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DATE SET FOR DEBUT OF FALLON’S TONIGHT SHOW

May 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 will be the day that Jimmy Fallon takes over as host of the Tonight show from Jay Leno and Seth Meyers takes over as host of Late Night from Jimmy Fallon, NBC announced on Monday. The transition will occur during NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics. “The late night landscape has […]

LENO SAYS HE’S CAUGHT UP IN MARCH MADNESS

March 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

“Are you all into March Madness?” Jay Leno asked his Tonight show audience Thursday night. “People are talking about who’s in, who’s out, who’s gonna be eliminated.” But Leno made it clear that he wasn’t necessarily referring to basketball. “That’s just here at NBC,” he quipped. “I have never been in the papers this much. […]

NY TIMES: NBC TO OUST LENO FROM TONIGHT AGAIN IN 2014

March 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC has decided to replace Jay Leno as host of the Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon and return the show to the place where it originated in 1954 — New York City, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing several senior TV executives involved in the decision. The changeover is expected to occur no […]

DID JON STEWART REALLY BEAT JAY LENO IN RATINGS?

July 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC is disputing claims by Comedy Central that The Daily Show with Jon Stewart topped The Tonight Show with Jay Leno among 18-49-year-old viewers during the second quarter. Comedy Central had boasted over the weekend that the victory marked the first time in 10 years — or 40 quarters — that Tonight had been beaten […]

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 […]

NBC’S HIGHER PRIMETIME RATINGS AFFECT LATE-NIGHT, TOO

December 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

With NBC attracting its best primetime ratings results this season among the key 18-49 demo in the 10:00 p.m. hour last week, NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was able to take advantage of the lead-ins to widened its lead against its late-night competitors. As reported by Daily Variety, Tonight averaged 1.35 million 18-49-year-old […]

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 […]

CONAN VS. JAY TONIGHT

November 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The night that NBC had flailingly fought to avoid arrives tonight: Jay Leno going head-to-head against Conan O’Brien. Last year it worried that after allowing O’Brien to take over the Tonight show it would see Leno launch a competing show on another network — probably ABC — and see its late-night ratings drop. As things […]

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 […]

AD BUYERS PAYING NETWORK PRICES FOR CONAN

June 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Some advertisers are already signing on to Team CoCo, reportedly agreeing to spend as much on Conan O’Brien’s upcoming late-night show on TBS as they did when he was hosting the Tonight show, trade reports said today (Friday). “Since the news about Conan’s TBS agreement came out, there has been strong demand and interest in […]

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