Wednesday, November 11, 2009

JAY LENO'S NEW SHOW IS STILL A SINKING SHIP; GEORGE LOPEZ DEBUTS NEW TBS TALK SHOW

Well, on this Remembrance Day/Veterans Day, I have nothing better to do here than post about Jay Leno's sinking prime time ratings. He fell to 1.15 in the 18-49 category on Monday, and while his show did improve a little on Tuesday all I have to say is: NBC, when are you going to bring out the hook?! These are dismal numbers, folks.

The folks running the news departments of NBC's affiliated stations must be freaking out over the dismal ratings of the lead-in for their 11pm/10 Central Time news. One rumor making the rounds is that NBC affiliates might move their newscasts to the hour time slot Leno currently holds, and move Leno to 11/10 Central instead. But that would push Conan O'Brien back even further into the night. All in all, things are hairy all over for NBC and for Jay Leno. In fact, now the show is being revamped to look pretty much like what his old Tonight Show used to look like. Some change this has been, folks.

George Lopez, meanwhile, also debuted Monday with his new late-night effort over on TBS, which of course cannot be seen here in frozen Canada, and he did pretty good numbers. In fact he almost tripled Leno. Maybe the folks at NBC need to boot Leno and put George in. Better yet, why not boot Leno and make an effort in prime time with some dramas -- because it's obvious that's what the real TV fans want to see.

In other TV news, ABC has been on a cancellation spree, getting rid of Kelsey Grammer's new show Hank. They also gave Eastwick the axe.

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