Conan may be replaced by Leno

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  1. Jokerman

    Jokerman Senior member

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    They both suck. I say can them both.
     


  2. somatoform

    somatoform Senior member

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    They both suck. I say can them both.

    +1 and replace the both of them with 2 straights hours of Fallon.
     


  3. imightbechad

    imightbechad Senior member

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    +1 and replace the both of them with 2 straights hours of Fallon.

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  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    NBC is getting what it deserves for shafting Letterman years ago.

    If Leno gets back his old slot, I wonder how many millions Conan will get for walking? He just bought that huge house, etc.
     


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    While I haven't watched either in years, I thought Conan was good for his "crappy" late-night show. Moving his type of comedy to the premier show didn't make any sense to me at all. But one thing that's struck me is this: NBC now has too many of these shows on to begin with. Who watches that many hours of night-time talk show?
     


  7. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    Conan should be on HBO at midnight Eastern time.
     


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    i really dont give a crap (havent watched these late night shows since college) but why would moving leno from late night to 10pm mess up ratings? different viewers?

    Viewers, even in the age of remote control, are inherently lazy: they seldom change channels when entertainment programming ends and the local news begins. People who used to just leave on NBC and watch that news are now on a different channel.

    Stupid, I know, but a true and documentable phenomenon.
     


  9. von Rothbart

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    Good riddance of Jay from the 10pm spot. But there's no mention of NBC's plan for the 10pm slot, hope it'll put the dramas back. I don't watch late talk shows often but I much prefer Letterman.
     


  10. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    NBC already ordered 18 pilots for the new season, so it sounds like they're moving back toward scripted programming.
     


  11. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    It's a matter of scale, really. Leno's ratings at 10 aren't far off his ratings at 11:30, but his ratings at 11:30 were far, far less than the numbers NBC has traditionally pulled at 10. Affiliates depend on the 10 p.m. show to lead into the money-making local news, and they're extremely unhappy that Jay has been dragging them down. Particularly alarming is that Leno's show has been attracting fewer viewers than some of the shows on cable nets such as Bravo. That's shocking for one of the big three networks.

    NBC knew Leno would never draw the numbers that a scripted program would, but they thought he'd do better than he has, and that the cost savings would balance out the loss of viewers. But the whole plan has backfired. As it stands, Leno's ratings are in the tank, local affiliates' 11 p.m. news ratings are in the tank, and the Tonight Show ratings are in the tank. Things have turned out about as poorly as they could have.


    maybe it is just the economy[​IMG]
     


  12. Pezzaturra

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    I am so happy I am not part of this drama by cancelling my cable TV service .
    I highly recommend it you might start reading again.
     


  13. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Senior member

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    Viewers, even in the age of remote control, are inherently lazy: they seldom change channels when entertainment programming ends and the local news begins. People who used to just leave on NBC and watch that news are now on a different channel.

    Stupid, I know, but a true and documentable phenomenon.


    Most people don't have preference for their 11pm local newscasts, so whatever channels they're watching before stay on into the 11pm slot.

    maybe it is just the economy[​IMG]

    Usually bad economy helps TV ratings and box office. TVs & movies are much cheaper alternatives than dining out, clubbing, shopping, and live theater...
     


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    They both suck. I say can them both.

    +1 I only watch jon stewart
     


  15. greekonomist

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    Viewers, even in the age of remote control, are inherently lazy: they seldom change channels when entertainment programming ends and the local news begins. People who used to just leave on NBC and watch that news are now on a different channel.

    Stupid, I know, but a true and documentable phenomenon.


    Statas quo bias
     


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