of 0bama that turned off viewers and especially now that's it's clear to even his brain dead viewers that the 0bama regime is total failure and not worthy of praise.
Fallon will turn The Tonight Show into 'ghetto hour' which will probably alienate 30-40% of the show's current viewers. Fallon is talented but his transparent appeasement of blacks is tiresome.
Carson wiped the floor with all of them.
Watch some of his stuff with guests like Sinatra, Dean Martin, Don Rickles, Carol Wayne, Jack Benny, George Gobal, Glen Cambell, Bob Hope, etc etc.
And the Tonight Show Band which kicked ass.
(RIP ED SHAUGNESSEY)
Letterman has become an old, bitter, hateful communist.
No Doubt. When Carson left the business, it was all downhill from there.
... I have a feeling that, even though Leno is quite a funny guy, his jabs at the Prez with a fez and this administration are garnering a growing viewership of people that less than impressed with Mr. Obama.
Leno is auditioning for his next show and knows that he can attract a big audience by opening up on Obama and the Rats. I think he could move to cable and take his audience with him..
Leno’s made the decision to appeal to ALL Americans - liberal and conservative. Not only are Leno’s numbers UP but his advertisers must be thrilled...
Yep! Ever since Leno went full mocking of Obama, his ratings have soared! The IRS, NSA spying scandals have been gold for him and he’s using it while the other lib host are tepid
No reason to move to cable - let the big three fight over him. I’ll bet his advertisers are getting a big boost from have conservatives watching his show. Middle class people might not be as wealthy as liberal elites, but there’s a whole lot more of us... and we buy products - not just ‘financial investment services and Rolls Royces’...
Letterman was funny as a young man. I was a fan of his late night show years ago. Personally, I think he’s off his rocker these days.
And we've since realized that his "edgy" stuff wasn't all that great to begin with. Check out the Letterman episode of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" (Jerry Seinfeld's latest project). All that comes across from the guy is "Bitter, condescending old fart". The show is pretty good, though... with the worthwhile guests (such as Don Rickles).
Decades ago Letterman had a daytime show on NBC. It ran throughout the summer of 1980 and was the funniest show on TV. It started as a 90 minute show but was reduced to 60 minutes and ended in the fall. I used to watch it with my mother.
The early Late Night was also very funny. He had a golden TV spot with no competition and could have stayed at NBC with as much $ as he ever would have wanted, but his ego and desire to concur at 11:30 forced him to be stupid and narcissistic. He never consistently beat Leno and it fed into his already disturbed sense of inferiority.
Have you ever seen this??
Just goes to show that conservatives reward those who stand with them, even if they aren’t always conservative.
What the networks refuse to acknowledge is they automatically turn off 50% of their audience with these unfunny libs.
Leno went to the center and he now has all those viewers the libs don’t want.
Gee...didn’t NBC try this once before? Leno was #1 in the ratings, but the network wanted someone who would appeal to a younger, hipper demographic. And we know how that worked out.
Now, they’re going to do it again. Except this time, NBC won’t have Leno around to bail them out. A lot of people think that Jay will sign with Fox and launch another late night talk show in about a year. That will just about finish NBC; “Today” and “Tonight” are their cash cows, and the morning show is now #2 behind Good Morning America, and that decline is costing them millions a year. If Fallon tanks in the 11:30 slot (a virtual certainty), then NBC will lose at least 1/3 of its advertising revenue.
Exactly. About that exact time I was in college and I remember my RA (dorm monitor) knocking on my door telling me I had to pipe down because I was laughing so loud.
Last I heard of Letterman continues to simply yell at Conservatives to get off his lawn!
That’s my take as well. As soon as Leno began to spoof “the one” is immediately when his ratings started to rise significantly. Coincidence?
Letterman had always made me run for the Lysol.
When Leno leaves, I won’t be watching late night shows. Accidentally had on Kimmel’s monologue the other night and can’t remember who he was ranting about but do remember the person didn’t deserve it. He was disgusting.
It isn’t that Leno is so good but rather that late night talk is so damn bad.
The only thing liberal network executives and newspaper owners have proven to be good at is losing their audiences.
Day after day, year after year, the decline has been constant. The only thing left is for companies like NBC and the New York Times to lose so much revenue, they go bankrupt.
Then Fox News and the Koch brothers can pick up the pieces and create better journalism.
Letterman was funny early on only when he was using comedy bits stolen from Steve Allen during the first Tonight Show back in the 1950s.
Fallon is talented but his transparent appeasement of blacks is tiresome.
isn’t the entire Hollywood, Washington dc, media just an appeasement of minorities period?
I bought my first Doors LP in 1967, and have always been a huge Doors fan. I still love that music. Fallon’s impersonation floored me. ‘Reading Rainbow’... hilarious (to me, at least).