Posts tagged as leno

Natasha Leggero Roasted Jay Leno on 'The Tonight Show' Last Night

Standup Natasha Leggero is on the dais for Monday's Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, and she went on The Tonight Show last night to promote the event by roasting him with a bunch of jokes. The best one is "Would your parents not let you have denim as a child?"

Leno Will Never Be a Guest on Conan

When asked whether or not Conan will ever have Leno on his show: "He can come as the musical guest, because that I want to see; no one knows he has an operatic range. No, there are certain things I will not do, regardless of the price."

Leno's Ratings Are Worse Than Conan's Were, Sort of. But Not Really

Leno's latest Tonight Show ratings have had people talking about how his ratings now are worse than Conan's ratings were at this time last year. And it's sort of true, but not in the schadenfreudey way people are trying to take the news.

First of all, this week's ratings are comparing a week of Leno reruns to a week of new Conan shows, so right off the bat it's an unfair comparison. Secondly, these ratings are just for the 18-49 demographic that advertisers love so much; Leno is winning in overall eyeballs, they're just eyeballs behind transitions lenses. And lastly, these crap Leno ratings are still beating Letterman, [...]

Jimmy Kimmel's Matt Damon Episode Beats Leno and Letterman and Earns a Primetime Encore

Last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, which brought a longstanding joke feud between between Kimmel and Matt Damon to a head by having Damon hijack the show and host it himself, scored Kimmel's best audience in its new 11:35 timeslot yet. The show earned a 2.92 rating overall and a 1.23 rating with Adults 18-49, handily beating Leno (0.76) by 62% and Letterman (0.56) by 120%. The episode was such a big hit that ABC has opted to re-air it in primetime on Tuesday night at 10pm, replacing a rerun of some show called Body of Proof. The extra special episode of Kimmel featured Matt Damon welcoming [...]

Leno's Ratings Are Great! Leno's Ratings Are Also Terrible

From an NBC press release: NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has won the week of August 30-September 3 in adults 18-49 and total viewers over all cable and broadcast competition, delivering bigger audiences than CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” and ABC’s combination of “Nightline” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in every key ratings category: adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, as well as total viewers. Note that “Kimmel” was in rebroadcast last week.

Jay generated his biggest 18-49 audience in eight weeks (since the week of July 5-9), his biggest overall audience in five weeks (since July 26-30) and his biggest adult 18-34 audience [...]

The Lost Late Night Talk Show Hosts

It only happens every few years, but whenever a late night talk show host leaves his or her post, it's a crucial decision by the network to choose the right replacement and has a ripple effect on the rest of the late night landscape. Since David Letterman is considering retiring next year and Jay Leno will have to leave The Tonight Show eventually (either by choice or in a bodybag), it's an appropriate time to examine the process of hunting for a replacement talk show host. Late night talk show history is prone to repeat itself, as proven by 2010’s Tonight Show dust-up between Leno and Conan O’Brien, which [...]

Evil Jay Leno Acts In Evil Way to Pure and True-Hearted Conan Staffer

Something that definitely happened, via The National Enquirer:

Driving toward the Burbank studio where he shoots The Tonight Show, JAY LENO spotted a woman pulled over on the side of the road looking helplessly at a flat tire.

Ex-mechanic/car buff Jay, known for playing Good Samaritan to stalled motorists, stopped and changed the poor thing’s tire, and she thanked him profusely – then fretted she’d probably be late for work.

Asked Jay: “Where do you work?” Suddenly looking trapped, the lady blurted: “I’m a production assistant on…the new CONAN O’BRIEN show.”

After an awkward pause, Jay said: “Well, tell Conan I’ll be watching!” Then off he motored [...]