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LATE-NIGHT TV SHOWS CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE

August 12, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The demise of George Lopez’s late night show has underlined the obstacles that late-night programs in general continue to face from increasing competition and from viewers watching programs that they recorded earlier in the evening on their DVRs. Today’s (Friday) New York Times observed that the first half hour of NBC’s Tonight show averaged 3.6 […]

JON STEWART: NEW KING OF LATE-NIGHT?

November 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time in at least ten years, the monthly ratings winner among the key demographic group of 18-49-year-old adults was neither Jay Leno nor David Letterman — but Jon Stewart. According to Comedy Central, Stewart’s The Daily Show led during October with an average of 1.3 million viewers in that demo, versus 1.2 […]

CONAN’S NEW SHOW A BIG QUESTION MARK

October 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While many advertising executives are predicting that the late-night television audience will be fractured even further when Conan O’Brien launches his new show on TBS at 11:00 p.m. on November 8, executives of the cable network are expressing hope that O’Brien may attract viewers who are not now watching live TV at that hour, the […]