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So what happens now with late night TV?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by argicida, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Feb 12, 2014 #81 of 167
    JYoung

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    Faillon isn't as cranky as Dave but does have Lorne Michaels in his corner so I don't think he's going anywhere anytime soon.

    Other than the week when he first moved to 11:30, no.
    (See the chart in the article I posted about ratings)

    Leno still beat him in demo most of the time.

    However, Leno's lead was shrinking and as I stated earlier in this thread, I don't think he could have maintained it for more than another year or two.
    (His lead in demo took a significant hit in the Conan fiasco.)

    I've been mulling over similar thoughts.
    I'm not sure that even the Great Carson would do so well in today's environment with everything else that's available.

    I'm guessing that you didn't watch Leno's final show but at the end when he was saying goodbye, you could tell that he absolutely loved, loved doing this job. For him, it's not so much the money but the fact that this was his dream job.

    And by his employer's metrics (ratings), he did the job very well, made them a lot of money, and didn't cause them a lot of problems (ala Charlie Sheen) and was a good soldier for them.

    And his bosses rewarded him for all his good work and loyalty by taking his dream job away from him, twice.

    On that level, I felt sorry for him.
     
  2. Feb 12, 2014 #82 of 167
    DevdogAZ

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    According to most sources "in the know," the money is meaningless to Leno. Supposedly he's never spent a dime of his Tonight Show money and simply lives off what he makes from his weekend stand up gigs.

    Since he has no kids, I hope he's got a lot of charities in mind for his massive net worth. Maybe some of it will go toward endowing and creating a museum to house and maintain his car collection.
     
  3. Feb 12, 2014 #83 of 167
    GoPackGo

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    This.
     
  4. Feb 14, 2014 #84 of 167
    argicida

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  5. Feb 14, 2014 #85 of 167
    JYoung

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    No, he drew better than normal Tonight Show numbers.
    Fallon pulled a 2.2 in demo, which better than almost all of NBC's primetime lineup (not counting the Olympics).

    Of course, he was following the Olympics so a better test will be a few weeks after the Olympics.

    As a contrast, Leno's second Tonight Show finale scored 3.8 in demo.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tv-ratings-146-million-viewers-678358
     
  6. Feb 15, 2014 #86 of 167
    wmcbrine

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    He hasn't been on at 11:30. That show started at midnight.
     
  7. Feb 15, 2014 #87 of 167
    LoadStar

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    The show actually airs at 12:35 a.m. ET/11:35 p.m. CT. I'd guess that argicida is referring to the central time zone scheduled time.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2014 #88 of 167
    wmcbrine

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    Talking about that specific episode, not the regular show time.
     
  9. Feb 15, 2014 #89 of 167
    sean67854

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    Wouldn't...
    I wonder how many viewers of TDS watch it as a news source rather than a talk show.

    Also, why is Ferguson essentially left out of all of these conversations? Is it because people just don't like his show, or because it's so different?
     
  10. Feb 15, 2014 #90 of 167
    Turtleboy

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    I wonder the same thing about Fox News.
     
  11. Feb 15, 2014 #91 of 167
    DevdogAZ

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    Because we're primarily talking about the flagship late night shows for each network (Leno, Letterman, Kimmel), and since Fallon is now replacing Leno, he's been included, and since Seth Meyers is replacing Fallon, there's been some talk of him as well. But generally, there's not much talk of the JV late night shows.
     
  12. Feb 16, 2014 #92 of 167
    argicida

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    On the DirecTV schedule it sure did look like 11:30 Eastern but I didn't screen shot it so I'm not sure.
     
  13. Feb 16, 2014 #93 of 167
    wmcbrine

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    I don't know or care what it said on the DirecTV schedule, I'm telling you how it was in reality. It's also mentioned in the very article you linked to.
     
  14. Feb 16, 2014 #94 of 167
    argicida

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    Good numbers for "Late night" but a drop off from recent Tonight Show numbers. it will certainly be interesting to compare the numbers in couple of weeks when things are more "normal."
     
  15. Feb 16, 2014 #95 of 167
    argicida

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    No need to be unpleasant about it - I said I said I could be wrong and that line in the article suggests I was wrong. Not the first time I've been wrong this week.
     
  16. Feb 16, 2014 #96 of 167
    WhiskeyTango

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    You couldn't resist trolling, could you?
     
  17. Feb 16, 2014 #97 of 167
    Turtleboy

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    I couldn't resist responding to someone trolling. I shouldn't have.
     
  18. Feb 16, 2014 #98 of 167
    jsmeeker

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    Fallon's first Tonight Show is tomorrow. Who will watch? I think I will
     
  19. Feb 16, 2014 #99 of 167
    busyba

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    I'm actually hoping more for Fericito.
     
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    Actually, you "responded" (and WhiskeyTango called you on it) to a quote you shortened and distorted.

    The original, complete sentence that you responded to was:
    But YOU edited that sentence to:
    The first quote raises what might be a legitimate concern--viewers who treat Jon Stewart's comedy show as news, rather than a comedy show with a humorous take on topical items.

    Your edited quote creates the impression that the poster was trying to deride TDS because it wasn't a news broadcast. Of course, the accurate quote would not give you the same springboard to launch into a snide, off topic post about another news outlet that wasn't being discussed at all.
     

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