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Posted 30 May 2009 - 12:41 AM

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 08:48 AM

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It should be posted on www.hulu.com later today (that is, if you still want to watch it).

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 09:22 AM

Wow, I didn't even know he was retiring.
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 09:34 AM

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Wow, I didn't even know he was retiring.


Even worse, he's going to be on every single weeknight at 9pm starting with the Fall season.  Ugh.

Conan is awesome though.  I might watch the Tonight Show again when he takes over.

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 10:27 AM

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It should be posted on www.hulu.com later today (that is, if you still want to watch it).



You can watch it on NBC now... http://www.nbc.com/The_Tonight_Show_with_J...es/#vid=1115282
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 01:10 PM

I used to watch Leno sometimes on CNBC(it gets shown in Europe with a few day delay) and often got a chuckle out of the program. However, Conan's great too, I look forward to see how he pulls it off...
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 12:08 AM

The best of Jaywalking segment was funny.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 08:50 AM

Will the masterbating bear carry over to Conan's new show? At least more people will get exposed to Triumph, the comic insult dog.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 10:06 AM

I wouldn't be shocked to see Conan sanitized a bit.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 10:56 PM

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Will the masterbating bear carry over to Conan's new show? At least more people will get exposed to Triumph, the comic insult dog.

One of those is gross and vulgar... the other is hilarious.
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 11:10 PM

So, Conan has been Tonight Show host for...30 minutes, and he's already better than the last 17 years
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Posted 02 June 2009 - 08:39 AM

QUOTE (Ghost @ Jun 1 2009, 10:56 pm) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One of those is gross and vulgar... the other is hilarious.

Lighten up...as Steve Martin once said: "comedy is not pretty".  icon_lol.gif

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 04:21 PM

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 02:39 PM

This is why I like Conan. His response to NBC and their decision to bump "The Tonight Show" to 12:05 EST and to cancel the Jay Leno Show....

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In the last few days, I've been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I
want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second
feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I've been getting paid to do what I
love most and, in a world with real problems, I've been absurdly lucky.
That said, I've been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my
bosses are demanding an immediate decision.

Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over The Tonight
Show in June of 2009. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson
every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant
everything to me. I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed
up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004 I have spent literally
hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the
future. It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would
have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of
ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting
audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.

But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months,
with my Tonight Show in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their
terrible difficulties in prime-time by making a change in their
long-established late night schedule.

Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the Tonight
Show to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35. For 60 years
the Tonight Show has aired immediately following the late local news. I
sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to
accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider
to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The Tonight
Show at 12:05 simply isn't the Tonight Show. Also, if I accept this move
I will be knocking the Late Night show, which I inherited from David
Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot.
That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be
unfair to Jimmy.

So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy
hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is
for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably
hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of The
Tonight Show. But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its
destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the
Internet a time slot doesn't matter. But with the Tonight Show, I
believe nothing could matter more.

There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set
the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have
no idea what happens next. My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this
quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of,
for a company that values our work.

Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair;
it's always been that way.

Yours,
Conan

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:50 PM

The word I heard this morning is that, with Conan seemingly not going along with the proposed change, The Tonight Show will revert back to being hosted by Jay Leno, followed by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, leaving Conan out in the cold.  It would have been better if they had never changed anything in the first place.

I think most would prefer that Leno be the one to go...

We may be witnessing the gradual collapse of NBC as a network.  They're in financially hard times anyway and suffer in the ratings.  There are obviously some central management problems as well as tensions between the network and local affiliates.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 06:12 PM

View Postthundersnow, on 13 January 2010 - 05:50 PM, said:


We may be witnessing the gradual collapse of NBC as a network.  They're in financially hard times anyway and suffer in the ratings.  There are obviously some central management problems as well as tensions between the network and local affiliates.
I think you are right.  I don't think NBC will cease to exist by any means, but I do think that dropping to the "Fox" amount of programming, ending at 9 p.m. CT each night is a very very real possibility in the next year or so.  They have shown a few signs of life in primetime lately, but I'd not be surprised if by the start of 2013 it becomes the standard for the peacock to be in fourth place.  I know the local affils are totally put out with the network right now and that isn't going to make life any easier either!
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 01:24 AM

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Sources close to former 'Tonight Show' host Jay Leno tell me he is furious with the way NBC has treated him and Conan O'Brien and is considering walking away from the entire mess with his head held high. "Now that Conan has made it clear he is leaving the troubled network, Jay is considering doing the same. They have put Jay in a terrible position. It looks like he is the reason that Conan is now without a job. Jay is a great guy and it's not fair that due to NBC's stupidity he looks like the bad guy," a TV insider tells me.
"Plus, what happens when Jay does return to the 11:35 slot if his audience doesn't immediately follow? How can he possibly trust the same network that canceled Conan after only seven months?"


