Friday, November 12, 2010
Conan Ratings Plummet
Late night host Conan O'Brien launched his new show this week, and a whopping 4.2 million people tuned in to watch his show where he mostly complained about his multi-million dollar golden parachute from NBC. 1.4 million of those viewers tuned out for the second show. Jay Leno averages 3.8 million viewers per show. Today's poll question; which late night talk show would your rather watch? I'm not a big fan of any late night show, but I find myself very annoyed with "Team Coco" who paint Conan as a victim and Leno as a villain. Leno had the #1 rated show in the genre, didn't want to retire, and NBC tried to force him to retire. Conan got the Tonight Show and bombed, then was paid $40 million dollars to leave. Why should Leno be forced to quit? As Jerry Seinfeld said in defense of Leno, you don't make #1 quit. He goes when he wants to go, like Jerry did. Conan is just a rich crying baby that is not getting sympathy. How many of his viewers have ever been paid several million dollars to be let go?