leno has lower ratings than conan did

By brendon June 22, 2010 @ 12:18 PM


When NBC fired Conan O’Brien, they said his numbers sucked and Letterman was beating him and they were losing money. So they replaced him with Jay Leno. The bad news is that Leno gets even lower numbers than Conan did. The badder news is that Lenos comeback numbers have dropped and now he doesn’t beat Letterman either. So if NBC’s plan was to piss away 200 million dollars on a complete clusterfuck, mission accomplished!

For the first week since Jay Leno’s Tonight Show return, he was tied by David Letterman’s Late Show, as both shows averaged a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating for the week of June 7-11. Coming off a week of repeats for both shows, Leno fell a tenth of a point and Letterman gained two tenths.

Conans biggest problem may have been that he started too great. His debut had 2.3 million viewers. Lenos comeback debut had 1.5. So when both settled in to a normal range (of a million or so), Conans drop was more dramatic. TV by the numbers has two charts, and the first shows Conan vs Leno in the same sequential weeks of their run as host, and it shows that Conan has had better numbers for a month now.

That put Leno’s Tonight Show two tenths of a ratings point below Conan O’Brien’s Tonight Show, comparing the ratings for each show’s fifteenth week.
(Leno) was 0.6 ratings points below the same calendar week of Conan’s Tonight Show ratings last summer.

Sources say NBC executives are taking the news is stride, and by that I mean they’re hopelessly lost and confused. One of them tried to fuck a dog the other day.

(62) Comments

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    Sandbox1108 06/22/2010 12:21


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    SALAJ 06/22/2010 12:21

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    taz 06/22/2010 12:25

    did microsoft buy nbc? msnbc?

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    Version3 06/22/2010 12:26

    I don’t want to see Conan return to NBC, and we’ll never see an apology directed at Conan from the mongoloids running that shit. But it will be nice to see Leno attempt to gracefully slip into nothingness. He’s the only one who doesn’t believe he’s irrelevant.

    That said, are there photos of either of them banging a couple of hot strippers, doing lines of coke off of some tattooed skank’s pink parts, or some insane midget three-ways from the road to talk about? No? Then couldn’t we get this info elsewhere, and you could just post some great tits that popped out in public? Do you need me to send in photos of my moobies?

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    Just the Tip 06/22/2010 12:27

    That’s a lotta fucking numbers, and none of them are 36-24-36!

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    MrAdams 06/22/2010 12:31

    Personally, I’d rather cue up a DVD and watch something worthwhile than watch either Leno, Letterman, or O’Brien. Last night, it was “The Hangover”. That beats any BS talk show any day.

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    Zombie 06/22/2010 12:32

    Nobody really gives a shit about the host of the show anyway. It’s all about the interviewed guests and musical performances, which are very rarely worth tuning in for.

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    ohmwrecker 06/22/2010 12:33

    Only if she’s 5’3″ . . .

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    Terrence Maddox 06/22/2010 12:40

    This is awesome. Leno is working hard to keep NBC in 4th place. Maybe they should move him back to 10PM

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    Just the Tip 06/22/2010 12:46

    Whatsa ” .9 Adult ” ?

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    Version3 06/22/2010 12:47

    Maybe they should set him on fire, live at 10pm?

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    Version3 06/22/2010 12:47

    It’s larger than a .6 adult (Coleman) and smaller than a 1.2 adult (me)

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    Slaappy 06/22/2010 12:51

    I’m usually seeing two giant chins by 11:30PM

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    Watt 06/22/2010 12:51

    NBC has no fucking clue what they are doing.

    Do they even have shows worth watching?

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    nytrash 06/22/2010 13:07

    The only reason Conan was fired is that Leno was sucking in the earlier slot and his contract buyout was so astronomical that it made financial sense to fire Conan and keep Jay instead of paying it. Conan’s buyout was paltry in comparison.

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    Watt 06/22/2010 13:07

    I wonder why there’s no “lady gaga kicked out of Yankee stadium” story here.

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    ohmwrecker 06/22/2010 13:13

    This place is slower than a seventies ketchup commercial.

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    Version3 06/22/2010 13:14

    Because he’s still typing, deleting, typing, deleting; trying to come up with something clever to say. I think that a series of articles that take GaGa (or any of these worthless shits) news and make them into a fictional character while telling the so called ‘story”. Like they could be depicted as a super hero, national leader, the anti-christ or an actual celebrity.

    My idea.

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    Rokan 06/22/2010 13:17

    I think I am getting a boner.

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    Chubb_Norris 06/22/2010 13:24

    I definitely can see how posting about two fuckers that nobody watches or gives a shit about can really liven things up a the WWTDD boards.

    Whats next? Wilford Brimley and Rosie O Donnell debate over who has the best diabetic testing supplies?

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