Leno Doing Worse Than Conan

Jay's ratings trend is now lower than his rival's
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2010 12:21 PM CDT
Jay Leno arrives at the Chelsea Handler "Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang" book launch party in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, March 17, 2010.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
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(Newser) – Checked out Jay Leno's ratings lately? They've flattened out since his return to the 11:30 slot, and he's now back even with Letterman. In fact, TV by the Numbers compares his ratings trend with that of Conan O'Brien's when he ran the Tonight Show and says Leno has fallen two-tenths of a point below the man he replaced.

"In plain English, that means that no matter how you measure it, Jay Leno is performing worse as the host of the Tonight Show than Conan O’Brien did," snarks the Warming Glow blog. "And Leno doesn’t even have the disadvantage of having Leno as a lead-in. Although I wouldn’t put that idea past NBC."

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