Letterman Overtakes Conan's Tonight in Ratings Game

NBC ratings slip under new host
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jun 10, 2009 3:20 PM CDT
"The Tonight Show" has been losing viewers since O'Brien took over from Jay Leno.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Just over a week after Conan O’Brien took over NBC’s Tonight Show, CBS rival David Letterman has overtaken him in the ratings, the Hollywood Reporter notes. The Late Show is up 13% from last week and 17% from last year; NBC’s ratings have been slipping under O’Brien, but the network says he has more young viewers than does Letterman.