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rockymtnhigh

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Jay, I tend to agree. But its not like NBC has much going for it, other than Chuck, Heroes (which is lagging), and 30 Rock. Its worth a try for them.
 

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What's the point. Move from one show five nights a week to another show five nights a week. Why not just stay where the heck he is.
 

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Ok, I wonder how long it will take NBC to figure out that running Jay Leno in the 10pm slot will cost Conan's Tonight Show half of their late night ratings. Bad move getting rid of your #1 late night show host....made worse by moving him to the 10pm slot. What is NBC thinking?
 
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Ok, I wonder how long it will take NBC to figure out that running Jay Leno in the 10pm slot will cost Conan's Tonight Show half of their late night ratings. Bad move getting rid of your #1 late night show host....made worse by moving him to the 10pm slot. What is NBC thinking?

:up:up:up They are about to commit double suicide.
 

CopyChief

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It's better than another reality show, I guess. And it's far cheaper than having to source and produce five more hours of quality dramas and comedies, which would otherwise fill the slot. Will it draw viewers? Not as many as real quality programming, but probably more than the other drivel they've been running lately.

If it is even remotely successful, there will be more of this in the future, even in the family-friendly hours of primetime.

Might TV go back to its beginnings, with more variety shows and full sponsored hours?
 

mike123abc

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The WSJ had an article on it. No matter how much they pay Leno NBC wins. Essentially the 1 hours spot costs NBC about $5 million per episode to run other programming. The slot is costing NBC $600+ million a year (24 episodes x 5 days x $5 million + specials they run). Fox (and WB) does not program the hour. NBC will be able to compress its (few) hit shows into the first 2 hours of prime time, giving it a stronger lineup with fewer dogs filling up time.

It is no worse than Deal or No Deal filling up the schedule.
 

rockymtnhigh

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The WSJ had an article on it. No matter how much they pay Leno NBC wins. Essentially the 1 hours spot costs NBC about $5 million per episode to run other programming. The slot is costing NBC $600+ million a year (24 episodes x 5 days x $5 million + specials they run). Fox (and WB) does not program the hour. NBC will be able to compress its (few) hit shows into the first 2 hours of prime time, giving it a stronger lineup with fewer dogs filling up time.

It is no worse than Deal or No Deal filling up the schedule.

Of course that still requires them to come up with 10 more quality shows to fill the other 10 hours of prime-time. By my count, they have, maybe 3 hours filled. :D
 

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Jay, I tend to agree. But its not like NBC has much going for it, other than Chuck, Heroes (which is lagging), and 30 Rock. Its worth a try for them.

don't be knocking 30 rock. now that boston legal is gone, pushing daisies will soon be pushing daisies, this is my favorite show. beside, tina fey is a goddess! :)
 

rockymtnhigh

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don't be knocking 30 rock. now that boston legal is gone, pushing daisies will soon be pushing daisies, this is my favorite show. beside, tina fey is a goddess! :)

I don't like 30 Rock, BUT I didn't diss it - I said BESIDES those shows, meaning that is all they have that is really good. :)

I think the Boston legal demise still has you a bit raw. ;)
 

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Ok, I wonder how long it will take NBC to figure out that running Jay Leno in the 10pm slot will cost Conan's Tonight Show half of their late night ratings. Bad move getting rid of your #1 late night show host....made worse by moving him to the 10pm slot. What is NBC thinking?


I thought they said Conan was moving to the Tonight Show.
 

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NBC just ditched 24% of their schedule for this. Oh well, my watching of NBC is about to fall further..... Not a big talk show guy.... CBS and ABC will love this.... Fox isn't even playing as they have local news at that time....
 
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