Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Rogers Specialist, Downtown Edmonton, Alberta
First off, I have to say I am with Conan all the way, whatever he decides to do. That said, right now the NBC Schedule is like this:
8-10pm: Primetime Block, 10-11pm: Jay Leno Show, 11-1134pm: Local News, 1134pm-1237am: Tonight Show w/Conan, 1237-136am: Late Night w/Jimmy Fallon, 136am: Last Call w/Carson Daly.
So NBC wants to cut out the Jay Leno show between 10-11pm which would allot them another hour for primetime dramas which would apparently keep more viewers sticking around for the local news, right? Then they want to give Leno an abbreviated version of the old show from 11:34pm-12:05am which would make the Tonight Show start 30mins later than usual?
The only argument Conan has is that he doesn't want the show to start later because it's always been aired at the same time for the last few decades, correct? That and Jay will be stealing some thunder because he has the better timeslot and a lot of people go to bed around that time so the Late Night timeblock is make-or-break.
So if Conan DOES move to FOX, they will likely put him on at 10:35(after local news) because FOX only has a 2-hour primetime block and requires its affiliates to show news at 10pm instead of 11pm. This would give him an hour advantage over all the other talk shows and FOX's ratings could only go up because they have nothing but re-runs or infomercials filling time after the news.
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