Two Nichols Trying to Make Sense 

Conan and Leno - 2 Cents
Posted by: Mark Nichols

03 May 2010

Given I haven't tried to understand the whole flap that occurred when Leno got The Tonight Show back from Conan, but to me it still doesn't seem Leno is getting a "fair shake" in all of this. I thought NBC forced him to retire so that Conan could take over. And when the ratings were bad, Leno got his old job back. And he's a bad guy why?

Conan basically said on 60 Minutes that he doesn't see how Leno was getting screwed by NBC... well, certainly everyone has made him out to be a bad guy, right? So he's getting screwed that way. And the ratings weren't there for Conan, so he shouldn't be surprised by getting booted.

And by the way, David Letterman is not that funny.
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Conan and Leno
I think it was that Leno wasn't getting the ratings. I'm not sure how Conan was doing. Plus, NBC was losing millions on having to move newcasts from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. and restructuring ad deals already in place, and losing money because you can still sell good ads for Leno at 11 or at 10, but you make more money on tv ads during news at 10 than 11. I may not have the facts precisely right here, but you get the idea. Ad money.
05 May 2010

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