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Posted 14 January 2010 - 07:26 AM

Maybe NBC should just give Jimmy Fallon The Tonight Show and call it a day.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 07:41 AM

There's something I don't understand here, and that is... why does Jay Leno's show hurt local news affiliates?

I would think people who watch the news at 10:00 will watch it regardless of what comes on at 9:00.  I never knew there was a connection, though I guess if people aren't watching the 9:00 programming on NBC compared to the viewership other networks are getting at the same hour, then the other newscasts will benefit from that, if viewers tend to keep it on the same channel to watch the news.

But, 9:00 programming changes around all the time, with different things running on different networks.  Some programs will be more popular than others.  I wonder if affiliates have always complained to the network when the previous hour's programming wasn't measuring up to other networks?
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:41 AM

All I say is:
NOOO!!!

I have enjoyed watching Conan O'Brien as well via CNBC Europe, which has been showing it with a few days delay... Just hoping they'll keep The Tonight Show on schedule.
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:00 AM

View Postthundersnow, on 14 January 2010 - 07:41 AM, said:

There's something I don't understand here, and that is... why does Jay Leno's show hurt local news affiliates?

I would think people who watch the news at 10:00 will watch it regardless of what comes on at 9:00.  I never knew there was a connection, though I guess if people aren't watching the 9:00 programming on NBC compared to the viewership other networks are getting at the same hour, then the other newscasts will benefit from that, if viewers tend to keep it on the same channel to watch the news.

But, 9:00 programming changes around all the time, with different things running on different networks.  Some programs will be more popular than others.  I wonder if affiliates have always complained to the network when the previous hour's programming wasn't measuring up to other networks?
It's called the "lead-in"  The idea being that if you have 100,000 people watching the 9 p.m. CT show on your channel at its conclusion, that there are 100,000 people on your channel to watch the start, or all, of your 10 p.m. newscast.  It was more important pre-remote control/500 million channel days but if they are watching your channel at 10 p.m. they are a lot more likely to watch your news than they are to be in bed, out somewhere else, on the computer or watching another channel.  Most local channels also heavily promote big stories for their 10 p.m. show in the 9 p.m. hour so theres a chance a "tease" will catch your attention.

Additionally, theres the element of if they are watching traditional network TV, they are tuned into another local affiliate that is your primary competition. So if theres 200,000 people watching your rival across the street at 9:59:00 and 100,000 watching you, you're at a pretty strong disadvantage to win the 10 p.m. ratings war, unless you are just totally dominating that time slot in the eyes of a huge percentage of viewers, which is nearly impossible to do in any market bigger than the lowest.

" I wonder if affiliates have always complained to the network when the previous hour's programming wasn't measuring up to other networks?"

Absolutely.  You won't hear a lot of rumbling about the 7:30 CT timeslot, but as far as the affiliates are concerned that 9 p.m. slot better be a winner.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 12:47 PM

1.  The affiliates also sell local advertising and run their own promos during a national show, so they are definitely hurt by weak ratings.  If you weren't watching Leno at 9:00, then you didn't see that "Something in your house can kill you - tonight at 10" teaser during the show. :)

2.  What are Jimmy Fallon's ratings?  I know he had a slow start, but I haven't heard anything negative lately and everyone seems to like "The Roots" so he might have some lasting power.

3.  NBC will never relinquish an hour of primetime programming.  What I expect to see is a complete turnover at the top, which is what ABC did 10 years ago when they were in the same situation.  What has worked for CBS is that they have ignored the 18-49 demographic and gone with shows that appeal the upper age groups.  While they don't get advertisers as excited, they also aren't swapping over to cable shows or using DVR to skip the commercials.
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Posted 16 January 2010 - 05:36 AM

Conan is leaving NBC :cry:
http://www.thrfeed.c...eaving-nbc.html

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