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NIGHTLINE BEATS LENO, LETTERMAN IN MAY SWEEPS

June 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The late-night race remained tight during the May sweeps, but ABC’s Nightline once again eked out a victory over NBC’s Tonight show with Jay Leno and CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman for the second May sweeps period in a row. The ABC news program averaged 3.88 million viewers, with Tuesday’s edition (following the finale […]

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 […]

JAY BEATS DAVE — BUT CONAN’S RATINGS WERE HIGHER

December 10, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

NBC boasted on Thursday that The Tonight Show with Jay Leno has beaten CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman over the first 11 weeks of the current season by an average of 7 percent among the key demographic group of adults 18-49. Among that group, Tonight has averaged 1.26 million viewers, while Late Show has […]

CONAN’S BIG RATINGS: HOW LONG WILL THEY LAST?

November 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It wasn’t the 10.3 million who tuned in for his swan song on NBC’s Tonight show last January or the 9.2 million who tuned in for his debut on that show the previous June, but the 4.2 million viewers who watched Monday night’s premiere of Conan were a whole lot more than those who watched […]

JOAQUIN PHOENIX RETURNS TO SCENE OF CRIME — LATE SHOW

September 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Joaquin Phoenix returned to Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday night, this time clean-shaven and wearing a suit, and immediately went about trying to set the record straight. Yes, his previous appearance as a bearded, disoriented rap wannabe was all a hoax, part of his “performance art” for his movie with Casey Affleck, He’s Still […]

I’M STILL HERE — BUT MOVIE WON’T BE

September 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite massive promotion — most of it free, thanks to the Internet — Casey Affleck’s I’m Still Here, about Joaquin Phoenix’s supposed transition from movie star to rap wannabe, has turned out to be a flop. In its second week, the film, released by Magnolia films as a documentary, earned $113,333 in 120 theaters, or […]

TONIGHT‘S RATING DROP TO HISTORIC LOW

September 3, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Ratings for The Tonight Show over the summer have fallen to their lowest level in history, published reports observed today (Friday), citing Nielsen figures. Among 18-49 year olds, they’re 23 percent lower than they were last year when Conan O’Brien hosted the show (although they’re up 12 percent among total viewers). Nevertheless, the Jay Leno-hosted […]

LATE NIGHT’S BIGGEST COMPETITOR: THE DVR

July 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In the longer-than-Afghanistan war of the nightly variety-talk shows, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno remains ahead of Late Show with David Letterman, but both hosts have seen their ratings decline sharply in the past year — Leno’s more than Letterman’s. In an interview with today’s (Thursday) New York Times, David Poltrack, who tracks ratings […]

WILL JAY RECEIVE WALKING PAPERS?

July 2, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

Low ratings and high production costs have pushed NBC’s Tonight show with Jay Leno into the red, the New York Post reported today (Friday), citing unnamed insiders. “Leno May Be Next,” the newspaper said in a headline, suggesting that Comcast may replace Leno once it gains control of NBC Universal later this year. “You can’t […]

JAY’S RATINGS FALL BELOW CONAN’S

June 18, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

In his 15th week back as host of NBC’s Tonight show, Jay Leno’s ratings among adults 18-49 have dipped below those that Conan O’Brien garnered 15 weeks after he took over the show last year, according to TVbytheNumbers.com. Ratings for Leno’s Tonight were also below O’Brien’s Tonight when compared with the same calendar week a […]

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