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IT’S OFFICIAL: SETH MEYERS TO TAKE OVER LATE NIGHT

May 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC confirmed on Sunday that Seth Meyers will replace Jimmy Fallon on Late Night when Fallon takes over hosting of the Tonight show from Jay Leno next year. Meyers has been a cast member and head writer on Saturday Night Live. Lorne Michaels, the producer of SNL, will also take over as executive producer of […]

THEY DON’T CALL HIM LETTER-MAN FOR NOTHING

October 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

That old motto about “neither rain, nor sleet nor dark of night” apparently applies in spades to the No. 1 letter man working in the dark of night. While some late-night talk-show hosts will be sitting out the storm, David Letterman is set to return to his studio in New York tonight (Monday) and tomorrow […]

ABC’S NIGHTLINE REMAINS NO. 1 IN LATE-NIGHT

March 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Among the late-night shows, ABC’s Nightline remained the top-rated show for the third week in a row among both total viewers and those 25-54, the key demographic group for advertisers during the late-night periods. Nightline counted 3.80 million total viewers of which 1.49 million were in the 25-54 age group. NBC’s The Tonight Show was […]

LENO AND LETTERMAN TAKE BIG RATINGS HITS

September 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It was not an auspicious start-of-the-season week for either Jay Leno or David Letterman. With DVR use way up and more and more viewers watching shows via cable’s on-demand technology or via Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services, or catching hipper, less restricted hosts on cable, like Jon Stewart and Conan O’Brien, the two late-night […]

ABC’S NIGHTLINE BEATS RIVALS IN ALL CATEGORIES

August 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a week when both The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with David Letterman were both airing reruns — allowing ABC’s Nightline to take over as the late-night ratings champ. The network said Thursday that Nightline ranked No. 1 among total viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49. “This is the first […]

ABC’S NIGHTLINE BEATS TONIGHT, LATE NIGHT FOR 13TH WEEK

May 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC once again boasted that with Nightline it had the biggest late-night audience last week in total viewers and those 18-49. It also claimed it ranked #1 in total viewers for the 13th week in a row. Moreover, it noted, “This is the first time ever that Nightline has been in first place at this […]

LATE-NIGHT VICTORIES FOR EVERYONE

April 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Each of the major late-night shows on broadcast television has found something in the latest ratings to boast about. ABC’s Nightline trumpeted the news that it was No. 1 among total views, adults 18-49, and adults 25-54. However, analysts point out that Nightline‘s ratings are based on viewership during the 11:30 p.m. to midnight half-hour, […]

HOWARD STERN FLAILS LENO IN INTERVIEW WITH MORGAN

January 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Positioning himself to become the anti-Larry King, Piers Morgan triggered any number of provocative responses from Howard Stern, who has taped Morgan’s second show for CNN due to air Tuesday night. (It’s set to launch tonight with Oprah Winfrey as his first guest.) According to the New York Times, when Morgan asks Stern about his […]

JAMES EARL JONES GOT $7,000 TO BECOME DARTH VADER’S VOICE

December 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While according to Star Wars lore, James Earl Jones was paid only $9,000 in 1977 to provide the voice of Darth Vader in George Lucas’s original film (Star Wars: A New Hope) Jones himself said on Thursday that he received even less than that — just $7,000. Appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to […]

REPORT: TONIGHT SHOW NO LONGER A MUST FOR AD BUYERS

November 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Advertisers no longer regard NBC’s Tonight show as the essential late-night television buy, the Associated Press reported today (Tuesday), quoting David Campanelli, vice president and director of national television for Horizon Media, as saying, “There are a lot of viable options out there. … I don’t have to go to one or two places to […]

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