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As the End Nears, O'Brien's Ratings Soar

Nation of jobless tunes in to watch him jab at NBC execs

(Newser) - Conan O'Brien is about to be out of a job, and his bitter cracks on NBC execs are doing what his show did not—viewership has soared. O'Brien's ratings have been rising through the week, and Tonight ratings Friday were 50% higher than they've been this season. O'Brien beat out... More »

NBC Had No Interest in Keeping Conan

Bizarre maneuvering appears designed to force host out, save $

(Newser) - NBC’s offer to move Conan O’Brien and his Tonight Show to 12:05 looks like it was “too unpalatable to accept,” which leads James Poniewozik to wonder if the network ever wanted to keep the likely-departing host. The deal smacks of a segment on the show... More »

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